Retail & eCommerce

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Discussions of the major trends: COVID-19 and work-from home implications, Amazon, Walmart and consolidated online platforms; changing consumer preferences, the massive shift to online, BOPIS, and omni-channel distribution; and the outlook for malls and brick and mortar retailers.

Retail and eCommerce Topics

eCommerce mega platforms - Amazon, Walmart
Rise of eCommerce v. Brick and Mortar
Impact of COVID-19
Chinese eCommerce
Ecommerce logistics, delivery and distribution
Malls and Shopping Centers
Categories
 - Athletic Apparel / Footwear
 - Automotive
 - Retailers
 - Food and Beverages
 - Hard Goods
 - Off Price
 - Grocery
 - Guns & Ammo
 - Restaurants

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Retail & eCommerce Categories

BWG Strategy organizes interactive executive roundtable discussions, bringing together industry leaders to discuss key business trends, catalysts and challenges.

  • eCommerce

    Select Discussion Topics
    Outlook for sector trends including near and long term views + company specific discussions
    Competitive landscape – Where are sellers seeing the best overall ROI across the various marketplaces?
    Value added services + logistics
    Commission / take rates and views on paid listings to drive sales
    M&A, sector consolidation and Industry risks / opportunities

    Retail

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    Outlook for sector trends including near and long term views + company specific discussions
    Brick & Mortar vs. Online – How does the growth compare across each channel? Will we see further retail traffic declines?
    Pricing / Promotional Environment (In-store and Online) + How are brands addressing MAP pricing issues
    M&A, Sector consolidation
    Industry risks / Opportunities

    Restaurants

    Select Discussion Topics
    Outlook for sector trends including near and long term views + company specific discussions
    Competitive landscape – GrubHub, Yelp, Delivery.com, EatStreet, Postmates, Caviar, DoorDash, UberEats, Amazon and others
    Tier 1 vs Tier 2 market trends
    Pricing models
    How many online platforms will a restaurant leverage? Have restaurants increased the priority of driving traffic / orders to their own sites?
    M&A, sector consolidation and Industry risks / opportunities
  • Travel & Hospitality

    Select Discussion Topics
    Outlook for sector trends including near and long term views + company specific discussions
    Competitive landscape – Priceline, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Google, Amazon and other emerging platforms
    Metasearch budget market share and ROI perspectives vs SEM
    Brand initiatives driving traffic to their own sites + importance of loyalty initiatives
    GDS outlook and competitive landscape amongst Travelport, Sabre and Amadeus
    M&A, sector consolidation and Industry risks / opportunities

    Automotive

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    Macro automotive and powersport market environment – unit shipments, new and used pricing, inventories, residual values
    Brand market share, dealership trends and group consolidations
    Debate the transition to online auto purchase process — online research and pricing, and in store test drive, pickup and trade-ins
    Growth in automotive digital marketing

    Gaming

    Select Discussion Topics
    Outlook for sector trends including near and long term views + company specific discussions
    Mobile App Installs and customer acquisition costs
    Title slate and console cycles
    Digital transition and impact to traditional publishers as well as retail distribution
    Real money gaming vs Social casinos
    M&A, sector consolidation, industry risks/opportunities

Retail & eCommerce Insight Reports

Off the shelf and custom surveys from a network of over 75,000 professionals and a proprietary database of over 1 million contacts. Multiple reports weekly on topics across technology, media, telecom, consumer, retail, payments, and eCommerce. BWG leverages insights from in-person events to focus on the critical questions.

China eCommerce

To-date impact & overall level of concern around Coronavirus - how are you thinking about go-forward growth expectations on the marketplaces? Are your revising forecasts? If so, by how much?

Hotel & Lodging + OTA < COVID-19 Impact >

Outlook for Q2 for the broader hotel & lodging industry - Based upon everything that has emerged YTD, how are you revising your forecasts for Q2 (Occupancy Rates, RevPar, ADRs, etc.)?

Adyen

6 Months Ago vs. Today: how would you characterize your sentiment on Adyen's ability to scale their business and gain market share from competing merchant acquirers/processors?

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