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Think Tank: China—The Vanguard in Luxury Consumption

Chinese consumers are at the forefront of luxury consumption. In this Think Tank, we present our market trajectory estimates and four key trends within China’s luxury retail growth. We also cover selected luxury brands and companies in China, and the role of e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com in facilitating China’s luxury ecosystem. Our report includes insights from our conversations with key personnel at Alibaba Group and JD.com.

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6.18 Shopping Festival 2021 Provides a Further Boost to Retail in China

The 6.18 Shopping Festival further stimulated post-pandemic consumption in China. We outline sales performances across different e-commerce platforms during the festival and discuss three key trends that we saw during this year’s event—covering consumer interest in new products, upgraded logistics networks and e-commerce platforms’ strategies to improve the shopping experience.

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CEW’s State of the Industry: Coresight Research Presents the Livestreaming Playbook for Beauty

Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research, presented the Livestreaming Playbook for Beauty at the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW)’s State of the Industry event on May 13, 2021. We present key insights from Weinswig’s presentation, covering an overview of livestreaming e-commerce in China and the US and selected recommendations for US beauty brands and retailers to excel in this innovative sales channel.

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Think Tank: Community Group Buying in China—Advantages of the Model and Future Prospects

Coresight Research’s new Think Tank series delves into the trends and segments that we have identified as presenting growth opportunities in retail in 2021 and beyond. In this report, we explore the community group-buying market in China, covering a timeline of key developments and the advantages that the model presents for both consumers and retailers. We discuss the key players in the China market—including startups and Internet giants—and consider the future of the market in China and internationally.

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Retail 2021: Global Trends

We present our key global retail and consumer trends for 2021, which fall under five umbrellas: the new consumer; the future of physical retail; the evolution of digital retail; doing good is good business; and discovering ways of transacting. The trends range from some of the biggest, multiyear, multicategory trends such as wellness and sustainability to more nascent or niche trends such as livestreaming and experiential e-commerce. In this free report, our analysts outline their predictions, as well as the details and impacts of each trend on various retail sectors and regions.

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New Retail in China: Gucci Launches a Flagship Store on Tmall

We discuss recent developments in New Retail in China, including Gucci’s launch of a flagship store on Tmall Luxury Pavilion and China’s growing domestic duty-free market, including the opening of JD.com’s first duty-free store, in Hainan province. We also discuss investments in delivery lockers from JD.com, Pinduoduo and Suning.com, given the increase in popularity of these last-mile delivery solutions.

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Head-to-Head in E-Commerce: Alibaba vs. JD.com

For Coresight Research’s new Head-to-Head series, we compare China’s two largest e-commerce companies, Alibaba and JD.com. In this report, we discuss the companies’ evolving business models, investment strategies, and selected financial and operating metrics to provide insights into their next stages of growth.

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Retail 2021: 10 Trends for China E-Commerce

We expect 2021 to be a year full of innovation in China’s e-commerce market, with the Covid-19 pandemic having significantly altered the nature of how consumers engage with brands and make purchases. In this free report, we present 10 key trends for Chinese e-commerce in 2021 and discuss how brands and retailers that are targeting the China market could capitalize on the changes we expect to see over the course of the year. These trends cover livestreaming, shopping festivals, group buying, New Retail and more.

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