Technologies including blockchain, AI and others are transforming the various stages in the retail supply chain, including product design, demand forecasting, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, last-mile delivery and sales.
New Retail Briefing #8: Health and Medical Services Go Digital on WeChat and Alipay; Tmall Luxury Pavilion Welcomes Gentle Monster
Tencent is testing medical services on its WeChat mini program.
US Retail Inventory Tracker, 4Q18: Potential Tariff Hike and Poor Holiday Sales Lead to Higher Inventories
In this first of our quarterly US Retail Inventory Tracker reports we analyze inventory trends among our Coresight 100 US retailers.
New Retail Briefing #7: Ele.me Brings Fresh Produce to Customers; Fliggy Allows Tourists to Buy Before They Fly; Shiseido and Alibaba Sign Joint Business Plan
Alibaba’s food-delivery platform Ele.me will help vendors in traditional “wet markets” to sell fresh produce to online shoppers.
5G in Retail: Growing Revenues in E-Commerce, Boosting Capabilities in IoT Technologies, and Unleashing Potential in AI, AR and VR
5G should unleash the full potential of data-intense technology in retail, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and reality technologies, empowering existing use cases and delivering new applications.
On March 23, 2019, Italy and China signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Italy has become the first member of the G7 major advanced economies to sign up to this initiative.
Community group buying refers to an e-commerce model of group purchases by residents within the same neighborhood. Companies launched this service on WeChat mini program to tap into the potential for larger, group purchases from people living in close proximity.
M&A activity has risen in the US retail sector over the past 10 years, in terms of deal value and number of deals, and the same trend applies within the mass-merchandiser sector.
Summary of the presentation given by Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, at the Shoptalk conference on March 3, 2019, focusing on nine things people can learn from China and India.
This week, we look at Alibaba’s recent investments in courier company STO Express and how the logistics race in China has stepped up.
This is the third report in a short series looking at artificial intelligence (AI) in retail. In this report, we explore what startups are doing with AI in the context of our proprietary CORE framework, which stands for Communication, Optimization of pricing, Rationalization of inventory and Experiential retail.
Better Convenience Through Automation: Five Japanese Convenience Store Chains Sign Up to Automate All Stores by 2025
The Japanese government wants to automate convenience stores nationwide by 2025, in co-operation with five convenience store chains. Under the plan, the five convenience store chains will automate 50,000 stores by 2025 using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
New Retail Briefing #5: Alipay Pushes Cross-Border Payment; JD.com Continues Unstaffed Delivery Initiatives Abroad
“New Retail” is a model for integrating online retail, offline retail and logistics across a single value chain powered by data and technology. In this biweekly series, we cover important developments in New Retail in China and beyond.
Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt retail as it can decentralize processes through which retailers interact with partners, industry players and consumers, making operations more efficient and secure. We looked into the implications for this technology
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