Availability and service news

28 January 2021
German retailer Edeka is set to install a robotic order picking system at its new distribution centre (DC) in Oberhausen-Waldteich, western Germany. Edeka’s largest ever DC The new DC offers a total floor area of 90,000 square metres, and will be operational this year. It is due to supply 400 Edeka stores and 400 stores operating under other group brands in the region of North Rhine-Westpha...
28 January 2021
On-shelf availability (OSA) is often considered the most significant supply chain performance indicator for grocery retailers. Poor OSA can have serious implications for retailers and manufacturers, from lost sales to dissatisfied customers. We gathered a picture of OSA across our industry through our global supply chain benchmarking survey, which attracted 320 responses. We also looked at OSA...
27 January 2021
To save you time, we’ve picked out and summarised our most popular news in January. This month, we’ve looked at how retailers and manufacturers are striving to add logistical capacity, expand their omnichannel offering and contribute to a more sustainable world. Mars UK’s investment in two new depots (read here ) Mars UK has teamed up with logistics provider DHL to invest £350m in it...
25 January 2021
This month, Lidl opened its first distribution centre in Riga, Latvia. When the first stores will open later this year it will mark the 30th market entry for the discounter globally. This means Lidl will be one country away from operating across all EU countries. Disruption ahead for Latvia and Estonia grocery retailers We expect Lidl to launch in Latvia with a network of 10 to 15 stores in...
25 January 2021
Kroger, America’s largest grocery retailer, and Ocado have announced Phoenix, Arizona as the latest location for a new a new customer fulfilment centre (CFC). 200,000-square-foot The new Ocado Smart Platform-powered CFC, automated warehouse facility with digital and robotic capabilities, will support online activities of Kroger’s Fry’s Food banner, which serves the Phoenix area. Accordin...
22 January 2021
Costco is now offering a curbside pickup service at three locations in New Mexico. 2,000 items available to order The same-day curbside pickup service is being powered by Instacart technology and fulfilled by Costco associates. Members can order from about 2,000 items including groceries and select non-food items. Orders must be worth a minimum of $100, while members would have to pay a ...
21 January 2021
Dutch retailer Jumbo Supermarkten has opened a new home delivery hub in Bemmel, Eastern Netherlands. Additional capacity for home deliveries The new hub will allow the retailer to increase the number of orders it fulfils and delivers to its customers. The new facility is located in Nijverheidsstraat in Bemmel. From this location, the retailer will be able to deliver directly to shoppers bas...
14 January 2021
Aldi Ireland and Deliveroo have removed the standard €4.99 grocery delivery fee until next month to encourage people to stay at home. Service available in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick Shoppers can order from over 400 Aldi products through Deliveroo’s on-demand delivery portal. Once orders are picked and packed by Aldi’s staff, they are delivered by Deliveroo’s riders to customers’ door...
08 January 2021
Auchan Retail Romania, the local unit of France's Auchan Retail, has signed an agreement with food service delivery platform foodpanda. Delivery service available initially in two cities Shoppers will be able to order products from Auchan stores through foodpanda’s online platform. Orders are then delivered to shoppers’ home by foodpanda’s operatives. Source: Auchan Romania Under...
08 January 2021
Albertsons’ Jewel-Osco division is testing an automated pickup kiosk for online grocery orders in the Chicago market. Partnership with Cleveron The retailer has partnered with Estonia-based Cleveron to pilot the automated and contactless grocery pickup kiosk. Located at a Jewel-Osco store in Chicago, customers can select the “Kiosk PickUp” option when placing their order. Cleveron is one of...