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.
This report is part of the Coresight Matrix series, designed to help readers better understand what is happening in key segments and with key players in retail technology.
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.
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.
This report details the results of our fifth annual survey of Chinese overseas tourists’ travel, spending behavior and preferences.
Finding the right product can be a challenge for online shoppers: Visual search aided by AI could drastically cut returns by helping consumers find the right items and “see” how they’ll look in the home or on the person.
While online has major inroads in the biggest nonfood categories, it has moved more slowly in furniture and home furnishings. We see that changing.
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.
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.
Our Innovator Intelligence series looks at emerging companies disrupting traditional retail and fueling innovation across the retail value chain. This report focuses on how the introduction of 3D body scanning may disrupt the retail market as we know it.
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.
From its origins in manufacturing, enterprise resource planning software has evolved to become critical to almost every aspect of running a business – and offers key functions for retail.
Well-designed loyalty programs offer retailers the opportunity to gain a larger share of wallet and increase customer retention. In this report, we examine best practices for implementing loyalty programs and how retailers can leverage consumer data to drive growth, as well as emerging trends in this field.
The use of data analytics is powering digital transformation in retail, from supply chain and in-store inventory management to customer service and engagement. In this report, we offer key insights into the growing adoption of analytics by the retail sector.
“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.