Food distribution has long been a challenge from a logistics standpoint. Consumers are ordering more and more products online these days, and it's not hard to see why. The Internet offers convenience, a greater selection and lower prices. Most retailers have noticed this trend and are more than happy to accommodate online shoppers, but there is one segment of the business world that has been slower to adopt the online shopping model: grocery stores. Here are five reasons why, each relating to logistics management.
Lastly, adding an online ordering method would also decrease the difficulty of keeping items in stock. Grocers would have to make sure their online system was kept up-to-date, which can be difficult to do when customers are grabbing items off of the shelf.
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