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The 12 Weeks of Holidays: #10—US Retail Traffic Remains Deeply Negative, Underscoring E-Commerce Potential

We explore trends in consumer footfall to brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season, including the implications of declines in retail store traffic. This report is part of The 12 Weeks of Holidays series, in which we present key data, trends and observations as we count down to the peak holiday season.

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Earnings Insights 3Q20, Week 4: Apparel Specialists See Strong Recovery; Home Categories Remain Strong

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report third-quarter 2020 earnings. We condense what retail companies are reporting, with a focus on the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended November 29, namely American Eagle Outfitters, Best Buy, Burlington Stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dollar Tree, Gap Inc., Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters and Wiliams-Sonoma.

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The 4-5-4 US Retail Calendar, 2021–22: Your Guide to the Retail Year

The 4-5-4 US retail calendar is a guide to the fiscal year ending January 29, 2022. The calendar is used by many US retailers; it ensures comparability between years by dividing the year into months based on a “4 weeks-5 weeks-4 weeks” format. We note major holidays and calendar events within each week across the year and compare when these fall to 2020–21.

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New Retail Briefing: Alibaba Invests in Hypermarket Chain Sun Art and Luxury E-Commerce Platform Farfetch

We discuss recent developments in New Retail in China, including Alibaba’s investment to increase its stake in domestic hypermarket Sun Art Retail to become the controlling shareholder and JD.com’s partnership with Kuaishou to host a 200-hour livestreaming session for Singles’ Day from November 1 to 9.

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Insights from China: Exploring Alibaba’s Success in China’s Grocery Market—Innovation at Freshippo

As part of our Insights from China series, we discuss the success of Freshippo, Alibaba’s grocery chain. We consider the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic this year and explore how the retailer has leveraged innovation across three key areas: new store formats, differentiated products offerings and the integration of technology and data.

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The 12 Weeks of Holidays: #9—Warmer Weather Expected for the Thanksgiving-Black Friday Holiday Weekend

We explore how the weather this holiday season will affect consumer demand in US retail—including weather-driven demand for the upcoming Thanksgiving-Black Friday weekend. This report is part of The 12 Weeks of Holidays series, in which we present key data, trends and observations as we count down to the peak holiday season.

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October 2020 UK Retail Sales: Total Sales Jump 8% Ahead of Second Lockdown

We review data for UK retail in total and by sector for October 2020—a month that saw total retail sales grow at the fastest pace recorded since 2014, supported by strength at health and beauty retailers and in the DIY and hardware sector. With England having entered a second Covid-19 lockdown on November 5, we expect the strong growth momentum of UK retail sales to come to an end.

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Earnings Insights 3Q20, Week 3: Off-Pricers See Strong Improvement, but Department Stores Remain Badly Hit; Sales Surge in Home Improvement

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report third-quarter 2020 earnings. We condense what retail companies are reporting, with a focus on the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended November 22, including Home Depot, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, The TJX Companies and Walmart.

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Singles’ Day 2020: Analyzing New Retail Strategies

Started as an online-only shopping festival, Singles’ Day has been shifting toward an omnichannel presence, leveraging Alibaba’s concept of “New Retail” to extend the event to offline retail. We discuss three key New Retail strategies that brands and Alibaba’s Tmall platform launched for this year’s Double 11: offline experiential events, such as pop-up shops; 3D virtual showrooms; and online coupons.

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