The world is facing an extraordinary crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout global communities, dislocated international supply chains and triggered steep selloffs in financial markets. It has already become clear that the high street will take on a very different form once the pandemic is over. Weaker players will, unfortunately, cease to exist, leaving behind a smaller but more resilient sector that have acted fast.
For our report series, we partnered with Retail Economics, to provide new data-backed insights analysis into the extraordinary crisis sweeping through the retail industry, based on economic modelling, financial analysis and consumer panel.
The Shape of Retail: COVID-19 and the future of retail supply chains
This report explores structural changes and contextualises the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains across the European retail industry. It incorporates data from interviews with 30 of the largest European retailers.
The Shape of Retail: Consumers and the new normal
This report explores how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting consumer behaviour, measuring the attitudes of over 6,000 consumers across six European countries. It identifies similarities and differences in consumer sentiment, emerging trends, temporary and permanent impact to retailers, and offers a glimpse into the future.
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Surviving the cash crunch
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This report contains a range of economic and financial analysis to assess the financial health of major U.K. non-food retailers and the financial impact caused by the pandemic. We also use consumer panel analysis to add colour to shifts in behaviour and confidence around the ongoing impact, some of which is forward-looking to assess areas of behavioural shifts.