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Six US Industries Benefiting from the Wellness Trend

We expect wellness to be the pre-eminent multiyear trend driving discretionary spending shifts in 2021, with Covid-19 heightening US consumer focus on health and wellbeing. In this report, we discuss and quantify how six US retail industries—or segments within them—are benefiting from the health and wellness trend.

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Sustainability Insights: The Hidden Costs of Retail Returns

Retail returns are looming large in the executive suite at many retailers due to the rapid growth of e-commerce. In this free report, sponsored by Newmine, we discuss the costs—financial and environmental—of retail returns. Using Coresight Research’s EnCORE framework for sustainability in retail, we explore how retailers can minimize returns and thus address their impact on the environment while improving profits.

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US Consumer Tracker: Slow but Steady Progress Toward Normalcy (Full Report)—Mobile Friendly

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for retail. We present findings on where, how and how much consumers are shopping, as well as consumer avoidance of public places and what activities they have done in the past two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on April 5.

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US Consumer Tracker: Slow but Steady Progress Toward Normalcy (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for retail. We present findings on where, how and how much consumers are shopping, as well as consumer avoidance of public places and what activities they have done in the past two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on April 5.

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Think Tank: Textile Innovations in the Apparel and Footwear Market

In this Think Tank, we explore two key areas of textile innovation that are gaining traction in the global apparel and footwear market: performance and sustainability. We present market analysis and discuss heightened consumer focus on wellness and sustainability as key market drivers. This report provides an overview of selected textiles and considers three notable innovators—namely, Celliant, Evrnu and OROS. We also present key themes that we are watching in the textile innovation space, including partnerships and fashion upcycling.

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US Consumer Tracker: More Consumers Direct Third-Round Stimulus Checks into Discretionary Retail (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we present findings on how consumers spent or plan to spend their third-round stimulus checks. We discuss what product categories respondents had purchased in-store and online in the past two weeks and what consumers are buying more of and less of than pre-pandemic. We also cover what activities respondents have done in the past two weeks and consumer avoidance of public places. Our consumer survey was undertaken on March 29.

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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 Store Tracker Extra, March 2021: Openings Set To Outpace Closures by Almost 9 Million Square Feet

The US Store Tracker Extra monthly series offers insight into retailers’ store closure and opening announcements. We include details on closures and openings as a percentage of total store base as well as square-footage impact. This report also offers a comparison between year-to-date announced closures and openings, as of March 26, 2021, versus the comparable period in 2020.

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