Retail supply chain

Statistics report on retail supply chain

Retail supply chain

This report presents statistical data about the retail supply chain. A first chapter covers the main issues related to inventory management and how retailers' operations changed in that regard due to the pandemic. Subsequently, the report focuses on order delivery and returns in e-commerce, including preferences of U.S. consumers when it comes to last-mile delivery. A final chapter presents an outlook on expected trends in the industry, as reported by businesses operating in the retail supply chain.

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Retail inventories

  • Premium Statistic Monthly inventories-to-sales ratio in U.S. retail industry 2020-2021
  • Premium Statistic Estimated value of the global inventory distortion in grocery retail 2020
  • Premium Statistic Worldwide breakdown of consumer goods' retail out-of-stock value 2020
  • Premium Statistic Breakdown of inventory distortion costs in retail industry worldwide 2020
  • Premium Statistic Main causes of out-of-stock in the retail industry North America 2020
  • Premium Statistic Unavailable items while grocery shopping online during coronavirus pandemic U.S. 2020
  • Basic Statistic Level of retail supply chain disruption in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak 2020


  • Premium Statistic Last mile delivery in North America - market size 2018-2022
  • Premium Statistic Fulfillment time since the coronavirus outbreak among U.S. retailers 2020
  • Premium Statistic Main delivery options offered by U.S. e-commerce 2020
  • Premium Statistic Change in fulfillment costs in U.S. e-commerce 2020
  • Premium Statistic Cost of retail returns in the U.S. 2007-2023
  • Premium Statistic Difference between return and refund date in the U.S. 2020

Omnichannel fulfillment

  • Premium Statistic Click and collect grocery sales in the United States from 2017 to 2020
  • Premium Statistic Click and collect share of major U.S. retailers' online sales from 2017 to 2019
  • Premium Statistic Click and collect sales value in the U.S. 2020-2025
  • Premium Statistic Click and collect sales growth in the U.S. 2020-2025
  • Premium Statistic Share of U.S. retailers offering buy online pick up in store option in 2019


  • Premium Statistic Investment intentions in the retail supply chain in the U.S. 2020
  • Premium Statistic Micro-fulfillment centers (MFC) projects planned worldwide 2020-2025
  • Premium Statistic Fulfillment options planned in retail 2020
  • Premium Statistic Improvements in retail customer experience 2020
  • Premium Statistic Main opportunities for retail supply chain fulfillment in the U.S. 2020
  • Premium Statistic Current and future use of warehousing and distribution in U.S. retail 2030

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