Supermarket chains including Tesco, Asda and Waitrose to sign up for twice as much warehouse space to meet internet sales.
Grocers are cutting back on megastores, but rising internet food sales will see supermarkets sign up for twice as much online warehouse space this year.
The major supermarkets - including Tesco, Asda and Waitrose - will this year commit to doubling the space devoted to internet distribution centres, known as dark stores, according to property agent Jones Lang LaSalle. Around 1.8m sq ft of warehouse space is devoted to dark stores, but that is set to increase as online shopping transforms the retail sector.
The Retail Business Technology Expo 2014 starts tomorrow, 11th March, at Earls Court, London - find out about all the lastest advancements in retail technology.
Shopjacket is looking forward to the Future High Street Summit, 26th & 27th March, 2014.
It is a new, two day conference that also includes a gala dinner at the end of day one. It takes place at the spectacular National Space Centre, Leicester.
The Future High Street Summit will provide a platform for retailers, councils, town teams, business improvement districts and solution providers to share their experiences of projects and activities which have had / will have a positive impact on their local area.