Structural changes set to significantly disrupt food distribution


Supply chain consultancy Dematic has argued that recent structural changes in the grocery market have the potential to “significantly disrupt the food distribution chain”. In a white paper called The Great Grocery Retailing Fulfilment Challenge, Dematic said pressure was coming from the growth of e-retailing, home deliveries, and customers shifting from a big weekly shop in out-of-town sites to more frequent shops in convenience stores. It argued that this will increase grocers ‘cost to serve’ with stores being replenished several […]