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Coronavirus Tracker: A Timeline of Key Developments

Coresight Research’s Coronavirus Tracker includes a detailed timeline of key developments; lists events that have been cancelled or postponed across business, sport and leisure; details temporary store closures by US retailers; and, notes hiring plans announced by US retailers.

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4Q19 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Higher Inventory Turnover Due to Solid Holiday Sales and Disciplined Approaches

In our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker reports, we analyze inventory trends among those US retailers listed in the Coresight 100. We look at the inventory levels of various retailers in 4Q19 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period. The coronavirus crisis means 4Q trends will not be an accurate guide to 2020, but those retailers heading into the storm with cleaner stock levels will enjoy an advantage over more heavily stocked rivals.

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Coronavirus Insights: China Embraces Signs of Recovery

Since the coronavirus broke out in Wuhan in January, China has implemented unprecedented measures to control the spread of the virus. The nationwide lockdown looks to have been a success—we discuss signs that indicate the country is now on the road to recovery. We consider the implications for brands, as well as what the “new normal” might look like for China’s residents and businesses as the nation looks to move on from the coronavirus.

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East-to-West Learnings: How Grocery Retailers in China Have Addressed Labor Shortages During the Coronavirus Crisis

We look at the labor imbalance in China that has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic and how supermarket chains and grocery retailers are responding by launching co-employment initiatives with restaurant chains. We consider how retailers in the US could learn from China’s new employment models as the coronavirus situation worsens in the West.

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