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Coronavirus Tracker: Retail Metrics and Key Developments

Coresight Research’s Coronavirus Tracker includes a timeline of key developments; details temporary US store closures and reopenings; charts weekly data on shoppers' purchasing behaviors; and notes US retail hirings, US states' reopening dates for businesses and furloughs by major retail companies. Recently added are details of capital raising, management changes, financial guidance updates and bankruptcies in retail.

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The 12 Weeks of Holidays: #1—Three Things US Shoppers Will Do Differently This Holiday Season

Using exclusive Coresight Research survey data, we discuss three ways in which US consumers expect to shop differently this holiday season. We explore a potential shift in spending on products versus services, consumer expectations of when they will start holiday shopping and anticipated demand around Amazon’s Prime Day. This report is the first in our 12 Weeks of Holidays series, in which we present key data, trends and observations as we count down to the peak holiday season.

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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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Retail-Tech Landscape: India

We continue our Retail-Tech Landscape report series, which spotlights innovative technology companies that are disrupting the retail industry. This landscape focuses selected companies in India whose technology solutions can help brands and retailers capitalize on the huge growth potential in the country’s retail market. Our landscape infographic summarizes these companies.

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US Store Closures: Where Are Department Stores Closing?

The Covid-19 crisis has significantly impacted the US department store sector. We offer a state-wise depiction of the locations of over 1,300 store closures. We present maps of confirmed store closures by the major department stores that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year—including JCPenney, Stage Stores and Stein Mart—as well as by other companies such as Macy’s and Nordstrom.

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Beauty Insights: CBD and the Future of Health and Wellness

As part of our Beauty Insights series, we explore the potential of cannabidiol (CBD) products in the US beauty sector and present our estimations for the significant growth of the market for CBD health and wellness over the next five years. We discuss the opportunity for brands and retailers in this space, using findings from Coresight Research’s proprietary survey of US CBD users.

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August 2020 US Retail Traffic and In-Store Metrics: Traffic Declines by 41%, Easing Toward the End of the Month

August 2020 saw total US nonfood store traffic decline by nearly 41% year over year, with nonessential businesses continuing to reopen and some states revisiting their reopening plans on indoor malls as the spikes in coronavirus cases slowed toward the end of the month. We review store traffic changes through the month and the sectors most impacted by the current crisis.

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August 2020 US Retail Sales: Further Strong Year-Over-Year Growth

Building on strong growth momentum in total US retail sales in July 2020, US retail sales continued to rebound strongly in August, driven by multiple nonfood sectors—including sports and leisure goods and home improvement. Using data from the US Census Bureau, this report looks at which retail sectors saw sales surge and which did not do well in August 2020.

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Retail Robustness Index: September 2020 Update—Store Reopenings Drive Higher Index Values

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 September 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 August.

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Insights from China: China’s Domestic Duty-Free Market Grows in the Wake of Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has heavily impacted airport retail in 2020. By contrast, China’s domestic duty-free market is accelerating. We discuss the market’s size and potential for growth, exploring three key drivers that present opportunities for brand and retailers—namely Hainan’s new duty-free policy, the rise of downtown duty-free stores and the shift of spending to the online channel.

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