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Coronavirus Tracker: Retail Metrics and Key Developments

Coresight Research’s Coronavirus Tracker includes a timeline of key developments; details temporary US store closures and reopenings; charts weekly data on shoppers' purchasing behaviors; and notes US retail hirings, US states' reopening dates for businesses and furloughs by major retail companies. Recently added are details of capital raising, management changes, financial guidance updates and bankruptcies in retail.

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VF Corporation: A Timeline of Key Events

This report explores the recent history of VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies. We look at key events over the last three years, during which time the company has undergone restructuring but remained committed to its sustainability and responsibility strategy. We also provide a timeline of VF Corporation’s product offering changes, executive changes and expansion over the past decade.

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Cross-Border E-Commerce: A Buyer’s Guide

In this report, we examine how retailers and brands can effectively sell across borders in ways that provide a consistent brand experience and drive shopper loyalty. The coronavirus crisis has prompted cross-border shopping to spike, and it looks likely to fuel demand over the coming period. In a post-crisis landscape, retailers and brands must look for growth opportunities wherever they lie.

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May 2020 UK Retail Sales: Partial Rebound in Discretionary Sector Even Before Most Stores Reopen

UK retail sales saw improvement in May after April’s deep declines, aided by a strong performance in DIY and hardware-store sales as these were deemed essential by the government and were thus allowed to stay open during lockdown. Some sectors also began to reopen in May after coronavirus-led temporary closures. We review May data for UK retail in total and by sector.

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The End of “Made in China”? A Potential Wave of Moving Sourcing out of China amid Rising Tensions

The Covid-19 crisis may have triggered a new wave of multinational companies moving production out of China, only a short time after the first wave in 2019 due to US-China trade war. We discuss recent moves by companies such as Apple to shift their sourcing to other countries in the context of political tension and negative consumer sentiment.

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Open for Business with David Hardiman-Evans, Ocado Solutions: The Impact of Covid-19 on Traditional and Online Grocery

As part of our Open for Business webinar series, we hosted David Hardiman-Evans, SVP, North America at Ocado Solutions. We present the transcript from this webinar, in which Hardiman-Evans offered insights into the dynamic changes in the online grocery sector amid the coronavirus crisis—covering key topics such as consumer demand and loyalty, assortment rationalization and fulfillment models.

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