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Coresight Research, Shopkick and Fashwire Introduce the New 10.10 Shopping Festival

Together with Shopkick and Fashwire, Coresight Research is excited to announce the inaugural 10.10 Shopping Festival, a US-based event that will take place on October 9–11, 2020. We detail the rationale behind launching the event, the participation of the partner companies and the opportunities that this new shopping festival offers to brands, retailers and consumers. With both an online and offline presence, 10.10 will provide a gamified shopping experience and pull forward holiday shopping this year.

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August 2020 US Retail Traffic and In-Store Metrics: Traffic Declines by 41%, Easing Toward the End of the Month

August 2020 saw total US nonfood store traffic decline by nearly 41% year over year, with nonessential businesses continuing to reopen and some states revisiting their reopening plans on indoor malls as the spikes in coronavirus cases slowed toward the end of the month. We review store traffic changes through the month and the sectors most impacted by the current crisis.

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The Time for Sustainability in Retail Is Now

Employees, investors and consumers expect sustainability to be addressed at the companies for which they work, in which they invest and by the brands from which they buy. In partnership with IBM, we discuss the development of sustainability in retail and present Coresight Research’s EnCORE framework, which is designed to help retailers and brands frame their approach to sustainability.

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August 2020 US Retail Sales: Further Strong Year-Over-Year Growth

Building on strong growth momentum in total US retail sales in July 2020, US retail sales continued to rebound strongly in August, driven by multiple nonfood sectors—including sports and leisure goods and home improvement. Using data from the US Census Bureau, this report looks at which retail sectors saw sales surge and which did not do well in August 2020.

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Retail Robustness Index: September 2020 Update—Store Reopenings Drive Higher Index Values

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand as the Covid-19 lockdowns began. The September update revises the scores based on financial reports and store-reopening announcements. Alongside the report, our infographic summarizes key changes since the previous Retail Robustness Index update in August.

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Insights from China: China’s Domestic Duty-Free Market Grows in the Wake of Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has heavily impacted airport retail in 2020. By contrast, China’s domestic duty-free market is accelerating. We discuss the market’s size and potential for growth, exploring three key drivers that present opportunities for brand and retailers—namely Hainan’s new duty-free policy, the rise of downtown duty-free stores and the shift of spending to the online channel.

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Earnings Insights 2Q20, Week 6 and Wrap-Up: Digital Businesses Lead Retail Recovery

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report second-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 September 13, including American Eagle Outfitters, Casey’s General Stores and Kroger. This is the final report in the second-quarter Earnings Insights series. As such, we also summarize the performance of retailers reported in the prior weeks.

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Opportunities in the US Women’s Plus-Size Apparel Market

A growing number of inclusive apparel brands and retailers are addressing new consumer expectations in the US women’s plus-size clothing market, broadening their plus-size offerings to better serve this growing segment and take advantage of the opportunity it presents. We present a market overview and explore recent developments—including influencer collaborations and the body positivity movement.

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Earnings Insights 2Q20, Week 5: Crisis Supports Structural Shifts, Benefitting Discount Formats

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report second-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 September 6, including Dollar Tree, Five Below, Macy’s and PVH Corp.

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Sustainability in Luxury Retail, with Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering

Coresight Research hosted Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs at Kering, to discuss sustainability in luxury retail. We present an edited version of our conversation—covering key topics such as setting and managing targets, the impact of Covid-19 and how sustainability can help to drive profitability.

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The 12 Questions of US Holiday Retail 2020: Part 2—The Consumer’s Propensity To Spend

Coresight Research has 12 questions about the upcoming holiday selling season, which promises to be the most interesting in our team’s collective memory. In this second report of the series, we present and provide answers to three questions, which focus on the US consumer’s propensity to spend. We consider how the employment situation, a “wealth effect” and the upcoming presidential election will impact holiday spending.

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