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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.

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.

UK Department Stores: A Year of Decline

Department stores in the UK are facing tough conditions while being tied into long leases. Some UK retailers have entered into administration or used company voluntary arrangements to prevent collapse. This report focuses on the struggles of four of the UK’s biggest names: Debenhams, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis.

Five Key Takeaways from the AAFA Executive Think Tank 2019: The Importance of Digitalization and Transparency in Supply Chains

The Coresight Research team attended the American Apparel and Footwear Association Executive Think Tank 2019 in Hong Kong on November 7. We discuss the key insights from the event, which touched on digitalization and transparency in supply-chain operations, as well as the secrets to entering the market in China.

Holiday 2019: Consumer Survey Insights—Gen-Zers Show Biggest Gains in Spending Intent

Considering US consumer spending plans, destination preferences and shopping habits, we assess the retail outlook for the 2019 holiday season. We present key trends across different age groups—including the influence of millennials/Gen-Zers on average consumer shopping behaviors—and offer key insights into the expected use of online platforms and associated services.

Insights from the Singles’ Day Pre-Sale Period: US Retailers’ Exposure to China

Continuing our coverage of Singles’ Day 2019 in China, we assess the performance of selected brands in the pre-sale period of the shopping holiday. In the lead-up to November 11, it seems that the exposure of US retailers and other international brands to the Chinese market may have been impacted by trade tensions and the success of targeted marketing strategies employed by indigenous brands.