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Retail 2021: Global Trends

We present our key global retail and consumer trends for 2021, which fall under five umbrellas: the new consumer; the future of physical retail; the evolution of digital retail; doing good is good business; and discovering ways of transacting. The trends range from some of the biggest, multiyear, multicategory trends such as wellness and sustainability to more nascent or niche trends such as livestreaming and experiential e-commerce. In this free report, our analysts outline their predictions, as well as the details and impacts of each trend on various retail sectors and regions.

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Coresight Research x CEW: Beauty Insights—What Global Brands and Retailers Can Learn from China’s Singles’ Day 2020 Event

Beauty has always been a popular category on Singles’ Day, and this year, it continued to witness strong sales growth across various Chinese e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba’s Tmall and Together with CEW, we assess beauty brands’ and retailers’ performance and explore the key beauty trends that came to the fore during the Singles’ Day 2020 shopping festival. In this free report, we discuss the strategies that beauty brands and retailers implemented for the event and the learnings that brands can apply in future festivals and beyond to capture share of the fast-growing beauty market in China.

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America’s Changing Shopping Centers: Part 3—Malls Seek To Adapt as Pandemic Expedites Retail Shakeup

As malls grapple with the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic—including a rise in e-commerce, retail bankruptcies and the threat of declining foot traffic—mall owners are finding new ways to compete for consumer’s attention and retail spending. In this report—the third and final in our America’s Changing Shopping Centers series—we discuss the steps taken by mall operators to future-proof their centers amid the changing retail landscape.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Cannabis Industry Sees Sales Spike, Supply Chain Disruptions and Launch of CBD Sanitizers

Panic buying amidst the coronavirus crisis has extended to the cannabis and CBD industries in the US. We discuss recent sales data and explore other ways in which the pandemic has impacted these industries, considering online delivery and curbside pickup services, the designation of cannabis businesses as “essential” services, supply chain disruptions and new product launches of CBD-infused hand sanitizer.

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Cannabis Insights: The Marijuana Consumer

We analyze the results of our US survey of marijuana (or cannabis) users, in nine states where marijuana is legal for recreational use. We look at how much marijuana users spend on the drug, how often they use marijuana and how they consume it, where they purchase the drug and why they use the drug—including medical and recreational reasons.

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