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Do Not Touch: Contactless Technologies for Retail

We explore the adoption and evolution of contactless and contact-light technologies at various stages of the shopping journey, including ordering, checkout, payment and delivery. With the Covid-19 pandemic fueling the development of such technologies—due to heightened consumer sensitivity to safety and out of necessity during temporary store shutdowns—retailers are likely to introduce more innovations to remove physical contact in transactions over the long term.

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Retail Innovators: REITs

The Coresight Research Retail Innovators series examines how key players and startups are disrupting different retail sectors. In this report, we focus on five disruptors in the REITs sector that are offering innovative data and technology solutions to real-estate owners. We also highlight the ways in which some REITs in the US are introducing innovation, such as by adding entertainment to properties.

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Retail-Tech Landscape: Technology Companies Supporting Store Reopenings

​We continue our Retail-Tech Landscape report series, which spotlights innovative technology companies that are disrupting the retail industry. This landscape focuses on technology companies whose solutions can support retailers in reopening stores as they emerge from coronavirus lockdowns. Our landscape infographic summarizes these companies.

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Open for Business with Alex Gourlay, Co-COO of Walgreens Boots Alliance: Adapting to Coronavirus-Led Consumer Shifts in the Food, Drug and Mass Sector

As part of our Open for Business webinar series, we hosted Alex Gourlay, Co-COO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. We present the transcript from this webinar, in which Gourlay offered insights into how his company responded quickly to the coronavirus crisis and leveraged digital opportunities to connect with consumers.

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RetailTech: Oracle—Spanning the Software Gamut, from Databases to ERP to Cloud

Building on its strength in databases, which are the foundation for nearly all enterprise and business applications, technology company Oracle has branched out into other software categories, becoming a leader in areas such as ERP software, finance, CRM and supply chain management. We outline Oracle’s offerings in retail and its acquisition strategy in a competitive landscape.

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Israel Retail-Tech Innovator Landscape: Virtual Overview—Showcasing Startups across Logistics, In-Store Tech, Online Shopping and Analytics

​We present the startups that participated in the recent Israel Retail-Tech Innovator Landscape: Virtual Overview—a digital event hosted by Coresight Research and the Retail Innovation Club. The startups represented four technology segments: logistics and supply chain, in-store technology, online shopping and analytics.

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AI in Retail: Healthy Fundraising, M&A and New Product Introductions as Current Environment Accelerates Need for Digitalization

The coronavirus outbreak has accelerated the digital transformation of many retailers, because they have experienced a greater need to achieve increased visibility over their supply chains and inventory. A number of companies are taking the opportunity to introduce or upgrade their retail analytics technology, and funding in AI startups continues to flow.

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Experiential Retail: VR Technology Drives Consumer Engagement and 70% Higher Conversion Rates

Due to the widespread store shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, consumers are shopping online for nearly all of their discretionary needs. We explore how brands and retailers can leverage virtual reality technologies to enhance their e-commerce offerings and engage with shoppers through experiential retail—while realizing benefits such as higher purchase conversion rates and wider reach to consumers.

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Israel Retail-Tech Innovator Landscape

We continue our Retail-Tech Landscape report series, which spotlights innovative technology companies that are disrupting the retail industry. Israel's retail-tech sector is growing and quickly becoming one of the hottest and most innovative ecosystems for retail technologies, with companies offering solutions for wide-ranging applications, from supply chain logistics to the in-store consumer experience.

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New Retail Models in the Global Beauty Market

As part of our series exploring new models of retailing across different sectors and channels, we focus on the innovative strategies being implemented by brands and retailers in the global beauty market, including Sephora and Ulta Beauty. We discuss how brands are leveraging technologies to improve the shopping experience, implementing save-a-sale programs and embracing cross-channel retail to drive shopper engagement.

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