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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.

How Dollar Stores Are Gearing Up To Sustain Growth

Dollar stores emerged as Wall Street darlings in the early 2000s, got a boost during the financial crisis—and just kept going. We look at how the major players, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar General, plan to maintain the momentum in the coming years.

Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 49: Citi Trends Plans To Open up to 30 Stores Annually

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Forever 21, Lidl and Toys “R” Us in the US and Bonmarché in the UK. In the US, year-to-date announced closures have already exceeded the total we recorded for the full year 2018.

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.

Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker 2019, Week 46: Amazon Plans To Launch New Grocery Store Format

Our Weekly US and UK Store Openings and Closures Tracker reports on store closures, openings and bankruptcies. This week, there are highlights from Amazon in the US and supermarket chains Lidl and Sainsbury’s in the UK. In the US, year-to-date announced closures have already exceeded the total we recorded for the full year 2018.

Forever 21 Files for 2019’s 35th Major US Bankruptcy

Forever 21 announced it began voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in US bankruptcy court. As part of its restructuring strategy, the company plans to exit most international locations in Asia and Europe but will continue operations in the US, Mexico and Latin America.

Can CBD Save the Mall?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has seen surging popularity in what is a new product category. Brands and companies are jumping on the opportunity by launching new products containing CBD, selling extracts, capsules and even raw plant. But can CBD save the mall?