Andy Gulliford Freelance

Property Week

Stories by this contributor.

  • Retailer consolidation set to transform warehousing

    28 July 2017

    Shares in British supermarkets plunged last month when Amazon announced it was buying high-end grocer Whole Foods Market for £10.7bn, sending a shockwave through the grocery sector.

  • Sheds: we need to act now to cater for the rise of ecommerce

    21 April 2017

    On 27 April, Property Week’s Sheds Conference returns, eight years after the last one, in the depths of the worst property downturn of the past 35 years.

  • The battle between speed and convenience

    20 October 2016

    Speed or convenience? Which is more important to you and your family as shopping habits rapidly change? The answer probably varies between generations (it does in my house) but the Queen line “I want it all and I want it now” does seem apt.

  • Baking up tech innovation in the sheds sector

    14 July 2016

    The Bakery at Slough Trading Estate is not a place to fill up on pasties and rolls but instead a partnership with an innovative organisation that helps companies to solve their business problems.

  • Tackling scarcity of land for sheds

    25 May 2016

    Industrial and distribution development boomed during the mid-2000s and claimed some major scalps by the end of the decade as oversupply and reduced demand from customers combined to hit the market.

  • Resi-industrial integration is the future for UK cities

    7 April 2016

    Mipim 2016 seemed a watershed moment in a number of ways - and not just for the rain.

  • The Cinderella sector is finally invited to the ball

    18 December 2015

    This was the year when Cinderella truly went to the ball, when investors woke up to the rapidly increasing crossover between logistics and retail, when speculative development activity stirred, and rental growth forcefully emerged.

  • The joy of variety – with no strings attached

    25 September 2015

    Brompton Bicycle, Thunderbirdsand the NHS - it is only in industrial and distribution property that you could have been working alongside such unique brands as these in the past few weeks.

  • Are we heading for another spec sheds bubble?

    19 June 2015

    Are we heading for an oversupply of speculative logistics again?

  • Technology can only be good for logistics

    20 March 2015

    Technology is transforming retailing and its associated supply chain. As bricks-and-mortar retailers expand into offering online and those originally only pure play take physical showrooms, the reality of omnichannel retailing is well and truly upon us.

  • Our logistics crystal ball: what we will debate at MAPIC

    14 November 2014

    Question: what have Germany’s answer to ASOS, Zalando, quality fruit and veg specialist Charlie Mash and ‘outbound-to-rebound’ logistics group iForce got in common?

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