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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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Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2021, Week 9: TJX Companies To Open 81 Net US Stores in 2021

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Casper Sleep, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hudson, Macy’s, Paper Source, Payless, Sprouts Farmers Market, TJX Companies and Victoria’s Secret in the US and Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Thomas Pink in the UK.

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US Store Tracker Extra, February 2021: 2,222 Store Closures by Major US Retailers Will Result in 31 Million Square Feet of Closed 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 February 26, 2021, versus the comparable period in 2020.

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2021 US Tax Tracker #1: IRS Issues $48 Billion in Refunds

The IRS kicked off the 2021 tax filing season on February 12 this year when it began accepting tax returns for 2020—a delay compared to the normal start in early January. The delays this year allowed the IRS more time to prepare for the Covid-19 Relief Bill, which took effect in the US in late December. The IRS expects to receive over 160 million individual tax returns in 2020.

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Market Outlook: Retail Technology Becomes Even More Crucial in 2021

In this Market Outlook, we discuss the global retail technology market in a pandemic-impacted retail environment. We present data on the size of the global market and its major segments, and we outline the primary market drivers in 2021. This report explores the competitive landscape and key tech trends across the segments of cloud computing, enterprise software, supply chain software, AI platforms and retail hardware.

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US Retail’s Updated Gift Card Guidelines: Accounting for Breakage and Bankruptcy

US retailers witnessed a surge in gift cards sales in 2020. We discuss how US retailers account for gift cards under the updated revenue recognition model issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). We cover how retailers record sales and redemptions of gift cards, as well as the two methods of accounting for unredeemed gift cards under FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606 update. We also explore retailers’ liabilities toward gift card holders in the event of bankruptcy and liquidation.

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The New Value Retailers: Online Marketplaces Challenge Brick-and-Mortar Budget Formats

The value retail sector is expanding beyond traditional brick-and-mortar budget formats (including discount variety retailers such as dollar stores) with the emergence of online value marketplaces. We see the growth of these e-commerce platforms as presenting challenges to predominantly offline retailers in the value retail sector. We discuss the key online players, with a focus on the US, the UK and China.

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Frictionless Grocery: Pandemic Ushers In Smart Checkout Technologies

Alongside the shift to e-commerce, the Covid-19 pandemic has been driving the digitalization of grocery at brick-and-mortar locations. In this report, we discuss three smart checkout technologies that grocery retailers are increasingly implementing in stores to meet heightened consumer demand for convenience, safety and efficiency in the physical shopping journey: automated checkout, smart carts and scan-and-go.

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Earnings Insights 4Q20, Week 1: E-Commerce Players Stand Strong, While Luxury Retailers Witness Mixed Recovery

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report fourth-quarter 2020 earnings. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended February 7, namely Alibaba, Amazon, Brookfield Property Partners, Canada Goose, Capri Holdings, eBay, Ralph Lauren and Tapestry.

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Market Outlook: Understanding India’s $800 Billion Retail Sector

In this Market Outlook report, we explore India’s retail sector. We analyze data on the sector size and present our growth estimates for 2021. We discuss key market drivers and e-commerce penetration in India’s retail market compared to other global markets. This report also covers a breakdown of India’s top 15 retail companies by revenue,—including Avenue Supermarts, Flipkart Internet, Reliance Retail and V-Mart Retail.

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Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2021, Week 4: Francesca’s To Close 276 Stores Following Bankruptcy Sale

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Amazon, American Eagle Outfitters, Conn’s HomePlus, Costco, Francesca’s, Godiva and L’Occitane in the US and Frasers Group and JYSK in the UK.

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