BERLIN AND ORLANDO, FL, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - In matters of logistics,
Germany is often the first country that springs to mind. After all,
this is where even the buses run on time, where sat-nav predictions of
arrival time are uncannily accurate and where letters posted late at
night will arrive first post the next day.
So you'd expect German presence at a conference like the Retail Industry
Leaders' Association (RILA) Retail Supply Chain conference: Logistics
2013, in Orlando, Florida from February 17-20. This demand will be
fulfilled by the presence of Germany Trade and Invest who will be explaining some of the ideas being dreamed up to keep
Germany ahead of the game.
"The e-commerce trade is thriving, which means more B2C deliveries and
more logistical bottlenecks to solve," said Alexander Gentscheff,
Manager of Investor Consulting Logistics at Germany Trade and Invest.
The German Trade Association (HDE) says that the slowest year-on-year
growth in online retail over the past eight years was 8.2% (in the
depths of the financial crisis). Such figures have not gone unnoticed
in the logistics industry, where more and more companies are now
looking to enter into co-operative and complementing working
relationships; Hermes and TNT are the latest to announce a new joint
initiative which will expand each other's service.
"Online retail grew 13% in 2012, and is predicted to grow by 12% in
2013," continued Gentscheff.
"There is still room for more. Germany lags behind many countries in
terms of pure e-commerce turnover despite the catch-up growth, many
customers still preferring to go to shops themselves. But concepts such
as same-day delivery, already available in many German cities, will
only lead to fresh investment in this burgeoning industry."
Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment promotion agency of the
Federal Republic of Germany. The organization advises foreign companies
looking to expand their business activities in the German market. It
provides information on foreign trade to German companies that seek to
enter foreign markets.
SOURCE: Germany Trade and Invest
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