Short video platform TikTok and its Chinese version Douyin have launched creative features that can help to engage users, such as challenges and duets. Brands can leverage the app to create entertaining and engaging videos to promote their products.
Reality Technology—Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR)—offers innovative ways of engaging with consumers. This retail-tech landscape lists notable reality technology startups focusing on applications including virtual try-on, marketing and social commerce.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Innovative Companies Emphasize Personalization, Sustainability, Subscriptions and Grooming
Coresight Research has selected five inspiring Father’s Day gift ideas from innovative brands including GiftNow, Same But Different, MYRO, Birchbox Grooming, and OneBlade.
US consumer confidence appears to have peaked and spending preferences are still directed at home improvement, but the growth rate of spending on home improvement is expected to slow.
On June 3, Israel’s Retail Innovation Club hosted its annual event in Netanya, Israel, connecting senior members of the retail industry with Israeli retail-tech start-ups. This report features our insights from the event.
Grocery retailers and brands have started experimenting with pop-up stores. Some include online pure-play retailer Jet.com, meal kits firm Blue Apron, brand owner Kraft, startup SÜPRMARKT and gourmet food retailer Harry & David
Israel’s retail-tech sector is growing and quickly becoming one of the hottest and most innovative ecosystems for retail technologies, with startups offering solutions from supply chain logistics to the in-store experience.
Beijing-based ByteDance is breaking into the smartphone market, according to the Financial Times.
The $13.1 billion US women’s underwear market is changing. Traditional market leaders are losing market share to athletic retailers or digitally native, smaller brands. Body positivity and inclusivity are central to an evolving definition of “sexy”. Technology is enabling brands to improve fit and bring new designs to market.
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.
Amazon House in A Box and 3D-Printed Fashion: Key Insights from Retail-Tech Events at Milan Design Week 2019
The Coresight Research team attended Milan Design Week during the weekend of April 12–14, 2019. In this report, we feature key insights from our visits to retail-tech-related events organized around the city.
The Greater Bay Area, or “China’s Silicon Valley”: What is It, How Will It Develop and How Can Businesses Benefit?
The Greater Bay Area could be China’s answer to Silicon Valley. On February 18, 2019, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council of the People’s Republic of China released a development plan for the Greater Bay Area.
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.
On April 1, 2019, nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey (Goodwill NYNJ) announced a partnership with technology startup Price Technologies (Price) to offer more opportunities for shoppers to buy secondhand items.
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.