The global retail industry experienced a 54% drop in company filings mentions of ecommerce in Q2 2024 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Walmart with 50% year-on-year decrease, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 328 retail company filings. GlobalData’s Retail: Filings Trends & Signals Q2 2024 report delves into earnings call transcripts and quarterly reports within the retail industry, extracting trends, signals, and comparative data to help businesses assess their performance, identify competitive intelligence, evaluate risks, and gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry events. Buy the report here.

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Notably, ecommerce was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q2 2024, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of edtech and digitalization, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the retail industry, Walmart had the greatest increase in references for ecommerce in Q2 2024, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 32 ecommerce-related sentences in the company's filings - 3% of all sentences - and a decrease of 50% in Q2 2024 compared with Q2 2023. Skechers USA’s mentions of ecommerce dropped by 46% to 31 and eBay’s by 61% to 29 and Amazon’s by 34% to 19 and Chewy’s by 200% to 15.

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 ecommerce in Q2 2024 was 89.

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This content was updated on 16 July 2024

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