KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
20th January 2020
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Focus on greener distribution to continue for kitchen & bathroom distributors
Climate change is a still a hot, if controversial, topic. It will continue to be prevalent in all walks of life, from business to personal. So how can kitchen and bathroom distributors improve not only their green policies but their impact on the environment?
AMA Research has released its Kitchen and Bathroom distributors report which not only focuses on greener distribution but also overall kitchen and bathroom distributor market size, analysis of key sectors within the supply chain and overview of key players, mix of products in the kitchen and bathroom industry and key market trends in each sector and main suppliers and distribution channels to the market.
Greener distribution will be driven largely by environmental concerns as well as the cost of fuel, it says - especially now that the Government has put in place the commitments to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2025 and by 80% by 2050. One of the ways distributors can focus on this may involve maximising load capacity as well as developing more cost-efficient delivery routes.
One way distributors are looking into delivery routes are through things like Internet shopping. The Internet has become an important channel and offers some opportunities for kitchen and bathroom distributors to grow and strengthen their position. A significant number of the smaller online retailers are virtual retailers and therefore hold little or no stock but have structured deals with distributors to supply the product as required. Through this type of lean management companies are able to streamline processes and offer a greener solution.
Eco and green kitchen trends are also proving popular as consumer become more environmentally aware; this applies to aesthetics and decor as well as functionality when combined with the growing number of smart appliances now available. Consequently, a greener approach needs to be adopted from product selection for distributors to delivery to retailers and customers.
The Kitchen and Bathroom Distributors Market Report is available to purchase now via:
T: 01242 235724
25th November 2019