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US Department Stores: Post-Crisis Outlook—Fall 2020 Update

We explore the continued impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on the US department store sector and present an outlook for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. In addition to discussing major players in the department store sector, we explore key trends to provide insight and analysis on focus sales categories, delivery services, fulfillment and digital sales. We summarize our key estimates in an infographic.

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Retail Robustness Index: October 2020 Update—Average Financial Health Metric Deteriorates

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 October 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 September.

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10 Post-Crisis Retail Trends and Actions: Insights from the Dallas-Fort Worth Retailers Association September Meeting

Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, presented at the Dallas-Fort Worth Retailers Association September Meeting, providing insights into the trends shaping the future of retail. We summarize key takeaways from the presentation, including five post-crisis trends in retail and five actions that retailers can take to drive market share in the new environment, as well expectations for this holiday season.

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2Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Reviewing the Covid-19 Recovery

Second-quarter 2020 retail earnings include recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. We assess the recent performance of US retailers in terms of revenues, earnings per share and comps, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. Although the pace of recovery varies between retail sectors, many retailers initially saw strong sales in reopened stores, driven by pent-up demand. Furthermore, the coronavirus-led pivot to e-commerce led to unprecedented growth in digital sales.

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2Q20 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Most Retailers Post Higher Inventory Turnover as Stores Reopen

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 2Q20 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period—with most retailers posting higher inventory turnover as stores reopen.

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US Store Closures: Where Are Department Stores Closing?

The Covid-19 crisis has significantly impacted the US department store sector. We offer a state-wise depiction of the locations of over 1,300 store closures. We present maps of confirmed store closures by the major department stores that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year—including JCPenney, Stage Stores and Stein Mart—as well as by other companies such as Macy’s and Nordstrom.

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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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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 this free report, sponsored by 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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