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2Q20 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Most Retailers Post Higher Inventory Turnover as Stores Reopen

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 2Q20 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period—with most retailers posting higher inventory turnover as stores reopen.

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August 2020 US Retail Sales: Further Strong Year-Over-Year Growth

Building on strong growth momentum in total US retail sales in July 2020, US retail sales continued to rebound strongly in August, driven by multiple nonfood sectors—including sports and leisure goods and home improvement. Using data from the US Census Bureau, this report looks at which retail sectors saw sales surge and which did not do well in August 2020.

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Retail Robustness Index: September 2020 Update—Store Reopenings Drive Higher Index Values

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand as the Covid-19 lockdowns began. The September 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 August.

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Earnings Insights 2Q20, Week 6 and Wrap-Up: Digital Businesses Lead Retail Recovery

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report second-quarter 2020 earnings. We condense what retail companies are reporting, with a focus on the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended September 13, including American Eagle Outfitters, Casey’s General Stores and Kroger. This is the final report in the second-quarter Earnings Insights series. As such, we also summarize the performance of retailers reported in the prior weeks.

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Earnings Insights 2Q20, Week 1: Retailers’ Path to Recovery Is Being Led by Digital Business

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report second-quarter 2020 earnings. We condense what retail companies are reporting, with a focus on the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended August 9 and earlier, including Amazon, Capri Holdings, CVS Health and VF Corporation.

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Innovator Intelligence: Decoding Customer Data To Redefine Success in Category Management

As part of our Innovator Intelligence series, we discuss key trends impacting retail category management and how retailers and manufacturers can leverage technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence to become more shopper-centric. We also explore Centricity, an analytics company that leverages AI and machine learning to understand changing shopper demand in real time.

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1Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Reviewing the Covid-19 Impact

First-quarter 2020 retail earnings include the negative impact on sales caused by the coronavirus outbreak. We assess the recent performance of US retailers in terms of revenues, earnings per share and comps, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. With retail sectors weathering the Covid-19 crisis in different ways, sales declines are now easing due to stores reopening post lockdown, but the pace of recovery will vary.

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US Store Closures 2020 Outlook: Covid-19 Update—Prolonged Impact Set To Drive Up Closures

This report assesses the outlook for physical retail over the remainder of 2020—updating our previous expectations in light of the escalating impact of the coronavirus crisis. We compare year-to-date store closure data with 2019 and discuss a potential rise in bankruptcies, which may become a reality for many struggling retailers. We also update our prediction for the total number of closures we expect to see in the US in the full-year 2020.

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Winning with Retailer-Supplier Collaboration in Grocery and Drug Retail

We analyze the findings of a recent Coresight Research proprietary survey of global suppliers and retailers to explore the importance of retailer-supplier collaboration and the key criteria for achieving this. We present insights into the challenges, advantages and opportunities presented by retailer-supplier collaboration, with a focus on customer-centric data sharing.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Drugstore Chains and Big-Box Pharmacy Retailers Roll Out Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing Sites

As some US states begin to reopen businesses and lift stay-at-home orders, the need for increased testing has become a focal point to slow the spread of the coronavirus. We discuss how the concept of drive-thru testing is undergoing mass expansion across the nation, due to the efforts of drugstore chains and pharmacy retailers.

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US Easter Retail Preview 2020: Retailers Must Offer Optimism and Seize the Few Opportunities amid Coronavirus Crisis

With Easter just around the corner, we assess the planned spending of US consumers on the holiday this year amid the coronavirus crisis. We consider the outlook for retail this Easter in light of current shopping trends and propose actions that retailers could take to engage with consumers over the holiday—both to drive sales in the short term and to build stronger customer relationships for long-term gains.

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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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US Store Closures 2020 Outlook: Coronavirus Outbreak Set To Trigger Unprecedented Number of Closures

With a number of temporary store closures already in effect in the US due to the coronavirus outbreak, this report assesses the outlook for physical retail over the remainder of 2020. We compare year-to-date store closure data with 2019 and discuss a potential rise in bankruptcies, which may become a reality for many struggling retailers. We also predict the total number of closures we expect to see in the US in the full-year 2020.

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