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The Future Model of US Department Stores

With the rise in e-commerce amid pandemic-led disruption, the transformation of the department store model will be pivotal to the future success of the sector. We explore potential shifts in the sector based on five key trends that we have identified across physical and digital retail channels—covering experimental formats, specialized stores, endless aisle inventory, new partnership models and stores as fulfillment hubs.

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US Consumer Tracker: Consumers’ Shopping Plans for Independence Day 2021

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumer behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we discuss consumers’ plans for Independence Day (July 4) this year. We also present findings on where, how and how much consumers are shopping, as well as consumer avoidance of public places and what activities they have done in the past two weeks.

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IPOs in Retail: Strong Growth Opportunities in the US and the UK

There has been a significant rise in retail and consumer goods initial public offerings (IPOs) in the US and the UK in 2020 and the first half of 2021. We explore the opportunities and challenges facing private retailers and brand owners seeking to enter public markets via IPOs. We also discuss the aftermarket performance of recently completed IPOs and notable developments in the pipeline for 2021.

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How Updated Laws Are Impacting the Outcomes of US Retail Bankruptcies Today

In the context of a recent surge in retail bankruptcies, it is important for retailers to understand how updates to the US Bankruptcy Code impact retail bankruptcy outcomes today. We review pandemic-led bankruptcies in 2020 and year-to-date 2021, and offer recommendations for how US retailers filing for bankruptcy can improve their prospects for a successful turnaround.

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10 Trends in US CPG

US CPG companies have increasingly adopted advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, amid pandemic-led disruption. In this free report, sponsored by Prevedere, we analyze 10 key trends impacting the US CPG industry that are being driven by such technologies—covering sustainability, demand forecasting, digital shelf optimization and more.

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US Consumer Tracker: Consumers’ Shopping Plans for Father’s Day 2021

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumer behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we discuss consumers’ spending plans for Father’s Day this year. We also present findings on where, how and how much consumers are shopping, as well as consumer avoidance of public places and what activities they have done in the past two weeks.

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How Retailers Can Unlock True Profit Potential

Uncovering potential savings in GNFR (goods not for resale) expense has become increasingly important, as many US retail and CPG companies have encountered constrained profit margins as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this free report, we explore the profit improvement potential offered by GNFR, leveraging proprietary survey findings. We also discuss how services and technology solution providers such as LogicSource can help businesses reduce GNFR expense through improved access to data analytics and automation.

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Playbook: Evolving the Last Mile in the US

In this Playbook, we present four key strategies that US retailers can adopt to gain a competitive advantage in the last mile, covering in-house logistics infrastructure, returns, sustainability, and technology for BOPIS and curbside pickup.

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Innovator Intelligence: Why Retail Needs To Revisit SEO

The pandemic-driven surge in e-commerce and the tightening of marketing budgets present an opportunity for retailers to review their search engine optimization (SEO) strategies. In this free report, sponsored by Botify, we analyze the key industry trends driving the need for SEO reconsideration in retail and discuss the importance and benefits of organic search. We also explore the Botify enterprise SEO platform, which can help retailers uncover SEO opportunities to derive real business value.

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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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US Consumer Tracker: Spending Plans for Memorial Day Amid Record-Low Avoidance of Public Places

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 consumers’ spending plans for Memorial Day this year. We also present findings on where, how and how much consumers are shopping, as well as consumer avoidance of public places and what activities they have done in the past two weeks.

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US Online Grocery Survey 2021: Post-Surge Prospects

Our fourth annual online grocery survey explores the development of US online grocery shoppers’ behavior and preferences, with a focus on the impact of Covid-19. We explore how many shoppers are buying food and essentials online, how much they purchase online and which retailers they are buying from, among other findings.

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