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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.

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.

Cannabis Insights: The Marijuana Consumer

We analyze the results of our US survey of marijuana (or cannabis) users, in nine states where marijuana is legal for recreational use. We look at how much marijuana users spend on the drug, how often they use marijuana and how they consume it, where they purchase the drug and why they use the drug—including medical and recreational reasons.

Ulta Beauty vs. Sephora: Assessing Loyalty Reward Programs and the Buying Behaviors of Beauty Shoppers

We discuss the success of two dominant US retail chains, Ulta Beauty and Sephora, with a focus on the nature and impact of each retailer’s loyalty program as well as their employment of artificial intelligence and data analytics to drive customer engagement. We also compare the shopping behaviors of Ulta’s and Sephora’s customers using survey data.

Cannabis Insights: The CBD Consumer

Our new survey sheds light on the CBD boom. We look at who is buying CBD, where they buy it and why they use it—to review the opportunity for retailers to enter this fast-growing category.

Key Insights from CEW’s Connected Consumer Conference 2019

We discuss the key insights from the Connected Consumer Conference 2019, with an emphasis on the beauty sector. We cover the changing consumption in China and findings from Singles’ Day this year, the emergence of “harmonized retail” and the growing influence of social media in commerce.

WWD Apparel and Retail CEO Summit: Day 1 Insights

The Coresight Research team presents highlights from the 14th annual Women’s Wear Daily Apparel and Retail CEO Summit, including the transformation of the retail industry and spectacular retail, shifts in consumer behavior and brand collaborations.