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October 2020 UK Retail Sales: Total Sales Jump 8% Ahead of Second Lockdown

We review data for UK retail in total and by sector for October 2020—a month that saw total retail sales grow at the fastest pace recorded since 2014, supported by strength at health and beauty retailers and in the DIY and hardware sector. With England having entered a second Covid-19 lockdown on November 5, we expect the strong growth momentum of UK retail sales to come to an end.

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Singles’ Day 2020: Early Observations of Alibaba’s Double 11

In China, Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival 2020 held its first sale period at 12:00 a.m. on November 1–3, following a pre-sale on October 21–31. In this free report, we present some early sales results from the first round of this year’s Singles’ Day event and discuss our observations so far, covering livestreaming and order fulfillment.

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Market Outlook: Understanding China’s $5 Trillion Retail Sector

In this Market Outlook, we explore China’s retail sector. We analyze data on the sector’s size and present our estimates for growth in the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. We profile China’s leading retail companies and outline the composition and trajectory of the retail market. This report also discusses a number of key themes in the market—including e-commerce as a driver of sector consolidation, high consumer demand in certain product categories, sales growth among domestic beauty brands and opportunities in the duty-free format.

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Holiday 2020: UK Retail Outlook Update—November Lockdown To Slam Retail

We provide an update on our estimates for the UK retail outlook for holiday 2020, following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on October 31 of a four-week lockdown in England beginning November 5. We discuss the impacts of the lockdown on nonessential retailers. We also explore our predictions for underlying holiday gifting demand, the implications of excess inventory for retailers into 2021 and our expectations for a renewed wave of UK store closures.

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Holiday 2020: Five Predictions for US Retail

The shape and scale of consumer demand during the holiday peak is less certain than ever due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We present five predictions for US retail for the 2020 holiday season, covering consumer shopping plans for Black Friday and Thanksgiving; the rise of e-commerce this holiday; online grocery demand; and an evolving gifting mix, with gift cards presenting an opportunity for retailers.

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Holiday 2020: UK Retail Outlook—Over 40% of Nonfood Sales Set To Be Online

We provide our estimates for the UK retail outlook for holiday 2020, covering expected total retail sales growth and demand by category. We discuss the impacts of coronavirus-related restrictions and capacity challenges on the scale of peak-season sales this year. We also present estimates for UK online retail sales in the holiday quarter.

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Brand Journeys to Singles’ Day 2020: #2—C.O. Bigelow Employs Heritage Marketing Strategy in China

Hosted on November 11, Singles’ Day is the world’s largest online shopping festival. Coresight Research’s Brand Journeys to Singles’ Day 2020 series profiles 11 US and international small- and medium-sized brands with insights into their Tmall Global strategy in the run up to the shopping event. For our second report in the series, we profile C.O. Bigelow and discuss the brand’s heritage marketing strategy in its Tmall Global journey.

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Brand Journeys to Singles’ Day 2020: #1—Uncle Bud’s Leverages Celebrity Influence for China Debut

Hosted on November 11, Alibaba’s Singles’ Day is the world’s largest online shopping festival. Coresight Research’s Brand Journeys to Singles’ Day 2020 series profiles 11 US and international small- and medium-sized brands with insights into their Tmall Global strategy in the run-up to the shopping event. To kick off the series, we profile Uncle Bud’s and discuss the importance of key opinion leaders (KOLs) in the brand’s Tmall Global journey.

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Revolutionizing Grocery in the New Era of Retail: Key Insights from the California Grocers Association Strategic Conference

Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, spoke at the California Grocers Association Strategic Conference, providing insights into the trends shaping the future of the grocery sector. We present key takeaways from the event, including the challenges that grocers face in today’s retail world and the future of the omnichannel grocery shopping experience and supply chain.

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