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Power Retail E-Commerce Outlook 2021

Deborah Weinswig, CEO and Founder of Coresight Research discusses East-to-West Consumer Outlook​: Top Three Emerging E-Commerce Trends in China​ and Top US Post-Crisis E-Commerce Trends.

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10 Trends for China E-Commerce 2021

On January 14, 2021, Coresight Research participated in the “Retail’s Big Show” webinar series at NRF 2021 to introduce our retail trend predictions for China’s e-commerce market in 2021. In this presentation, we present the 10 key trends 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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New Retail Briefing: E-Commerce Platforms Launch Key Strategies To Support Businesses in China and the US Post Pandemic

E-commerce platforms in China have been rolling out new strategies to support businesses in China and the US in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. We discuss these recent developments in New Retail, which include the extension of payment terms for US buyers by and’s plans to upgrade its logistics network to better serve lower-tier markets in China.

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New Retail Briefing #3: Walmart China Eyes Retail Innovation; A.S. Watson and Unilever Agree to New Retail Partnerships

Walmart China launched the Omega8 initiative in January 2019 to serve as a proof of concept (POC) platform that lets tech startups test newly designed technology applications in a real retail environment. Walmart reported over 50 startups signed up for the initiative. Walmart will train these companies in a variety of retail operation skills. Walmart said its existing 400 offline stores in China will act as testing grounds for startup technology before rolling out to mass market.

This Omega8 initiative shows Walmart’s ambition of leveraging tech startups for its own digital innovation, and understanding of the Chinese market. Ben Hassing, Senior Vice President of Walmart China said, “Walmart has worked with many technology startups not only to propel our business in China, but also to understand the Chinese market and China in greater depth.”

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