Historically, sales points have to manage a large number of logistics operations. Warehouses have given the opportunity to decrease the logistics footprint into the sales points. The development of omnichannel strategies give again a broader space to the logistics operations into the sales points but in a more industrial way. Link to the article
DORNIER, P.P. (2016). Le point de vente retail: de sa dépollution logistique à sa réintégration omnicanale. Voxlog, (8), pp. 22-23.