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Costco Monthly Sales, July 2020: Comp Growth Accelerates Further, but E-Commerce Growth Decelerates

Costco’s global same-store sales increased year over year in July. Reflecting a return to stores by shoppers, the acceleration in total comparable sales growth came despite a slowing in e-commerce growth. We review the comparable sales metrics reported by Costco for July 2020 and consider the factors that impacted results—including currency fluctuations and gasoline price deflation.

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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 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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Grocery Outlet (NASDAQ: GO)

Grocery Outlet is a US-based retailer of food and beverages, general merchandise, and health and beauty products. Headquartered in Emeryville, the company operates stores in California, Idaho, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington.

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Market Overview: US Grocery Retailers—Surge in Online Demand To Scale Up Automation in Fulfillment

In this Market Overview, we explore the current US grocery market and its future outlook. We consider the competitive landscape and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on market growth and online sales. This report also discusses a number of key themes in the market, including increasing automation in fulfillment, the advancement of dark stores and a shift from food service to food retail.

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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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Open for Business with Chris Baldwin, BJ’s Wholesale Club: Empathy and Personalization in Club-Store Retail

As part of our Open for Business webinar series, we hosted Chris Baldwin, Chairman of BJ’s Wholesale Club. We present an edited transcript from this webinar, in which Baldwin offered insights into changing consumer demand amid the coronavirus crisis—covering key topics such as personalization and assortment localization.

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Open for Business with Brad Santanna, The Hershey Company: Digital Signals and Omnichannel Consumer Engagement

​As part of our Open for Business webinar series, we hosted Brad Santanna, Head of E-Commerce Sales at The Hershey Company. We present an edited transcript from this webinar, in which Santanna offered insights into the importance of understanding consumer sentiment in demand, particularly in the current Covid-19 environment—covering key topics such as customer engagement, the use of data, omnichannel shopping and fulfillment.

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