Online Grocery Fulfilment
The rise of the dark store.
The rapid growth of the online grocery market in many countries has begun to put pressure on traditional store picking operations, leading to the rise of dedicated ecommerce grocery fulfilment centres, or so called ‘dark stores’.
From the outset of online grocery services, the majority of retailers chose to develop store picking operations that enabled them to leverage their fixed assets, and also the store inventory. As volumes have grown, retailers have increasingly found that their stores lack sufficient capacity to support ecommerce order volumes without impacting the offline store operation.
This 8-page report examines the current dark store environment, and the challenges presented by the design and implementation of dark store operations.
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