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Coronavirus Tracker: Retail Metrics and Key Developments

Coresight Research’s Coronavirus Tracker brings together data on the development of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on countries, economies, industries and consumers, including a selection of retail-related metrics.

Check back regularly as we add new information on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on economies, retailers and consumers. You may also be interested in our Coronavirus Insights reports or Coronavirus Blog

Coresight Research’s Coronavirus Tracker includes a detailed timeline of key developments; lists events that have been canceled; details temporary US store closures and reopenings; and lists major retail partnerships.

The Coronavirus Tracker includes:

Note: We have moved Management Changes, Financial Guidance Updates, Capital Raising, Furlough Announcements and Retail Bankruptcies to our new Corporate and Financial Development Databank.

Coronavirus Global Cases

This chart shows the cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases, worldwide and in 10 selected countries. Choose more than one region to compare.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering

This chart shows the cumulative number of recorded coronavirus deaths, worldwide and in 10 selected countries. Choose more than one region to compare.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering

Purchasing Behavior Due to the Coronavirus

Below, we feature select data from our US consumer surveys. Find the full survey findings in our Coronavirus Insights reports.

Are you purchasing any products more/less because of the coronavirus outbreak? (% of Respondents)

Base: US Internet users aged 18+
Source: Coresight Research

Which categories are you making more purchases of due to the coronavirus outbreak? (% of Respondents)

Respondents could select multiple options
Base: US Internet users aged 18+
Source: Coresight Research

Which categories are you making less purchases of due to the coronavirus outbreak? (% of Respondents)

Respondents could select multiple options
Base: US Internet users aged 18+
Source: Coresight Research

Note: Wording of question adjusted slightly on June 24, to ask what respondents are currently buying more or less of.

We surveyed respondents online on September 22 (422 respondents), September 15 (408 respondents), September 9 (406 respondents), September 2 (402 respondents), August 26 (414 respondents), August 19 (416 respondents), August 12 (400 respondents), August 5 (449 respondents), July 29 (403 respondents), July 22 (404 respondents), July 15 (454 respondents), July 8 (410 respondents), July 1 (444 respondents), June 24 (411 respondents), June 17 (432 respondents), June 10 (423 respondents), June 3 (464 respondents), May 27 (422 respondents), May 20 (439 respondents), May 13 (431 respondents), May 6 (446 respondents), April 29 (479 respondents), April 22 (418 respondents), April 15 (410 respondents), April 8 (450 respondents), April 1 (477 respondents), March 25 (495 respondents) and March 17–18 (1,152 respondents).

US States’ Reopening Dates for Businesses

 

US Retailers That Have Announced Temporary Store Closures or Reduced Operating Hours

 

Key Developments Timeline