7 Retail Innovations Reacting To COVID-19

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The retail trends we have actually been tracking in recent weeks are a mix of brand brand-new techniques and the velocity of patterns that were already acquiring traction.

The retail trends we have actually been tracking in current weeks are a mix of brand new approaches and the velocity of patterns that were currently acquiring traction, such as live streaming sales, imaginative influencer marketing and making use of virtual and enhanced truth.

Live-streaming has enabled brands to shift sales online and even release brand-new products. In China, we have actually seen Naixue Tea work together with an influencer to launch a brand-new line targeted in the house customers, and in Paris, Lanvin used virtual reality and streaming technologies to put on a cloud fashion program.

Somewhere else, digital platforms that intend to improve the consumer experience are being put to excellent use. We found a grocer in New york city allowing customers to practice social distancing and avoid long checkout lines using a smart device app Others, like one bridal business in Spain, are producing new, virtual platforms to move items throughout the lockdown.

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TEA CHAIN USES LIVE STREAMING AND INFLUENCER TO LAUNCH NEW PRODUCT

Naixue Tea collaborated with Alibaba local delivery service affiliates and e-Commerce live banner, Zhang Dayi, to release a brand-new line of themed drinks for consumers to take pleasure in the house. Zhang’s BigEve beauty brand name worked with the chain to develop a present box formed like a to-go cup, which they filled with a minimal edition cleanser, facial scrub, body wash, and Naixue consume vouchers. Zhang then released a live stream on Taobao, which offered almost 3,000 sets within seconds, and more than 10,000 systems by the end of the broadcast on the 21 st March.

Learn More about this partnership.

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BRIDAL BUSINESS LAUNCHES FIRST VIRTUAL DISPLAY ROOM

The Barcelona-based bridal company, Pronovias Group, introduced what it claims to be the first digital showroom in the industry, where consumers can go shopping the newest collections of all the group’s brands– Pronovias, St. Patrick, Nicole, White One and Lady Bird.

Learn More about this virtual showroom.

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COSMETICS BRAND REMIXES TIKTOK VIDEO TO RAISE AWARENESS

In collaboration with Mobile Online marketer, E.l.f. Cosmetics remixed the song “Eyes., which appeared as a branded video on TikTok last fall and was composed by Grammy-Award winning songwriter iLL Wayno, to “Eyes.

Read more about this TikTok marketing relocation.

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JEWELLER PIVOTS TO LIVE-STREAMED ‘STORES’

In China, Shenzen-based multi-brand jeweller Suitable converted its company practically overnight from a standard, bricks-and-mortar-based shop, to an e-commerce model that utilizes live-streaming.

Read more about Suitable’s change.

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INSTACART SHARES DATA CHEST TO EASE GROCERY SHORTAGES

Grocery chains and their providers, in specific, are having a very difficult time keeping up with the huge boost in demand for house shipment. To assist offer a service, online grocery shipment platform Instacart began sharing its vast trove of data with producers of packaged food items. The hope is this will assist prevent supply chain problems. The business currently had plans in the works to begin sharing tailored insights from its newly-developed consumer intelligence tool, however these plans were moved up.

Read more about InstaCart’s information sharing.

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VR USED TO PRODUCE CLOUD STYLE SHOW

During Paris Style Week, Lanvin teamed up with video platforms Douyin, Yizhibo, iQiyi, and high-end e-tailer Secoo to develop a cloud fashion show. The brand name also invited style bloggers and boyband UNINE’s Jiayi (嘉羿) to live stream the show’s behind-the-scenes action under the hashtag #lanvin云秀场 (#lanvinCloudBasedRunway), leading to over 5 million views.

Learn More about this cloud style show.

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SKIP-CHECKOUT APP HELP GROCERY CONSUMERS

In New York, Fairway Markets’ scan-and-go app is assisting shoppers practice social distancing by preventing long lines at checkout.

Read more about the skip-checkout app.

24 th April 2020




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