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May 2020 UK Retail Sales: Partial Rebound in Discretionary Sector Even Before Most Stores Reopen

UK retail sales saw improvement in May after April’s deep declines, aided by a strong performance in DIY and hardware-store sales as these were deemed essential by the government and were thus allowed to stay open during lockdown. Some sectors also began to reopen in May after coronavirus-led temporary closures. We review May data for UK retail in total and by sector.

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May 2020 US Retail Sales: Total Year-over-Year Growth Turns Positive; Declines at Discretionary Sectors Ease While Food Stores and Nonstore Retailers See Strong Growth

Most sectors witnessed the easing of sales declines in May, as US consumers resumed spending following the reopening of stores post lockdown. Growth in total US retail sales excluding gasoline and automobiles turned positive on a year-over-year basis, driven by double-digit growth at food stores, home-improvement retailers and nonstore retailers.

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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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Coresight Conversations: Retail Legend and Turnaround Specialist Michael Appel Discusses How Liquidity Preservation Is Key to a Business Turnaround

As part of our Coresight Conversations: Legends in Retail webinar series, we hosted retail legend and business turnaround specialist Michael Appel. We present the transcript from this webinar, in which Appel shared his five-pronged strategy for how retailers can survive the current coronavirus crisis and look ahead to the future—with emphasis on the key pillars of technology and liquidity.

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The China Beauty Consumer, Pre- and Post Coronavirus

Although impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, initial indicators show that China’s economy is rebounding, and the beauty industry is poised for a speedy recovery. We discuss findings from our proprietary survey of beauty consumers in China—as well as recent data about the market—to examine the preferences and spending behaviors of this demographic prior to the coronavirus pandemic and learnings coming out of the crisis.

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