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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.

Gap Scraps Old Navy Spin-Off; Moderately Raises Its Fiscal 2019 Outlook

On January 16, Gap Inc. announced that it had canceled its plans to spin off the Old Navy business, citing investors’ concerns over the complexity of the separation and softer business performance of the brand. Gap Inc. has raised its fiscal year 2019 outlook moderately, owing to better-than-expected promotional levels over the holiday period.

Reviewing 2019 US and UK Store Closures

We review store closures and openings in the US and UK for the full-year 2019. We break down the numbers by sector and analyze the key retailers that significantly contributed to total openings and closures over the course of the year.

NRF 2020 Day 1 Insights: The Digital Economy Is Here

Insights from day 1 of the NRF 2020 Retail’s Big Show in New York include the value of increasing technology intensity, the changing nature of retail jobs and increasing connectedness. Today’s consumers have more choice than ever before, and that choice is enabled by the rapid rise of digital technologies.

Can AR and VR Be Game Changers in Furniture Retail?

Augmented and virtual reality technologies are slowly but surely transforming the shopping experience for consumers in both online and offline retail. We review how various store-based and digital-first furniture retailers are investing in these technologies and assess the impact, challenges and potential of these investments.

Weinswig’s Weekly—January 12, 2020

January 12, 2020 This week’s note “From the Desk of Deborah Weinswig” offers our take on six major CES 2020 product launches in Las Vegas this week. In the news this week: Neutrogena has updated its app with AI technology that eliminates the need for specialized scanning gear to offer personalized skincare advice. Uniqlo will open a store in Hanoi, its second in Viet Nam after opening one in Ho Chi Minh City in 2019. Brazilian cosmetics company Natura has completed the acquisition of direct-selling company Avon after securing the requisite regulatory approvals.