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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.

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.

The TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX)

The TJX Companies is a US-based off-price retailer of apparel and home fashion. Headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, TJX operates stores in nine countries under multiple banners, as well as selling through four e-commerce sites.

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.

H&M (OMX: HM-B)

H&M is a global retailer of apparel, accessories, homewares and beauty products. Headquartered in Sweden, the company operates under nine banners through physical and online stores in 71 markets around the world.

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.

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.

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.