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Happy Holidays! 2021 Year-End Letter

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As the year draws to a close, the Coresight Research team would like to thank you for your continued readership and engagement in 2021. The year brought excitement, revival and turbulence, and we hope that our research has helped guide you through the unexpected developments in retail. We will continue to provide in-depth research in 2022, including through our US Consumer Tracker, store openings and closures analysis, sector coverage, thematic reports and Innovator research.

During the year, we launched a host of new products, such as our US Store Tracker Extra and US Consumer Tracker Extra, both of which complement our core weekly data analysis. We also launched our US Consumer Tracker Databank, introduced new report series such as our Head-to-Heads, Playbooks and Think Tanks, enhanced our research on the supply chain and launched additional coverage of India retail from our Mangalore office.

2021 saw our second annual 10.10 Shopping Festival, in which we leveraged our livestreaming expertise to introduce the first livestream-centered shopping festival. Furthermore, we hosted events grounded in our research, such as the 8.18 Livestream Shopping 2021 Virtual Conference and Supporting the Customer Journey: Localization for Speed to Market and Flexibility. We maintained our unrivaled coverage of other shopping festivals and major events in the retail calendar, too, such as Singles’ DayPrime Day and the holiday season. We continued to connect retailers and brands with our growing global Innovator database and Coresight Research mentors.

Behind the scenes, we enhanced our data science capabilities, extended our presence to Nigeria and expanded our capacity across a range of research and editorial functions.

In 2022, Coresight Research will launch new data products and new research report products and series. We will relaunch the Coresight 100, our list of the top retailers to watch in worldwide markets.

Furthermore, we will focus our thematic coverage and analyst specialisms around major themes in retail and technology. Our RESET framework for change in retail groups our trends, and our recommendations to capitalize on those trends, around five areas of evolution. Emphasizing the need for consumer-centricity, the consumer sits at the center of this framework, with their preferences, behaviors and choices demanding those changes.


Figure 1. RESET Framework

Source: Coresight Research

 

Above all, we will aim to offer you a guide to the future of retail amid a still-uncertain context.

We look forward to deepening our relationship with you in 2022. Thanks again for your continued readership and engagement, and Happy Holidays!

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