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COVID-19 impact on Retail

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Retail, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Retail sector during COVID-19

Retail Insight Network’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Retail sector during the pandemic.

Deals trends in the Retail Sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

1,588 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 349,738.8
YOY Change: 134.4%

1,365 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 41,551
YOY Change: 357.6%

707 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 166,663.1
YOY Change: 80.5%

505 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 282,412.5
YOY Change: -44.3%

485 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 58,629.6
YOY Change: 44.2%

473 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 130,775.2
YOY Change: 284.8%

86 Merger

Total Value US$m: 6,287.9
YOY Change: 956.8%

77 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 1,401.1
YOY Change: -

4 Licensing Agreement

Total Value US$m: 2,830
YOY Change: -100%

Innovation in the Retail sector during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Retail sector, Retail Insight Network tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Retail sector: 2018 – 2021

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Retail sector monitors the patent applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Top Patent Applicants in the Retail sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Retail Insight Network patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Retail sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)

Retail Insight Network patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Retail sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

Retail Insight Network tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus top 5 themes in Retail

Retail Insight Network compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Retail Insight Network tracks which retail companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Retail sector during COVID-19

Retail Insight Network monitors live retail company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job Trends in Retail Sector

Jobs postings by retail companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the Retail sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Retail companies: Jobs

Retail Insight Network’s retail jobs tracker lists retail companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Retail influencer discussions on COVID-19

Retail Insight Network tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Retail influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.

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