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Associated British Foods PLC (Primark) (LSE: ABF)

Associated British Foods is a UK-based retailer of accessories, agricultural products, apparel, beauty, footwear, grocery and houseware items. Headquartered in London, the company operates stores in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the UK and the US.

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Market Outlook: Apparel and Footwear Specialty Retailers in the US, the UK and China—Prospects for Recovery

In this Market Outlook, we discuss the performance and outlook for the apparel and footwear specialty retail market, with a focus on the US, the UK and China. We provide our market sizing estimates for 2021 and beyond, and we consider the primary trends that will drive demand. This report also explores e-commerce penetration, the competitive landscape, US retail innovators and key themes—including demand for activewear, sustainability initiatives and the growth of DTC (direct-to-consumer).

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Holiday 2020: UK Retail Wrap-Up—Digitally Adept Retailers Thrive; UK Retail Sales Fall in December

We review UK retail sales and major retailers’ trading updates from the 2020 holiday period. We provide trading updates for a comprehensive list of UK retailers including ASOS, Dixons Carphone, M&S, Next and Sainsbury’s, as well as a timeline of key events in the UK related to Covid-19. Our analysis of the holiday peak from last year can help to gauge the scale and shape of demand as we head further into 2021.

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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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Introducing the New Coresight 100: The Companies Reinventing Retail

With 2020 having accelerated the pace of change in retail, we have re-evaluated the Coresight 100, our focus list of the top 100 of the largest and most influential companies in the global retail ecosystem. We introduce the new list of the top companies to watch, which spans eight sectors and now includes select innovators and private companies.

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European Apparel Retailing: Value and E-Commerce Continue To Set the Pace

In this report, we look at the European apparel retail sector, with a focus on France, Germany and the UK. In addition to discussing apparel sales in these regions, we discuss how online pure plays are on an upward growth trajectory, bucking the doom-and-gloom trend, as well as efforts by European value retailers to expand their reach and footprint. We also consider multibrand e-commerce players’ moves in the sportswear space and sustainability efforts.

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Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF) 1H19 Update: German Weakness Drags Down Eurozone Growth and Prompts Marketing Investment

ABF reported first-half comparable sales at Primark are expected to be down 2%, total sales to be up 4%, that Primark performed well in the UK with weak November store traffic but “good trading” in other months. The US business "continues to perform strongly."

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Primark (LSE: ABF) 1Q19 Trading Update: Store Expansion Lifts Sales

Primark increased its revenues 4% year over year, at both constant currency and actual exchange rates. This was below the consensus estimate of 5.5% constant-currency growth recorded by StreetAccount. Sales growth was driven by an increase in the retail selling space partially offset by a modest decline in same-store sales. Operating margins improved due to lower purchasing costs (led by a weaker U.S. dollar) and better stock management, the company did not provide figures. U.K. sales grew 1% year over year, which ABF claimed was ahead of the overall U.K. apparel market. The company pointed to positive U.K. comparable sales in September

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