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Earnings Insights 2Q21, Week 4: Ross Stores and TJX See Robust Recovery; Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target and Walmart 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 22, 2021—namely, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Ross Stores, Target, TJX and Walmart.

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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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1Q21 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Most Retailers Post Higher Inventory Turnover Rates on a Two-Year Basis

Our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker analyzes inventory trends among US retailers listed in the Coresight 100. In this report, we look at the inventory levels of various retailers in 1Q21 and assess how and why levels are changing—with most retailers posting improved inventory turnover levels on a two-year basis.

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BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ)

BJ’s Wholesale Club is a retailer of food and beverages, fuel, general merchandise, health and beauty products, and pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, the company operates stores in the US.

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Earnings Insights 1Q21, Week 2: Ross Stores and TJX Post Strong Results, While Kohl’s and Macy’s See a Slower Recovery

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 23, 2021 (and earlier), including BJ’s Wholesale Club, Home Depot, JD.com, Kohl’s, L Brands, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Ralph Lauren, Ross Stores, Target, TJX and Walmart.

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4Q20 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Discretionary Retailers Post Improved Inventory Turnover Rates

Our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker analyzes inventory trends among US retailers listed in the Coresight 100. In this report, we look at the inventory levels of various retailers in 4Q20 and assess why levels may have changed from the year-ago period—with most retailers posting improved inventory turnover levels.

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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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US Easter 2021 Retail Preview: High-Growth Context Provides Opportunities for Retailers

With Easter fast approaching, we assess the planned spending of US consumers on the holiday this year. We discuss the outlook for retail this Easter in light of current shopping trends and against weak comparatives for April 2020 amid a coronavirus-impacted retail environment. We also consider opportunities for retailers to drive Easter spending and prominent seasonal themes at major US retailers Kohl’s, Target and Walmart.

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Earnings Insights 4Q20, Week 5: Discounters Stand Strong While Department Stores Remain Badly Hit and Apparel Specialists See Slow Recovery

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report fourth-quarter 2020 earnings. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended March 7—namely, American Eagle Outfitters, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Burlington Stores, Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, Gap Inc., Grocery Outlet Holding Corp., Kohl’s, Kroger, Nordstrom, Ross Stores, Target and Urban Outfitters.

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US Warehouse Clubs and Dollar Stores Forge Ahead with Omnichannel Initiatives and Physical Expansion

Continuing to ride on the pandemic-driven e-commerce wave of 2020, warehouse clubs and dollar stores are likely to remain in growth mode through 2021 and beyond. We look at the omnichannel initiatives and real estate expansion plans of major warehouse clubs (BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco and Sam’s Club) and discount variety storers (dollar stores Dollar General and Dollar Tree, as well as discount retailers Big Lots and Five Below) in the US as they aim to attract and retain consumers across the income spectrum.

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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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