The global retail industry experienced a 50% drop in company filings mentions of cloud in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Alibaba Group with 13% year-on-year decrease, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 113 retail company filings. The growing application of Cloud will prove to have a transformative impact on the retail sector. GlobalData’s Cloud Market Size, Share and Trends, Analysis and Forecast report helps keep abreast of the latest trends in Cloud, market opportunity forecast and the competitive landscape. Buy the report here.
Notably, cloud was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q2 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of renewable energy and industrial automation, according to GlobalData.
Of the top leading companies in the retail industry, Alibaba Group had the greatest increase in references for cloud in Q2 2023, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 46 cloud-related sentences in the company's filings - 12% of all sentences - and a decrease of 13% in Q2 2023 compared with Q2 2022. JD’s mentions of cloud dropped by 45% to 35 and Walmart’s by 100% to 2.
GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for cloud in Q2 2023 was 93.
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