Delegate bookings are now open. Click here to book your place.
With retailers under pressure in the midst of a challenging brick and mortar store landscape, supply chain operations up and down the country have to adjust. On Tuesday 30th October, SHD will host the SHD Logistics Conference at The Library of Birmingham, tackling the issues surrounding retail logistics and the high street.
Online sales will continue to be the driver of growth in to 2019, according to the British Retail Consortium, with Non-Food Online sales averaging 7.1% in 2018 and 6.8% in 2019. Instore Non-Food sales are set to continue falling, although the pace of decline will slow into 2019 as Non-Food sales growth picks up. This emphasises the changes in shopping habits away from relying on brick and mortar retailers.
“Today’s retail climate is totally different than 10 years ago,” consultancy company Bearing Point’s Stuart Higgins told SHD. “Consumers now have access to a global retail audience in their pocket, and can order anything from anywhere.”
Store retailers are looking for new ways to re-engage with shoppers, including providing more experiences. This may mean less products in store and more harmonisation with retailers’ online propositions, such as Click & Collect.
Any drastic changes in the retail model will alter the supply chain. In October’s event, delegates will gain key insight from the leading retailers who are changing the game.
Delegates will also learn about and debate the worlds of food and fashion logistics, with input from experts from within these sectors. The full speaker line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.
The SHD Logistics Autumn Conference 2018 will address the key issues facing logistics operations in a rapidly changing retail landscape and offer delegates the opportunity to debate these topics with industry peers.
Delegate bookings are now open. An Early Bird rate of £245 + VAT is available until 30 August 2018. Click here to book your place.