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WMT  // Posts tagged as "WMT"

Tempur Sealy Faces Increasing Challenges As Sealy Fades, Steinhoff Disrupts (TPX)

Research Question: Will the combination of current competitors and the possible threat from Steinhoff upend Tempur Sealy? Companies: AMZN, COST, ETR:SNH, OSTK, SCSS, TPX, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Tempur Sealy International Inc. (TPX) will struggle to grow revenue in the face of several competitive headwinds. Specifically, […]

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365 Store a Work in Progress, Whole Foods’ Turnaround Struggling

Research Questions: Will Whole Foods’ 365 store concept succeed? How is Whole Foods’ legacy store turnaround progressing? Companies: AHONY, AMZN, COST, DLTR, KR, NGVC, PUSH, SFM, TGT, UNFI, WBA, WFM, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Customers and store personnel believe Whole Foods Market Inc.’s (WFM) 365 is […]

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Optimism Abounds That J.C. Penney’s Turnaround Is Real

Research Question: Are J.C. Penney’s new initiatives enough to lead it to sustainable success in 2016 and beyond? Companies: ADDYY, AMZN, APPCQ, BBBY, BME:ITX, CHS, COST, HBI, HD, JCP, KSS, LB, LOW, LVMUY, M, NKE, PSUNQ, PVH, RL, SHLD, SPCHA, SQBG, STO:HM-B, TGT, TYO:9983, W, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report […]

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March Trends Tracker

Trends Tracker Companies Covered: AAP, ADDYY, AMZN, ANGI, AZO, BRK.A/B, BWLD, CMCSA, CMG, COLM, COST, DECK, DG, DNKN, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, GPC, GRPN, JACK, KR, MCD, MNST, NFLX, NKE, ORLY, PBY, PEP, PLKI, PNRA, PUSH, PYPL, QSR, SBUX, SFM, SHAK, SKX, SONC, SWY, TFM, TGT, TWX, TYO:7936, UA, VFC, WEN, WFM, WMT, WWW, YELP, YUM Click here to […]

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Mattress Industry Idea Proposal

Mattress Industry Idea Proposal

Research Question: Is the mattress industry going through a price deflation or are prices holding up? Report Available: Feb. 25, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research finds strong mattress industry data through December, with future trends indicating younger home buyers driving sales. However, a turning point could be imminent as online mattress companies undercut and vilify brick and mortar stores, which could be […]

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December Trends Tracker

Trends Tracker Companies Covered: AAPL, ADDYY, AMZN, ANGI, CMCSA, CMG, COST, DISH, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, GRPN, KR, KRX:005930, KRX:0066570, LNKD, MCD, NFLX, NKE, PNRA, QSR, S, SKX, T, TMUS, TWC, TWTR, TWX, UA, USM, VZ, WEN, WFM, WMT, YELP, YUM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Respondents are moving to big-box retailers […]

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Oct 22 2015 Retail, Services

Dollar Tree Can Rescue Family Dollar with Effective Execution, But It Will Take Time

Research Question: Can Dollar Tree turn Family Dollar around? Companies: DG, DLTR, TGT, TSE:DOL, WMT By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Blueshift Research’s interviews with 17 dollar store suppliers, employees, distributors and industry specialists revealed positive perceptions of the initial changes from Dollar Tree’s (DLTR) acquisition of Family […]

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September 2015 Trends Tracker

Trends Tracker Companies: AAPL, ADDYY, AMBA, AMZN, ANGI, CAR, CMCSA, CMG, COST, CSCO, DISH, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, GPRO, KR, KRX:005930, LNKD, MCD, NFLX, NKE, PNRA, S, SFTBF, SKX, SSYS, T, TMUS, TSE:QSR, TWC, TWTR, TWX, UA, USM, VZ, WEN, WFM, WMT, YELP, YUM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings McDonald’s Corp.’s (MCD) […]

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Dollar Tree Idea Proposal

Dollar Tree Idea Proposal

  Research Question: Can Dollar Tree turn around the poor-performing Family Dollar? Report Available: October 22, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows DLTR’s acquisition of Family Dollar may require more investment than originally anticipated. However, DLTR has laid out several strategies to improve the blundering chain it bought, and many have faith the company will fully deliver […]

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Whole Foods Struggling to Overcome Competition, Prices, Perception

Research Question: Will Whole Foods overcome its perception and reality problems related to high prices and overcharging on weighed food? Companies: COST, CVS, DLTR, KR, FDO, FWM, RNDY, SFM, TFM, TGT, UNFI, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf) By: Reverdy Johnson   Summary of Findings Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) has mounting difficulties […]

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