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Coresight Research helps retail clients accelerate innovation and growth. We focus on disruption at the intersection of retail and technology – and help you understand what it means for your business. Coresight Research has a global presence spanning the US, Europe and Asia, including deep expertise in the China market.

How Dollar Stores Are Gearing Up To Sustain Growth

Dollar stores emerged as Wall Street darlings in the early 2000s, got a boost during the financial crisis—and just kept going. We look at how the major players, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar General, plan to maintain the momentum in the coming years.

Holiday 2019: Retailers Harness the Power of Social Media

Continuing our Holiday 2019 series, we outline the popularity of social media channels among holiday shoppers for gift inspiration and promotion tracking. We discuss the engagement of selected retailers—including Amazon, Target and Walmart—and outline their holiday campaigns heading into the holiday season.

Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 49: Citi Trends Plans To Open up to 30 Stores Annually

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Forever 21, Lidl and Toys “R” Us in the US and Bonmarché in the UK. In the US, year-to-date announced closures have already exceeded the total we recorded for the full year 2018.

Aldi and Lidl Global Update

Aldi and Lidl are growing store numbers, adjusting formats to serve regional markets and moving further into e-commerce. We discuss global developments and growth metrics, with a focus on the US, the UK and China.

ICSC Research Connections: Experiences, Services, Fun and Commerce Too!

On October 27–29, Coresight Research attended attended and presented at ICSC’s Research Connections conference in Florida. Our key insights from the event include the heightened consumer expectation for experiences, an increasing focus on sustainability for retailers and shopping-center developers and the synergistic effect of online and physical retail.