As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the transaction scale of fresh food market in China exceeded 2 trillion yuan in 2019, and community fresh food stores accounted for about one third of the consumers in the fresh food market in China. As the inevitable result of industrial transformation and upgrading, community fresh food stores have the competitive advantages of convenient consumption, fresh products and high degree of benefit to the people, thus winning the intensive entry of commercial capital, but also forcing traditional fresh food enterprises and some fresh electric commodity brands to accelerate the pace of innovation. China's population base is huge, which leads to the huge space to expand in the domestic fresh food market in the future, the multichannel market forces will create a very bright community fresh business trend, for example, consumers' enthusiasm for offline purchase continues to increase, and chain brands show a trend of regional fragmentation; cost reduction becomes the focus of business; increase cold-chain logistics and fresh supply chain investment, factor allocation to the upstream of the supply chain; from thinking of relying on traffic to thinking of customer operation, scene experience and precise customization are popular and so on.
China's artificial intelligence industry is growing rapidly. It is expected that the scale of China's artificial intelligence core industry will exceed 100 billion yuan in 2030. The deposition of data, the optimization of algorithms, and the enhancement of computing power have laid a solid foundation for the commercial application of artificial intelligence technology. More and more traditional industries rely on artificial intelligence technology for transformation and upgrading, and they have attracted widespread attention. According to iiMedia Research data, the integrated development of artificial intelligence and finance, security, medical care, education and other fields has become the focus of attention of the public. 37.8% of the respondents said they knew the application of artificial intelligence in the financial field best; 39.3 % Of the respondents are most looking forward to the application of artificial intelligence in the medical field; 66.8% of the respondents are optimistic about the future development of artificial intelligence. iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that with the continuous improvement of the segmentation and specialization of the artificial intelligence field, the commercialization of artificial intelligence will accelerate, but the information security risks and ethical issues brought about by rapid development cannot be ignored.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, national offline retail sales accounted for 75.3 percent of the total retail sales in 2019Q1-Q3, which shows the enormous commercial value of the offline retail market. However, the users’ demand is scattered and the retail scene is complex offline. With the help of technology-driven innovations, smart LBS services have emerged. Through using the perception of the scene and big data, smart LBS services can match relevant services with the need of users, to accurately meets the personalized needs of consumers.In 2019, Suning, Tmall and other businesses have equipped themselves with smart LBS services, and many system-level scene AI servicers, such as “Clickwifi”, have also emerged.The commercial value of smart LBS services, such as precise touch, data support and users’ experience upgrading, has been further developed. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that in the future, with the popularity of 5G, AI and other innovations, smart terminals such as mobile phones will provide users with a variety of smart services in the field of retail, urban construction, etc., and the development potential of smart LBS services market is tremendous.
China's interactive drama industry is currently in the early stage of exploration and development, with low industrial scale and user awareness. According to iiMedia Research, only 37.9% of the netizens surveyed said they knew about the interactive drama, and more than 40% of the netizens were more interested in the multiple endings and interactive plot experience of the interactive drama; 40.8% of the netizens surveyed had more active willingness to watch in the future. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that the emergence of interactive drama brings technological and content innovation to the video industry. It can not only meet the diverse and personalized viewing needs of the audience, but also promote the upgrading of traditional film and television drama industry, and drive the two-way growth of the demand side and the supply side. In the future, driven by the increase of industrial investment, the continuous maturity of 5G technology and the gradual improvement of industrial standards, the number of interactive dramas will increase rapidly, and the user scale will increase accordingly. It is estimated that the user scale of interactive dramas will exceed 100 million in 2020.
According to the data of iiMedia research, as of August 2019, the number of blockchain projects promoted by governments around the world has reached 154, and the cumulative investment and financing scale of the global blockchain industry has reached US $10.369 billion. After ten years of development, blockchain technology has been applied in many fields, such as finance, government affairs, medical treatment, industrial manufacturing and so on, and the society's understanding of the value and applicable scenarios of blockchain has been constantly improved. The specific performance is that industrial capital returns to rationality, governments of all countries pay more attention to it, and the industry gradually moves from the barbaric growth stage to the standardized and orderly development stage. Although the blockchain industry has a broad prospect, but limited by the industry technology standard system that has not yet formed, the application and promotion of blockchain technology are subject to many restrictions. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that as the key technology of the next generation of Internet, governments and giant enterprises will increase efforts to layout the research and application of blockchain, and the competition for the right to formulate industry standards tends to be fierce. China has a good development foundation in the field of blockchain, and the number of related patent applications ranks first in the world. With the further liberalization of policies, China's blockchain industry will usher in a stage of rapid development, and it is expected to step into the first echelon of global blockchain industry in an all-round way.
