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4Q19 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up

Fourth-quarter 2019 retail earnings show that many companies across the retail industry saw strong growth. However, our coverage of the Coresight 100 reveals that the CPG and department-store sectors bucked this trend, with the latter continuing to struggle. Companies across the board have updated their guidance due to coronavirus disruption in the supply chain and demand in Asia, but we are yet to see updates based on the spread of the virus to the US, with the nation moving closer to lockdown.

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Global Smart Supply Chain Summit 2019: Technology Is Driving Improvement in the Efficiency of Supply Chains

The efficiency of supply chain operations is being driven by the increasing adoption of advanced technologies such as 5G connectivity. The 2019 Global Smart Supply Chain Summit in China brought together a number of supply chain leaders to discuss this topic, as well as other important themes, including sustainability and the changing consumer landsape

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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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How Target Leveraged its Direct Sourcing Strategy as a Competitive Differentiator

While private label brands are nothing new in retail, in recent years many companies have successfully repositioned store brands from a perception of low-priced, me-too products to premium quality merchandise offered at more economical price points than national brands. Few retailers have been as successful as Target on this front.

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Supply Chain Briefing: A Growing Emphasis on Sustainability

Consumers are placing higher importance on sustainability to live eco-friendlier lives, and companies from the retail, consumer packaged goods and apparel industries are adopting sustainable practices in response. As consumers continue to place an emphasis on purchasing products from companies that “go green”, sustainability can be a competitive differentiator.

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