The physical store is here to stay (Online Retailer)

Belgium’s B2C e-commerce records are being broken year after year. According to the latest estimates, the country passed the €11 billion milestone in 2019, 45% of which was spent on products. The actual figures still have to be confirmed, but there is no denying that consumers take a very positive view of online shopping. Nevertheless, e-commerce should mainly be seen as functional shopping, according to Groenewout’s Mohamed Lasgaa: “If you’re looking for customer experience,...

Continued investment in proven technology

Rising demand and the labor shortage are changing the face of warehouses, and the shift towards mechanization is already well underway, according to Joke Vink from Groenewout. Yet despite the robotization trend, in practice companies are still primarily investing in proven technology. Although there is much talk of warehouse robotization, our own research shows that – so far – it is rarely chosen as the winning design, says Joke. “Robotization is not yet being implemented on...

Are XXL warehouses more efficient? (Link2LogisticsManagement)

As a result of the continued growth of online retail and e-commerce, it is becoming increasingly common to build an XXL warehouse – a storage facility of 40,000 m² or more. Groenewout’s Rob Wijnen  recently discussed the pros and cons in an article published in Link2LogisticsMagazine (in Dutch only), which was inspired by his contribution to another Dutch publication, Warehouse Totaal.