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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. 

Gap Scraps Old Navy Spin-Off; Moderately Raises Its Fiscal 2019 Outlook

On January 16, Gap Inc. announced that it had canceled its plans to spin off the Old Navy business, citing investors’ concerns over the complexity of the separation and softer business performance of the brand. Gap Inc. has raised its fiscal year 2019 outlook moderately, owing to better-than-expected promotional levels over the holiday period.

Reviewing 2019 US and UK Store Closures

We review store closures and openings in the US and UK for the full-year 2019. We break down the numbers by sector and analyze the key retailers that significantly contributed to total openings and closures over the course of the year.

NRF 2020 Day 1 Insights: The Digital Economy Is Here

Insights from day 1 of the NRF 2020 Retail’s Big Show in New York include the value of increasing technology intensity, the changing nature of retail jobs and increasing connectedness. Today’s consumers have more choice than ever before, and that choice is enabled by the rapid rise of digital technologies.

Can AR and VR Be Game Changers in Furniture Retail?

Augmented and virtual reality technologies are slowly but surely transforming the shopping experience for consumers in both online and offline retail. We review how various store-based and digital-first furniture retailers are investing in these technologies and assess the impact, challenges and potential of these investments.

CES 2020, Day 2: Physical Retail, Tourism and Data Strategy

The Coresight Research team is in Las Vegas for CES 2020. We offer our top five insights from the second day of the event, including the transition of digitally native brands into physical retail, increasing demand for personalized travel experiences and the explosion of data in healthcare retail.

Computer Vision and Visual Search: Transforming Retail Operations and the Shopping Experience

The retail industry has seen the rapid adoption of computer vision over the last few years. This transformative technology is enabling greater operational efficiency for retailers and is providing shoppers with new ways to explore products and interact with retailers and brands. Walmart is leading legacy retailers in the R&D of computer vision, while collaboration with emerging technology providers is a key adoption strategy for many retailers.

Rental, Subscription and Resale: How Companies Are Tapping Demand

Under pressure from subscription and rental services, mainstream retailers are launching rental services of their own and teaming up with digital natives. We’re seeing brick-and-mortar retailers strike collaboration deals with online subscription services, launch their own services—and be acquired as digital natives look for physical space.

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.