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Retail Robustness Index: October 2020 Update—Average Financial Health Metric Deteriorates

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 October 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 September.

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2Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Reviewing the Covid-19 Recovery

Second-quarter 2020 retail earnings include recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. 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. Although the pace of recovery varies between retail sectors, many retailers initially saw strong sales in reopened stores, driven by pent-up demand. Furthermore, the coronavirus-led pivot to e-commerce led to unprecedented growth in digital sales.

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US Home-Improvement E-Commerce: Retailers Accelerate Plans To Scale Online Operations

Despite the underwhelming narrative for much of discretionary retail in the US this year, home-improvement retail is one sector that has fared well, supported in part by key retailers' quick pivot to e-commerce. We discuss how three major Coresight 100 home-improvement retailers have accelerated their shift toward digital transformation and upped their e-commerce game to generate success.

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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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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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Coresight Research, Shopkick and Fashwire Introduce the New 10.10 Shopping Festival

Together with Shopkick and Fashwire, Coresight Research is excited to announce the inaugural 10.10 Shopping Festival, a US-based event that will take place on October 9–11, 2020. We detail the rationale behind launching the event, the participation of the partner companies and the opportunities that this new shopping festival offers to brands, retailers and consumers. With both an online and offline presence, 10.10 will provide a gamified shopping experience and pull forward holiday shopping this year.

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August 2020 US Retail Traffic and In-Store Metrics: Traffic Declines by 41%, Easing Toward the End of the Month

August 2020 saw total US nonfood store traffic decline by nearly 41% year over year, with nonessential businesses continuing to reopen and some states revisiting their reopening plans on indoor malls as the spikes in coronavirus cases slowed toward the end of the month. We review store traffic changes through the month and the sectors most impacted by the current crisis.

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