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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.

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.

Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 52: Jared Opens New Concept Store

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, we cover a Jared jewelry collaboration with digital native diamond and bridal jewelry retailer James Allen, both Signet Jewelers banners. In the UK, Flannels has expanded into Northern Ireland while Bonmarché loses its CEO. In the US, year-to-date announced closures have already exceeded the total we recorded for the full year 2018.

Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 51: Shopko Optical Opens Many Centers

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Shopko Optical and home-furnishings retailer RH in the US and House of Fraser in the UK. In the US, year-to-date announced closures have already exceeded the total we recorded for the full year 2018.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST)

Costco is a chain of membership warehouse clubs that offers merchandise in the food and sundries, hardlines, fresh foods, softlines and ancillary categories. The company operates warehouses in 13 countries, with its strongest presence in Puerto Rico and the US.

3Q19 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up

Third-quarter 2019 retail earnings show mixed results across categories. Our coverage of the Coresight 100 reveal most companies beat consensus, but there were sectors that fared much better than others—and luxury was one that did not meet expectations despite recent recovery.

Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 50: Dollar General Plans To Continue Store Expansion in Fiscal Year 2020

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Dollar General and RTW Retailwinds in the US and Co-op and Ted Baker in the UK. In the US, year-to-date announced closures have already exceeded the total we recorded for the full year 2018.

Holiday 2019: US Black Friday Insights

On November 29, the Coresight Research team undertook its fifth annual tour of stores for Black Friday. We visited 65 stores of 32 different retailers in the US. In this report, we analyze each store according our proprietary BEST framework for physical retail.

Supply Chain Briefing: Four Ways Companies Are Simplifying Their Supply Chains

Supply Chain Briefing: Four Ways Companies Are Using to Approach Supply Chain Simplification Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, prompting global retailers to look for ways to simplify processes to speed operations and cut costs. Companies are streamlining supply chains by consolidating vendors, unifying data systems and streamlining distribution channels by selling directly to consumers.

Costco: A Timeline of Key Events

This report looks at Costco’s rise from its first warehouse in 1983 in Seattle to over 780 by the end of 2019, $152.7 billion in revenue in FY19 and its current international expansion.