Category: In The News

Inc. Uncensored: Like Button

B-Stock was featured on Inc. Magazine’s weekly podcast exploring the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, technology and high-growth business. Our B2B marketplace auctioning bulk quantities of Olympic Village athlete furniture on behalf of RGS Events was included on the program’s “Like Button” portion, a quick take on stuff the hosts have found interesting. Listen to …

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The potential of overstock auctions

While furniture retail sales may be on an upward trend, there remains significant amounts of excess inventory in stockrooms across the UK, writes Ben Whitaker, who describes how technology has transformed the sale of excess stock. In the past, manufacturers and retailers depended on a handful of local liquidators to deal with their unsold stock, …

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Be a part of the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Summer Olympics are here – and with them comes a once in a lifetime opportunity for retailers of all kinds to own a piece of history. Olympic Sponsor RGS Events, the Official FF&E Project Manager of the Games, will be holding a series of auctions to sell bulk quantities of furniture, fixtures and equipment …

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A Blueprint for Supply Chain Success

What differentiates a successful business from a failing or flailing business? The foresight to eke out what other organizations are doing to succeed, then extrapolating and implementing what applies to your company, chasing metrics to justify and improve these projects, and repeat. That is why Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) compiles this annual list …

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Expert Opinion: Lingerie Leftovers

Apparel valued at over £1 billion was returned to British retailers in 2013, topping all other retail categories, according to Statista. The vast majority of returned merchandise cannot go back on store shelves, meaning that many retailers are left with billions of pounds’ worth of excess product in the stockroom. But as the saying goes, …

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Photos and Video: Rio’s Olympic Village

The Olympic Village will accomodate more than 18,000 people. It consists of 31 new apartment buildings – a massive complex created to make the athletes feel comfortable in their spare time. “We plan to treat the athletes like kings and offer everything so that they don’t need to leave the village. They can go compete …

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How to Reduce Loss for Excess and Returned Merchandise

Consumer behavior is continuing to shift: online spending is rising while brick-and-mortar foot traffic is declining. What’s more, many stores are playing catch-up when it comes to their e-commerce operations or are struggling to compete in a very demanding online environment teeming with competition. All this is forcing many retailers to close physical stores (we’ve …

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Why Independent Retailers Need to Take More Notice of Overstock Auctions

Operating an independent business can be an uphill battle at times, this includes the challenge of obtaining desirable, consistent and well-priced stock capable of fetching a decent profit. What’s more as an independent watch retailer, it’s essential to stand out from the crowd, highlighting the importance to find unique stock that your competitors don’t have …

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