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The Time for Sustainability in Retail Is Now

Employees, investors and consumers expect sustainability to be addressed at the companies for which they work, in which they invest and by the brands from which they buy. In partnership with IBM, we discuss the development of sustainability in retail and present Coresight Research’s EnCORE framework, which is designed to help retailers and brands frame their approach to sustainability.

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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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Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is a US-based e-commerce platform for rented designer apparel and accessories. Headquartered in New York City, the company operates online in the US and has five stores across the US in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, District of Columbia and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The 12 Questions of US Holiday Retail 2020: Part 1—Changed Consumer Behavior

Coresight Research has 12 questions about the upcoming holiday selling season, which promises to be the most interesting in our team’s collective memory. In this first report of the series, we present and provide answers to our first four questions, which focus on changed consumer behaviors. We consider the potential impacts of social distancing, work-from-home trends and reduced gifting opportunities on holiday spending this year.

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Retail Innovators: E-Commerce Platforms

The Coresight Research Retail Innovators series examines how key players and startups are disrupting different retail sectors. In this report, we focus on six innovators in the global e-commerce market: Fanjoy, Huckberry, Mia.com, Simsim, Springlane and Yunji. We discuss these industry players in the context of changing consumer behavior and the influence of social commerce.

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Reviewing America’s Retail Bankruptcies amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Following a large number of bankruptcy filings in 2019, retail failures have continued apace in 2020, driven by the Covid-19 crisis. We examine notable US bankruptcies from last year and in year-to-date 2020—including Ascena Retail Group, JCPenney, J.Crew and Neiman Marcus—and discuss the major factors behind these filings.

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Retail Reimagined: Coresight Research Ebook

In Coresight Research’s Retail Reimagined ebook, we offer a thematic outlook to the post-crisis world, exploring eight key retail trends in how brands and retailers can engage with consumers (e.g., gamification, social media), adopt innovative ways of selling (e.g., livestreaming, community group buying, shopping festivals, contact-light retail) and deliver products in an efficient way. 

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US Survey Update: Online Grocery Shopping Looks To Be Here To Stay (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations amid the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we focus on consumers’ online grocery shopping behaviors—comparing the results with our previous survey findings from mid-March. We also discuss shoppers’ current online spending habits and avoidance of public places, as well as what activities they expect to do in the next two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on August 19.

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Quinyx’s “Evolving to Thrive” Virtual Summit: Deborah Weinswig Explores the New World of Retail

We present key insights from Coresight Research CEO and Founder Deborah Weinswig’s presentation on how the pandemic has rewritten the rules of retail. The presentation was given at Quinyx’s “Evolving to Thrive” virtual summit on August 10, 2020, which hosted cross-sector industry leaders to discuss adapting and reinventing operations and workforces in a post-Covid world.

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