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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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Keurig 2.0 Won’t Save GMCR from Unlicensed Marketshare Grab

Research Question: Can Keurig Green Mountain successfully consolidate market share through the development of its Keurig 2.0? Companies: BBBY, COST, DNKN, GMCR, JAH, JAMN, KR, KRFT, MDLZ, VTX:NESN, SBUX, SJM, SWY,  TGT, THI, THS, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The introduction of the Keurig 2.0 will not enable Keurig […]

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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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Kraft Alone in Being Open to GMCR K-Cup Partnership; Peet’s Ready for Battle

Research Question: Will private-label manufacturers choose to partner with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters or compete head-to-head with the company? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BBBY, COST, DNKN, GMCR, KR, KRFT, LCUT, NC, SBUX, SJM, SPLS, SWY, TGT, TSE:THI/THI, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Joh. A. Benckiser’s Peet’s is highly unlikely to partner […]

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GMCR Bar Codes No Concern for Private Labels, Lawsuit Threat Could Be

Research Question: WillGMCR’s potential move to bar codes on K-Cups and a Keurig brewer that scans them stop the momentum for private-label K-Cup manufacturers before it really gets started? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, BBBY, COST, GMCR, KR, KRFT, LCUT, NC, PEET, SBUX, SVU, SWY, TGT, THS, WMT, UL Click here to download the report (.pdf)   […]

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Private-Label Threat Brewing for Green Mountain’s K-Cups

Research Question: Are Green Mountain’s K-Cup sales slowing as a result of private-label competition? Which channels are being affected most? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, BBBY, COST, GMCR, KR, KRFT, LCUT, NC, PEET, SBUX, SVU, SWY, TGT, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings †  Private Label Private-label K-Cups are poised to compete […]

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