Tag Archives: Logistics

Logistics Lag for Same-Day Delivery

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Widespread same-day delivery won’t be viable this year or next for most retailers. Why the delay?  Especially when topics like drone-delivery have become regular dinner table talk?

It all comes down to the logistics networks that currently support the majority of retailers. These systems, with few exceptions, were based on a model developed before… Read More

From Dock to Doorstop – the new retail race

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UPDATE ICSC New York: From E-bay’s one hour delivery service to Amazon’s futuristic proposed drone delivery, retailers are battling to gain competitive advantage by appealing to their customers’ need for  ‘insta-delivery’.

As the retail industry transitions its supply chain to an omni-channel model, demand is soaring for the real estate that supports this new paradigm.  A distinct real estate asset class tailored to e-commerce delivery has evolved. JLL has identified six newly-defined… Read More

Big Box, High Velocity: The 411 on E-commerce

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BigBoxJLL’s inaugural Big Box Velocity Index says, that demand for U.S. industrial distribution centers larger than 300,000 square feet is high and rising. Improving economic conditions, the continuing growth of e-commerce and a deep bench of tenants seeking space has created a highly competitive fight for industrial and warehousing space. As a result, there are 96.7 million… Read More