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US Consumer Tracker: Apparel Purchases Continue To Surge (Full Report)

The proportion of consumers reporting purchasing more clothing, footwear or fashion accessories than pre-pandemic continued to climb this week, and now sits at a rate more than double its value four weeks earlier. This category also saw a record-high proportion of consumers purchase products in-store in the past two weeks. Avoidance of shopping locations rose this week, but only slightly, against demanding comparatives last week, when avoidance of these places saw record lows. Over the past month, the proportion of high-income consumers visiting restaurants and planning trips have each risen by more than 16 percentage points, while the proportion of middle- and

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US Easter 2021 Retail Preview: High-Growth Context Provides Opportunities for Retailers

With Easter fast approaching, we assess the planned spending of US consumers on the holiday this year. We discuss the outlook for retail this Easter in light of current shopping trends and against weak comparatives for April 2020 amid a coronavirus-impacted retail environment. We also consider opportunities for retailers to drive Easter spending and prominent seasonal themes at major US retailers Kohl’s, Target and Walmart.

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US Department Store Insights, 4Q20: Elevated Digital Sales and Strength in Home and Active Categories

Coresight Research’s new US Department Store Insights quarterly series covers the recent performance of Kohl’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom, highlighting trends in comparable sales, revenue, digital sales, product categories and areas of note by management. In this report, we look at the performance of the three retailers in the fourth quarter of 2020 (4Q20, ended January 30, 2021) and discuss relevant fiscal 2020 highlights.

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US Consumer Tracker: Shopper Behaviors and Expectations as We Head Toward Easter (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 consumers’ spending expectations for Easter 2021. We discuss what activities respondents have done in the past two weeks and consumer avoidance of public places. We also cover 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. Our consumer survey was undertaken on March 22.

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Alibaba’s Tmall Global Summit: Retail Opportunities and Strategies for Success in China’s E-Commerce Market

Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, moderated Alibaba’s Tmall Global Summit on March 25, 2021. We present three key insights from the event, covering a framework for brands to enter the China market, strategies for startups to go global and recommendations for brands to succeed in China.

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Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2021, Week 12: US Openings Continue To Outpace Closures

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from 7-Eleven, Alimentation Couche-Tard, At Home, Designer Brands, Fabletics, Hobby Lobby, Kroger and Signet Jewelers in the US and Beales, Decathlon, Dunelm, John Lewis, Joules and Mango in the UK.

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Playbook: Alternative Models in Retail

The new Coresight Research Playbook series provides recommendations for brands, retailers and marketplaces seeking to tap growth segments and emerging trends. In this Playbook, we present six key strategies for retail players to capitalize on gradually maturing alternative models in retail: collaboration, DTC (direct to consumer), rental, resale and subscription. We discuss examples of the strategies and models across multiple categories, with a focus on the US market.

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Retail-Tech Landscape: Frictionless Payment

Payment methods that reduce friction at the point of sale improve the customer experience—and digital technologies are becoming integral to frictionless checkout. This Retail-Tech Landscape comprises selected startups globally that can help retailers improve how they receive payments and thus enhance the overall customer experience.

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