Spatial change in German online food retailing: Examples from brick-and-mortar, pure-play and combined e-commerce Authors Sebastian Dederichs Geographisches Institut, Universität zu Köln Peter Dannenberg DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.102 Abstract Even before the current covid-19-pandemic, online grocery retailing in Germany is achieving a high level of momentum, giving rise to new and increasingly hybrid forms of operation and distribution models in the retail sector. These new operational forms of complementary, pure and combined e-commerce are accompanied by spatial changes of the individual value-added steps, e.g. in the areas of logistics, store structure and transfer of goods, which have hardly been investigated so far. Using three selected cases studies (Picnic, Wochenmarkt24 and Rewe) newer types of spatial logistics and distribution structures were identified and different location factors of these were listed. Thus, the paper illustrates that, in addition to the typical factors of location selection for distribution warehouses (proximity to customers, employees.and suppliers) in food retailing, other aspects, such asa shortening of the last mile, a minimum or maximum densityof households in the surrounding area or the proximity to an(agricultural) producer structure, can also be of importancefor the new forms of operation Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) XML (Deutsch) Published 2021-11-10 How to Cite Dederichs, S., & Dannenberg, P. (2021). Spatial change in German online food retailing: Examples from brick-and-mortar, pure-play and combined e-commerce. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.102 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online First Section Article License Copyright (c) 2021 Sebastian Dederichs This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.