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New Retail Briefing: Alibaba Invests in Hypermarket Chain Sun Art and Luxury E-Commerce Platform Farfetch

We discuss recent developments in New Retail in China, including Alibaba’s investment to increase its stake in domestic hypermarket Sun Art Retail to become the controlling shareholder and JD.com’s partnership with Kuaishou to host a 200-hour livestreaming session for Singles’ Day from November 1 to 9.

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Insights from China: Exploring Alibaba’s Success in China’s Grocery Market—Innovation at Freshippo

As part of our Insights from China series, we discuss the success of Freshippo, Alibaba’s grocery chain. We consider the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic this year and explore how the retailer has leveraged innovation across three key areas: new store formats, differentiated products offerings and the integration of technology and data.

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Singles’ Day 2020: Analyzing New Retail Strategies

Started as an online-only shopping festival, Singles’ Day has been shifting toward an omnichannel presence, leveraging Alibaba’s concept of “New Retail” to extend the event to offline retail. We discuss three key New Retail strategies that brands and Alibaba’s Tmall platform launched for this year’s Double 11: offline experiential events, such as pop-up shops; 3D virtual showrooms; and online coupons.

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Singles’ Day 2020: Analyzing New Entrants

As part of our coverage of Singles’ Day 2020, we explore new entrants on Alibaba’s Tmall platform and their approach to leveraging the shopping festival for China market entry or expansion. We cover entrants from different sectors, including apparel, beauty, home furnishing and luxury.

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Singles’ Day 2020: Alibaba and JD.com Record $115 Billion in Sales

As the world’s largest online global shopping festival, Singles’ Day presents an exciting sales opportunity for brands and retailers. We discuss the Singles’ Day sales performance of China’s leading e-commerce players, including a comparison of Alibaba and JD.com. We highlight key themes from this year’s festival and consumer shopping patterns.

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Singles’ Day 2020: Analyzing Merchants’ Marketing Campaigns

As part of our coverage of Singles’ Day 2020, we review the marketing campaigns that various brands and retailers launched on Alibaba’s Tmall platform to encourage consumer spending during the shopping festival. We focus on three themes: financial incentives, community building and livestream/influencer marketing.

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Brand Journeys to Singles’ Day 2020: #11—Allbirds Sidesteps Discounting with Focus on Sustainability

Hosted annually on November 11, Singles’ Day is the world’s largest online shopping festival. Concluding our Brand Journeys to Singles’ Day 2020 series, we profile footwear company Allbirds. In this free report, we discuss how Allbirds leveraged Singles’ Day to build brand awareness in China and promote its messaging on sustainability, rather than offering discounts during this year’s festival.

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Earnings Insights 3Q20, Week 2: Beauty Categories Witness Strong Recovery; Crisis Continues To Support Discount Formats

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report third-quarter 2020 earnings. We condense what retail companies are reporting, with a focus on the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended November 15, namely Coty, CVS Health, Grocery Outlet and The RealReal.

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Retail Robustness Index: November 2020 Update—Most Metrics Improve Slightly

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand as the Covid-19 lockdowns began. The November update revises the scores based on financial reports and store-reopening announcements. Alongside the report, our infographic summarizes key changes since the previous Retail Robustness Index update in October.

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