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US Survey Update: Slowdown in Online Shopping Despite High Avoidance of Public Places (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 saw avoidance of public places remain high, although a slight decline in avoidance of shopping centers could be a positive sign for retail. We discuss how this aligns with consumer activities over the past two week, as well as the changing popularity of e-commerce. Our consumer survey was undertaken on July 29.

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Innovator Intelligence: Decoding Customer Data To Redefine Success in Category Management

As part of our Innovator Intelligence series, we discuss key trends impacting retail category management and how retailers and manufacturers can leverage technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence to become more shopper-centric. We also explore Centricity, an analytics company that leverages AI and machine learning to understand changing shopper demand in real time.

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US Survey Update: Consumers Increasingly Avoiding Public Places and Shifting More Apparel Spending Online (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 saw consumers’ concerns increase again, stemming from a rising number of new coronavirus cases in the US. We discuss how this sentiment affects avoidance of public places, as well as what activities consumers expect to do in the next two weeks.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Holiday Early Read with Consumers Expecting To Shop Early and Spend Less (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 July 15.

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The Health of the US Small Domestic Appliances Market: Favorable Consumer Trends amid Covid-19

We explore the health of the small domestic appliances market in the US, in the context of favorable consumer trends that have been driven by the Covid-19 crisis. This report includes an overview of the market landscape and its key players, as well as discussing shfting consumer demand and the influence of advancing technologies and emerging startups in the sector.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Covid-19 To Reshape Back-to-School 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 in the upcoming back-to-school 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 July 8.

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US Department Stores: Post-Crisis Outlook

We explore the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the US department-store sector and present an outlook for the remainder of 2020. This report also highlights technology innovators that may support the sector moving forward. We summarize our key estimates for 2020 and beyond in an infographic.

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1Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Reviewing the Covid-19 Impact

First-quarter 2020 retail earnings include the negative impact on sales caused by the coronavirus outbreak. We assess the recent performance of US retailers in terms of revenues, earnings per share and comps, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. With retail sectors weathering the Covid-19 crisis in different ways, sales declines are now easing due to stores reopening post lockdown, but the pace of recovery will vary.

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Facing the Challenges of Modern Retail with Prescriptive Analytics

Facing increasing competition from e-commerce companies, physical retailers are embracing analytics more than ever before. We explore how prescriptive analytics can help retailers to address current challenges, as well as boost revenues and increase their efficiency. We discuss the nature and benefits of prescriptive analytics, and detail its five core capabilities. This report is sponsored by Zebra Technologies.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—How Covid-19 Has Changed the Way Consumers Shop for Apparel (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 changing consumer shopping behaviors in the apparel category, asking new questions about product returns. 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 July 1.

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Do Not Touch: Contactless Technologies for Retail

We explore the adoption and evolution of contactless and contact-light technologies at various stages of the shopping journey, including ordering, checkout, payment and delivery. With the Covid-19 pandemic fueling the development of such technologies—due to heightened consumer sensitivity to safety and out of necessity during temporary store shutdowns—retailers are likely to introduce more innovations to remove physical contact in transactions over the long term.

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Five Trends Shaping Apparel Sourcing

The apparel sourcing industry is experiencing uncertainty due to unpredictable changes to tariffs and trade, the widespread coronavirus pandemic and fast-moving upgrades of technology in the supply chain. We outline five key apparel-sourcing trends and discuss how apparel retailers and brands can adapt to consumer expectations while controlling sourcing costs.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Online Apparel Shopping Retains Its Appeal Even as Stores Reopen (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. With retail reopening as lockdowns are lifted, we discuss shoppers’ current behaviors, including online shopping and avoidance of public places. We also look at what activities they expect to do in the next two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on June 24.

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Retail Innovators: REITs

The Coresight Research Retail Innovators series examines how key players and startups are disrupting different retail sectors. In this report, we focus on five disruptors in the REITs sector that are offering innovative data and technology solutions to real-estate owners. We also highlight the ways in which some REITs in the US are introducing innovation, such as by adding entertainment to properties.

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