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Dollar Tree’s Family Dollar Integration Gaining Traction, Still a Work in Progress (DLTR)

Research Question: Are Dollar Tree’s integration initiatives for its Family Dollar stores producing cost savings and sales growth? Companies: BRK.A/B, CVS, DG, DLTR, FLO, PEP, TGT, TYO:3382, WBA, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Dollar Tree Inc.’s (DLTR) changes and initiatives for Family Dollar continue to be […]

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Dollar Tree’s Integration Progressing, But More Time Needed to Affect Family Dollar (DLTR)

Research Question: Are Dollar Tree’s integration initiatives with its Family Dollar stores creating cost savings and driving revenue growth? Companies: BRK.A/B, DG, DLTR, TGT, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings A little more than a year into the ongoing integration by Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR), Family Dollar […]

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Monster Steady in a Growing Energy Drink Market, Will Do Well in China (MNST)

Research Question: Will Monster Beverage’s sales continue to rise, or will the energy drink brand be felled by a slowing category? Companies: CPB, DANOY, KO, MNST, PEP, SBUX, TPE:1216 By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The energy drink market still is in growth mode, according to 17 of 23 […]

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MCD Success Continues, Driven by Breakfast, Promos and New Items

Research Question: Will McDonald’s continue to see growth with its turnaround efforts? Companies: CMG, DNKN, JACK, MCD, PNRA, QSR, SBUX, SHAK, SONC, WEN, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings McDonald’s Corp.’s (MCD) run of success with its turnaround efforts continued in the second quarter. Both franchise owners and […]

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365 Store a Work in Progress, Whole Foods’ Turnaround Struggling

Research Questions: Will Whole Foods’ 365 store concept succeed? How is Whole Foods’ legacy store turnaround progressing? Companies: AHONY, AMZN, COST, DLTR, KR, NGVC, PUSH, SFM, TGT, UNFI, WBA, WFM, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Customers and store personnel believe Whole Foods Market Inc.’s (WFM) 365 is […]

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McDonald’s Builds on 2015 Success, Off to Even Better Start in 2016

Research Question: Is McDonald’s seeing sales declines in its all-day breakfast and overall business? Companies: BRK.A/B, BWLD, CMG, DNKN, JACK, MCD, QSR, PLKI, PNRA, SBUX, SHAK, WEN, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) continues its turnaround story, improving further on Blueshift Research’s 2, […]

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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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More Losses Likely for Post’s Michael Foods Due to Avian Influenza

Research Question: Will Michael Foods mitigate the loss of 25% of its egg supply by renegotiating customer contracts and raising prices so profitability falls by only $20 million in fiscal 2015? Companies: CAG, CALM, KRFT, POST, MCD, SYY By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings It is unlikely that […]

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Constellation Brands’ Beers Soaking Up More of the Market

Research Question: Will Constellation Brands’ beer brands continue to outperform the market, or have they plateaued? Companies: AMS:HEIA/HINKY, BUD, DEO, SAM, SBMRY, STZ, TAP By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nineteen of 21 sources who commented expect Constellation Brands’s (STZ) beers to continue to outperform the market. The remaining […]

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Sysco’s Power Will Grow, Even With Loss of US Foods Customers

Research Question: Will Sysco reap great rewards as a result of its acquisition of US Foods, or will customer defections offset any gains? Companies: AMZN, ARMK, CAG, CMG, COST, LON:CPG, DIN, MCD, MDAS, PINC, PNRA, QSR, SDXAY, SYY, TSN, UNFI, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sysco (SYY) […]

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