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The Age of Precision Category Management: Hyper-Localized Assortment Optimization Using Advanced Technologies

In order to meet customer demand and expectations, it is essential for CPG companies and retailers to carry the right product assortment. In this report, sponsored by HIVERY, we discuss how CPG companies and retailers can achieve the goal of customer-centricity through the hyper-localization of assortment. We consider challenges in using data and assortment planning, as well as the skills required to succeed in retail category management.

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Loyalty Programs: How Can US Retailers Drive Growth and Engagement?

Loyalty programs have become more significant to retailers’ sales growth and customer-engagement strategies following the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on consumer shopping behavior in 2020. We explore how US retailers can improve their loyalty programs moving forward and discuss key trends in the space, including gamification and personalization.

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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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Retail-Tech Landscape: Frictionless Payment

Payment methods that reduce friction at the point of sale improve the customer experience—and digital technologies are becoming integral to frictionless checkout. This Retail-Tech Landscape comprises selected startups globally that can help retailers improve how they receive payments and thus enhance the overall customer experience.

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Coresight Research x CEW: How Is Technology Transforming the Beauty Industry?

Today’s beauty consumers are looking for a high level of online interaction with brands and retailers, particularly with the Covid-19 pandemic having given rise to concerns around hygiene. Together with CEW, we discuss how beauty brands are embracing new technologies such as AI, AR and VR to engage with consumers online and offer them a more personalized beauty shopping experience. In this free report, we explore how technology is transforming the beauty industry and highlight the implications of its adoption for brands and retailers.

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RetailTech: What Do Data and AI Mean for Retail?

This report discusses the challenges that many retailers face in leveraging data effectively, as well as the as well as the strengths of artificial intelligence (AI) for retail data analysis. We use Coresight Research’s proprietary CORE framework to categorize and explain the benefits of AI for retailers.

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How Category Management Has Changed Forever

We explore the future of retail category management with a focus on grocery, mass merchandisers and drug retail. We discuss the key skills necessary for success and consider current challenges and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on collaboration. We leverage findings from a December 2020 Coresight Research survey of global retailers and suppliers of grocery products/consumer packaged goods.

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Market Outlook: Retail Technology Becomes Even More Crucial in 2021

In this Market Outlook, we discuss the global retail technology market in a pandemic-impacted retail environment. We present data on the size of the global market and its major segments, and we outline the primary market drivers in 2021. This report explores the competitive landscape and key tech trends across the segments of cloud computing, enterprise software, supply chain software, AI platforms and retail hardware.

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Coresight Research Innovator Showcase: Five Retail Technology Innovators Compete for Digital Outreach Opportunity

On February 18, 2021, Coresight Research hosted its Innovator Showcase—an online pitch competition between five retail technology innovators: Engagement Agents, Inspectorio, Newmine, Nexite and Savitude. We present highlights from the innovators’ pitches, as well as from the presentations of three early-stage retail startups that presented their businesses while the judges deliberated. We also reveal the winner of the pitch competition.

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Frictionless Grocery: Pandemic Ushers In Smart Checkout Technologies

Alongside the shift to e-commerce, the Covid-19 pandemic has been driving the digitalization of grocery at brick-and-mortar locations. In this report, we discuss three smart checkout technologies that grocery retailers are increasingly implementing in stores to meet heightened consumer demand for convenience, safety and efficiency in the physical shopping journey: automated checkout, smart carts and scan-and-go.

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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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NRF 2021 Day Five: Optimizing Customer Support and Rethinking the Physical Store

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 five of the event, which focused on improving customer support in the age of digital shopping. Panelists also emphasized the importance of a strong, integrated cloud structure in driving innovation and agility.

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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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