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Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 44: US Store Closures Total Nears 9,000

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Amazon in the UK and Walgreens in the UK and US. In the US, year-to-date announced closures have already exceeded the total we recorded for the full year 2018.

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Apparel Resale Goes Mainstream

Recommerce and thrift shopping are going mainstream as consumers increasingly seek out value (both economic and ethics-based), clothing that expresses individuality and that is Instagrammable.

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2019 Retail Trends Midyear Update

At midyear, we take stock of the major trends we identified in January to see how they have played out in global retail in the first half of 2019, and identify two new trends we think will be significant in later 2019 and into 2020.

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10 Retail Trends for 2019: Get Ready for Retail Reinvention

Get ready for better stores and better retailing. We expect 2019 to be a year of reinvention — and not just for the retail sector as a whole, but for physical stores in particular. As we outline over the following pages, we anticipate that the year will be marked by spectacular retail, fast retail and smart retail.

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10 Tech Startup Trends Reshaping Retail in 2019: Get Ready for Digital Disruption

The retail industry has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade, and continues to evolve quickly. In 2019, the market will be defined by emerging technologies that change the way consumers interact with brands, by new engagement formats and channels, as retailers look to collaboration more with startups to future-proof their businesses.

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US Holiday Comparable Sales Growth Results: A Mixed Picture So Far

As US retailers report comparable sales for the 2018 holiday season, we’re seeing a mixed bag of results. Some retailers such as Costco and Boot Barn did well, reporting strong comparable sales growth and beating consensus estimates. Retailers such as Target, Barnes & Noble and Buckle showed sequential comparable sales growth improvement, but not as strong. Comparable sales at Macy’s and L Brands weakened sequentially.

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