John Fernie is Emeritus Professor of Retail Marketing at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He has written and contributed to numerous textbooks and papers on retail management, especially in the field of retail logistics. Leigh Sparks is Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland. He is on the editorial boards of several leading marketing and business journals.
I continue to recommend this book to students. This fifth edition, which reflects the increasing CSR, technological and environmental impacts on retail supply chains, is a well written, highly relevant and up-to-date resource for all retail logistics and supply chain management courses. This is an essential read, achieving the ideal balance between academic and practitioner perspectives of changing retail logistics and supply chains. --Cathryn Hart, Senior Lecturer, Retailing and Operations Management, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University The book offers a wide range of contemporary insights from subject-specific experts. It is a valuable and flexible teaching resource and, most importantly, an interesting read for everyone who is passionate about retailing and distribution management. --Christoph Teller, Chair in Retailing and Marketing, Head of Marketing and Retail Management, University of Surrey, UK This new edition of Logistics and Retail Management is more relevant and timelier than ever. The book helps the reader understand the complexity of logistics and supply chain management issues in retail through through theory and interesting cases that everyone can relate to. The challenges of supply chain practice, such as ethical and environmental issues, are dealt with in a very informative and constructive way. --Britta Gammelgaard, Professor, Department of Operations Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark