Retail stores are increasingly adopting a hybrid model, whereby they accommodate both in-store shoppers and the fulfillment of e-commerce orders, according to John Morris, retail and industrial & logistics leader, and Melina Cordero, managing director for retail capital markets, with CBRE.
In 2020, COVID-19 caused retailers and shoppers alike to adapt to new shopping experiences, including curbside pickup and drop-ship. In 2021, we’ll see a continued transformation of omnichannel buying behavior.
Palm oil production in Malaysia is being dealt a double blow from a persistent shortage of workers to harvest the crop and torrential rains that have triggered floods in key growing areas of the world’s No. 2 supplier.
The concept of servitization — that product manufacturers compete on service offerings instead of commoditized products — requires a fundamental shift in the way businesses think, sell, perform and deliver.
As vaccines roll out more broadly, and countries begin to get the coronavirus under control, attention will turn to the recovery and a return to normal operations. The supply chain will play an integral role in this effort, and will itself emerge in a different shape, with COVID-19 leaving a lasting legacy on many areas of transportation and warehousing.
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