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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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Retail Robustness Index: December 2020 Update—Shifting Consumer Demand Hits a Number of Top Retailers’ Scores

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand as the Covid-19 lockdowns began. The December update revises the scores based on financial reports and store-reopening announcements. Alongside the report, our infographic summarizes key changes since the previous Retail Robustness Index update in November.

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Retail Robustness Index: November 2020 Update—Most Metrics Improve Slightly

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand as the Covid-19 lockdowns began. The November update revises the scores based on financial reports and store-reopening announcements. Alongside the report, our infographic summarizes key changes since the previous Retail Robustness Index update in October.

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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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Convenience Stores: More than Just Retail

Major convenience-store chains across China, Japan and the US—such as 7-Eleven, Casey’s General Stores and FamilyMart—are making significant moves to increase sales and store traffic in line with changing consumer preferences. We look at how this fast-growing retail sector is diversifying its offerings through a number of key trends, including a greater emphasis on foodservice and the introduction of delivery services and new store formats.

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