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Earnings Insights 1Q20, Week 1: What US Retailers Are Reporting on the Coronavirus Impact and Outlook

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report first-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 weeks ended May 17 and May 24, including Best Buy, Kohl’s and VF Corporation.

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Operating in a Post-Coronavirus World: How Indian Retailers Can Navigate the Road to Recovery

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has seen the Indian government impose restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. We discuss the wide-ranging impacts of the ongoing lockdown on India’s retail sector and explore how retailers have responded to the crisis. In addition to examining the challenges that lie ahead, we present a three-pronged approach for retailers to survive the post-coronavirus recovery period and emerge stronger.

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Target To Acquire Deliv’s Delivery Technology

Target is set to acquire technology from delivery services provider Deliv in May 2020. We outline Deliv’s capabilities and the benefits that its technology will offer Target, as well as discussing Target’s previous acquisitions in the delivery space.

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Market Overview: E-Commerce Platforms–Mixed Impact from Coronavirus, but Innovation Continues To Support Gains

In this Market Overview, we explore the current retail e-commerce market and its future outlook, with a focus on China and the US. We consider the competitive landscape and the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This report also discusses a number of key themes in the market, including new physical store formats, social commerce and private labels.

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From Steak to Chicken: Coronavirus-Driven Downturn Likely To Prompt a Wave of Trading Down in US Grocery

The economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic will likely lead to a surge in trading down in nondiscretionary retailing, with value becoming the key priority for US consumers. Shoppers are seeking cheaper options as they look to mitigate the impact of economic uncertainty. We explore this trend, using data from the Global Recession of 2007–2009 to inform our insights.

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