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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 cancelled; details temporary US store closures and reopenings; and notes US retail hirings, US states’ reopening dates for businesses and furlough announcements by major retail companies.

Recently added are details of capital raising, management changes, financial guidance updates and bankruptcies in retail.

The Coronavirus Tracker includes:

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

We surveyed respondents online on 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).

Key Developments Timeline

 

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

Event Cancellations and Postponements

 

US Retailer Hirings

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Contributions by Major Retailers and Brand Owners