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China’s National Day Wrap-Up: Golden Week Sees Uptick in Discretionary Spending

China’s National Day holiday ran from October 1 through October 8 this year. We discuss data and offer insights into consumption patterns and behaviors among Chinese tourists during Golden Week 2020, covering travel revenue, retail sales, spending in discretionary categories and food-service revenue. We also consider travel to Macau and the popularity of duty-free shopping.

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2Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Reviewing the Covid-19 Recovery

Second-quarter 2020 retail earnings include recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. We assess the recent performance of US retailers in terms of revenues, earnings per share and comps, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. Although the pace of recovery varies between retail sectors, many retailers initially saw strong sales in reopened stores, driven by pent-up demand. Furthermore, the coronavirus-led pivot to e-commerce led to unprecedented growth in digital sales.

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Blockchain Promises Financial Inclusion to the World’s 1.7 Billion-Plus Unbanked Inhabitants

Blockchain is a powerful, fundamental financial technology that offers benefits to consumers around the world, particularly those currently excluded from financial systems. We present its features and the benefits it provides to businesses and consumers globally. We discuss three examples of companies that are developing blockchain solutions—namely, China-based Ant Group, UK-based Electroneum and US-based Ripple.

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The Global Shopping Festival Landscape: The New 10.10 Shopping Festival in Context

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, shopping holidays are likely to hold heightened relevance during the remainder of 2020 for brands and retailers looking jump-start their sales recoveries, as well as for consumers looking for deals. We present Coresight Research’s new 10.10 Shopping Festival and outline the global landscape of shopping festivals.

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Retail Reimagined: Coresight Research Ebook

In Coresight Research’s Retail Reimagined ebook, we offer a thematic outlook to the post-crisis world, exploring eight key retail trends in how brands and retailers can engage with consumers (e.g., gamification, social media), adopt innovative ways of selling (e.g., livestreaming, community group buying, shopping festivals, contact-light retail) and deliver products in an efficient way. 

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Retail Reimagined: Advancing Last-Mile Delivery with Technology

As part of our Retail Reimagined series, which explores the outlook for retail in a post-crisis world, we discuss how brands and retailers are rethinking last-mile delivery—with safety and convenience for consumers being top of mind. We explore the innovative approaches and advanced technologies being adopted in China and the US, including autonomous robots and drones, smart parcel lockers and dark stores.

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Three Months to Singles’ Day: Using Social Feed Weitao To Build Awareness and Drive Sales

With three months to go until Singles’ Day 2020, we discuss how brands and retailers can use Weitao, Alibaba’s built-in social feed for Tmall and Taobao, to prepare for China’s biggest e-commerce festival. We explore how the integrated platform can help merchants and brands to communicate effectively with consumers, build their follower base and drive increased traffic to their Tmall and Taobao stores on November 11.

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