At midyear, we take stock of the major trends we identified in January to see how they have played out in global retail in the first half of 2019, and identify two new trends we think will be significant in later 2019 and into 2020.
Alibaba’s supermarket chain Freshippo’s introduction of Pick’n Go leverages China’s growing away-from-home-breakfast market, expected to be worth ¥840 billion (around $126 billion) by 2021. The new store format is also part of Freshippo’s effort to diversify its revenue streams.
Several major trends have solidified in the first half of 2019. The new e-commerce law has driven customers to buy though official, regulated channels, putting daigou on a downward trajectory.
ASOS (LSE: ASC) 3Q19 Trading Update: Strong UK Demand but Operational Issues in the US and EU; Guidance Revised Down
SOS reported 3Q19 group revenues of £919.8 million, up 11% year over year on a constant-currency basis (up 12% year over year as reported). Active customers hit the 20 million mark.
eBay reported net revenue of $2.69 billion in 2Q19, up 1.8% year over year and beating the consensus estimate of $2.68 billion. The number of active global buyers increased 4% year over year to a total of 182 million.
Amazon Prime Day 2019 surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, this year featuring a variety of innovative tools to engage customers through experiences and via multiple channels.
New Retail is blurring the online and offline commerce in China. We review recent developments in New Retail in eight retail and consumer sectors: e-commerce; consumer electronics; fashion; fast-moving consumer goods and supermarkets; cosmetics and beauty; furniture and home improvement; department stores; and, local services.
Amazon kicked off its fifth annual Prime Day shopping extravaganza in the US at midnight Pacific Time on July 15. The company extended the sale to two full days from last year’s 36 hours, offering millions of deals exclusively for Prime members.
Prime Day 2019 started July 15 at midnight local time in the UK and eight other European markets and ran for 48 hours. Amazon offered Prime Day deals to shoppers in in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Austria.
This year, Amazon ran its annual shopping event over two days, July 15 and 16. Amazon also offered customers a how-to guide on the home page to help first-time users become Prime members, navigate deals and discover new product launches.
New Retail Briefing: Oreo Launches New Flavors Inspired by Forbidden City; Tmall Gives Retailers New Tools to Innovate Storefronts
Oreo teamed up with Forbidden City to create a new line of featuring traditional Chinese aesthetics. Tmall has given retailers new tools to redesign storefronts to boost store traffic.
Coresight Research's global team will have live coverage of Amazon Prime Day 2019, from Asia, Europe and the US throughout the event. Coresight Research estimates Amazon could generate approximately $5.8 billion in global product sales on Prime Day 2019, up by around half from our $3.9 billion estimate for 2018.
The Coresight Research team participated in the AAFA’s Brand Protection Seminar at the iconic Tapestry headquarters in New York’s recently opened Hudson Yards on July 11. This report present Coresight’s key insights from the event.
Coresight Research estimates Amazon could generate approximately $5.8 billion in global product sales on Prime Day 2019, up by around half from our $3.9 billion estimate for 2018. Growth will be supported by the event being extended to from 36 hours to 48 hours.
In our monthly reports counting down to Singles’ Day, we help retailers prepare for the event. In this report, we discuss the content marketing strategies on Taobao and Tmall.