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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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3Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Discretionary Sectors Regain Momentum

We assess the recent performance of selected US-based retailers, brands, e-commerce platforms and REITs in terms of revenues, earnings per share and comps for the third quarter of 2020, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies beat revenue consensus estimates, and most of the discretionary sectors regained their momentum during the quarter.

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The US Outdoor Apparel and Footwear Market: Strong Growth Opportunities for Brands and Retailers

The stay-at-home measures imposed in the US due to the Covid-19 pandemic have seen more consumers place higher value on outdoor activities in recent months. The outdoor apparel and footwear industry is set to benefit from strong demand moving forward. We discuss the opportunities that this niche market presents to brands and retailers, covering its growth potential, key drivers of growth and competitive landscape.

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Earnings Insights 3Q20, Week 6: Home-Goods Retailers, Discounters and Warehouse Clubs Outperform; Apparel Sees Strong Recovery

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report third-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 December 13, namely Big Lots, Costco, Lululemon Athletica, RH and Stitch Fix. This is the final report in the third-quarter Earnings Insights series.

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November 2020 US Retail Traffic and In-Store Metrics: Traffic Declines by 37%; Black Friday Underperforms

November 2020 saw a total US nonfood store traffic decline of 37% year over year, as several states reinstated Covid-19 restrictions and Black Friday weekend saw a shift to e-commerce. We review weekly shopper traffic trends through the month, as well as traffic by retailer vertical, region and retailer location type.

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The 12 Weeks of Holidays: #11—Our Predictions for a Digital December in US Retail

We present our expectations for a digital December and analyze the implications for US retailers. We cover recent retail traffic trends, mobile commerce and digital selling tools, popular online product categories, and online-order fulfillment and last mile-delivery. This report is part of The 12 Weeks of Holidays series, in which we present key data, trends and observations as we count down to the peak holiday season.

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Earnings Insights 3Q20, Week 4: Apparel Specialists See Strong Recovery; Home Categories Remain Strong

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report third-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 November 29, namely American Eagle Outfitters, Best Buy, Burlington Stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dollar Tree, Gap Inc., Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters and Williams-Sonoma.

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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 12 Weeks of Holidays: #7: Outlook for the US Apparel and Footwear Sector

Apparel and footwear retailers are having to rethink their approach to the holidays this year, due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of The 12 Weeks of Holidays series, we provide an outlook for the sector, including our estimates for consumer spending during the holiday period. We also discuss e-commerce fulfillment, digital sales growth, the winning trends in apparel and insights into how select retailers are preparing for the holidays.

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