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Wholesale vs. DTC: Implications for US Department Stores as Apparel Brands Go Direct

Department stores have traditionally relied on the wholesale model to sell brands. This is now changing due to a rise in digital sales, brands choosing to sell through their own channels and a rise in direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands. We explore these interconnected factors and their implications for US department stores. We analyze the selling models of major retailers Kohl’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom.

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Wholesale vs. DTC: Strategies for Brands and Retailers

Selling directly to consumers is becoming an increasingly important channel for both new and existing brands. In this report, we compare the wholesale and direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales channels and cover a landscape of brands that are pivoting toward a DTC approach. We also present a playbook for brands and retailers to improve their wholesale and DTC strategies, including alternative wholesale approaches.

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US Consumer Tracker: Sustained Strength in Big-Ticket Retail

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

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US Store Tracker Extra, June 2021: Major US Retailers To Open 58 Million Square Feet of Retail Space in 2021

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 June 25, 2021, versus the comparable period in 2020.

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US Consumer Tracker: A Gradual Return to Pre-Pandemic Behavior

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

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1Q21 US Retail Inventory Tracker: Most Retailers Post Higher Inventory Turnover Rates on a Two-Year Basis

Our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker analyzes inventory trends among US retailers listed in the Coresight 100. In this report, we look at the inventory levels of various retailers in 1Q21 and assess how and why levels are changing—with most retailers posting improved inventory turnover levels on a two-year basis.

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US Consumer Tracker: Travel Plans and a Widespread Return to Public Places Signal a Strong Summer Ahead

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumer 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.

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