Apparel Retailers are Holding on to their Excess Inventory to Sell Later. Will it Work?

As retailers and brands continue to deal with the overstock that resulted from closing their stores during the pandemic, some have adopted a new tactic. Rather than deeply discounting and liquidating excess inventory, brands are packing and holding their overstock…

Jun 18 2020 · 3 min read

Retail Resilience is More than Immediate Recovery—It’s Planning Ahead

One of the many things the current situation has taught businesses worldwide is that in addition to consumer dependency, the supply chain is incredibly fragile. And, a global pandemic that interrupts the proper flow of products today will create a…

Jun 02 2020 · 3 min read

Shipments in Limbo in the Midst of COVID-19

A recent article by SupplyChainBrain discussed the effects that COVID-19 is having on the global supply chain. As factories resume production in China, retailers are confronting the reality that their shipments may be ready to arrive, but they have nowhere…

Apr 14 2020 · 3 min read

Linear No More: A Change in the Supply Chain

In the traditional linear structure of supply chain, products follow a simple path: from manufacturer, to consumer, to end of life. But as trends evolve, the current state of retail is changing that path. Purchases are morphing into subscriptions (think:…

Mar 19 2020 · 3 min read

Retail Doom, or a Chance to Bloom?

Over the past decade, retail has seen a significant shift. With the emergence and hyper growth of ecommerce, brick-and-mortar has struggled—and traditional retailers are being forced to regroup in order to recapture gains and prevent further loss.  Labeled an agent…

Feb 18 2020 · 2 min read

Meet B-Stock at the E-Commerce Expo in Berlin – 13 February 2020

Our European team will be attending the eCommerce Expo in Berlin, happening February 13. With an expected 7,000+ attendees and 170 exhibitors, it’s the biggest expo yet.  If you’re heading to the show, come meet Ben Whitaker (Director, EMEA) and…

Feb 04 2020 · 1 min read

We’ve all Heard of Ecommerce. But What is Re-commerce?

Today’s generations of consumers—particularly Millennials and Gen Zers—are purchasing used “trendy” items and finding value in giving them a second life. Gone are the days in which we purchased clothes, wore them a few times, left them in our closets,…

Jan 21 2020 · 3 min read

In 2020, Retailers Need to Run Lean and Mean

Last year, retail store closures surpassed the 9,000 mark—surpassing 2018 by nearly 60%. The fact is that retailers ARE opening new locations, but the closings are outpacing openings at a rate of 2 to 1, and the industry will continue…

Jan 14 2020 · 3 min read

The Mighty Rise in Off-Price Retail

In the apocalyptic retail era of mall and department store closures, one segment is thriving. Off-price retailers—or stores that sell high-quality goods at low prices—are forging ahead and growing. These shops, which typically sell last season’s items or a variety…

Dec 17 2019 · 3 min read

Is it the End of Retail as We Know It?

This holiday season so far has seen record-breaking purchases, but a wave of store closures is still underway as digital claims more terrain in shopping. With stores like Payless shuttering 2,300 locations just last year—and Walgreens, H&M, and Charlotte Russe…

Dec 10 2019 · 3 min read