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COST  // Posts tagged as "COST"

January 2015 Trends Tracker

Trends Tracker Companies covered: AAPL, AMZN, ANGI, BABA, BBRY, CMCSA, CMG, COST, DISH, EBAY, ETR:BMW, FB, GM, GOOG/GOOGL, GIS, HAR, IHRT, KRX:005930, LNKD, MCD, MON, MSD, MSFT, NFLX, NXTD, P, QCOM, S, SYT, T, TMUS, TWTR, TWX, TYO:6460, TYO:6758, TYO:7201, TYO:7974, VLKAY, VZ, WFM, WMT, YELP Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Introduction Welcome […]


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 […]


Aug 12 2014 Retail, Services

PetSmart Sales Not Rebounding Enough; Online Competition Increasing

Research Question: Is PetSmart seeing a continuation of its first quarter slide or will its second quarter be the beginning of a performance rebound? Companies: AMZN, COST, PETM, TGT, WFM, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings PetSmart Inc.’s (PETM) second quarter does not appear to be rebounding enough from […]


TrueCar Increasingly Accepted, More Geared to Low-End Dealers

Research Question: Are auto dealerships increasingly using TrueCar to drive leads and sales? Companies: ABTL, CAR, COST, GCI, TRUE, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sixteen of 23 sources said car buyers are increasingly using the Internet to research prices before making a purchase. TrueCar Inc. (TRUE) is becoming […]


May 19 2014 Retail, Services

PVH’s Calvin Klein Slow to Turn Around, Faces Slightly Better Odds in Europe

Research Question: Will PVH’s strategy to improve its Calvin Klein jean and underwear lines result in increased customer adoption and higher brand status in the United States and Europe? Companies: BME:ITX, BRK.A, COST, DDS, FRA:BOSS, HBI, JOEZ, JWN, KORS, LVMUY, M, PERY, PVH, RL, STO:HM-B, TJX, TSE:HBC, TYO:9983, UA, URBN, VFC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download […]


Generic Drug Joint Purchasing Will Squeeze Manufacturers

Research Question: Will joint drug-purchasing agreements made by the largest pharmaceutical retailers and distributors achieve generic-drug price reductions? How will the generic drug channel be affected? Companies: ABC, ACT, BOM:500359, BOM:524715, CAH, COST, CVS, ESRX, KR, MCK, MYL, NVS, RAD, SWY, TLV:TEVA/TEVA, TSE:CTT, WAG, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings […]


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 […]


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 […]


Apr 03 2014 Retail, Services

Container Store’s POP! Program Off to a Good Start in California

Research Question: What effect is The Container Store’s POP! loyalty program having on sales and traffic in its California stores? Companies: AMZN, BBBY, COST, HD, LOW, SPLS, TCS, TGT, WMT By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Visits to five California locations revealed that The Container Store Group Inc.’s (TCS) POP! […]


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 […]