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Coronavirus Tracker: Retail Metrics and Key Developments

Coresight Research’s Coronavirus Tracker includes a timeline of key developments; details temporary US store closures and reopenings; charts weekly data on shoppers' purchasing behaviors; and notes US retail hirings, US states' reopening dates for businesses and furloughs by major retail companies. Recently added are details of capital raising, management changes, financial guidance updates and bankruptcies in retail.

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US Back to School 2020: Consumer Survey Update—Further Shift of Spending from In-School to Digital Learning

Part of our US Back to School 2020 series, we provide an update on consumer attitudes toward the back-to-school season, based on a recent Coresight Research survey of US consumers. We discuss our findings across three key topics—spending expectations, concerns about Covid-19 and attitudes toward in-store versus online shopping—with a focus on in-school versus online learning.

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US and China Quarterly Economic Update, 2Q20: Coronavirus Tanks US Economy; China Bounces Back to Growth

In this report, we discuss macroeconomic indicators from the US and China—including GDP and industrial production. Recently released data show the US economy being severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis, with the second quarter of 2020 being its worst on record—although there were signs of recovery in June. Meanwhile, China’s economy has returned to modest growth.

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US Back to School 2020: A Redefined Shopping Basket

Part of our US Back to School 2020 series, we look at what the shopping basket may look like this season amid uncertainty around school and college reopening models due to the coronavirus crisis. We discuss the challenges that retailers face in determining demand and the implications of the transformed BTC season for students and retailers.

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US Back to School 2020: The Outlook for Retail amid Uncertainty and a Gloomy Economic Backdrop

Launching our US Back to School 2020 series, we outline our expectations for the season this year, which is being shaped by the coronavirus crisis. We discuss the core market drivers behind our estimates of consumer spending in the US—including consumer focus on health and safety, the impact of Covid-19 on discretionary retail, potential school and college reopening models and the economic backdrop.

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Fashinnovation’s Worldwide Talks 2020—Second Edition: Sustainability, Innovation and Inclusivity

Industry leaders in the fashion industry came together for two days of discussion amid the coronavirus pandemic. We present key insights from the second edition of Fashinnovation’s Worldwide Talks 2020, a digital event that highlighted the major themes of sustainability and innovation in the fashion industry.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Luxury Is Well Positioned To Recover Post Crisis

As a discretionary retail sector, luxury was dealt a significant blow by the coronavirus crisis this year. We discuss how the market’s recovery could play out over the next two years, using proprietary consumer survey data. We also take learnings from the Chinese luxury market to provide indicators into future consumer behavior in the US.

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US Home and Home-Improvement Retail: Post-Crisis Outlook

We explore the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the home and home-improvement sector—including on sales, spending, store closures and retailer bankruptcies—and present an outlook for the remainder of 2020. To analyze the sector, we look closely at select US retailers, including Home Depot, RH and Willams-Sonoma. We summarize our key estimates for 2020 in an infographic

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Coronavirus Insights: China Launches New “55 Shopping Festival” To Give Retail a Post-Lockdown Boost

To stimulate the economy and encourage consumers to release pent-up demand post Covid-19, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government co-launched a new, large-scale shopping holiday with the retail industry at the beginning of May 2020. We discuss the scale and impact of the omnichannel 55 Shopping Festival, exploring how it is driving purchasing behavior in retail and tourism.

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US and China Quarterly Economic Update: Coronavirus Inflicted Economic Harm to Both Countries in 1Q20

Recently released data from the US and China show both economies being impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic in the first quarter of 2020. US GDP declined to the lowest level since the Global Recession in 2008, and China’s GDP contracted for the first time in nearly 30 years. Furthermore, due to the Covid-19 crisis, industrial output in both nations fell significantly.

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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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Coronavirus Insights: Retail Playbook—React and Adapt

With the global retail industry taking heavy hits from the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we provide a playbook for nonfood brands and retailers in Western markets to help them navigate the crisis. Our guide is based around the themes of reacting in the short term and adapting in the medium to long term.

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