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Earnings Insights 4Q20, Week 5: Discounters Stand Strong While Department Stores Remain Badly Hit and Apparel Specialists See Slow Recovery

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report fourth-quarter 2020 earnings. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended February 28—namely, American Eagle Outfitters, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Burlington Stores, Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, Gap Inc., Grocery Outlet Holding Corp., Kohl’s, Kroger, Nordstrom, Ross Stores, Target and Urban Outfitters.

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Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2021, Week 9: TJX Companies To Open 81 Net US Stores in 2021

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Casper Sleep, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hudson, Macy’s, Paper Source, Payless, Sprouts Farmers Market, TJX Companies and Victoria’s Secret in the US and Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Thomas Pink in the UK.

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US Store Tracker Extra, February 2021: 2,222 Store Closures by Major US Retailers Will Result in 31 Million Square Feet of Closed Retail Space in 2021

The US Store Tracker Extra monthly series offers insight into retailers’ store closure and opening announcements. We include details on closures and openings as a percentage of total store base as well as square-footage impact. This report also offers a comparison between year-to-date announced closures and openings, as of February 26, 2021, versus the comparable period in 2020.

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The New Value Retailers: Online Marketplaces Challenge Brick-and-Mortar Budget Formats

The value retail sector is expanding beyond traditional brick-and-mortar budget formats (including discount variety retailers such as dollar stores) with the emergence of online value marketplaces. We see the growth of these e-commerce platforms as presenting challenges to predominantly offline retailers in the value retail sector. We discuss the key online players, with a focus on the US, the UK and China.

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Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2021, Week 6: Five Below To Open 170 New Stores in 2021

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Aldi, At Home, Five Below, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Kmart, Murphy USA, Sears, Skechers, Trader Joe’s and Weis Markets in the US and Aldi, Boohoo, Clarks, Dermstore and The Hut Group in the UK.

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Market Outlook: Understanding India’s $800 Billion Retail Sector

In this Market Outlook report, we explore India’s retail sector. We analyze data on the sector size and present our growth estimates for 2021. We discuss key market drivers and e-commerce penetration in India’s retail market compared to other global markets. This report also covers a breakdown of India’s top 15 retail companies by revenue,—including Avenue Supermarts, Flipkart Internet, Reliance Retail and V-Mart Retail.

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US Store Tracker Extra, January 2021: Major US Retailers Announce 24 Million Square Feet of Closed Retail Space in 2021

In Coresight Research’s new US Store Tracker Extra monthly series, we offer insight into retailers’ store closure and opening announcements on a monthly basis—supplementing our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker report. We include retailer-level details on closures and openings as a percentage of total store base as well as square-footage impact. This report also offers a comparison between year-to-date announced closures and openings at the end of each month in 2021 versus the comparable period in 2020.

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US Valentine’s Day 2021 Retail Preview: Strong Sales Expected Despite Year-over-Year Contraction in Total Spend

In the US, Valentine’s Day has seen steady growth over the last decade, with a huge increase in spending estimated to have been seen in 2020. We examine the retail opportunities for Valentine’s Day in the US in 2021, using Coresight Research proprietary survey data. We discuss estimated spending by Valentine’s Day shoppers and the retail channels and retailer types that could prove popular for Valentine’s Day shopping this year.

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US and UK Store Closures Review 2020 and US Outlook 2021

We review store closures and openings in the US and the UK for the full-year 2020. We break down the numbers by sector and analyze the key retailers that significantly contributed to total openings and closures over the course of the year. We also present our projections of US store closures and openings in 2021.

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Holiday 2020: UK Retail Wrap-Up—Digitally Adept Retailers Thrive; UK Retail Sales Fall in December

We review UK retail sales and major retailers’ trading updates from the 2020 holiday period. We provide trading updates for a comprehensive list of UK retailers including ASOS, Dixons Carphone, M&S, Next and Sainsbury’s, as well as a timeline of key events in the UK related to Covid-19. Our analysis of the holiday peak from last year can help to gauge the scale and shape of demand as we head further into 2021.

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Retail Robustness Index: January 2021 Update—Scores Rebound as Product Mix Shifts Back to Normalized Levels

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The January 2021 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 December 2020.

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The TJX Companies: A Timeline of Key Events

The TJX Companies, an off-price apparel and home goods retailer, has been steadily growing its revenues and physical footprint. This report provides a timeline of significant events in the company’s history over the past four years, as well as data on total revenue growth and comparable store sales across the TJX segments from fiscal year 2015 to 2020.

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3Q20 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Inventory Turnover Rates Increase Year over Year for Most Retailers

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 3Q20 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period—with most retailers posting increased inventory turnover levels.

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