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US Home and Home-Improvement Retail: Post-Crisis Outlook—Fall 2020 Update

We explore the continued impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on the US home and home-improvement sector and present an outlook for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. To analyze the sector, we look closely at select US retailers—including Home Depot, Lowe’s RH and Willams-Sonoma—as well as the effects of consumer trends in e-commerce.

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Sustainability in Retail: Using the EnCORE Framework to Boost the Triple Bottom Line

Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, recently presented to the World Retail Congress about the importance of sustainability in retail. We provide key insights from the event, including how retailers can leverage Coresight Research’s EnCORE framework to boost profits and drive growth while realizing environmental benefits.

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US Businesswear Market: Working from Home Accelerates Casualization, Hitting the Formal Clothing Market

The rapid shift toward working from home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the longstanding casualization trend in US workplace dress codes, with significant impacts for the formal businesswear market. We discuss the US businesswear market, future trends and what retailers and brands are doing to better serve this area of the apparel industry amid changing work habits.

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The Time for Sustainability in Retail Is Now

Employees, investors and consumers expect sustainability to be addressed at the companies for which they work, in which they invest and by the brands from which they buy. In this free report, sponsored by IBM, we discuss the development of sustainability in retail and present Coresight Research’s EnCORE framework, which is designed to help retailers and brands frame their approach to sustainability.

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Opportunities in the US Women’s Plus-Size Apparel Market

A growing number of inclusive apparel brands and retailers are addressing new consumer expectations in the US women’s plus-size clothing market, broadening their plus-size offerings to better serve this growing segment and take advantage of the opportunity it presents. We present a market overview and explore recent developments—including influencer collaborations and the body positivity movement.

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Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is a US-based e-commerce platform for rented designer apparel and accessories. Headquartered in New York City, the company operates online in the US and has five stores across the US in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, District of Columbia and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX)

Stitch Fix is a US-based online personal styling service of apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company operates in the US and the UK.

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US Home and Home-Improvement Retail: Post-Crisis Outlook

We explore the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the home and home-improvement sector—including on sales, spending, store closures and retailer bankruptcies—and present an outlook for the remainder of 2020. To analyze the sector, we look closely at select US retailers, including Home Depot, RH and Willams-Sonoma. We summarize our key estimates for 2020 in an infographic

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New Retail Models in the Global Apparel and Footwear Market

As part of our series exploring new models of retailing across different sectors and channels, we focus on the innovative strategies being implemented by brands and retailers in the global apparel and footwear market, including ASOS and Macy’s. We discuss how brands are leveraging technologies to upgrade the shopping experience, providing extended options as part of the sharing economy and utilizing consumer data.

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Retail Innovators: Home-Furnishing Retailers

The Coresight Research Retail Innovators series examines how key players and startups are disrupting different retail sectors. In this report, we focus on three innovators in the home-furnishing market: DTC brand Burrow, furniture rental startup Fernish and design platform Modsy. We discuss these relatively new industry players in the context of changing consumer preferences in the furniture sector, including increasing demand for convenience and a heightened emphasis on sustainability.

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Rental, Subscription and Resale: How Companies Are Tapping Demand

Under pressure from subscription and rental services, mainstream retailers are launching rental services of their own and teaming up with digital natives. We’re seeing brick-and-mortar retailers strike collaboration deals with online subscription services, launch their own services—and be acquired as digital natives look for physical space.

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