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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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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 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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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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2021 Retail and Technology Outlook

Against the challenging coronavirus-impacted retail environment, Coresight Research’s analysts provide directional outlooks and sector headwinds and tailwinds for 2021. We discuss the trends and data points that we expect to see during the year ahead, covering 10 channels, sectors or markets, with a focus on the US.

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Six Ways Covid-19 Will Continue To Impact US Retailers and Consumers

Coronavirus vaccines are now in production, and there are indications that the US economy is on the road to recovery from the global pandemic. We analyze six ways in which pandemic-driven changes to the economy, retail and consumer behavior will affect the US retail industry moving forward. These include impacts related to unemployment rates and changed business operations—such as work-from-home practices and reduced travel—and the outlook for the service industry.

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Retail Robustness Index: November 2020 Update—Most Metrics Improve Slightly

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 November 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 October.

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The Inaugural 10.10 Shopping Festival: From Concept to Creation—and the Five Factors That Drove Its Success

Coresight Research launched the 10.10 Shopping Festival exactly one month ago, to bring fun and excitement back to the retail industry and to help retailers and shoppers address the disruption caused by Covid-19. We provide insights into the creation and launch of the inaugural 10.10 Shopping Festival, which took place on October 9–12, and the five key factors that drove its success.

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Introducing the New Coresight 100: The Companies Reinventing Retail

With 2020 having accelerated the pace of change in retail, we have re-evaluated the Coresight 100, our focus list of the top 100 of the largest and most influential companies in the global retail ecosystem. We introduce the new list of the top companies to watch, which spans eight sectors and now includes select innovators and private companies.

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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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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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Halloween 2020 US Retail Preview: Covid-19 Spooks Festivities and Haunts Retail

As Halloween kicks off the US Holiday season, festivities are likely to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Halloween celebrations and retail spending. We also explore the detailed insights provided by our September 22 survey on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations in relation to this year’s Halloween holiday, with a focus on the implications for US retail.

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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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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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