The New Borderless Marketplace: Repositioning Retail and Warehouse Properties for Tomorrow

By: Curtis Spencer, IMS Worldwide

Release Date: April 2012

Borderless Marketplace

The methods by which goods are made available and delivered to consumers are changing quickly. The traditional "brick and mortar" retail store strategy is no longer a sufficient means to meet the shifting demands of today's consumers. E-commerce and the necessary delivery infrastructure to move goods quickly between the purchase and the ownership process requires a new view of how products are made, packaged, shipped, marked and delivered. This whitepaper addresses trends and strategies needed and how the retail experience will change over the next five years.

Some significant drivers and supply/demand chain elements provided in this report include: order fulfillment; bulky goods delivery; supply-chain structures; off-shore security; warehouse and retail facility changes and inventory replenishment.