Retail Data Digest

A snapshot of the latest stats and survey results from around the retail industry, related to consumer returns. Retail Dive’s Holiday Trendline Retail Dive has published a Holidays Trendline, chock full of interesting data and insights (including some stats from…

Sep 12 2019 · 3 min read

U.S. Apparel Sales, Domestic Production, Future of Cotton & Synthetics

Quick Facts: U.S. retail sales hit $23.6 million in May 2019 (↓2.4% yoy) NRF predicts an approximate increase of 4% in retail sales for 2019 Apparel prices have dropped over the previous year by 3.1% New reports and analysis from…

Jul 25 2019 · 4 min read

Canadian Retail Sales Growth Data

Quick Facts: Q1 Canadian retail sales were up 2.8% year-over-year – highest gain in 6 months Retail sales in most major retail sectors increased Canadian e-commerce sales were up 18% year-over-year for the 3 months ending April 2019 Canadian retail…

Jul 11 2019 · 3 min read

Meet B-Stock at store2019 in Toronto

B-Stock is heading to store2019 in Toronto May 28 & 29 where the most influential leaders in retail will meet and discuss opportunities targeted to the unique needs of the dynamic Canadian retail industry. If you’re planning to attend the…

May 20 2019 · 1 min read

How E-commerce Continues to Grow

Quick fact: e-commerce represented 14.5% of total retail sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 (source: U.S. Census). Great American’s Retail Monitor March 2019 (PDF) issue focused on the continuing growth of e-commerce and how Amazon’s marketplaces are forcing retailers…

Mar 29 2019 · 4 min read

Hope to see you at RILA’s 2019 Retail Supply Chain Conference

With trade show season in full swing, B-Stock is headed to sunny Orlando for RILA’s (Retail Leaders Industry Association) annual Retail Supply Chain Conference February 24 – 27. This year’s show is focused on AI and last-mile delivery. B-Stock’s Eric…

Feb 06 2019 · 1 min read

B-Stock is Headed to E-commerce Berlin Expo

Our European team is kicking off trade show season at the eCommerce Expo in Berlin. The February 20th show features hundreds of ecommerce specialists and over 40 expert speakers. If you’re heading to the show, come and see us at…

Feb 05 2019 · 1 min read

B-Stock featured on CNBC

The rising cost of retail returns is something B-Stock has alway paid attention to (heck, we built a company around how to help solve for it!) and with the shift to ecommerce, it seems like more people are talking about…

Jan 14 2019 · 9 min read

Retail Voice Control Tech Could be Worth $40 Billion in 4 Years

Quick Facts by Strategy Analytics Consumer spending on smart home related products (hardware, services, and installation) will reach nearly $96B in 2018 Spending on smart home devices will account for $53B in 2018 Consumers worldwide bought 663 million smart home…

Dec 17 2018 · 3 min read

E-commerce + Brick & Mortar = Strong Holiday Omnichannel Sales

The retail industry received good news from the U.S. Census Bureau recently: year-to-date-retail sales through September 2018, excluding gas and auto sales, were up 4.1% from 2017. Rising sales are due to a number of factors, including consumer confidence, a…

Nov 30 2018 · 3 min read