I am looking for a report that shows and explains trends in the e-Comm retail business, could you help me out with this?

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Our database has at least 4 reports that can explain  the latest trends in the e-Comm retail business from companies such as GE Capital, Sperry Van Ness, BBVA Bank and others.

Report 1: US Retail, Retail in the US, GE Capital, June 2015

This report shows that brick-and-mortar specialty stores will continue to lose market share if they do not have an effect online sales presence. More specific data on e-commerce sales and growth rate percentages are also in this report along with charts and graphs on the breakdown of ecommerce sales by product category,

“E-commerce has become the main source of growth in the retail industry, with a double-digit growth rate since recession. It could continue to grow at high-single digits to low teens in the coming years” (pg 3).

— US Retail, Retail in the US, GE Capital, June 2015

Traditional Channels Online Sales

— U.S. Census Bureau

Report 2: Market Outlook: Retail in the US, Sperry Van Ness, January 2014

This report echoes that previous reports on the rise of ecommerce and, specifically, the importance on diversifying channels to increase sales. Forecasts on the future of ecommerce are presented in this report.

“Brick-and-mortar retailers will have to work harder to capture their share of new spending, whether through enhancements to the tangible in-store experience or the development of truly effective omnichannel strategies. Online retail spending growth has increasingly outpaced traditional retail channels, growing year-over-year” (pg 2).

— Market Outlook: Retail in the US, Sperry Van Ness, January 2014

Report 3: CFA Institute Research Challenge, Analyst Report, 2014

“In the next few years the most advanced economies are going to experience an incredible e-commerce growth (2013-2018E CAGR 14.15%)”  (pg 22).

— CFA Institute Research Challenge, Analyst Report, 2014

This report shows tables and charts depicting the retail ecommerce sales as a percent of total sales for 13 countries including US, UK, China, South Korea, Germany among others.  Data is reported from 2013 through 2018 (estimated).  Finally, this report shows the top 10 countries by retail e-commerce sales where the United States is among them.

Report 4:  CRE Outlook:  Retail in the US, BBVA Bank, April 2014

This report shows how the commercial warehouse industry is affected by rising ecommerce focus that demands large spaces for inventory.  There is a chart that depicts ecommerce sales and share of retail year-over-year percent change and percent from 2001 through 2013.


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