3D design technology helps retailers better meet fast-changing consumer demand, while also improving product quality and cutting costs. The technology is already helping many companies in fashion and furniture create new product designs more quickly and with higher precision.
IVAs can improve supply chain operations by cutting labor costs and enabling faster and more accurate service delivery, ultimately leading to better customer experiences. Companies such as Alibaba and Aramex have been employing IVAs to improve supply chain efficiency.
As e-commerce consumer expectations rise, last-mile delivery is emerging as a crucial component of supply-chain logistics. This report profiles innovation in last-mile logistics, featuring last-mile solutions and platforms disrupting the landscape. We curated select established companies in the space and feature 40 in over 10 countries.
This report forms part of our Innovator Intelligence series, which focuses on emerging companies disrupting traditional retail and fueling innovation across the retail value chain. This report focused on retail's returns challenge, which will continue to grow as e-commerce grabs a greater share of the retail market.
This report reviews the most recent quarterly earnings for (mostly) US-based companies in the Coresight 100, our focus list of retailers, brand owners and real estate firms.
Supply Chain Briefing: Robotics Brings Productivity to the Supply Chain and Speeds Last-Mile Delivery
Heavy industry has used robotics for decades – but now it is gaining traction in apparel and retail. Robots offer improvement in supply chain by enhancing speed to market, better logistics, better warehousing and speedier last-mile deliver
The BRI is an ambitious initiative to transform the trade landscape from China to Europe via Asia and Africa. We see progress in terms of policy coordination, facility connectivity, trade and financial integration. However, there are also political and financial concerns.
The US-China trade dispute rages on, affecting multiple categories including footwear, furniture, apparel and food. This reports reviews recent developments and implications for the furniture category.
Blockchain is a promising technology that offers improvement to retailers’ supply chains through better traceability of products, prevention of counterfeiting and improved customer experience.
Reality Technology enables companies to streamline production through faster prototyping, to improve production speed and deliver better customer service in retail stores.
Technologies including blockchain, AI and others are transforming the various stages in the retail supply chain, including product design, demand forecasting, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, last-mile delivery and sales.
The gross merchandise volume (GMV) of China’s fresh food e-commerce market is expected to increase 160% to ¥162.0 billion in 2019 from ¥62.2 billion in 2016, according to iiMedia.
New Retail Briefing #8: Health and Medical Services Go Digital on WeChat and Alipay; Tmall Luxury Pavilion Welcomes Gentle Monster
Tencent is testing medical services on its WeChat mini program.
US Retail Inventory Tracker, 4Q18: Potential Tariff Hike and Poor Holiday Sales Lead to Higher Inventories
In this first of our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker reports we analyze inventory trends among our Coresight 100 US retailers.
New Retail Briefing #7: Ele.me Brings Fresh Produce to Customers; Fliggy Allows Tourists to Buy Before They Fly; Shiseido and Alibaba Sign Joint Business Plan
Alibaba’s food-delivery platform Ele.me will help vendors in traditional “wet markets” to sell fresh produce to online shoppers.