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US E-Commerce: Post-Crisis Outlook

We explore the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on US e-commerce. We present our trend analysis and insights into the online channel’s development in the second quarter of 2020. We also discuss three post-crisis US e-commerce trends across the themes of digital investment, omnichannel capabilities and drones/autonomous vehicles.

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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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Aldi

Aldi is a German value-focused retailer of food and beverages, health and beauty, home and garden, electrical, and sports and outdoor products. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, the company operates as Aldi Süd in 10 countries worldwide and as Aldi Nord as 11 countries in Europe and the US, with more than 10,500 stores in total.

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Schwarz (Lidl and Kaufland)

Schwarz is a Germany-based retailer that operates the discount supermarket Lidl and the hypermarket Kaufland. Headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, the company operates more than 11,000 Lidl stores in 32 countries across Europe and the US, while Kaufland operates 1,300 stores in eight European countries.

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Leveraging Data Insights and Identifying Opportunity in CPG with Andrew Appel, IRI

Coresight Research hosted Andrew Appel, President and CEO at IRI, in a webinar to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the CPG industry and the future of retail. We present an edited transcript from this webinar, which offers insights into changes in consumer shopping behavior amid the pandemic, retailers’ assortments and the challenge of retaining customers, and how retailers can leverage data insights to adapt and succeed in the new environment.

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Open for Business with Conor Flynn, Kimco Realty: The Future of Retail Real Estate

As part of our Open for Business webinar series, Coresight Research hosted Conor Flynn, CEO of Kimco Realty, to discuss how the REIT is working with tenants at its shopping centers to adapt to the transformed physical retail landscape. We present key insights into the future of retail real estate across three topics: resourceful use of space, tenants as partners and shifting store structures.

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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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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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Three Months to Singles’ Day: Using Social Feed Weitao To Build Awareness and Drive Sales

With three months to go until Singles’ Day 2020, we discuss how brands and retailers can use Weitao, Alibaba’s built-in social feed for Tmall and Taobao, to prepare for China’s biggest e-commerce festival. We explore how the integrated platform can help merchants and brands to communicate effectively with consumers, build their follower base and drive increased traffic to their Tmall and Taobao stores on November 11.

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Retail Reimagined: Implementing Contact-Light Retail To Deliver a Safe and Convenient Shopping Process

As part of our Retail Reimagined series, which explores the outlook for retail in a post-crisis world, we discuss how retailers are implementing contact-light retail operations to minimize contact for the consumer during the shopping journey. We discuss curbside pickup, cashierless stores, contactless payment and vending machines.

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