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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.

Retail 2020: 10 Trends for China E-Commerce

We expect 2020 to be a year full of innovation and expansion in China’s e-commerce market. Major players will adopt new initiatives and technologies and look to expand into lower-tier cities. We present 10 trends that will shape China’s e-commerce landscape in 2020 and the implications of these for brands

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.