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WFM  // Posts tagged as "WFM"

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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Nov 21 2012 Consumer Goods, Retail

Initiatives Turning Family Dollar, Dollar General Into One-Stop Shops

Research Question: Are new products, store remodels, and strategic sourcing and marketing driving sales for Family Dollar and Dollar General? By: David Franklin Companies: BIG, DG, DLTR, ETR:DELB/DEG, FDO, FRED, KR, NDN, SHLD, SVU, SWY, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Family Dollar Stores Inc.’s (FDO) and Dollar General Corp.’s […]

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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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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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Aug 16 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

UNFI Warehouse System Upgrades Seamless, Will Boost Margins

Research Question: Will UNFI’s upgraded warehouse systems improve its margins? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: SWY, UNFI, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings United Natural Foods Inc.’s (UNFI) upgraded warehouse systems will improve its margins starting immediately. UNFI suppliers and buyers in large part have had no disruptions in day-to-day operations […]

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Jul 19 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

The Fresh Market’s Veteran Stores Thriving, Expect SSS Increase

Research Question: Will sales at The Fresh Market’s existing stores suffer amid the company’s aggressive store expansion? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: KR, RNDY, SWY, TFM, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Fresh Market Inc.’s (TFM) existing locations have not suffered from the entrance of new stores. The specialty grocer category in […]

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Apr 12 2012 Healthcare, Retail

Market Saturation Not a Big Concern for Vitamin Shoppe, GNC (VSI, GNC)

Research Question: How will GNC’s and Vitamin Shoppe’s aggressive store expansion affect their market share? By:  Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: GNC, HLF, VITC, VSI, WAG, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All suppliers, nutritionists and industry specialists said enough industry demand exists to support store expansions for both Vitamin Shoppe Inc. […]

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Mar 29 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

New Soups Will Update Campbell’s Image But May Confuse Consumer (CPB)

Research Question: Will a new pricing strategy and more than 50 new products help Campbell Soup improve its profits and reverse declining sales? By: Ryan Duck Companies: CAG, COSI, CPB, GIS, PNRA, TYO:2897, UL, UN, WAG, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources questioned whether Campbell Soup Co.’s (CPB) upcoming product rollout and […]

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Feb 23 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

Supply Chain Continues The Fresh Market’s Successful Expansion (TFM)

Research Question: How is The Fresh Market’s expansion progressing? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: KR, SWY, TFM, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Fresh Market Inc.’s (TFM) expansion is progressing at a steady, deliberate pace. Management has established a well-honed customer profile and enlisted a national network of realty specialists to […]

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Feb 09 2012 Financial, Retail

Safeway Moves Upsacale, Avoids Confronting Discount Competitors (SWY)

Research Questions: What effect are discount retailers and specialty grocers having on Safeway, and will growth continue for the company’s Blackhawk prepaid card business? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AXP, COST, DG, DLTR, GDOT, KR, NDN, NTSP, SVU, SWY, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Four of five Safeway Inc. (SWY) […]

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