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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 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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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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US Consumer Tracker: More Consumers Return to Stores for Apparel Purchases (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 what categories consumers have purchased and which retailers they have purchased food and nonfood products from. We also discuss consumer avoidance of public places and what consumers are buying more of and less of than pre-pandemic. Our consumer survey was undertaken on March 15.

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RetailTech: What Do Data and AI Mean for Retail?

This report discusses the challenges that many retailers face in leveraging data effectively, as well as the as well as the strengths of artificial intelligence (AI) for retail data analysis. We use Coresight Research’s proprietary CORE framework to categorize and explain the benefits of AI for retailers.

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US Consumer Tracker: Consumers Get Back to Socializing (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 what activities consumers have done, including key trends from the past three months and breakdowns by income group. We also discuss consumer avoidance of public places and what consumers are buying more of and less of than pre-pandemic. Our consumer survey was undertaken on March 8.

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How Category Management Has Changed Forever

We explore the future of retail category management with a focus on grocery, mass merchandisers and drug retail. We discuss the key skills necessary for success and consider current challenges and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on collaboration. We leverage findings from a December 2020 Coresight Research survey of global retailers and suppliers of grocery products/consumer packaged goods.

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Market Outlook: Apparel and Footwear in the US, the UK and China—Prospects for 2021 and Beyond

In this Market Outlook, we discuss the recovery of the apparel and footwear market in a pandemic-impacted retail environment, with a focus on the US, the UK and China. We provide our market sizing estimates for 2021 and beyond, and we consider the primary trends that will drive demand. This report also explores e-commerce penetration, the competitive landscape, US retail innovators and key themes—including a shift to DTC, the importance of sustainability and the rise of athleisure.

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US Consumer Tracker: Rebound in Online Apparel and Beauty Purchases (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 what product categories consumers had purchased in-store and online in the past two weeks, as well as what they are buying more of and less of than pre-pandemic. We also discuss what activities consumers have done in the past two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on March 1.

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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 amid Economic Recovery: Learnings from the Global Financial Crisis

In this report, we examine the impending economic and retail recovery from the coronavirus crisis in the US through the lens of recovery from the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). We discuss how lessons from the 2008 financial crisis are useful for understanding the shape and speed of the expected retail recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, as well as exploring the differences in the nature and cause of the two crises.

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US Consumer Tracker: Signs of a Return to Stores (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 what product categories consumers had purchased in-store and online in the past two weeks, as well as what they are buying more of and less of than pre-pandemic. We also discuss what activities consumers have done in the past two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on February 22.

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US Consumer Tracker: Where Are High-Income Consumers Cutting Spending? (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 explore consumer spending on different categories by income level. We present findings on what activities consumers have done in the past two weeks and what product categories they had purchased in-store and online in the past two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on February 15.

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US Consumer Tracker: Consumers Spend Stimulus Checks on Bills and Essentials (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 explore how consumers have spent or plan to spend their second stimulus checks. We present findings on what activities consumers have done in the past two weeks and what product categories they had purchased in-store and online in the past two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on February 8.

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US Consumer Tracker: Hints of Consumers’ Return to Normal Activities (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 explore what consumers have bought online and in-store recently and which retailers they have bought from. We present findings on what activities consumers have done in the past two weeks and their expectations on retaining changed behaviors after the pandemic. Our consumer survey was undertaken on February 1.

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