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WMT  // Posts tagged as "WMT"

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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Sellers Still Give Priority to eBay But Have Adopted Other Sites As Well

Research Question: Are midsize to large online sellers prioritizing eBay’s Marketplaces over other options? Companies: AMZN, BABA, CNV, EBAY, ETSY, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, GRPN, LON:SPD, MELI, OSTK, SHLD, TSCDY, TYO:4755, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings eBay Inc.’s (EBAY) Marketplaces remains the ecommerce site of choice among loyal […]

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Dick’s Understaffing, Poor Service Lead to Frustration, Cement Its Reputation

Research Question: Will severe understaffing at Dick’s Sporting Goods derail sales and cause customers to opt for competitors? Companies: AMZN, BGFV, CAB, DKS, EBAY, FL, HIBB, JCP, KKR, TGT, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seventeen of 33 sources, including customers and competitors, said Dick’s Sporting Goods […]

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Whole Foods Whisper

Whole Foods Whisper

Research Question: Will Whole Foods overcome its perception and reality problems related to high prices and overcharging on weight in 2015? Report Available: August 20, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows that slowing comps, share loss, and public image still plague WFM. In response, the company launched the 365 store, a new chain that will target value shoppers who […]

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July 2015 Trends Tracker

Trends Tracker Companies Covered: AAPL, ADDYY, AMZN, BABA, BBBY, CAR, CBS, CMCSA, CMG, DIS, DISH, EXPE, FB, FIT, GM, GOOG/GOOGL, HTZ, IHRT, KR, KRX:005930, MCD, MON, NFLX, NKE, OWW, P, PCLN, PNRA, PYPL, SBUX, SCTY, SFXE, SIRI, SKX, SUNE, SYT, RH, TGT, TRIP, TSLA, TWTR, TWX, TYO:6758, TYO:7201, TYO:7203, TYO:7936, UA, VSLR, WEN, WFM, WMT, WWW, […]

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