Changing retail shopping habits lead to new logistics needs
Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded a contract to handle the supply chain of Cora’s hypermarkets in Belgium and Luxembourg. With the pandemic, shopper habits have changed and people visit supermarkets and hypermarkets more often. Online orders are booming and pick up station services are becoming more popular.
Kuehne + Nagel and Cora had to guarantee smooth stock and supply chain management in order to cope with the increasing demand. Cora assigned the contract to Kuehne + Nagel because the retail group wanted a logistics partner that looks behind the existent retail picture and more particularly who was is to manage the logistics operations of their retail expansions for the future.
At the centre of the partnership is a dedicated 30,000 m2 distribution centre in Heppignies. The place has a strategic location, acting as a delivery hub for all their Belgian and Luxembourg hypermarkets and as an eCommerce platform for the booming Cora wine business.