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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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Livestreaming from Malls: An Innovative Way To Attract Shoppers

Once popular meeting hubs, malls have faced challenges from the rise in e-commerce and declining foot traffic in recent years. With Covid-19 representing another blow to mall ecosystems, it is important for mall operators to find new ways to engage with consumers. We discuss how livestreaming can be a useful tool for malls in attracting shoppers.

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Retail-Tech Landscape: Retail Real Estate

We have observed an increasing number of startups focusing on retail real estate to forge new partnerships and help mall operators cope with the pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This Retail-Tech Landscape comprises selected startups globally that we believe have the potential to help mall operators stay relevant amid the Covid-19 crisis and reach their customers in a more efficient way.

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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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America’s Changing Shopping Centers: Part 3—Malls Seek To Adapt as Pandemic Expedites Retail Shakeup

As malls grapple with the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic—including a rise in e-commerce, retail bankruptcies and the threat of declining foot traffic—mall owners are finding new ways to compete for consumer’s attention and retail spending. In this report—the third and final in our America’s Changing Shopping Centers series—we discuss the steps taken by mall operators to future-proof their centers amid the changing retail landscape.

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Introducing the New Coresight 100: The Companies Reinventing Retail

With 2020 having accelerated the pace of change in retail, we have re-evaluated the Coresight 100, our focus list of the top 100 of the largest and most influential companies in the global retail ecosystem. We introduce the new list of the top companies to watch, which spans eight sectors and now includes select innovators and private companies.

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Market Outlook: US Retail REITs—Recovery Under Pressure

In this Market Outlook, we explore the recovery of the US retail REITs (real estate investment trusts) sector in a coronavirus-impacted retail environment. We analyze data on the sector’s size and competitive landscape and consider the impact of store closures on retail REITs. This report also discusses a number of key themes in the market—including rent collection, store closures and tenant-landlord relationships.

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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 Store Closures: Where Are Department Stores Closing?

The Covid-19 crisis has significantly impacted the US department store sector. We offer a state-wise depiction of the locations of over 1,300 store closures. We present maps of confirmed store closures by the major department stores that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year—including JCPenney, Stage Stores and Stein Mart—as well as by other companies such as Macy’s and Nordstrom.

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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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US Mall Closures: Impact of Covid-19 Likely To Accelerate Mall Consolidation

Considering the impact of Covid-19 on mall consolidation, we present our estimates for mall closures in the next five years. We explore how department store and other anchor store closures are exacerbating the challenges faced by mall owners and the influence of tenant mix on near-term vulnerability—as well as opportunities for malls to adapt and survive, such as through repurposing space into fulfillment centers and tapping health-care and grocery retail.

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