E-Commerce Companies Get Creative in Quest for ‘Last Mile’ Space
By Erica E. Phillips | Dec. 9, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET
From tents on vacant suburban lots to a parking garage converted for package handling underneath Chicago’s Millennium Park, companies are getting creative in the race to get goods to consumers this holiday season.
The explosive growth of e-commerce and the competition among retailers to deliver goods quickly is running hard up against the scarcity of warehousing near population centers, triggering a land grab for distribution space that experts say is accelerating this year. Unlike the sprawling fulfillment centers typically…
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