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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.

Tencent’s Smart Retail Strategy

Chinese Internet giant Tencent is focusing on the business-to-business space through its “Smart Retail” concept—the company’s answer to Alibaba’s New Retail. Tencent’s Smart Retail ecosystem has a number of components that facilitate the integration of online and offline commerce, including the leveraging of WeChat mini programs, investment in JD.com and the exploitation of the company’s strength in gaming and digital entertainment.

Insights into Belgrade’s Innovation Ecosystem

We discuss the nature and impact of the emerging technology innovation ecosystem of Belgrade in Serbia, which is evolving as a solid community of innovative companies and as a regional hub for the Balkans and Southeast Europe. The Coresight Research team visited Belgrade to talk with notable accelerators and startups, including one that applies blockchain technology in the food supply chain and another that helps retailers with staff training.

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.

Salesforce Dreamforce 2019: Top 10 Insights from Day 2

The Coresight Research team attended Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2019 in San Francisco from November 19 to 22. In this report, we highlight 10 key insights from the second day of the conference, including the interesting new ways in which companies are leveraging retail technologies to better manage customer interactions through e-commerce and drive B2B sales.

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.

Retail-Tech Landscape: Direct-to-Consumer Brands

In this report, we continue our Retail-Tech Landscape report series, which spotlights innovative retail-tech companies that are disrupting the retail industry. This landscape focuses on high-growth, direct-to-consumer brands across a number of sectors.