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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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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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Insights from Amazon’s US Prime Day 2020: A Discount-Focused Start to Holiday Shopping

Amazon held its sixth annual Prime Day shopping festival in the US on October 13–14, having postponed it from July due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We present insights from the 48-hour event, which offered promotions in multiple retail categories and saw the e-commerce platform feature livestreaming sessions to promote deals in real time. We also outline the selected major US retailers that offered deals alongside Amazon’s event this year.

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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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China’s National Day Wrap-Up: Golden Week Sees Uptick in Discretionary Spending

China’s National Day holiday ran from October 1 through October 8 this year. We discuss data and offer insights into consumption patterns and behaviors among Chinese tourists during Golden Week 2020, covering travel revenue, retail sales, spending in discretionary categories and food-service revenue. We also consider travel to Macau and the popularity of duty-free shopping.

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Big Billion Days 2020 Preview: Flipkart Offers Pre-Booking and Daily Shopping Games To Drive Sales

Launched in 2014, the Big Billion Days shopping festival is the annual flagship shopping event of Walmart-owned Indian retailer Flipkart. The Big Billion days sale will take place on October 16–21 this year. We explore a preview of key features of this year’s Big Billion Days shopping festival, including pre-booking, shopping games, offers and promotions, and upcoming events by retail competitors.

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The 12 Weeks of Holidays: #3—Carriers Add Holiday Surcharges To Manage Holiday Peak Capacity

We discuss the issues regarding last-mile shipping for the holiday season this year, with a focus on shipping capacity volumes and holiday surcharge fees for the big three carriers in the US—FedEx, UPS and the USPS. This report is part of our 12 Weeks of Holidays series, in which we present key data, trends and observations as we count down to the peak holiday season.

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