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Ulta Stores to Recover From Pandemic; Online Continues to Shine (ULTA)

Research Question: Will Ulta see a jump in store sales as vaccinations increase and the pandemic subsides? AMZN, EL, JWN, KSS, LVMUY, M, REV, SBH, TGT, ULTA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Customers are returning to Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) stores, with traffic and sales increasing […]

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Ulta Beauty Idea Proposal (ULTA)

Ulta Beauty Idea Proposal (ULTA)

Will Ulta see a jump in store sales as vaccinations increase and the pandemic subsides? Report Available: April 15, 2021   Blueshift’s ongoing research found ULTA signaling disappointing guidance for 2021 on the heels of a somewhat resurgent fourth quarter. Trends during the last year shifted significantly to digital purchases, which is estimated to represent […]

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Chewy’s Sales Increase Sustainable; Autoship Sticky for New Customers (CHWY)

Research Question: Will Chewy’s recent strong sales trend continue as states begin to reopen? Companies: AMZN, BABA, BURL, CHWY, COST, CVET, EBAY, FB, GIS, PETS, ROST, SHOP, TGT, TJX, TUES, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The sales gains Chewy Inc. (CHWY) experienced during the COVID-19 […]

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May 28 2020 Restaurants, Retail

Restaurants, Retail Not Finding it Difficult to Bring Back Employees

Research Question: Will retail stores and restaurants have trouble hiring staff as businesses start to reopen across the country? Companies: BBY, BWLD, CAKE, CMG, DG, DIN, DKS, DRI, FIVE, GME, GPS, GRUB, M, MCD, ORLY, PLAY, PNRA, PZZA, QSR, SBUX, SHAK, TGT, TJX, ULTA, WEN, WMT, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report […]

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Job Market Idea Proposal

Job Market Idea Proposal

Will retail stores and restaurants have trouble hiring staff as businesses start to reopen across the country? Report Available: May 28, 2020   Blueshift’s initial research found businesses readying to reopen as states lift coronavirus restrictions. Some retailers and restaurant operators are concerned about filling out their staffs because of federal unemployment benefits that provide […]

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Mar 12 2020 Automotive, Retail, Services

CarMax’s Growth Trend is Sustainable in Strong Used Car Market

Research Question: Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as the former disruptor faces intense competition from both new and old players in the space? Companies: AN, BRK.A/B, CARG, CVNA, KMX, LAD, PAG, SAH By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings CarMax Inc. (KMX) is expected to sustain its growth […]

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Profitability Attainable as Carvana is Evolving How Used Cars are Sold (CVNA)

Research Question: Does Carvana truly have a unique business model that will eventually become profitable? Companies: AN, CARG, CARS, COST, CVNA, INFO, KMX, LAD, TRUE By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Profits are attainable for Carvana Co. (CVNA) and its partially unique business model—if it continues to adjust […]

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Zalando Partner Brands Not Expanding Use of ZFS (ZAL:GR)

Research Question: Are Zalando’s partner brands expanding their use of Zalando Fulfillment Solutions? Companies: ADS:GR, ASC:LN, AMZN, BABA, EBAY, ZAL:GR By: Reverdy Johnson   Summary of Findings Zalando SE’s (ZAL:GR) partner brands are not expanding their use of Zalando Fulfillment Solutions (ZFS), according to one source using ZFS and six sources who have chosen not […]

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Zalando Idea Proposal (ZAL.DE)

Zalando Idea Proposal (ZAL.DE)

Are Zalando’s partner brands expanding their use of Zalando Fulfillment Solutions? Report Available: October 2, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found Zalando with a solid Q2, growing revenue and Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV), and expansion of its Zalando Fulfillment Solutions (ZFS) as it transitions its logistics platform to have a stronger presence with its partner […]

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CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

CarMax Idea Proposal (KMX)

Can CarMax sustain its growth trend as it continues to add stores and expand its omnichannel sales platform? Report Available: August 21, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found KMX, the nation’s largest used car dealer, building on its FYQ4 2019 sales uptick with a solid FYQ1 2020 performance. CEO Bill Nash cited “strong growth in […]

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