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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: Five Forces, 10 Trends in Global Retail

Coresight Research looks ahead at the 10 trends we think will reshape retail in 2020. We expect inclusivity to become more inclusive, innovative business models to become more mainstream and technology to continue to drive retail innovation.

Gap Scraps Old Navy Spin-Off; Moderately Raises Its Fiscal 2019 Outlook

On January 16, Gap Inc. announced that it had canceled its plans to spin off the Old Navy business, citing investors’ concerns over the complexity of the separation and softer business performance of the brand. Gap Inc. has raised its fiscal year 2019 outlook moderately, owing to better-than-expected promotional levels over the holiday period.

Holiday 2019: Global Holiday Cities—Shanghai

Shanghai retailers up their Christmas season game with more decorations and innovative installations. In a country in which Christmas is not a traditional holiday, merchants have nonetheless grabbed the opportunity to launch holiday-themed marketing campaigns.

Holiday 2019: Global Holiday Cities—London

London retailers rise to the holiday challenge with innovative approaches to draw in and engage consumers for the 2019 holiday season. We’re seeing railway stations transform into shopping destinations, popups popping up and department stores offer a range of experiences.

Double 12 Shopping Festival 2019 Wrap-Up

E-commerce platforms and offline merchants celebrated China’s last major shopping festival of the year, Double 12, on December 12. We provide highlights from this year’s festival, including the promotions and performance of Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall, the popularity of livestreaming, Alipay’s partnership with offline merchants and the strong consumption in lower-tier cities experienced by JD.com.

Holiday 2019: Retailers Harness the Power of Social Media

Continuing our Holiday 2019 series, we outline the popularity of social media channels among holiday shoppers for gift inspiration and promotion tracking. We discuss the engagement of selected retailers—including Amazon, Target and Walmart—and outline their holiday campaigns heading into the holiday season.

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