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New Retail Models in the Global Beauty Market

As part of our series exploring new models of retailing across different sectors and channels, we focus on the innovative strategies being implemented by brands and retailers in the global beauty market, including Sephora and Ulta Beauty. We discuss how brands are leveraging technologies to improve the shopping experience, implementing save-a-sale programs and embracing cross-channel retail to drive shopper engagement.

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4Q19 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Higher Inventory Turnover Due to Solid Holiday Sales and Disciplined Approaches

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 4Q19 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period. The coronavirus crisis means 4Q trends will not be an accurate guide to 2020, but those retailers heading into the storm with cleaner stock levels will enjoy an advantage over more heavily stocked rivals.

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4Q19 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up

Fourth-quarter 2019 retail earnings show that many companies across the retail industry saw strong growth. However, our coverage of the Coresight 100 reveals that the CPG and department-store sectors bucked this trend, with the latter continuing to struggle. Companies across the board have updated their guidance due to coronavirus disruption in the supply chain and demand in Asia, but we are yet to see updates based on the spread of the virus to the US, with the nation moving closer to lockdown.

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International Women’s Day Preview: In China, It’s Another Shopping Festival

March 8 will mark International Women’s Day, an annual event that has been treated in recent years as another shopping festival—representing an opportunity for brands and retailers to launch price promotions and marketing campaigns. We discuss how the retail industry in China is capitalizing on International Women’s Day this year, focusing on e-commerce.

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Coronavirus Briefing: Four Positive Takeaways from the Outbreak for Retailers in China

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, we consider the positive takeaways for retailers in China. We discuss the effects of the current consumer preference for e-commerce over brick-and-mortar shopping, in both grocery and nonsectors sectors; the marketing opportunities provided by Chinese super app WeChat; and the increasing consumer focus on health and wellness.

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Coronavirus Briefing: China’s Outbound Tourism Will Be Hurt, but Possibly Not for Long

Chinese outbound travelers led spending in tourism globally before the coronavirus outbreak. We discuss the potential short-term impact that the virus could therefore have on the tourism industries of popular destinations among Chinese travelers. We also consider how a decline in the number of international tourists from China could affect airport retail sales.

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