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Holiday 2019: US Black Friday Insights

On November 29, the Coresight Research team undertook its fifth annual tour of stores for Black Friday. We visited 65 stores of 32 different retailers in the US. In this report, we analyze each store according our proprietary BEST framework for physical retail.

Insights from the Baker Retailing CEO Summit 2019

On October 15, 2019, Coresight Research attended The Wharton School’s Baker Retailing Center CEO Summit in New York City. Our key insights from the event cover the luxury, apparel and grocery sectors. We discuss highlights from Kroger, Nordstrom and Walmart, among other leading retailers.

Monthly Consumer Update: US, UK and China

Macro economic indicators from the US, UK and China all seem to point to positive – but growth seems unsteady and although positive there remain areas of concern. This report captures the big picture and what it means for retail as we head into the holidays.

Supply Chain Briefing: Four Ways Companies Are Simplifying Their Supply Chains

Supply Chain Briefing: Four Ways Companies Are Using to Approach Supply Chain Simplification Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, prompting global retailers to look for ways to simplify processes to speed operations and cut costs. Companies are streamlining supply chains by consolidating vendors, unifying data systems and streamlining distribution channels by selling directly to consumers.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE: SKX)

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. designs and markets lifestyle footwear for men, women and children and also performance footwear for men and women under the Skechers Performance brand name. Additionally, Skechers offers apparel, accessories, eyewear and other merchandise. The operating segments of Skechers are: domestic wholesale, international wholesale and retail (which includes e-commerce).

Singles’ Day 2019: Analyzing New Entrants, from Allbirds to Everlane

Continuing our coverage of Singles’ Day 2019 in China, we discuss the new entrants to Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms, which participated in the shopping holiday for the first time this year. Looking to penetrate the China market, these brands—across multiple sectors including beauty, parent-and-baby and personal care—employed different strategies to promote their products and engage with consumers.

Five Key Takeaways from the AAFA Executive Think Tank 2019: The Importance of Digitalization and Transparency in Supply Chains

The Coresight Research team attended the American Apparel and Footwear Association Executive Think Tank 2019 in Hong Kong on November 7. We discuss the key insights from the event, which touched on digitalization and transparency in supply-chain operations, as well as the secrets to entering the market in China.