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Macy’s Updates Polaris Strategy 2021: Retailer To Expand Backstage in 2021 and Grow Digital to $10 Billion by 2023

On February 23, 2021, Macy’s reported its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results for fiscal 2020. The company also provided an update of its Polaris Strategy, which is designed to accelerate top-line growth and increase profitability across channels. We present highlights in this report.

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Coresight Research Innovator Showcase: Five Retail Technology Innovators Compete for Digital Outreach Opportunity

On February 18, 2021, Coresight Research hosted its Innovator Showcase—an online pitch competition between five retail technology innovators: Engagement Agents, Inspectorio, Newmine, Nexite and Savitude. We present highlights from the innovators’ pitches, as well as from the presentations of three early-stage retail startups that presented their businesses while the judges deliberated. We also reveal the winner of the pitch competition.

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Experience the Experience: Learnings for Brands, Retailers and Retail Real Estate Firms from ULI Asia Pacific

Coresight Research was an innovator sponsor of the recent “Experience the Experience” virtual conference, hosted by nonprofit organization ULI Asia Pacific. The Coresight Research team joined more than 40 thought leaders globally to discuss current issues in retail and real estate. In this free report, we present key insights from the event, from retail innovation to consumer engagement and more.

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Nordstrom Investor Day 2021: “Closer to You” Strategy Seeks To Expand Inventory by 5X and Lower Prices at Nordstrom Rack

The Coresight Research team attended Nordstrom’s virtual Investor Day on February 4, 2021. We present our top takeaways from the event, including the company’s views of the shifting retail landscape and Nordstrom’s three initiatives under its digital-first “Closer to You” market strategy.

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CFDA on Adaptive Fashion: Coresight Research Highlights the Adaptive Retail Opportunity

Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, joined the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in its third panel in a series on adaptive fashion. The panel brought together leading researchers in the field of adaptive apparel to discuss the current retail opportunity in the market. We present five key insights from the panel, covering consumer demand and needs, retail challenges, the shopping experience for people with disabilities, and more.

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Coresight Research x Blue Yonder: Supporting the Customer Journey—Learn from Covid-19 To Build a Resilient Retail Supply Chain

On January 26, 2021, Coresight Research and Blue Yonder hosted a virtual mini conference, “Supporting the Customer Journey: Localization for Speed to Market and Flexibility,” which brought together leaders from top retailers and organizations to explore fast-changing consumer demand and shifting market conditions. This free report provides eight key insights from the mini conference, covering nearshoring strategies, inventory management, sustainability, last-mile delivery and more.

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NRF 2021 Day Six and Wrap-Up: New Opportunities in Health and Wellness; Growth in China’s Luxury Market

NRF 2021, the annual “Retail’s Big Show” event hosted by the National Retail Federation, took place virtually over six days between January 12 and 22. The Coresight Research team presents our five key insights from day six of the event, which focused on the stickiness of pandemic-driven consumer shopping behaviors, new opportunities in the health and wellness market and growth in China’s luxury market. We also offer our closing thoughts on the digital event as a whole.

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NRF 2021 Day Five: Optimizing Customer Support and Rethinking the Physical Store

NRF 2021, the annual “Retail’s Big Show” event hosted by the National Retail Federation, is taking place virtually over six days between January 12 and 22. The Coresight Research team presents our 10 key insights from day five of the event, which focused on improving customer support in the age of digital shopping. Panelists also emphasized the importance of a strong, integrated cloud structure in driving innovation and agility.

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NRF 2021: Coresight Research CEO and Founder Deborah Weinswig Discusses Offline Retail in 2021 with Placer.ai

NRF 2021, the annual “Retail’s Big Show” event hosted by the National Retail Federation, is taking place virtually over six days between January 12 and 22. Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, hosted the “Offline Retail in 2021: A Data-Driven Look at the Trends That Will Define Retail Success in 2021” session with location data analytics startup Placer.ai. We present insights from the session.

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NRF 2021 Day Four: The Importance of Transparency in the Supply Chain; Optimizing the Online Shopping Experience

NRF 2021, the annual “Retail’s Big Show” event hosted by the National Retail Federation, is taking place virtually over six days between January 12 and 22. The Coresight Research team presents our 10 key insights from day four of the event, which focused on the importance of a strong supply chain in enabling better supplier-retailer communication and facilitating reliable last-mile delivery. The benefits of optimizing the online shopping experience by increasing personalization also emerged as a key theme.

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CES 2021: Coresight Research CEO and Founder Deborah Weinswig Talks with Alibaba and Dick’s Sporting Goods

CES 2021, an event held by the Consumer Technology Association, took place on January 11–14. During the “Retail Trends: New Shopper” conference session, Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, delivered a presentation on six key trends in retail for 2021 and hosted fireside chats with leaders from Dick’s Sporting Goods and Alibaba Group. We present insights from the session.

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NRF 2021 Day Three: Data-Driven Solutions, from Supply Chain to Store; Understanding Changed Shopping Patterns

NRF 2021, the annual “Retail’s Big Show” event hosted by the National Retail Federation, is taking place virtually over six days between January 12 and 22. The Coresight Research team presents our 10 key insights from day three of the event, which focused on the importance of understanding consumers, many of whom have changed their behaviors over the course of the pandemic. The benefits of integrating technology across all retail operations, from supply chain to stores, emerged as another key theme.

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CES 2021 Day Three and Wrap-Up: Tech Topics Span the Gamut from Drones to Cloud to Fintech to Contactless Shopping

CES 2021, an event held by the Consumer Technology Association, took place on January 11–14. The Coresight Research team presents our key insights from day three of the virtual event, which covered a number of technologies: 5G, robotics, fintech, contactless shopping, cloud computing and AI. We also offer our closing thoughts on the digital event as a whole.

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NRF 2021 Day Two: Leveraging Technology To Engage Consumers and Empower Employees

NRF 2021, the annual “Retail’s Big Show” event hosted by the National Retail Federation, is taking place virtually over six days between January 12 and 22. The Coresight Research team presents our 10 key insights from day two of the event, which focused on how retailers can benefit from using data, artificial intelligence and voice commerce to appeal to consumers in the new environment. Sustainability and social responsibility also emerged as key themes.

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NRF 2021 Day One: Digital Strategy, Inventory Agility and Loyalty Are Top of Mind

NRF 2021, the annual “Retail’s Big Show” event hosted by the National Retail Federation (NRF), has moved online for the first time, taking place entirely virtually over six days, from January 12 to 22. The Coresight Research team presents our 10 key insights from day one of the event, which focused on new digital strategies, the importance of an agile supply chain and the growing value of loyalty programs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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