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March 2020 US Retail Traffic and In-Store Metrics: Traffic Falls by Over 60%, and Much More Steeply Toward the End of the Month

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Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on US and UK retail sales, US retail traffic and in-store metrics, selected US retailers’ same-store sales and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of Monthly Reports.

Highlights from our March 2020 Retail Traffic report:

  • March saw a significant decline in US retail traffic amidst the coronavirus pandemic, heavily impacted by the shutdowns implemented from the middle of the month.
  • Apparel was hit badly as consumers reduced shopping for nonessential items.
  • A high proportion of retailers think that the pandemic will have an impact on their businesses for more than two years, and about 80% of retailers have, or plan to implement, new health and safety practices in stores—according to a survey by RetailNext.

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