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Micro-Fulfillment Centers (MFCs) – Mar 2022

An analysis of the emerging use of MFCs and the potential for automation.

The rise of online and omni-channel shopping is causing retailers to re-evaluate their distribution and fulfillment models. In-store picking is can often be inefficient, and the use of a centralized fulfillment model for rapid deliveries is proving to be unfeasible. Coupled with the growth of the rapid delivery market, the rise of micro-fulfillment centers (both store-based and stand-alone) are disrupting the status quo and changing the nature of fulfillment. Through extensive primary research interviews with leading retailers, MFC vendors and software providers, this report will provide an in-depth analysis of the micro-fulfillment center landscape, covering both automated and manual sites.

What's in the report?

  • In-depth analysis of the micro-fulfillment market through extensive primary research interviews with leading retailers, MFC vendors and software providers
  • A bottom-up analysis of the micro-fulfillment market by surveying all lending vendors globally
  • Well modelled forecasts to 2030 for all market segments.
  • Comprehensive 112-page report with Excel database and pivot tables and a Power BI dashboard for easy reference

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