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December 2020 US Retail Sales: A Strong December Takes Total Holiday Growth to 9%

US retail sales continued to see strong growth in December 2020. Furthermore, 2020 retail sales overall grew 6.9%—very strong growth in light of the industry’s early struggles amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Using data from the US Census Bureau, this report looks at which retail sectors saw sales surge and which did not do well in December 2020.

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US Consumer Tracker: Apparel Takes Biggest Post-Holiday Hit (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we explore what shoppers are buying and which retailers they are buying from, and we present findings on consumers’ avoidance of public places and what activities they expect to do in the next two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on January 11.

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Chinese New Year: Five Strategies for International Brands and Retailers To Capitalize on the Holiday

Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important holiday of the year in Chinese culture, falling on February 11–17 in 2021. We discuss five ways in which international brands and retailers can capitalize on this retail opportunity in 2021 and future years, covering new products, red packets, themed campaigns, livestreaming and logistics.

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Retail 2021: 10 Trends for China E-Commerce

We expect 2021 to be a year full of innovation in China’s e-commerce market, with the Covid-19 pandemic having significantly altered the nature of how consumers engage with brands and make purchases. In this free report, we present 10 key trends for Chinese e-commerce in 2021 and discuss how brands and retailers that are targeting the China market could capitalize on the changes we expect to see over the course of the year. These trends cover livestreaming, shopping festivals, group buying, New Retail and more.

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Retail Robustness Index: January 2021 Update—Scores Rebound as Product Mix Shifts Back to Normalized Levels

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The January 2021 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 December 2020.

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2021 Retail and Technology Outlook

Against the challenging coronavirus-impacted retail environment, Coresight Research’s analysts provide directional outlooks and sector headwinds and tailwinds for 2021. We discuss the trends and data points that we expect to see during the year ahead, covering 10 channels, sectors or markets, with a focus on the US.

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3Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Discretionary Sectors Regain Momentum

We assess the recent performance of selected US-based retailers, brands, e-commerce platforms and REITs in terms of revenues, earnings per share and comps for the third quarter of 2020, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies beat revenue consensus estimates, and most of the discretionary sectors regained their momentum during the quarter.

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Qurate Retail Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA)

Qurate Retail is a US-based video commerce company, selling various consumer products through television channels, video platforms and mobile applications. Headquartered in Douglas County, Colorado, the company operates in China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, the UK and the US.

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Earnings Insights 3Q20, Week 6: Home-Goods Retailers, Discounters and Warehouse Clubs Outperform; Apparel Sees Strong Recovery

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report third-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 December 13, namely Big Lots, Costco, Lululemon Athletica, RH and Stitch Fix. This is the final report in the third-quarter Earnings Insights series.

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Retailers United “Help America Stay Open” Pitch Event Recap: Five Competing Startups, One $10,000 Grant Winner

On December 8, 2020, Deborah Weinswig, Coresight Research CEO and Founder, emceed Retailers United’s second pitch competition, in which five US retail startups competed for a $10,000 grant. We offer insights from the “Help America Stay Open” digital pitch event, providing highlights from the presentations of the five competing startups, as well as from the pitches of the three participating RevTech Ventures-backed companies.

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Coresight Research x CEW: Beauty Insights—What Global Brands and Retailers Can Learn from China’s Singles’ Day 2020 Event

Beauty has always been a popular category on Singles’ Day, and this year, it continued to witness strong sales growth across various Chinese e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba’s Tmall and JD.com. Together with CEW, we assess beauty brands’ and retailers’ performance and explore the key beauty trends that came to the fore during the Singles’ Day 2020 shopping festival. In this free report, we discuss the strategies that beauty brands and retailers implemented for the event and the learnings that brands can apply in future festivals and beyond to capture share of the fast-growing beauty market in China.

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The 12 Weeks of Holidays: #11—Our Predictions for a Digital December in US Retail

We present our expectations for a digital December and analyze the implications for US retailers. We cover recent retail traffic trends, mobile commerce and digital selling tools, popular online product categories, and online-order fulfillment and last mile-delivery. This report is part of The 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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