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Market Outlook: Retail Technology Becomes Even More Crucial in 2021

In this Market Outlook, we discuss the global retail technology market in a pandemic-impacted retail environment. We present data on the size of the global market and its major segments, and we outline the primary market drivers in 2021. This report explores the competitive landscape and key tech trends across the segments of cloud computing, enterprise software, supply chain software, AI platforms and retail hardware.

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Coresight Research Innovator Showcase: Five Retail Technology Innovators Compete for Digital Outreach Opportunity

On February 18, 2021, Coresight Research hosted its Innovator Showcase—an online pitch competition between five retail technology innovators: Engagement Agents, Inspectorio, Newmine, Nexite and Savitude. We present highlights from the innovators’ pitches, as well as from the presentations of three early-stage retail startups that presented their businesses while the judges deliberated. We also reveal the winner of the pitch competition.

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Frictionless Grocery: Pandemic Ushers In Smart Checkout Technologies

Alongside the shift to e-commerce, the Covid-19 pandemic has been driving the digitalization of grocery at brick-and-mortar locations. In this report, we discuss three smart checkout technologies that grocery retailers are increasingly implementing in stores to meet heightened consumer demand for convenience, safety and efficiency in the physical shopping journey: automated checkout, smart carts and scan-and-go.

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Innovator Profile: Savitude Leverages AI To Streamline Design

As part of our Innovator Profile series, we profile Savitude, a provider of digital ideation and design solutions that leverages analytics and artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency of fashion design while enabling designers to continue expressing their creativity. This free report is sponsored by Savitude.

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NRF 2021 Day Five: Optimizing Customer Support and Rethinking the Physical Store

NRF 2021, the annual “Retail’s Big Show” event hosted by the National Retail Federation, is taking place virtually over six days between January 12 and 22. The Coresight Research team presents our 10 key insights from day five of the event, which focused on improving customer support in the age of digital shopping. Panelists also emphasized the importance of a strong, integrated cloud structure in driving innovation and agility.

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NRF 2021 Day Four: The Importance of Transparency in the Supply Chain; Optimizing the Online Shopping Experience

NRF 2021, the annual “Retail’s Big Show” event hosted by the National Retail Federation, is taking place virtually over six days between January 12 and 22. The Coresight Research team presents our 10 key insights from day four of the event, which focused on the importance of a strong supply chain in enabling better supplier-retailer communication and facilitating reliable last-mile delivery. The benefits of optimizing the online shopping experience by increasing personalization also emerged as a key theme.

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Retail-Tech Landscape: Warehouse Automation

The recent surge in e-commerce growth amid Covid-19 has seen demand spike for warehousing space, fulfillment efficiency and storage capacity. This is driving the need for increased automation in the warehousing sector. This Retail-Tech Landscape comprises selected startups globally that can help retailers automate their warehouse operations.

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Innovator Intelligence: Leveraging AI To Enhance Creativity, Sustainability and Efficiency in Modern Fashion Design

The world of fashion design has changed rapidly as brands and retailers have been forced to adapt to shifting consumer behavior. Increasing demand for fast fashion is being met with calls for sustainability and inclusivity in apparel—creating challenges for fashion brands and retailers. We explore challenges in the shifting design landscape and areas of opportunity for fashion brands, retailers and designers to improve the efficiency and creativity with which they design and to cater for a multitude of body shapes and sizes. This free report is sponsored by Savitude.

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CES 2021 Day One: Home, Health, Wellness and Sustainability Trends Drive Product Launches at First Virtual CES

CES 2021, an event held by the Consumer Technology Association, is taking place on January 11–14 and is a virtual event for the first time. The Coresight Research team presents our key insights from day one of the event, which focused on new product announcements by major global consumer-electronics companies, across health and wellness, home cleanliness and entertainment, and more.

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Retail-Tech Landscape: Retail Real Estate

We have observed an increasing number of startups focusing on retail real estate to forge new partnerships and help mall operators cope with the pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This Retail-Tech Landscape comprises selected startups globally that we believe have the potential to help mall operators stay relevant amid the Covid-19 crisis and reach their customers in a more efficient way.

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Retailers United “Help America Stay Open” Pitch Event Recap: Five Competing Startups, One $10,000 Grant Winner

On December 8, 2020, Deborah Weinswig, Coresight Research CEO and Founder, emceed Retailers United’s second pitch competition, in which five US retail startups competed for a $10,000 grant. We offer insights from the “Help America Stay Open” digital pitch event, providing highlights from the presentations of the five competing startups, as well as from the pitches of the three participating RevTech Ventures-backed companies.

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Retailers United “Help America Stay Open” Pitch Event Preview (Part 2): RevTech Ventures-Backed Companies To Present Their Business Models

On December 8, Deborah Weinswig, Coresight Research CEO and Founder, will emcee Retailers United’s second pitch competition, in which five US retail startups will compete for a $10,000 grant and mentorship from industry leaders. In this report, we profile the three RevTech Ventures-backed startups that will present at the competition but will not be competing for the prize.

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Reshaping Supply Chains for the 2020s

In Coresight Research’s Reshaping Supply Chains for the 2020s ebook, we discuss seven major components of technology-empowered supply chains. We explore trends in the advanced technologies that retailers and brands are adopting to optimize each stage of the supply chain, including product design, demand forecasting, manufacturing, warehousing, sales, last mile and CRM.

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AI Can Help Retailers To Compete and Thrive

This report explores categories in the AI ecosystem, including chips, platforms, applications and users. We discuss examples of AI offerings from select technology companies and innovators, focusing on the areas in which retailers can benefit by leveraging AI tools—including smarter customer engagement, communication, operational efficiency, removing friction and e-commerce.

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Unified Commerce for the Channel-Agnostic Consumer

In this free report, we analyze the rise of channel-agnostic shoppers, opportunities for brands to offer unified commerce experiences across selling platforms, and the correlation between order fulfillment and customer satisfaction. We also explore the Project Verte platform, an end-to-end e-commerce solution that helps brands increase their online market presence, reduce fulfillment costs and enhance decision-making.

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