The global retail industry experienced a 10% drop in company filings mentions of COVID-19 in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by CVS Health with 9% year-on-year decrease, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 445 retail company filings. GlobalData’s COVID-19 Cross-Sector Impact – Thematic Research report helps understand how the effect of COVID-19 on Retail sector compares with 17 other key sectors, in terms of equity indices, M&A volumes, jobs index, and filings. Buy the report here.
Notably, COVID-19 was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q1 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of robotics and social, according to GlobalData.
Of the 50 leading companies in the retail industry, CVS Health had the greatest increase in references for COVID-19 in Q1 2023, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 148 COVID-19-related sentences in the company's filings, an increase of 100% in Q1 2023 compared with Q4 2022. Walgreens Boots Alliance’s mentions of COVID-19 rose by 100% to 145 and Woolworths Group’s by 100% to 50 and NIKE’s by 200% to 43 and Ross Stores’s by 100% to 41.
GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for COVID-19 in Q1 2023 was 119.
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