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Earnings Insights 2Q21, Week 2: Hanesbrands and VF Corporation See Robust Recovery; Macerich and Simon Property Group Raise Guidance

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report second-quarter 2021 earnings. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended August 8, 2021—including Alibaba, Hanesbrands, Macerich, Simon Property Group and VF Corporation.

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Think Tank: China—The Vanguard in Luxury Consumption

Chinese consumers are at the forefront of luxury consumption. In this Think Tank, we present our market trajectory estimates and four key trends within China’s luxury retail growth. We also cover selected luxury brands and companies in China, and the role of e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com in facilitating China’s luxury ecosystem. Our report includes insights from our conversations with key personnel at Alibaba Group and JD.com.

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Retail Robustness Index: July 2021 Update—Slight Gains Amid Volatility from Management Changes

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The July 2021 update revises the scores based on financial reports and store- and management-related announcements. Alongside the report, our infographic summarizes key changes since the previous Retail Robustness Index update in April 2021.

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Market Outlook: US and China E-Commerce—Platforms Likely To Adjust to a Changing Product Mix

In this Market Outlook, we explore how the e-commerce market in the US and China has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and provide an outlook for the sector moving forward. We discuss the key drivers of e-commerce growth, as well as the market’s competitive landscape, M&A activity, retail innovators and themes we are watching in 2021 and beyond.

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6.18 Shopping Festival 2021 Provides a Further Boost to Retail in China

The 6.18 Shopping Festival further stimulated post-pandemic consumption in China. We outline sales performances across different e-commerce platforms during the festival and discuss three key trends that we saw during this year’s event—covering consumer interest in new products, upgraded logistics networks and e-commerce platforms’ strategies to improve the shopping experience.

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10 Trends in China’s E-Commerce Market: Coresight Research Presents at Bucharest Tech Week

Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, presented at the Bucharest Tech Week event on May 19, 2021. We offer key insights from the presentation, in which Weinswig discussed China’s e-commerce growth and Coresight Research’s 10 key trends in the market for 2021—including livestreaming, shopping festivals, community group buying 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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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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Alibaba (NYSE: BABA, SEHK: 9988)

Alibaba is a China-based e-commerce retailer of beauty, consumer goods, electronics, fashion and home products. Headquartered in Hangzhou, the company operates in Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, the US and Vietnam.

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4Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Discretionary Sectors See Mixed Recovery

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 fourth quarter of 2020, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. Just over half of the companies covered beat revenue consensus estimates, with home and home-improvement retailers, discount retailers, e-commerce companies and mass merchandisers enjoying a particularly strong quarter.

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