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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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Innovator Profile: Newmine Disrupts the Returns Management Market

As part of our Innovator Profile series, we profile Newmine, a retail-tech innovator that is disrupting the returns management market. Newmine's Chief Returns Officer is an AI-powered platform that gives retailers a holistic view of integrated returns-related data from across the enterprise; it prescribes corrective actions that retailers can take to reduce future returns and empowers teams in different departments to collaborate seamlessly. This free report is sponsored by Newmine.

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Innovator Profile: Engagement Agents Optimizes Marketing Campaigns

As part of our Innovator Profile series, we profile Engagement Agents, a software platform provider that enables retailers to optimize the marketing that they pay for within store leases—thus helping retailers to drive traffic and sales in-store and online, and potentially save time and resources in the creation and implementation of marketing campaigns. This free report is sponsored by Engagement Agents.

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Retail-Tech Landscape: Warehouse Automation

The recent surge in e-commerce growth amid Covid-19 has seen demand spike for warehousing space, fulfillment efficiency and storage capacity. This is driving the need for increased automation in the warehousing sector. This Retail-Tech Landscape comprises selected startups globally that can help retailers automate their warehouse operations.

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Alibaba in the Global Retail Market: Busting Five Myths

With Alibaba generating $945 billion in GMV through its China retail marketplaces in fiscal year 2020 and pioneering “New Retail,” understanding Alibaba is essential to any company looking to sell into China. In this report, we unlock five myths related to online retail in China to provide insights into the workings of this e-commerce giant.

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December 2020 US Retail Sales: A Strong December Takes Total Holiday Growth to 9%

US retail sales continued to see strong growth in December 2020. Furthermore, 2020 retail sales overall grew 6.9%—very strong growth in light of the industry’s early struggles amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Using data from the US Census Bureau, this report looks at which retail sectors saw sales surge and which did not do well in December 2020.

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December 2020 US Retail Traffic and In-Store Metrics: Traffic Declines by 36%, Easing Toward the End of the Month

December 2020 saw a total US nonfood store traffic decline of 36% year over year, as several states saw record levels of Covid-19 cases, primarily due to the effects of Thanksgiving and Christmas travel. We review weekly shopper traffic trends through the month, as well as traffic by retailer vertical, region and retailer location type.

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Chinese New Year: Five Strategies for International Brands and Retailers To Capitalize on the Holiday

Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important holiday of the year in Chinese culture, falling on February 11–17 in 2021. We discuss five ways in which international brands and retailers can capitalize on this retail opportunity in 2021 and future years, covering new products, red packets, themed campaigns, livestreaming and logistics.

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Retail Robustness Index: January 2021 Update—Scores Rebound as Product Mix Shifts Back to Normalized Levels

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The January 2021 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 December 2020.

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The TJX Companies: A Timeline of Key Events

The TJX Companies, an off-price apparel and home goods retailer, has been steadily growing its revenues and physical footprint. This report provides a timeline of significant events in the company’s history over the past four years, as well as data on total revenue growth and comparable store sales across the TJX segments from fiscal year 2015 to 2020.

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3Q20 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Inventory Turnover Rates Increase Year over Year for Most Retailers

In our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker reports, we analyze inventory trends among those US retailers listed in the Coresight 100. We look at the inventory levels of various retailers in 3Q20 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period—with most retailers posting increased inventory turnover levels.

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US CPG Sales Tracker: CPG E-Commerce Stays Strong, Led by 84% Growth in Online Food Sales

The Coresight Research and IRI monthly US CPG Sales Tracker provides our data-driven insights into online sales trends in the US CPG industry—covering the product categories of food & beverage; health & beauty; and general merchandise & homecare. In this report, we present five key insights from the four weeks ended November 29, 2020.

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