Amazon has once again challenged retailers to demonstrate Omnichannel capability to compete successfully in today's environment.

Walmart recently reacted by throwing down a $3.3bn marker with its purchase of e-commerce startup Jet.com

In the UK, CitySprint's investment in On the dot technology offers retailers with a compelling solution with a last mile delivery capability with a 1 hour customer defined delivery window.

The convergence of retail and last mile logistics providers will drive M&A activity in 2017 and beyond.