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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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3Q20 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Inventory Turnover Rates Increase Year over Year for Most Retailers

In our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker reports, we analyze inventory trends among those US retailers listed in the Coresight 100. We look at the inventory levels of various retailers in 3Q20 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period—with most retailers posting increased inventory turnover levels.

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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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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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Holiday 2020: US Black Friday and Cyber Monday Insights—Digital Sales Growth Underwhelms on Cyber Monday

This year, Black Friday in the US has been mainly digital, as consumers shift spending to e-commerce. In this free report, we discuss digital sales performance during Cyber Week, covering total revenues and year-over-year growth, the boost provided by pickup services, US retailers’ average discount rates and popular product categories among US shoppers.

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US CPG Sales Tracker: CPG E-Commerce Climbs 66%, Driven by Strong Growth in Online Food Sales

The Coresight Research and IRI monthly US CPG Sales Tracker provides our data-driven insights into online sales trends in the US CPG industry—covering the product categories of food & beverage; health & beauty; and general merchandise & homecare. In this report, we present five key insights from the four weeks ended November 1, 2020.

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Earnings Insights 3Q20, Week 3: Off-Pricers See Strong Improvement, but Department Stores Remain Badly Hit; Sales Surge in Home 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 22, including Home Depot, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, The TJX Companies and Walmart.

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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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Introducing the New Coresight 100: The Companies Reinventing Retail

With 2020 having accelerated the pace of change in retail, we have re-evaluated the Coresight 100, our focus list of the top 100 of the largest and most influential companies in the global retail ecosystem. We introduce the new list of the top companies to watch, which spans eight sectors and now includes select innovators and private companies.

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2Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Reviewing the Covid-19 Recovery

Second-quarter 2020 retail earnings include recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. We assess the recent performance of US retailers in terms of revenues, earnings per share and comps, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. Although the pace of recovery varies between retail sectors, many retailers initially saw strong sales in reopened stores, driven by pent-up demand. Furthermore, the coronavirus-led pivot to e-commerce led to unprecedented growth in digital sales.

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2Q20 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Most Retailers Post Higher Inventory Turnover as Stores Reopen

In our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker reports, we analyze inventory trends among those US retailers listed in the Coresight 100. We look at the inventory levels of various retailers in 2Q20 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period—with most retailers posting higher inventory turnover as stores reopen.

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Market Overview: US Discount Stores, Mass Merchandisers and Warehouse Clubs—Digital Sales Soar and Discounters Continue To Expand

In this Market Overview, we explore the US discount store, mass merchant and warehouse club sectors and their future outlook. We consider the competitive landscape and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on market growth and online sales. This report also discusses a number of key themes in the market, including expanding retail footprints, apparel resale and omnichannel initiatives.

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1Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Reviewing the Covid-19 Impact

First-quarter 2020 retail earnings include the negative impact on sales caused by the coronavirus outbreak. We assess the recent performance of US retailers in terms of revenues, earnings per share and comps, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. With retail sectors weathering the Covid-19 crisis in different ways, sales declines are now easing due to stores reopening post lockdown, but the pace of recovery will vary.

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1Q20 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Discretionary Sectors Post Lower Inventory Turnover as Lockdowns Hit

In our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker reports, we analyze inventory trends among those US retailers listed in the Coresight 100. We look at the inventory levels of various retailers in 1Q20 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period—with many companies witnessing heavy impacts from the coronavirus crisis.

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