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Papa John’s Idea Proposal (PZZA)

Papa John’s Idea Proposal (PZZA)

Is Papa John’s seeing any sales increases as a result of its turnaround effort? Report Available: October 31, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found PZZA slowly emerging from the depths of its disastrous 2017 and 2018 caused by a sharp decline in sales and its founder and former CEO John Schnatter’s damaging comments and behavior. […]

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Zalando Partner Brands Not Expanding Use of ZFS (ZAL:GR)

Research Question: Are Zalando’s partner brands expanding their use of Zalando Fulfillment Solutions? Companies: ADS:GR, ASC:LN, AMZN, BABA, EBAY, ZAL:GR By: Reverdy Johnson   Summary of Findings Zalando SE’s (ZAL:GR) partner brands are not expanding their use of Zalando Fulfillment Solutions (ZFS), according to one source using ZFS and six sources who have chosen not […]

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Sep 11 2019 Automotive, Consumer Goods

VW’s EV Initiative, MEB Platform Get High Praise; Have Significant Potential (VOW.DE)

Research Question: How significant is the Volkswagen MEB platform play and what does it mean for the auto industry? Companies: BMW.DE, F, FCAU, GM, TSLA, VOW.DE, 1211.HK By: David Franklin Click here to download (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Volkswagen AG’s (VW/DE) electric vehicle (EV) initiative—including its modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform—is in its […]

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Zalando Idea Proposal (ZAL.DE)

Zalando Idea Proposal (ZAL.DE)

Are Zalando’s partner brands expanding their use of Zalando Fulfillment Solutions? Report Available: October 2, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found Zalando with a solid Q2, growing revenue and Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV), and expansion of its Zalando Fulfillment Solutions (ZFS) as it transitions its logistics platform to have a stronger presence with its partner […]

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CarMax Primed for Additional Growth with Online and New Store Sales (KMX)

Research Question: Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as it continues to add stores and expand its omnichannel sales platform? Companies: AMZN, AN, BRK.A/B, CVNA, KAR, KMX, PAG, SAH By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings CarMax Inc.’s (KMX) growth trend will continue, with its omnichannel and store expansion […]

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Volkswagen/EV Industry Idea Proposal (VOW.DE )

Volkswagen/EV Industry Idea Proposal (VOW.DE )

How significant is the Volkswagen MEB platform play and what does it mean for the auto industry? Report Available: September 11, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found VOW.DE near or having achieved some major milestones in its transition to battery electric vehicle (BEV) or electric vehicle (EV) production. VOW.DE’s EV program, which includes its modular […]

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Demetrix, Amyris among IP Leaders for Biosynthetic Cannabinoids (ACB, AMRS, FONE, GWPH, OGI, TSX;CRON, TSX:IN, TSX:WEED, XON))

Research Question: Which companies own the key intellectual property and have the best path to commercialization for biosynthetic cannabinoids? Companies: ACB, AMRS, CSE:WLLW, FONE, GWPH, OGI, TEVA, TSX:CRON, TSX:IN, TSX:WEED, XON By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings A co-founder of Demetrix Inc., the chief science officer of Aurora […]

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CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as it continues to add stores and expand its omnichannel sales platform? Report Available: August 21, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found KMX, the nation’s largest used car dealer, building on its FYQ4 2019 sales uptick with a solid FYQ1 2020 performance. CEO Bill Nash cited “strong growth in […]

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Papa John’s Turnaround Faces Uphill Climb That Will Take Time (PZZA)

Research Question: Will Papa John’s turnaround initiatives reverse declining sales? Companies: CMG, DPZ, DRI, GRUB, JACK, PZZA, UBER, YUM By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Papa John’s International Inc. (PZZA) faces a formidable challenge in reversing its sales decline and improving its brand image. Sources think it can […]

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Papa John’s Idea Proposal (PZZA)

Papa John’s Idea Proposal (PZZA)

Will Papa John’s turnaround initiatives reverse declining sales? Report Available: July 31, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found PZZA trying desperately to recover from a year and a half of controversy and declining sales. PZZA’s sales were already in decline when its founder, John Schnatter, added to the problems with damaging comments and behavior. Schnatter […]

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