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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.

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.

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.

Mapping Alibaba’s New Retail Ecosystem

Alibaba Group, an e-commerce giant in China, is evolving beyond online shopping into a leading provider of data and technology services across multiple verticals. In addition to achieving growth, the company is looking to empower retailers and consumers through its “New Retail” strategy.

How Robotics Is Transforming the Retail Value Chain

Large brands, retailers and technology companies have been teaming up to use robotics in retail, and have already tested and deployed them in production, warehousing and distribution, last-mile delivery and even in client-facing roles.

10 Trends Reshaping US CPG

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry in the US is undergoing significant change, with consumer preferences shifting rapidly and retailers adapting in the face of heightened competition.

Six Ways Brands and Retailers Can Leverage Esports

Competitive video gaming—known as esports—has become a global mass phenomenon. In this report, we look at the growing popularity of esports and observe six opportunities the sector presents to brands and retailers to expand the scope of their marketing campaigns and engage with the growing community of esports gamers.

Unstaffed Stores: The Future Retail Format?

“Unstaffed” is a new store format that has emerged in recent years around the globe. In this report, we look at the development of this concept and associated technologies, as well as the challenges that unstaffed stores present to retailers.