BCSC appoints The Logistics Business on multi-channel retail research

The British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) has appointed leading logistics and supply chain specialists, The Logistics Business, to undertake research into understanding the changing logistics of the retail industry.

BCSC and The Logistics Business will be working together to understand future trends in retail logistics with particular consideration of the effect of multi-channel retailing on logistics. The research will also look at stock flow and how it is managed in retail destinations, as well as changes to transport, technology and how this will impact the industry.

Director of The Logistics Business, Rick Ballard commented: “We are delighted to be working alongside BCSC to research the effects of multi-channel retailing on the future development and success of shopping centres.”

“The many and rapid changing demands of customers in terms of both the range of options for buying goods and delivery, means the model for successful logistics is ever changing too.”

Davinder Jhamat, Head of Research, BCSC added: “In our partnership with The Logistics Business we will get a true understanding of how multi-channel retailing will affect the supply chain. With retailers holding less stock in store, it is essential for the future strength of the industry, that we understand effective and sustainable delivery of goods to retail destinations.”

The research is due to be completed by the end of the year and will culminate with the report’s findings being shared with delegates at a conference to be held in early 2015.

For more information, please contact:

BCSC

Sophie Elliott    sophie@redwoodconsulting.co.uk

Redwood Consulting    020 7828 5553

The Logistics Business

Kate Williams    kate.williams@logistics.co.uk

About the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC):

  • BCSC is the professional body and authoritative voice for retail-led regeneration and for the management of and investment in shopping places.
  • Established in 1983, BCSC represents all sectors within the retail property industry and has over 2,500 members including developers, retailers, agents, consultants, architects and public sector managers.
  • BCSC Business Plan 2012 – 2015 identifies five key priorities:
    1. To provide business to business networking opportunities for the commercial benefit of members.
    2. To influence government policy to meet the needs of members’ commercial objectives.
    3. To create growth from new markets, products and services.
    4. To undertake a comprehensive research programme.
    5. To invest in educational programmes for professional development.

For further information about BCSC’s website or telephone 020 7222 1122.