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Red-Hot International Markets Bode Well for Match Group, Tinder

Research Question: Will Tinder’s paid subscribers deliver a revenue windfall for Match Group Inc.? Companies: FDBL, FB, MTCH   By: Emily Carr Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Match Group Inc.’s (MTCH) Tinder is well placed to hit growth targets for its paid subscriber base by the end of 2016, […]


Herbalife Members Stand by Company Despite Allegations

Research Question: Is Herbalife a pyramid scheme? Companies: HLF By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Only one of the 23 Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) members interviewed by Blueshift Research believed or had any concerns that the company is a pyramid scheme. This source, based in China, opted not to become […]


LifeLock Lacks a Distinct Product in a Crowded Market

Research Question: Can LifeLock maintain its leading position in the identity protection industry as competition heats up? By: Chris Jenks Companies: BAC, EFX, INTX, LOCK, LON:EXPN/EXPGY, WFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All eight sources within the ID theft protection sector described LifeLock Inc. (LOCK) as the industry’s leader. However, LifeLock’s […]


Jul 30 2012 Personal Services

Weight Watchers’ Attendance Still Challenged As More Members Go Online

Research Question: Are Weight Watchers’ poor meeting attendance rates fixable? By: David Franklin Companies: FRA:HOO/HLF, NTRI, VTX:NESN, WTW Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Customer surveys and five of seven industry specialists indicate Weight Watchers International Inc’s. (WTW) meeting attendance is declining because of greater use of its online program, increased competition, confusion […]


Oct 27 2011 Personal Services

Weight Watchers Will Sustain Growth Thanks to Publicity, Study Results (WTW)

Research Question: Is Weight Watchers’ growth sustainable, and are celebrity endorsements effective? By: David Franklin Companies: DIET, NTRI, VTX:NESN, WTW Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Recent positive research may lead to more enrollment in Weight Watchers International Inc.’s (WTW) UK program in two to three years. A UK based study found […]


Sep 20 2011 Personal Services, Retail

Daily Deals Reap Little Revenue for Merchants, Model Unsustainable (GRPN)

Research Question: How sustainable is the daily deal aggregation business, and what does the future hold for LivingSocial and Groupon? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AMZN, GRPN, HKG:0700, TZOO Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seven of 10 U.S. merchants will not use Groupon Inc. (GRPN) again or will use it only as […]