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An ICT-Based Reference Model for E-grocery in Smart Cities

  • Roberto TadeiEmail author
  • Edoardo Fadda
  • Luca Gobbato
  • Guido Perboli
  • Mariangela Rosano
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9704)

Abstract

E-grocery is a new emerging and challenging business channel for the food and beverage market, enabling consumers to purchase grocery products online. It combines the issues of last mile distribution with those related to the perishability of foods, affecting the success and profitability of several e-grocery companies. The Local Food Supply Chain (LFSC) concerns the local production and delivery to food consumers, in a more economically and environmentally efficient way, but it remains a less explored business. The paper discusses whether a new LFSC model for e-grocery is useful and proposes an innovative solution based on ICT and mobile applications.

Keywords

E-grocery Last mile Supply-chain City logistics 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Partial funding of this project was provided by Telecom Italia under the project SOUL. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Fonds de recherche du Quebec through their infrastructure grants.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Tadei
    • 1
    Email author
  • Edoardo Fadda
    • 1
  • Luca Gobbato
    • 1
  • Guido Perboli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mariangela Rosano
    • 1
  1. 1.DAUIN, Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.CIRRELTMontrealCanada

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