Availability and service news

28 September 2021
PepsiCo announced the completion of a £14 million upgrade of its Southern Region Distribution Centre (SRDC) in Leicester. One of PepsiCo’s biggest logistics investments in the UK According to the manufacturer, the upgraded facility includes state-of-the-art equipment and technology, which is set to improve its storage capacity by 29%. The manufacturer said the investment will help it better...
27 September 2021
Mercadona is investing in Cimcorp’s automated intralogistics systems for four of its distribution centres. Cimcorp has supported Mercadona’s automation efforts since 2013 where, at its distribution centre near Granada, it applied a fully automated order picking system for the retailer’s fresh produce. Who is Cimcorp? Cimcorp has developed unique robotic solutions for order fulfilment and st...
27 September 2021
We look at the recent supply chain challenges that Costco and Walmart are seeing with higher costs, shipping capacity and labour shortages. Costco delays price increases despite the current challenges As with the wider industry, the retailer is facing into with cost, supply chain and labour challenges. Inflationary factors are broad based, but is seeing major increases in shipping costs, pu...
24 September 2021
Ahold Delhaize USA (ADUSA) Supply Chain, a family of supply chain companies that supports ADUSA’s end-to-end supply chain operations, has announced the opening of a new distribution centre (DC) in Manchester, Connecticut. 1 million-square-foot facility According to ADUSA, the new facility spans over 1 million square foot and will employ over 500 people when fully operational. It is set to r...
24 September 2021
Sainsbury’s has announced the relaunch and expansion of its same day and one-hour rapid delivery as it evolves its online offer to cater for changing shopper preferences. Relaunch of same day delivery service Sainsbury’s will introduce same day delivery and collection services to 100 more stores by the end of October, so that customers ordering before midday can receive a delivery after 5pm...
22 September 2021
CO2 production resumed Production of CO2 at CF Industries’ plant in Teesside will be resumed in the next few days, as the government is set to cover full operating costs to run the plant for three weeks. The plant is due to become operational again in three days’ time. CF Industries’ second plant, located in Cheshire, will still remain closed for now. US-owned CF Industries has recently sto...
20 September 2021
Netherlands-based pure ecommerce retailer Picnic has raised further funding as it looks to expand in its existing markets of Netherlands, Germany, and its more recent entry of France. Picnic raises €600m in series D fundraising round The retailer raised €600m as part of its series D fundraising round, with investment coming from four organisations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates foundat...
16 September 2021
Co-op is set to boost its ecommerce strategy by unveiling its new partnership with Amazon and extending robot deliveries, in a bid to double its online sales by the end of the year. From £70million to £200 million According to the Co-op, the new strategic partnership and robot rollout are key to its plans to speed up “rapid kerb to kitchen grocery delivery services”, and increase its online...
23 August 2021
Woolworths and Uber Eats have teamed up to provide same-hour grocery deliveries in Sydney and Melbourne. A dozen locations, from next week According to the retailer, a dozen locations are set to be available on the Uber Eats app (under the Metro brand) from next week for account holders based in Sydney and Melbourne, before expanding to additional locations across the eastern seaboard in th...
17 August 2021
Albertsons has introduced a new online, fee-based subscription service that offers unlimited free delivery and other exclusive perks. “FreshPass” The subscription service, called “FreshPass”, is available for $99 a year (or $12.99 per month) offers shoppers unlimited free delivery on orders worth $30 or more, and in select markets, free two-hour grocery delivery and free access to its “Driv...