Supply Chain Analysis news

08 December 2021
Instacart announced the expansion of its virtual convenience offering through a partnership with Ahold Delhaize USA. New virtual convenience storefronts Both companies have now introduced new virtual convenience storefronts which now include, in addition to Stop & Shop Express (introduced in October 2021), Food Lion Now, GIANT Instant Delivery, Hannaford Now, Shop & Stop Express, Giant Food...
07 December 2021
Woolworths Group has begun building its first ever automated fulfilment centre in Australia, to better serve the online grocery needs of Western Sydney customers. Powered by Knapp’s automation technology The Woolworths’ Auburn Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC), due to open in 2024, will be equipped with Knapp’s automation technology. The technology will enable hundreds of personal shopper...
07 December 2021
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages continue to disrupt food supply chains. Food and consumer good businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges in 2020 and 2021. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. The government has committed to a package ...
06 December 2021
SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has secured access, under a power purchase agreement (PPP), to ‘real-time’ renewable energy from wind turbines for its production facilities in Germany. Wind turbines to deliver power in real time Two wind turbines which are located in Beppen, near Hanover, are set to deliver power in real time – as it is generated – to th...
06 December 2021
It’s that time of year when you’re probably looking to the next year and assessing what that means for your role and personal development. This article will help you get up to speed with current and future supply chain skill requirements, helping you plan the professional development for yourself and your teams in 2022. It brings together a mix of insight we’ve gathered from our research over ...
02 December 2021
Convenience retailer 7-Eleven is teaming up with Nuro to pilot a commercial delivery service with autonomous vehicles in the Silicon Valley enclave of Mountain View, California. Customers can access the service from December 1 through the 7-Eleven 7NOW delivery app. Initially, Nuro’s self-driving Priuses (with a safety driver) will be used to carry out deliveries but the service will use Nu...
01 December 2021
Swedish retailer, ICA has developed a highly automated warehouse to support its online business growth. The facility, located close to Stockholm, will be operational from the 1 st December and is the first of its kind in Sweden. A partnership with Ocado ICA invested SEK 1.1billion in the warehouse which has been developed in partnership with Ocado Group. Ocado’s automation has been adapted...
30 November 2021
Aldi has started a trial of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers at its Bathgate store in West Lothian, Scotland. Ahead of the Scotland-wide rollout The trial is taking place ahead of the Scotland-wide rollout of the deposit scheme, which will start in July 2022. Under the trial, shoppers will be allowed to return single-use plastic or glass bottles from 50ml up to three l...
30 November 2021
In order to navigate the industry-wide supply chain challenges, Asda has chartered a cargo ship to secure the supply of key festive products. 350 containers of festive products According to Asda, the cargo ship carries 350 containers of festive products including festive decorations, toys, clothing and gifts. In addition, the retailer has ramped up the volume of turkeys and pigs in blank...
24 November 2021
Quick commerce pure play Getir has acquired its UK competitor Weezy in the latest consolidation in the fast growing and competitive sector. Meanwhile, Gopuff launched in 10 cities across the UK, driven by the acquisition of Fancy and Dija earlier this year. Getir’s commitment to the UK market Getir, which launched in Turkey in 2015, expanded to the UK in January 2021. In October, it anno...