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Sustainability Insights: The Hidden Costs of Retail Returns

Retail returns are looming large in the executive suite at many retailers due to the rapid growth of e-commerce. In this free report, sponsored by Newmine, we discuss the costs—financial and environmental—of retail returns. Using Coresight Research’s EnCORE framework for sustainability in retail, we explore how retailers can minimize returns and thus address their impact on the environment while improving profits.

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Think Tank: Textile Innovations in the Apparel and Footwear Market

In this Think Tank, we explore two key areas of textile innovation that are gaining traction in the global apparel and footwear market: performance and sustainability. We present market analysis and discuss heightened consumer focus on wellness and sustainability as key market drivers. This report provides an overview of selected textiles and considers three notable innovators—namely, Celliant, Evrnu and OROS. We also present key themes that we are watching in the textile innovation space, including partnerships and fashion upcycling.

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Market Outlook: Apparel and Footwear in the US, the UK and China—Prospects for 2021 and Beyond

In this Market Outlook, we discuss the recovery of the apparel and footwear market in a pandemic-impacted retail environment, with a focus on the US, the UK and China. We provide our market sizing estimates for 2021 and beyond, and we consider the primary trends that will drive demand. This report also explores e-commerce penetration, the competitive landscape, US retail innovators and key themes—including a shift to DTC, the importance of sustainability and the rise of athleisure.

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Innovator Profile: Savitude Leverages AI To Streamline Design

As part of our Innovator Profile series, we profile Savitude, a provider of digital ideation and design solutions that leverages analytics and artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency of fashion design while enabling designers to continue expressing their creativity. This free report is sponsored by Savitude.

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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 Blue Yonder: Supporting the Customer Journey—Learn from Covid-19 To Build a Resilient Retail Supply Chain

On January 26, 2021, Coresight Research and Blue Yonder hosted a virtual mini conference, “Supporting the Customer Journey: Localization for Speed to Market and Flexibility,” which brought together leaders from top retailers and organizations to explore fast-changing consumer demand and shifting market conditions. This free report provides eight key insights from the mini conference, covering nearshoring strategies, inventory management, sustainability, last-mile delivery and more.

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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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Innovator Intelligence: Leveraging AI To Enhance Creativity, Sustainability and Efficiency in Modern Fashion Design

The world of fashion design has changed rapidly as brands and retailers have been forced to adapt to shifting consumer behavior. Increasing demand for fast fashion is being met with calls for sustainability and inclusivity in apparel—creating challenges for fashion brands and retailers. We explore challenges in the shifting design landscape and areas of opportunity for fashion brands, retailers and designers to improve the efficiency and creativity with which they design and to cater for a multitude of body shapes and sizes. This free report is sponsored by Savitude.

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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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Retailers United “Help America Stay Open” Pitch Event Preview (Part 1): Five Retail Startups To Compete for $10,000

On December 8, 2020, Deborah Weinswig, Coresight Research CEO and Founder, will emcee Retailers United’s second pitch competition, in which five US retail startups will compete for a $10,000 grant and mentorship from industry leaders. In this report, we outline the event’s structure and the judges involved, and profile the five startup contestants.

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Brand Journeys to Singles’ Day 2020: #11—Allbirds Sidesteps Discounting with Focus on Sustainability

Hosted annually on November 11, Singles’ Day is the world’s largest online shopping festival. Concluding our Brand Journeys to Singles’ Day 2020 series, we profile footwear company Allbirds. In this free report, we discuss how Allbirds leveraged Singles’ Day to build brand awareness in China and promote its messaging on sustainability, rather than offering discounts during this year’s festival.

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Sustainability in Retail: Using the EnCORE Framework to Boost the Triple Bottom Line

Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, recently presented to the World Retail Congress about the importance of sustainability in retail. We provide key insights from the event, including how retailers can leverage Coresight Research’s EnCORE framework to boost profits and drive growth while realizing environmental benefits.

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