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US Department Stores: Post-Crisis Outlook—Fall 2020 Update

We explore the continued impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on the US department store sector and present an outlook for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. In addition to discussing major players in the department store sector, we explore key trends to provide insight and analysis on focus sales categories, delivery services, fulfillment and digital sales. We summarize our key estimates in an infographic.

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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 Survey Update: Consumers’ Latest Expectations for Holiday-Season Shopping (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations amid the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we focus on consumers’ expected shopping behaviors for the 2020 holiday season. We also discuss shoppers’ current online spending habits and avoidance of public places, as well as what activities they expect to do in the next two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on October 13.

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10 Takeaways from the 10.10 Shopping Festival, a New, Global, Charitable Shopping Event

Coresight Research kicked off the holiday shopping season with its global 10.10 Shopping Festival, which engaged consumers, drove brand awareness and sparked a revitalization of retail. The new event was held on October 9–12 in collaboration with Shopkick, Fashwire and an exciting array of charities and supporting partners, retailers and brands. We present 10 key takeaways from the 10.10 Shopping Festival, exploring its success, its central theme of charitable giveback, and the pull-forward of holiday spending.

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Holiday 2020: US Retail Outlook—Five Reasons Why We’re Looking for 5% Growth

We provide our first estimates for the US retail outlook for holiday 2020, covering expected total retail sales growth and demand by category and sector. We discuss five factors supporting our estimates—including food retail demand, a switch from services to products, and earlier holiday shopping in October. We also consider three wildcards that could have hard-to-predict impacts on holiday spending, including the November election outcome and store capacity issues.

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US Apparel Retail: Post-Crisis Outlook—Fall 2020 Update

We explore the continued impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on the US apparel retail sector and present an outlook for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. In addition to commentary from US apparel brands and retailers, we discuss the adoption of new selling models, expansion in the digital channel and technological innovation, among other key trends. We summarize our key estimates in an infographic.

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US Survey Update: Shoppers’ Plans for Prime Day, 10.10, and Target’s and Walmart’s Shopping Events (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we discuss whether consumers expect to purchase from or browse promotions in the four upcoming shopping festivals in October and the most popular categories for intended purchases. We also discuss consumer behavior across retail and grocery, including findings around consumers’ avoidance of public places, as well as what activities they expect to do in the next two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on October 6.

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10 Things To Know About the Perfect 10 Shopping Festival: Coresight Research Launches the Global 10.10 Shopping Festival

Coresight Research is kicking off the 2020 shopping holiday season with the inaugural 10.10 Shopping Festival, in collaboration with shopping rewards app Shopkick, online fashion marketplace Fashwire and an exciting array of charities, supporting partners, retailers and brands. We highlight the 10 things you need to know, including which retailers will participate in 10.10 and what proportion of consumers expect to shop the event.

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Holiday 2020: US Shopper Survey—How Shifting Spending Patterns Will Impact Retail

Coresight Research’s recent survey provides a detailed update on US consumers’ holiday 2020 shopping expectations, with a focus on the implications for US retail. Given the uncertain context to US consumer’s holiday shopping decisions, the shape and scale of consumer demand during the holiday peak is less certain than ever. We take a deep dive into shoppers’ expectations for the US holiday 2020 season with results and insights from our survey.

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US Survey Update: Consumer Behavior Proves Volatile Across Retail and Food Service (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we discuss volatility in consumer behavior across retail and food service, including findings around consumers’ avoidance of public places, as well as what activities they expect to do in the next two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on September 29.

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US Home-Improvement E-Commerce: Retailers Accelerate Plans To Scale Online Operations

Despite the underwhelming narrative for much of discretionary retail in the US this year, home-improvement retail is one sector that has fared well, supported in part by key retailers' quick pivot to e-commerce. We discuss how three major Coresight 100 home-improvement retailers have accelerated their shift toward digital transformation and upped their e-commerce game to generate success.

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