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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.

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.

Holiday 2019: UK Black Friday Insights

On November 29, Coresight Research’s UK team undertook its fifth annual tour of stores in central London for Black Friday. In this report, we pick out likely outperformers, one apparent underperformer and other stores of note. We also provide a table comparing promotions this year to those of 2018.

Insights from the Baker Retailing CEO Summit 2019

On October 15, 2019, Coresight Research attended The Wharton School’s Baker Retailing Center CEO Summit in New York City. Our key insights from the event cover the luxury, apparel and grocery sectors. We discuss highlights from Kroger, Nordstrom and Walmart, among other leading retailers.

Monthly Consumer Update: US, UK and China

Macro economic indicators from the US, UK and China all seem to point to positive – but growth seems unsteady and although positive there remain areas of concern. This report captures the big picture and what it means for retail as we head into the holidays.

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.

UK Department Stores: A Year of Decline

Department stores in the UK are facing tough conditions while being tied into long leases. Some UK retailers have entered into administration or used company voluntary arrangements to prevent collapse. This report focuses on the struggles of four of the UK’s biggest names: Debenhams, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis.