The impact of e-commerce on transport flows and retail locations: the interface of retail and transport geography 2

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Business Geography Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Transportation Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 4:00 PM / 5:15 PM
Room: Granite A, Hyatt Regency, Third Floor
Organizers: Joris Beckers, Herman Kok
Chairs: Herman Kok


In the last decennium the advent of e-commerce has changed the retail and logistics sector. With inner-city shopping districts, suburban malls and online platforms, the consumer now has a variety of options to choose from. Each of these options however comes with their own flows of passenger and freight transport. Despite their interconnectedness, very little research exists at the interface of the fields of Retail and Transport Geography. This session invites scholars exploring this interface in light of the changing consumer patterns and an increasing awareness for the environment.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

· New location strategies for retailers
· The changing geography of retail behaviour
· Impact of the retail disruption on the urban landscape
· The changing transport geography for shopping
· The substitution of traditional retail by e-commerce
· Innovation in urban freight and logistics
· The impact of e-commerce on retail expansion strategies


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Adeline Heitz*, CNAM, The impact of e-commerce “pure players” and mass retailers in the changes of logistics real estate market: the case of the Paris Region 15 4:00 PM
Presenter Zuopeng Xiao*, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, The spatial dynamics of shopping malls in the context of rising eCommerce, Shenzhen, China 15 4:15 PM
Presenter Joris Beckers*, Universiteit Antwerpen, Graham Clarke, University of Leeds, Andy Newing, University of Leeds, eSIM – Spatial modelling of e-groceries demand 15 4:30 PM
Presenter Lisha Cheng*, Northeast Normal University, shijun wang, Northeast Normal University, Spatial Differentiation of Supply Level of Wholesale Enterprises under B2B Mode and Its Influencing Factors in China 15 4:45 PM
Discussant Tony Hernandez Ryerson University 15 5:00 PM

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