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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.

The Future of Payments

This report looks at payment platforms, explores their prospects, and reviews new technologies that could shape the future of the global payment landscape.

RFID and NFC in Retail

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC) are key technologies to digitalize store operations and can be instrumental to facilitate omnichannel retail.

Off-Price Retailing in Germany

We review the German off-price retail landscape. German mass-market apparel retailing is skewed toward value options, but off-price represents a still-nascent part of this market.

US Retail Inventory Tracker, 1Q19

Most Coresight 100 retailers witnessed a decline in consumer spending, which translated into poor sales and inventory buildup in comparison to the same quarter last year. Tariffs and strategic investments also drove inventory accumulation.

AI and Price Optimization in Retail

Pricing has become key in retail. Artificial intelligence and machine learning is giving retailers new tools to help fully and effectively implement price optimization strategies.

Amazon: A Timeline of Key Events

From 2017 to 2019 we saw Amazon focus on consolidating its e-commerce services, strengthening its technology capabilities and investing in cross-industry projects.

Apparel Resale Goes Mainstream

Recommerce and thrift shopping are going mainstream as consumers increasingly seek out value (both economic and ethics-based), clothing that expresses individuality and that is Instagrammable.