Category «Food for thoughts»

Survey from Bringg reveals that 99% of retailers will offer same-day delivery by 2025

 Bringg, a leading data-led delivery and fulfillment cloud platform provider released its 2022 Bringg Barometer: State of Retail Delivery & Fulfillment. The survey highlights new findings from a recent study of 500 enterprise retailers in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, and Italy. Insights uncovered include the current strengths and weaknesses of retailers’ last-mile delivery capacity, fulfillment …

Innovation: winner takes all?

Last year I had the opportunity to participate in the discussion on the future of the Hyperloop for European freight networks. Inspiring and promising, it strengthens the sustainable competitive position of our region in, e.g., e-commerce, agro and food sector, and service logistics. Consumption regions come closer with faster, more reliable, safer, and more sustainable …

Delivery poverty: should we be worried?

New delivery services are popping up like mushrooms. Dutch Jumbo is going to deliver with Gorillas. Bol delivers with its own delivery bikes, and HelloFresh is stronger than ever. However, critics argue that all this will not work out. Home delivery will never be profitable. The costs are too high, and competition is cut-throat. However, …

Research: ‘sorry we do not deliver to your area’

The British grocery retail sector is experiencing rapid growth in online ordering for home delivery, resulting in considerable supply-side investment in delivery and fulfilment infrastructure. For retailers with a physical store network, assets typically utilise larger format stores as delivery and fulfilment hubs. Proximity to the store network and delivery infrastructure capacity thus drives the …

Can local stores beat quick commerce? Yes!

Supermarkets are essential for our local shopping streets. They provide traffic. The supermarket customer also buys from the specialty stores in the street. With the loss of local ‘brick-and-mortar’ sales, first online food and non-food sales, but now also by quick commerce companies like Gorillas and Getir, supermarkets and later the other stores will not …

DHL about ECO-mmerce: how online retail can build the sustainable supply chain of tomorrow

E-commerce is fundamentally changing approaches to supply chain sustainability in the US, according to research published by DHL. A new white paper “ECO-mmerce: How online retail can build the sustainable supply chain of tomorrow” argues that the rapid growth of e-commerce is bringing immediate opportunities to reduce emissions within the supply chain while also challenging …

Five questions about the future of pickup points

There are now more than ten thousand parcel pickup points in the Netherlands. In particular, in large cities, the share of online shoppers picking up parcels at parcel points is increasing slightly. In less urban and rural areas, there are initiatives for neighborhood hubs in private homes and parcel lockers in stores and at bus stops.