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US Back to School 2020: Consumer Survey Update—Further Shift of Spending from In-School to Digital Learning

Part of our US Back to School 2020 series, we provide an update on consumer attitudes toward the back-to-school season, based on a recent Coresight Research survey of US consumers. We discuss our findings across three key topics—spending expectations, concerns about Covid-19 and attitudes toward in-store versus online shopping—with a focus on in-school versus online learning.

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Retail Reimagined: Implementing Contact-Light Retail To Deliver a Safe and Convenient Shopping Process

As part of our Retail Reimagined series, which explores the outlook for retail in a post-crisis world, we discuss how retailers are implementing contact-light retail operations to minimize contact for the consumer during the shopping journey. We discuss curbside pickup, cashierless stores, contactless payment and vending machines.

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Exploring Covid-19 Recovery with Ethan Chernofsky, Placer.ai: A Retail Turning Point or a Return to Status Quo?

Coresight Research hosted Ethan Chernofsky, VP of Marketing at Placer.ai, in a webinar to discuss the future of US retail and the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis. We present an edited transcript from this webinar, which offers insights into the return of traffic to malls, mission-driven shopping and channel innovation in grocery, and retailers’ market positioning in the changing landscapes of different sectors.

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Retail Reimagined: Making the Store Experience Frictionless

As part of our Retail Reimagined series, which explores the outlook for retail in a post-crisis world, we discuss how retailers are removing friction from the shopping process by adopting technologies that support seamless and integrated in-store experiences—including self-guided scanning and augmented and virtual reality technology.

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US Store Closures: Department Store Closures Exacerbate Challenges Faced by Mall Owners

Store closures are continuing to mount across various discretionary sectors in the US retail industry—with the rise in department store closures and bankruptcies a particular cause for concern for mall owners. We provide an overview of announced department store closures and bankruptcy filings and discuss the implications for mall owners and the retail industry as a whole.

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Retail Robustness Index: August 2020 Update—Higher Scores Due to Increases in Store Reopenings

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 August update updates 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 July.

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US Back to School 2020: A Redefined Shopping Basket

Part of our US Back to School 2020 series, we look at what the shopping basket may look like this season amid uncertainty around school and college reopening models due to the coronavirus crisis. We discuss the challenges that retailers face in determining demand and the implications of the transformed BTC season for students and retailers.

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Innovator Intelligence: Decoding Customer Data To Redefine Success in Category Management

As part of our Innovator Intelligence series, we discuss key trends impacting retail category management and how retailers and manufacturers can leverage technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence to become more shopper-centric. We also explore Centricity, an analytics company that leverages AI and machine learning to understand changing shopper demand in real time.

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US Back to School 2020: The Outlook for Retail amid Uncertainty and a Gloomy Economic Backdrop

Launching our US Back to School 2020 series, we outline our expectations for the season this year, which is being shaped by the coronavirus crisis. We discuss the core market drivers behind our estimates of consumer spending in the US—including consumer focus on health and safety, the impact of Covid-19 on discretionary retail, potential school and college reopening models and the economic backdrop.

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