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WFM  // Posts tagged as "WFM"

Dec 15 2011 Retail

Dollar Stores Maintain High Margins, Grow Customer Base (DG, DLTR)

Research Question: Will dollar stores be able to maintain higher margins relative to big-box discount retailers? By: Reverdy Johnson & Ryan Duck Companies: BIG, DG, DLTR, EBR:DELB/DEG, FDO, FRED, KR, NDN, SHLD, SVU, SWY, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Dollar stores are well-positioned to maintain high margins because […]

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Nov 03 2011 Food & Beverage, Retail

Smart Locations, Demand for Fresher Foods Feeds The Fresh Market’s Expansion (TFM)

Research Question: As The Fresh Market expands, can it succeed outside of its core markets? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: HTSI, KR, SVU, SWY, TFM, WFM, WINN, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Fresh Market Inc.’s (TFM) expansion is expected to be a success because of the company’s strong management, high-quality […]

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Oct 27 2011 Food & Beverage, Retail

Growth, Expansion Brisk for Teavana Despite Steep Sales Tactics (SBUX, TEA)

Research Question: Can Teavana maintain strong sales and successful store expansion despite its aggressive sales tactics? By: Ryan Duck Companies: AMS:UNA/UN, LON:ABF, LON:ULVR/UL, TEA, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Teavana Holdings Inc.’s (TEA) perceived aggressive sales tactics have not stopped customers from purchasing tea and tea-related products. All seven customer […]

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Vitamin Shoppe’s In-Store Service, Low Prices Drive Sales (VSI)

Research Question: Can The Vitamin Shoppe continue its same-store sales growth, and what motivates in-store shopping versus online? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: CVS, NTY, VSI, WAG, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All silos said knowledgeable staff and personalized customer service are The Vitamin Shoppe Inc.’s (VSI) competitive advantages. The […]

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May 05 2011 Consumer Goods, Retail

Dollar Stores to Benefit from Budget Consumers, Wal-Mart Losing Share (DG, DLTR)

Research Question: With rising fuel and food costs, which discount and dollar stores will successfully capture the growing number of budget-conscious consumers? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BIG, BJRI, COST, DG, DLTR, FDO, HD, LOW, NDN, SVU, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Dollar stores are becoming more accepted as consumers […]

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