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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.

Retail 2020: 10 Retail-Tech Startup Trends

In 2020, the retail industry will be shaped by emerging technologies that will change the way consumers interact with brands, while retailers will collaborate more than ever with tech startups to future-proof their businesses. Discover our 10 trends for the year.

Alibaba vs. Amazon: Head to Head in E-Commerce and Technology

​Alibaba Group and Amazon are innovators in retailing and technology, and both are expanding their presence into international markets. Employing its “New Retail” strategy, could the emerging China giant threaten Amazon’s global dominance? We discuss the competition between these two companies, considering their retail ecosystems, global expansion plans, financial performance and internally developed technologies.

The Future of Payments

This report looks at payment platforms, explores their prospects, and reviews new technologies that could shape the future of the global payment landscape.

US Digital Payments Take Off, with Unexpected Winners and Losers

The digital payments landscape is evolving rapidly as consumers and merchants adopt more innovative modes of payments. Cash is declining worldwide, while credit and debit cards have gained popularity. Mobile payment and wallet services are also gaining traction, supported by growing smartphone use, faster data rates and greater Internet penetration.

Payment App Becomes Korea’s First Fintech Unicorn

On December 10, Toss became the fifth Korean unicorn startup, after its parent company, Viva Republica, announced that it raised an additional $80 million in funding, bringing total funding to $200 million and valuing the company at $1.2 billion. The new funding round was led by Silicon Valley-based venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capital. Previous funding came from PayPal, Sequoia and the Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund Government Investment Corporation.