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Spatial patterns of food retailers and consequences for logistics A comparison between France and Germany

Seidel, Saskia and Blanquart, Corinne and Ehrler, Verena (2014) Spatial patterns of food retailers and consequences for logistics A comparison between France and Germany. Transport Research Arena (TRA), 2014-04-14 - 2014-04-17, Paris, Frankreich.

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Food retail is a market sector which has experienced fierce competition and changes in structure in the recent decades. To withstand the market situation and to remain competitive, retailers’ choice of location for their distribution centres and points of sale becomes a central aspect of their strategy. But in a context of sustainable transport expectations, the interdependencies between retailers’ location strategies and their transportation needs have been largely ignored by researchers. This paper focuses on spatial patterns of food retailers and their impact on freight transportation structures. Based on the data of over 50,000 points of sale and more than 1,500 distribution centres, the spatial patterns of the food retailers of France and Germany are reflected and analysed The findings of this research contribute to a better understanding of the spatial patterns of the retailers and their consequences of the geography of the logistic resources (logistic hubs, distribution centres, warehouses) and transport flows. The French-German-comparison opens up unique possibilities of deeper insights into strategies, pointing out their differences and consequences for freight transport.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89085/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Spatial patterns of food retailers and consequences for logistics A comparison between France and Germany
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:food retail, retail supply, distribution
Event Title:Transport Research Arena (TRA)
Event Location:Paris, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:14 April 2014
Event End Date:17 April 2014
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Seidel, Dr. Saskia
Deposited On:07 May 2014 10:47
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:55

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