Leading Chinese retailers are defining a new ‘era of belonging’ by forging stronger ties with consumers through an innovative buying experience. They are also reinventing their own business models by introducing innovative new revenue streams leveraging “retail-as-a-service” offerings. CEOs at Western retailers can learn from Chinese business practices how to combine seamless omnichannel experiences with predictive analytics, to develop
customer loyalty and to innovate creatively to introduce new revenue growth.
Today’s consumer is changing rapidly but not only due to technologically changes. Experience but also product quality, trust, and ecological concerns are making consumers more aware and more demanding. Retailers must address these drivers, using technology in innovative ways to move towards a sense of belonging that customers are seeking.
CEOs and Boards of Directors across the globe are struggling to understand how digitalization, the process of becoming a digital business, can be leveraged to achieve the growth they are seeking. However many of these same leaders are focusing primarily on operational efficiency and wonder why they are not seeing the growth results they desire. European business leaders must understand that expanding and diversifying their business model portfolio plays a significant role in realizing growth. In this report, we explain how to deliver on ambitious growth goals by business model innovation and how to move towards the new value-creative asset-light with a blended business model.