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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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Skechers’ Pace Not Slowing

Research Question: Is Skechers’ recent success sustainable through 2015? Companies: ADDYY, BRK.A/BRK.B, DECK, NKE, SKX, TYO:7936, UA, VFC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Skechers USA Inc. (SKX) will sustain its strong growth throughout 2015, according to all 18 sources comprising Skechers suppliers, distributors and store personnel as well […]

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Down Trend in Deckers’ UGG Boots Will Only Worsen

Research Question: How has Deckers’ UGG brand performed compared with late 2014 and year-to-year? Companies: COLM, DECK, VFC, WWW By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Deckers Outdoors Corp.’s (DECK) UGG has continued to become less popular among its key demographic of younger women since Blueshift Research’s 8, 2014, report […]

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Skechers Still Walking Tall

Research Question: Does Skechers have the capacity and correct marketing strategy to sustain its rapid growth rate? Companies: ADDYY, BRK.A, BWS, DKS, KRS:081660, KSS, LULU, NKE, SCVL, SKX, TYO:7936, UA, VFC, WWW By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)     Summary of Findings Skechers USA Inc.’s (SKX) rapid growth rate can be sustained […]

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Too Soon for Merger Effect at Men’s Wearhouse

Research Question: Will Men’s Wearhouse realize lower pricing, cost savings and higher brand awareness from its acquisition of Jos. A. Bank? Companies: GPS, HKG:1913, JCP, JWN, KSS, LVMUY, M, MW, PVH, RL By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings No in-store changes have occurred since the mid-June merger of Men’s […]

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Pandora Grows Through Partnerships and New Products

Research Question: Are Pandora’s new stores driving all of the company’s growth? Companies: DIS, CPH:PNDORA, SIG, TIF By: Susan Jennings Kantari Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pandora A/S’ (CPH:PNDORA) sales growth was evident among established retailers for the brand. It has shown its ability to stay on trend, and will benefit […]

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Deckers’ UGGs Starting to Shift from Popular to Passé

Research Question: Are the shearling boot trend and UGG’s popularity waning? Companies: DECK, VFC, WWW By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Deckers Outdoor Corp.’s (DECK) UGG boots are becoming passé and are declining in popularity, according to early indications from suppliers, store sources and the demand-driven price of shearling. […]

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Wearable Tech Market Set to Grow But Needs a Must-Have Device

Research Question: Who will be the winners and loser in wearable technology as consumers either flock to these products in the next few years or its market potential is overblown by hype? Companies: AAPL, ARMH, ATML, BOSCHLTD, BRCM, FB, FSL, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, INTC, INVN, KRX:005930, MSFT, NKE, NVS, NXPI, QCOM, TXN By: David Franklin Click here to […]

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Men’s Wearhouse Acquisition Not a Game Changer

Research Questions: Will Men’s Wearhouse realize lower pricing, cost savings, and higher brand awareness with its acquisition of Jos. A. Bank? Will the shift to more casual formal wear benefit the merged company? Companies: DDS, GPS, JCP, JWN, KSS, M, MW, PVH, SHLD, TJX, TSE:HBC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of […]

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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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