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US Store Tracker Extra, May 2021: 18 Million Square Feet of Net Retail Space To Open in 2021 Despite Closures Outpacing Openings

The US Store Tracker Extra monthly series offers insight into retailers’ store closure and opening announcements. We include details on closures and openings as a percentage of total store base as well as square-footage impact. This report also offers a comparison between year-to-date announced closures and openings, as of May 28, 2021, versus the comparable period in 2020.

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Earnings Insights 1Q21, Week 3: American Eagle Outfitters, Foot Locker, Gap and Urban Outfitters Report Strong Sales Growth

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report first-quarter 2021 earnings. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended May 30, 2021, including American Eagle Outfitters, Dollar Geeral, Foot Locker, Gap, Guess?, Ulta Beauty, Urban Outfitters, VF Corporation, Williams-Sonoma and more.

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Earnings Insights 1Q21, Week 1: Estée Lauder and L’Oréal Report Positive Sales Growth on a Two-Year Basis

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report first-quarter 2021 earnings. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended May 16, 2021 (and earlier), including Amazon, Estée Lauder, Grocery Outlet, Guess?, Hanesbrands, L’Oréal, Tractor Supply Company, Wayfair and more, as well as selected REITs.

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US Subscription E-Commerce Market: Channel Shifts and Discretionary Rebound Set To Support Growth

The US subscription e-commerce market is set to see strong sales growth in 2021, building on high online shopping demand amid the pandemic in 2020. We discuss our market outlook for 2021, the competitive landscape in US subscription e-commerce and opportunities related to four trends we are watching in the market.

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April 2021 US Retail Traffic and In-Store Metrics: Traffic Declines Slightly Accelerate, but Trends Improve Toward the End of the Month

In April 2021, total US nonfood store traffic declined by 28.4% on a two-year basis (as compared to April 2019), a slight weakening from March’s 27.3% two-year decline. 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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Livestreaming Latest, May 2021: Personalization and Community Building Emerge as Key Trends

Our new Livestreaming Latest series provides regular updates on the variety of approaches in livestreaming e-commerce that are emerging around the world, across different retail sectors. We present recent market developments and discuss three notable trends in the livestreaming space, covering personalization and community building. We also offer examples of recent livestreaming events from retail companies globally.

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China Retail Insights: The Rise of Virtual Influencers as an Innovative Marketing Tool

Virtual influencers are a growing phenomenon in China. We explore the evolution of the concept, the different types of virtual influencers, and how brands and retailers can use these digital characters to increase engagement with young consumers in China—including through livestreaming. We present notable examples in the market and consider the benefits and drawbacks of virtual influencers.

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Six Months to Singles’ Day: Set 11.11 on Your Retail Calendar

Singles’ Day is the world’s largest online shopping event in terms of GMV, with Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com being the two major players. With six months to go until this year’s event, we discuss the reasons why brands and retailers should set Singles’ Day 2021 in their retail calendar—covering the recent performance of the annual shopping festival, examples of success by international brands, and the actions that brands and retailers can take now to plan for the event.

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Three Chinese Platforms Set To Gain Traction in Beauty, Luxury and Streetwear in 2021

The Chinese e-commerce market is huge and diversified, with opportunities for emerging app players to gain share. In this report, we focus on one platform from three growing, brand-driven discretionary categories—beauty, luxury and streetwear. We discuss the opportunities these platforms provide for brands and retailers to increase traffic and drive sales in 2021.

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