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Coresight 100

Essential briefings on the companies you need to know about. Explore company profiles, earnings updates, sector coverage and deep-dive research reports on the Coresight 100, our focus list of retailers, brand owners and real estate firms, spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. 

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.

Holiday 2019: Retailers Harness the Power of Social Media

Continuing our Holiday 2019 series, we outline the popularity of social media channels among holiday shoppers for gift inspiration and promotion tracking. We discuss the engagement of selected retailers—including Amazon, Target and Walmart—and outline their holiday campaigns heading into the holiday season.

Alibaba: A Timeline of Key Events

From 2017 to 2019, Alibaba expanded its cloud business into new territories outside China. We examine key events from the company’s recent history as part of our Retailers’ Timelines series.

Holiday 2019: Hottest Toys

Continuing our Holiday 2019 series, we outline key trends that we think are going to influence toy gifting in the US this shopping season. We also consider the competitive strategies of major players in the toys and games sector, including Amazon and Walmart.

Ulta Beauty vs. Sephora: Assessing Loyalty Reward Programs and the Buying Behaviors of Beauty Shoppers

We discuss the success of two dominant US retail chains, Ulta Beauty and Sephora, with a focus on the nature and impact of each retailer’s loyalty program as well as their employment of artificial intelligence and data analytics to drive customer engagement. We also compare the shopping behaviors of Ulta’s and Sephora’s customers using survey data.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE: SKX)

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. designs and markets lifestyle footwear for men, women and children and also performance footwear for men and women under the Skechers Performance brand name. Additionally, Skechers offers apparel, accessories, eyewear and other merchandise. The operating segments of Skechers are: domestic wholesale, international wholesale and retail (which includes e-commerce).

HanesBrands, Inc. (NYSE: HBI)

Founded in 1901, HanesBrands is a basic apparel company headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the US. It is a manufacturer and marketer bras, underwear, activewear, socks, and shapewear under various brands such as Hanes, Champion, Playtex and Gear for Sports.

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.