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GNC’s Member Price Program Strengthens Sales for Existing, New Customers

Research Question: Will GNC’s new Member Price Program lead to increased sales and an extended customer reach in 2013? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, CVS, GNC, RAD, VSI, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GNC Holdings Inc.’s (GNC) Member Price Program is increasing sales, driving memberships, and growing the frequency and […]

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Ulta Sitting Pretty for Rest of Year But Needs a Better Online Presence

Research Question: Will increasing competition and slowing industry sales stall Ulta’s growth in 2013? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AMZN, BBBY, CVS, EPA:MC, JWN, M, RAD, SBH, TGT, ULTA, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Stores, customers and suppliers continue to see strength for Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc. (ULTA). […]

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Vitamin Shoppe Sales Getting Back on Track, Online Slow to Take Off

Research Question: What are sales trends and online prospects for Vitamin Shoppe? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, COST, CVS, EBAY, GNC, RAD, TGT, VITC, VSI, WAG, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seventeen of 22 Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (VSI) regional managers and store personnel said first-quarter sales have increased 5% to […]

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Herbalife Distributors Loyal to the Company and Its Products

Research Question: How accurate is hedge fund manager Bill Ackman in calling Herbalife a pyramid scheme? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: HLF Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Only one of Blueshift’s 17 sources believes Bill Ackman was accurate in calling Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) a pyramid scheme. None of our Herbalife user or […]

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Lumber Liquidators Will See DIY Sales Grow Given Lack of Direct Competitor

Research Question: Can Lumber Liquidators increase its market share and sales in 2013? By: Ryan Duck Companies: HD, LL, LOW Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Lumber Liquidators Holdings PLC’s (LL) product range, pricing, and advertising should allow the company to grow its market share and sales in 2013, according to 11 of […]

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Select Comfort Showing Year-to-Year Sales Growth

Research Question: Will Select Comfort suffer from the same slow growth and declining sales as Mattress Firm? By: Ryan Duck Companies: SCSS, MFRM, ZZ Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Select Comfort Corp. (SCSS) does not appear to be suffering the same slow growth and declining sales as Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (MFRM). […]

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BBBY to Withstand Online, Offline Competition Through Broad Selection, Coupons

Research Question: Can Bed Bath & Beyond successfully grow its store traffic and sales despite increasing competition from online and offline retailers? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, BBBY, GMCR, JCP, KSS, M, PIR, SHLD, TGT, TJX, WAG, WMT, WSM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s (BBBY) extensive variety […]

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Herbalife Sales Will Grow During 2013, Especially Outside of U.S.

Research Question: Given Wall Street’s skepticism of Herbalife’s business model, will the company experience declining sales in the next three to 12 months? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AVP, BTH, GNC, HLF, WTW Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) sales will continue to be steady or grow during the next […]

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TPX’s Simplicity Line Sluggish Among a Sea of Competitors

Research Question: Will Tempur-Pedic’s lower-priced mattress lines help turn company sales around? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: TPX, ZZ Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings A plethora of competitors is inhibiting share gains for Tempur-Pedic International Inc.’s (TPX) Simplicity line, making it unlikely to significantly boost the company’s overall sales. Five of nine […]

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Sales Growth Expected to Continue for GNC Stores and Online

Research Question: Will GNC store sales slow over the next three to 12 months? By: David Franklin Companies: AMZN, COST, GNC, VSI, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Factors cited as driving sales at GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) include convenient store locations, reasonable prices, high product quality, broad selection, new products, […]

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