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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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Burger King to Remain on a Roll, Tim Hortons to Gain More from Merger

Research Question: Will the Burger King/Tim Hortons merger result in a temporary share shift or in long-term gains? Companies: CMG, DNKN, EAT, MCD, PNRA, SBUX, SONC, TAST, TSE:QSR, QSR, WEN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Burger King’s (3G Capital) operational improvements will help its 2015 sales, but the […]

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GrubHub a Positive Boost for Restaurants, Current Commissions Not a Deterrent

Research Question: Will GrubHub’s high commission fees prompt restaurant owners to seek food delivery services elsewhere? Companies: AMZN, GRUB By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sixteen of 20 restaurant managers/owners interviewed by Blueshift Research said GrubHub Inc. (GRUB) is a valuable service, and plan to continue using the platform […]

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Whole Foods Primed to Fend Off Competitors But Not “Whole Paycheck” Label

Research Question: Can Whole Foods fend off the growing list of competitors in the natural and organic grocery store space? Companies: COST, FWM, KR, PUSH, RNDY, SFM, TFM, TGT, UNFI, WFM, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) will fend off the increasing […]

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Sprouts Has the Right Formula for Successful Expansion Despite Competition

Research Question: Can Sprouts Farmers Market fend off competition while expanding into new regions? Companies: FWM, KR, NGVC, SFM, SVU, TFM, UNFI, WFM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) is positioned for successful expansion, drawing new customers with its low prices, fresh produce and strong offerings for […]

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