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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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December 2020 US Retail Traffic and In-Store Metrics: Traffic Declines by 36%, Easing Toward the End of the Month

December 2020 saw a total US nonfood store traffic decline of 36% year over year, as several states saw record levels of Covid-19 cases, primarily due to the effects of Thanksgiving and Christmas travel. We review weekly shopper traffic trends through the month, as well as traffic by retailer vertical, region and retailer location type.

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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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3Q20 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Inventory Turnover Rates Increase Year over Year for Most Retailers

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 3Q20 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period—with most retailers posting increased inventory turnover levels.

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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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Six Ways Covid-19 Will Continue To Impact US Retailers and Consumers

Coronavirus vaccines are now in production, and there are indications that the US economy is on the road to recovery from the global pandemic. We analyze six ways in which pandemic-driven changes to the economy, retail and consumer behavior will affect the US retail industry moving forward. These include impacts related to unemployment rates and changed business operations—such as work-from-home practices and reduced travel—and the outlook for the service industry.

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Earnings Insights 3Q20, Week 4: Apparel Specialists See Strong Recovery; Home Categories Remain Strong

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 November 29, namely American Eagle Outfitters, Best Buy, Burlington Stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dollar Tree, Gap Inc., Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters and Williams-Sonoma.

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