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M  // Posts tagged as "M"

JCP Shop-in-Shops Plan Poised for Success in 2013; Execution Questionable to Date

Research Question: Will the expansion of its store-within-a-store concept rescue J.C. Penney? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: JCP, JWN, KSS, M, SHLD, TGT, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s (JCP) shop-in-shops concept is resonating with store personnel and new customers who are seeing hints of successful change and the […]

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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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Retailers Must Use Technology, Offline/Online Hybrid to Retain Customers

Research Question: How are brick-and-mortar companies reinventing the retail experience to get customers to continue shopping in stores? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CL, COST, CVS, EBAY, JCP, KR, M, PG, RAD, SBUX, SHLD, SPLS, SWY, TGT, WAG, WFM, WMT, WSM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The brick-and-mortar retailers that have been […]

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Aug 16 2012 Retail

Urban Outfitters Fails to Broaden Appeal, Brand Identity

Research Question: Is Urban Outfitters successfully appealing to a broader demographic with its newest designs? By: Ryan Duck Companies: AEO, ANF, APP, ARO, BBBY, GPS, JWN, M, MCE:ITX, STO:HM-B, TGT, TJX, TYO:9983, URBN Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Urban Outfitters Inc.’s (URBN) current clothing is not appealing to a broader demographic. […]

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Feb 28 2012 Retail

Ulta, Overall Beauty Industry Will Grow in 2012

Research Question: Can Ulta continue its successful 2011 campaign in 2012? By: David Franklin Companies: CVS, EL, EPA:MC, EPA:OR, JCP, JWN, M, REV, RGS, SBH, TGT, ULTA, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Twenty store managers, beauty industry specialists, suppliers and customers expect Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.’s (ULTA) to […]

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Feb 23 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

SodaStream Update, 2012 Off to Good Start, Except at Big Box Stores (SODA)

Research Question: What is the trend with SodaStream in the first two months of 2012? By: Ryan Duck Companies: BBBY, BBY, COST, JCP, M, SODA, TGT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nine of 11 retail/department stores said SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA) sales have been positive to start 2012, with two indicating […]

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Jan 10 2012 Retail

Chinese Retail Manufacturers Sales and Wages Up; Bank Deposit Ratios At Risk

Research Question: What are retail clothing manufacturing trends in China, with an emphasis on materials and wages? By: Reverdy Johnson and Susan Jennings-Kantari Companies: ADS:DE/AG, BRK.A, DIS, EXPR, HMB:SS, ICON, JCP, JNY, KSS, LTD, LON:NXT, M, RL SHLD, TGT, TJX, TYO:8136, URBN, VFC, WMT, ZUMZ Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Wages increased as […]

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Nov 22 2011 Retail

Promos Push Ulta’s Year-End Sales; Salon Demand Up

Research Question: Aided by new products, will Ulta continue to experience strong sales for the remainder of 2011? By: Ryan Duck Companies: CVS, EPA:MC, EPA:OR, LINTA, M, SBH, TGT, ULTA, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.’s (ULTA) fall sales have been strong thanks to its […]

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Aug 19 2011 Retail

Ulta Brings Makeup to the Masses Through Promos, Selection, Locations

Research Question: Will Ulta continue its same-store sales growth and discount levels through the remainder of 2011? By: David Franklin,  Reverdy Johnson and Ryan Duck Companies: AMZN, COST, CVS, EL, EPA:MC, EPA:OR, JCP, JWN, M, SBH, SKS, TGT, ULTA, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance […]

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Shoppers Face Higher Back-to-School Prices, Lower Quality

Research Question: What are back-to-school retail pricing trends, and how are these affecting consumer demand? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AEO, ANF, ARO, BKE, CRI, DKS, EXPR, GPS, JCP, KSS, M, PSUN, TGT, VFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Retailers’ back-to-school prices are as much as 20% higher year to year. […]

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