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Innovator Profile: Engagement Agents Optimizes Marketing Campaigns

As part of our Innovator Profile series, we profile Engagement Agents, a software platform provider that enables retailers to optimize the marketing that they pay for within store leases—thus helping retailers to drive traffic and sales in-store and online, and potentially save time and resources in the creation and implementation of marketing campaigns. This free report is sponsored by Engagement Agents.

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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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Retail-Tech Landscape: Warehouse Automation

The recent surge in e-commerce growth amid Covid-19 has seen demand spike for warehousing space, fulfillment efficiency and storage capacity. This is driving the need for increased automation in the warehousing sector. This Retail-Tech Landscape comprises selected startups globally that can help retailers automate their warehouse operations.

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December 2020 US Retail Sales: A Strong December Takes Total Holiday Growth to 9%

US retail sales continued to see strong growth in December 2020. Furthermore, 2020 retail sales overall grew 6.9%—very strong growth in light of the industry’s early struggles amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Using data from the US Census Bureau, this report looks at which retail sectors saw sales surge and which did not do well in December 2020.

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US Consumer Tracker: Apparel Takes Biggest Post-Holiday Hit (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we explore what shoppers are buying and which retailers they are buying from, and we present findings on consumers’ avoidance of public places and what activities they expect to do in the next two weeks. Our consumer survey was undertaken on January 11.

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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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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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Retail 2021: 10 Trends for China E-Commerce

We expect 2021 to be a year full of innovation in China’s e-commerce market, with the Covid-19 pandemic having significantly altered the nature of how consumers engage with brands and make purchases. In this free report, we present 10 key trends for Chinese e-commerce in 2021 and discuss how brands and retailers that are targeting the China market could capitalize on the changes we expect to see over the course of the year. These trends cover livestreaming, shopping festivals, group buying, New Retail and more.

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Beauty Insights: An Analysis of Kohl’s and Sephora vs. Target and Ulta Beauty Partnerships—Which Retailers Win?

Recently, the two biggest beauty retailers in the US, Sephora and Ulta Beauty, announced partnerships with Kohl’s and Target, respectively. As part of our Beauty Insights series, we look at the benefits that the partnerships offer each retailer and analyze which retailers are set to gain the most.

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