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Retail Robustness Index: January 2021 Update—Scores Rebound as Product Mix Shifts Back to Normalized Levels

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 January 2021 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 December 2020.

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US Grocery E-Commerce: Sustained Shifts in Fulfillment and Service Models To Drive Long-Term Growth

Covid-19 has catalyzed the widespread adoption of online shopping in grocery, driving fundamental, lasting changes in consumer behavior. In this report, we provide an essential briefing on recent shifts in the US grocery e-commerce market and present an outlook for the future, with a focus on fulfillment and service models—including BOPIS and curbside pickup.

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3Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Discretionary Sectors Regain Momentum

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 third quarter of 2020, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies beat revenue consensus estimates, and most of the discretionary sectors regained their momentum during the quarter.

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The 12 Weeks of Holidays: #12—Five Notable Things We Have Seen in US Retail This Holiday Season

This report concludes The 12 Weeks of Holidays series, in which we have presented key data, trends and observations in the countdown to the peak holiday season. In this report, we discuss five key trends that we have seen this holiday season in US retail, spanning hiring to online grocery growth to last-mile delivery.

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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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E-Commerce Platforms Make Multibillion-Dollar Investments in Logistics as Online Demand Surges

With the Covid-19 pandemic having significantly accelerated the growth of e-commerce, the global e-commerce logistics market is booming as platforms strive to meet consumer demands for delivery. We look at recent investments into logistics capabilities by select e-commerce platforms—including Amazon, Alibaba, Flipkart and JD.com—across six key areas, from facilities to autonomous delivery technologies and last-mile delivery.

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AI Can Help Retailers To Compete and Thrive

This report explores categories in the AI ecosystem, including chips, platforms, applications and users. We discuss examples of AI offerings from select technology companies and innovators, focusing on the areas in which retailers can benefit by leveraging AI tools—including smarter customer engagement, communication, operational efficiency, removing friction and e-commerce.

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America’s Changing Shopping Centers: Part 3—Malls Seek To Adapt as Pandemic Expedites Retail Shakeup

As malls grapple with the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic—including a rise in e-commerce, retail bankruptcies and the threat of declining foot traffic—mall owners are finding new ways to compete for consumer’s attention and retail spending. In this report—the third and final in our America’s Changing Shopping Centers series—we discuss the steps taken by mall operators to future-proof their centers amid the changing retail landscape.

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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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Earnings Insights 3Q20, Week 1: Home Categories Prove Strong, While Beauty and Apparel Witness Substantial Improvement

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report third-quarter 2020 earnings. We condense what retail companies are reporting, with a focus on the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended November 8, namely Amazon, Canada Goose, Capri Holdings, Hanesbrands, The Estée Lauder Companies, Under Armour and Wayfair.

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Holiday 2020: Hottest Toys

Continuing our Holiday 2020 series, we explore the hottest toys in the US, based on the key trends that we think are going to influence toy gifting this shopping season. We also summarize the top-toy lists from major US retailers, namely Amazon, Kohl’s, Target and Walmart.

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