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A Guide to Entering China for Foreign Brands and Retailers, Part 3: Breaking into the China Market — Optimizing Marketing and Promotional Strategies for Singles’ Day

In this is the third report in our series A Guide to Entering China for Foreign Brands and Retailers, we focus on how foreign brands can use Singles’ Day as a springboard to enter China, leveraging our proprietary data on brands’ sales performance on Singles’ Day 2018 on Tmall.

Shoptalk 2019: Startup Pitch Competition

To kick off this year’s Shoptalk conference, Coresight Research Founder and CEO, Deborah Weinswig, emceed Shoptalk’s Startup Pitch competition featuring 15 early-stage technology companies. Two winners won $25,000 prizes: One chosen by the judges, one through audience voting.

2019 Tax Tracker #3: Tax Filings Continue to Narrow the Gap with Last Year

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tracks tax return filings on a weekly basis. As of February 15, the IRS had received 39.7 million tax returns, down 4.8% year over year. A total of 23.5 million refunds had been issued as of that date (down 26.5% year over year), totaling $62.0 billion (down 38.8% year over year) and averaging $2,640 (down $529 or 16.7% year over year).


Amazon was among the retailers to report a slower holiday quarter: The company’s North America sales growth slowed from 35.0% in the third quarter to 18.3% in the fourth quarter. These figures exclude Amazon’s high-growth Amazon Web Services (AWS) business and, so, should closely reflect its retail and marketplace revenues.

2019 Tax Tracker #2: Year-over-Year Decline in Tax Filings Starts to Moderate

Each year, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports tax return filings and refunds on a weekly basis, starting in February and going into the April 15 filing deadline. It is still early in the filing season, so there will likely be more variability to the data. Filings are likely delayed due to confusion over the new tax rates and the government shutdown, which made it difficult for accountants to get answers to help people prepare income tax returns.

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