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WMT  // Posts tagged as "WMT"

Game Downloads More of a Threat for GameStop Than Walmart

Research Question: Will Walmart’s used video game business cripple GameStop’s dominance in this area? Companies: AMZN, BBY, GME, GOOG, MSFT, NFLX, TGT, TYO:6758, TYO:7974, WMT By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GameStop Corp.’s (GME) core business will be threatened more by digital game downloads than by Walmart Stores Inc.’s (WMT) […]

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Generic Drug Joint Purchasing Will Squeeze Manufacturers

Research Question: Will joint drug-purchasing agreements made by the largest pharmaceutical retailers and distributors achieve generic-drug price reductions? How will the generic drug channel be affected? Companies: ABC, ACT, BOM:500359, BOM:524715, CAH, COST, CVS, ESRX, KR, MCK, MYL, NVS, RAD, SWY, TLV:TEVA/TEVA, TSE:CTT, WAG, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings […]

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Gun Enthusiasts Are Shooting First, Stockpiling Later

Research Question: Are gun enthusiasts shooting more ammunition or hoarding it? Companies: ATK, CAB, DKS, GD, OLN, RGR, SWHC, WMT By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nine of 14 firing range personnel said customers/members are intent on shooting the ammunition they purchase and would use even more ammo if available. […]

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GameStop Whisper

GameStop Whisper

Research Question: Will Walmart’s used video game business cripple GameStop’s dominance in this area? Companies Covered: GameStop (GME), Walmart (WMT) Report Available: May 9, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Walmart attempting to take a big bite of the used video game trade-in and resale business while GameStop’s bread-and-butter video game trade-in business stalls, though it is […]

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Keurig 2.0 Won’t Save GMCR from Unlicensed Marketshare Grab

Research Question: Can Keurig Green Mountain successfully consolidate market share through the development of its Keurig 2.0? Companies: BBBY, COST, DNKN, GMCR, JAH, JAMN, KR, KRFT, MDLZ, VTX:NESN, SBUX, SJM, SWY,  TGT, THI, THS, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The introduction of the Keurig 2.0 will not enable Keurig […]

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Sysco’s Buying, Pricing Power Could Rise After US Foods Deal

Research Question: How will Sysco’s purchase of US Foods change the dynamics of the food distribution industry in the United States? Companies: AMZN, ARMK, COST, PINC, SDXAY, SYY, TSN, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sysco Corp. (SYY) is poised to reap significant benefits from its proposed acquisition of […]

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Apr 03 2014 Retail, Services

Container Store’s POP! Program Off to a Good Start in California

Research Question: What effect is The Container Store’s POP! loyalty program having on sales and traffic in its California stores? Companies: AMZN, BBBY, COST, HD, LOW, SPLS, TCS, TGT, WMT By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Visits to five California locations revealed that The Container Store Group Inc.’s (TCS) POP! […]

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Mar 31 2014 Retail, Services

Dollar Store Growth Expected to Remain Strong Throughout 2014

Research Question: Will dollar stores continue to thrive in 2014, or is the recent period of growth cyclical and nearing its end? Companies: BIG, CVS, DG, DLTR, FDO, FRED, RAD, TGT, TSE:DOL, WAG, WMT By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Dollar stores’ sales will continue to grow through year’s end, […]

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LULU Continues to Stand Out As Women’s Activewear Leader

Research Question: Is Lululemon’s reign of the women’s activewear market coming to a close? Companies: ADDYY, DKS, GPS, HBI, JWN, KRX:081660, LULU, M, NKE, PVH, TGT, VFC, UA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) remains the top women’s activewear producer and is not at risk […]

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New Consoles’ Enhanced Download Feature Not Yet a Threat to GameStop

Research Question: What does the enhanced digital downloading capability of new game consoles mean for game disc sales and the software tie ratio of consoles sold at GameStop? Companies: AMZN, BBY, EBAY, GME, MSFT, TGT, TYO:6758/SNE, TYO:7974/NTDOY, WMT By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Physical discs continue to be the […]

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