I am looking for a report that can show and explain me the trends in brick & mortar and e-commerce retail business.


Thank you for this information request.  There are many reports about the retail industry.  The best reports were found using the ‘in-store’ as opposed to ‘brick-and-mortar.’

Report 1: Trends in Produce Prices Between e-Commerce and Brick-and-Mortar Retail Trade Establishments, Cornell University, Aug 2014

This report released by Cornell University discusses the trends in prices between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail outlets.

It describes the margin prices in the producer price index, factors affecting traditional stores’ versus online retailers’ margins, and changes in e-commerce margins versus total retail trade margins.

Report 2: At the intersection of e-commerce and IP intelligence: geolocation strategies for today’s online retailer, National Retail Foundation, Jan 2014

This report discusses trends in e-commerce globally and for the United States specifically.  It also discusses top selling categories such as digital content & subscriptions, consumer packaged goods and apparel & accessories. It then discusses the future growth of global ecommerce sales within the year and which countries will lead such as China, the US and the UK.

 “2014 was a stellar year for retail e-commerce across the globe. For the United States, growth rates versus the prior year remained in double-digits to significantly outpace growth at brick-and-mortar retail, bringing the digital retail commerce total to $268.5 billion in the U.S. alone” (pg 3).

— National Retail Foundation, Jan 2014

Report 3:  Consumer and retail, Harris Williams & Co., April 2015

This report has a chart depicting the same store sales and e-commerce sales growth comparison by quarter. It also contains a chart with an extensive list of retail companies and their financial data including revenue within last 12 months. This company produces the ‘Consumer and Retail’ reports monthly and quarterly.

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— Harris Williams & Co., April 2015

Report 4: US Economic, Capital Markets, and Retail, Marcus & Millichap, Jan 2015

This report has a chart that depicts the post-recession retail sales by store type and shows how ecommerce is gaining in share of retail sales comparing 2005 to 2015.

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