InternetRetailing Media, the company that publishes eDelivery, has announced the acquisition of two further titles in the growing retail logistics sector, Fulfilment & e.logistics and m.logistics.
Fulfilment & e.logistics, which will be merged into eDelivery, started in 2000 in the dawn of multichannel commerce to cater for the appetite for insight and news into online fulfilment, and was followed in 2002 by m.logistics, focusing on telematics and mobile computing.
The two titles, and their popular supplier guides, have remained in the hands of the founders throughout their lives. Key members of the team have been commercial director Chris Propert-Lewis, who previously had a long career in publishing and media sales, much of it in the automotive industry; Peter Rowlands, group editorial director and a lifelong transport and logistics journalist; and Sharon Clancy, editor of m.logistics and also a lifelong transport and logistics journalist.
Ian Jindal, Editor in Chief of eDelivery said: “This is an exciting move for us, and we hope an equally exciting one for our readers, as we continue our growth and investment in this dynamic aspect of the multichannel world. The sector as really matured in recent years and is now more commercially relevant that it has ever been, which is something we are very much aware of and determined to support by enabling the collaborative development of the whole industry.”
The news comes as InternetRetailing Media also announced the sale of its renowned event series to Clarion Events.
These pivotal acquisitions will allow InternetRetailing Media to drive its leading news, research and industry analysis into new global markets and become the leading news source for internet retailing internationally. Clarion will focus on launching the InternetRetailing events series including the Expos, Conferences and Awards to key markets worldwide.