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April, 2014  // Posts published in April, 2014

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 04 2014 Retail, Services

Industry Faces Supply Constraints But LL Set for Growth from Remodeling Market

Research Question: Can Lumber Liquidators continue its growth in 2014 despite an eroding housing market and complaints about defective flooring products? Companies: AWI, BLDR, HD, LL, LOW By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (LL) will continue to post sales growth this year based on the strength […]

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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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