Since 2019, China's 5G commercial landing has accelerated. As an important application scenario, cloud games have become increasingly prominent commercial value, and gradually become a hot track for multiple manufacturers to compete for layout. Although some start-ups have layout for a long time, restricted by technology, content, experience and other factors, cloud games have not been widely promoted in the Chinese market, and the user awareness is not high. According to the data of iiMedia research, 66.9% of the Internet users interviewed lack of knowledge about cloud games, of which 27.8% have never heard of it. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that with the rapid promotion of 5G, cloud games will return to the development outlet, and the investment in cloud game industry will increase significantly, which is conducive to improving the attention, awareness and participation of the society. It is expected that in the next three years, cloud game users in China will maintain a high growth rate, and the number of users will reach 373 million by 2021. At the same time, cloud games will also drive the transformation of the entire game industry chain, enhance the voice of game developers in the industry chain, intensify the competition between cloud game platforms, and promote the upgrading of game content quality.
Data from iiMedia Research shows that in 2018, China's digital economy has reached 31.3 trillion yuan, accounting for 34.8% of GDP. Digital economy has become an engine for industrial development. During the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, looking back at the course of China's economic development, the Internet has written a remarkable chapter. China's Internet has experienced a period of exploration, rapid development, and maturity and prosperity, from PC Internet to mobile Internet and from 2G to 5G. In 1999, china.com went public in the United States, which announced the rise of China's Internet industry to the world. Meanwhile, the budding of China's portal website model represented by NetEase,SoHu and Sina also indicated that China's Internet really stood up. In 2009, China's 3G started the era of mobile Internet in commercial use, which means the Internet entered a period of rapid development. In 2013, China's mobile Internet began to move towards 4G era. The concept of “Internet plus“ represents a new economic form. Internet technology and innovative thinking has become the driving force of China's economic and social innovation. In the fierce competition of China's Internet, a number of outstanding enterprises have emerged, such as Tencent Video, Zhihu, Kuwo Music,JD, taobao, Ctrip, Alipay, Baidu Search, Tencent cloud, KuangShi technology and so on. After 20 years of development, China's Internet industry will continue to expand, including smart terminals, industrial robots, autonomous driving, enterprise services and other industries continue to upgrade. With the implementation of 5G network, the operation of new economy industry will also usher in a new trend of innovation.
Information flow advertising refers to an advertising form that intelligently promotes users' preferences and characteristics according to social attributes. The scale of China Mobile Advertising market will reach 415.87 billion yuan in 2019. With the continuous release of Internet potential, advertisers need more precise ways of advertising delivery, and information flow advertising emerges as the times require. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, Tencent and Alibaba's information flow products cover over 600 million users and are in the forefront of the market. In 2019, 46.5% of the interviewed information flow users spent more than 15 seconds on information flow advertises, compared with that in 2018. 46.0% of the interviewed users hold a positive attitude towards information flow advertisement, and the user experience of information flow advertisement has increased. Content attraction is the main demand of Internet users for information flow advertisement recommendation technology. More than 30% of users believe that promoting content should be attractive, and users put forward higher requirements for new and accurate advertisement security. In the future, scenario extension and service upgrading will become the development direction of information flow advertising.
Driven by favorable policies, consumption upgrade and market demand, China’s new retail is developing at a high speed. New retail started to divide into “Tencent” and “Ali”sides in 2018, and traditional retails embrace the tycoons positively. iiMedia Research shows that Guangdong province focus on the topic “New Retail”most, and the public opinion towards it are positive. iiMedia Research believes that the current new retail development is still immature and the perception of the customers is still in transition period. The intervention of vast funds makes the industry hard to catch up, which needs to keep calm in the tide of new retail investment.
According to iiMedia Research, the global cloud computing market in 2018 reached US$305.8 billion, up 17.52% year-on-year. Among them, the size of the public cloud market grew to US$139.2 billion, up 25.41% year-on-year. It is estimated that the global public cloud market will reach US$171 billion in 2019. Compared with the global market, China's cloud computing market is still small, and the overall development speed of the industry remains at a relatively high level. As the second echelon enterprise of China's cloud service providers, UCloud enjoys the dividends brought by the rapid growth of the industry. Its business income in 2018 reached 118,743.32 million yuan, an increase of 41.39%, gross profit of 46,878.79 million yuan, an increase of 53.08%. Although UCloud has achieved profitability, the problem of excessive dependence on public cloud business is still prominent. With the increasing competition in the public cloud market, the company has to confront the low-price competition strategy of the head manufacturer, and the uncertainty of profitability has increased. iiMedia Consulting Analysts believe that there is a certain gap between the top manufacturers and the top manufacturers, and there are still many challenges in the development. However, the third-party neutrality and strong customized service capabilities can not be ignored in the field of vertical segmentation.