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Shoptalk 2018: Day 3 Takeaways—Global Marketplaces, New Retail Trends and Digital Commerce Reinvented

Executive Summary

The Coresight Research team is in Las Vegas this week, attending and participating in the Shoptalk 2018 conference held March 18–21. In this report we share our key takeaways from the third day of the conference, which include:

  • Amazon’s global marketplace is transforming the propensity of local customers to buy from global sellers.
  • Ulta is benefiting from beauty category growth. It prides itself on three key differentiators: real estate locations, product mix and services.
  • Walmart said it remains in acquisition mode and that eventually direct-to-consumer brands will become available on Jet.com, which will help capture urban millennial shoppers.
  • Google announced a new feature, Shopping Actions, which allows users to purchase items directly from search results and across Google platforms.
  • The Coresight Research team held two Shoptalk launch events to celebrate the official launch of the brand with industry friends and colleagues.
  • Coresight CEO and Founder Deborah Weinswig provided insights into the China retail innovation landscape.

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