Known for its night markets and cultural products, Bangkok’s retail scene also boasts many innovative brands and retailers testing new concepts – and making space for local design talent.
Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 29: Charming Charlie to Close All Stores
Store closures continued this week, with Charming Charlie announcing it will close all 261 of its stores as its core business is squeezed by increasing competition that is erasing its raison d’etre.
New Retail is blurring the online and offline commerce in China. We review recent developments in New Retail in eight retail and consumer sectors: e-commerce; consumer electronics; fashion; fast-moving consumer goods and supermarkets; cosmetics and beauty; furniture and home improvement; department stores; and, local services.
June 2019 US Retail Sales: Slowdown Seen Across Sectors, Nonstore Retailers Continue Growth Trajectory
US retail sales rose 2.5% YoY in June, weakening from the 3.2% rise in May with slips across major sectors. Nonstore retailers continued their growth trajectory, with sales rising 11.6% YoY, following May’s 11.7% rise but slower than 12.9% in April.
Total back to school spend expected to dip from last year’s level despite higher average per-person spend as fewer families report having school-age children.
June 2019 US Same-Store Sales: Costco’s Comps Beat Consensus, Buckle’s Men’s Segment Boosts Sales, Cato’s Sales Rise
In June, Costco’s same-store sales growth was slightly above the consensus estimate while e-commerce growth slowed from May’s solid 20.7%.
Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 28: Target to Open More Small-Format Stores
In the US, year-to-date announced closures have already exceeded the total we recorded for the full year 2018. Coresight Research estimates announced US store closures could reach 12,000 by the end of 2019.
Fast retail is Coresight Research’s term for a new approach to retail featuring shorter leases, more shared spaces and more short-term stores. In this report, we profile the prevailing major fast retail formats in the US, ranging from pop-ups to marketplaces.
Takashimaya will exit China after its seven years of loss making, partly due to the store location which was not positioned as a luxury spot, as well as stiff competition from other department store players, some of which chose to collaborate with Internet companies to implement digital transformation and improve traffic.
Coresight Research estimates the woman’s plus-size clothing market in the US is approximately $30.7 billion in 2019. Women who wear plus sizes spend less per capita on apparel and live in lower income households relative to the overall female population.
Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 27: Pier 1 Imports to Shut More Stores
Coresight Research tracks news about store closures, openings and bankruptcies. Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker focuses on department stores and specialty retail stores, including, but not limited to, those selling softlines, hardlines, consumer electronics, groceries and furniture.
In this report, we explain the buy online and pick up in store (BOPIS) model in detail and assess how some US retailers are using this service to enhance their omnichannel retailing.
This report reviews the most recent quarterly earnings for (mostly) US-based companies in the Coresight 100, our focus list of retailers, brand owners and real estate firms.
May 2019 US Retail Sales: Slowdown Seen Across Sectors with Major Softening in Clothing and Department Stores
Total US retail sales excluding gasoline and automobiles increased 3.2% year over year in May, weakening from the revised 5.8% year-over-year rise in April.
Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX: HBC) 1Q19: Mixed Results, Focus on North America and Strategy at Saks OFF 5TH
HBC reported 1Q19 revenues of C$2.12 billion, down 3.3% YoY and above the consensus estimate of C$2.00 billion. The company reported adjusted 1Q19 EPS of C$1.15, up from the year-ago period.