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Social Commerce Platforms: Diverse Opportunities for Brands and Retailers

We present the social commerce landscapes in China and the US, discussing major platforms across areas such as social media, livestreaming, group buying and e-commerce. This report highlights the broader scope of the Chinese market and the learnings that Western companies could take from China’s alternative social commerce models, as well as the opportunities for brands and retailers in the sector.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Consumers Remain Cautious and Selective Toward Post-Lockdown Activities (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed updated on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations amid the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on the implications for retail. We discuss shoppers’ expectations for the period after lockdowns end, including what they expect to do in the month after lockdowns end. Our consumer survey was undertaken on May 20.

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Retail Innovators: Beauty Brands and Retailers

The Coresight Research Retail Innovators series examines how key players and startups are disrupting different retail sectors. In this report, we focus on five innovators in the beauty market: Beautycounter, Glossier, Madison Reed, Nykaa and Perfect Diary. We discuss these industry players in the context of changing consumer demand in the beauty sector, including the influence of social commerce and a heightened emphasis on clean beauty and sustainability.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Here’s What Shoppers Expect To Do after Lockdowns End (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumer behaviors, concerns and expectations amid the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on the implications for retail. We discuss shoppers’ expectations for the period after lockdowns end, including what they expect to do in the month after the easing of lockdowns. Our consumer survey was undertaken on May 13.

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Operating in a Post-Coronavirus World: How Indian Retailers Can Navigate the Road to Recovery

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has seen the Indian government impose restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. We discuss the wide-ranging impacts of the ongoing lockdown on India’s retail sector and explore how retailers have responded to the crisis. In addition to examining the challenges that lie ahead, we present a three-pronged approach for retailers to survive the post-coronavirus recovery period and emerge stronger.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Hints of Return to Retail, but Shoppers Expect Long-Term Impacts through the Holiday Season (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed update on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations amid the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on the implications for retail. We discuss shoppers’ expectations for the period after lockdowns end and the crisis eases. Our consumer survey was undertaken on May 6.

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The China Beauty Consumer, Pre- and Post Coronavirus

Although impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, initial indicators show that China’s economy is rebounding, and the beauty industry is poised for a speedy recovery. We discuss findings from our proprietary survey of beauty consumers in China—as well as recent data about the market—to examine the preferences and spending behaviors of this demographic prior to the coronavirus pandemic and learnings coming out of the crisis.

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Coronavirus Insights: US Survey Update—Shoppers’ Post-Lockdown Expectations Sound Alarm Bells for Retail (Full Report)

Our latest survey report provides a detailed updated on US consumers’ behaviors, concerns and expectations amid the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on the implications for retail. This week, we focus our discussion on shoppers’ expectations for the period after lockdowns end and the crisis eases. Our consumer survey was undertaken on April 22.

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