Availability and service news

13 August 2021
Woolworths has opened its first ‘eStore’ (micro-fulfilment centre) in Queensland, situated in the newly build eCom floor at its Marrochydore supermarket. 1250 sqm, 10,000 SKUs The new micro-fulfilment centre spans over an area of 1250 sqm and uses cutting-edge fulfilment technology from Takeoff Technologies and Knapp AG to sort and move products from automated storage units directly to staf...
13 August 2021
SPAR International announced the launch of a new ecommerce platform to SPAR country organisations and retailers. Driving the optimisation of SPAR’s grocery ecommerce offering The new fully customisable platform is powered by Naveo, an end-to-end ecommerce and fulfilment technology provider, and is made available for SPAR country organisations and retailers worldwide. It is set to help optim...
12 August 2021
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of focus on synchronising the moving parts of food and consumer goods supply chains, increasing collaboration levels and improving visibility over the end-to-end value chain. At the recent Supply Chain Summit from IGD, we invited a range of supply chain professionals to share their views. Here’s a selection of key insights from the session, which i...
06 August 2021
Woolworths is set to temporarily convert two stores in Western Sydney into online delivery hubs, amid the ongoing lockdown in Greater Sydney. Cecil Hills and Fairfield stores According to the retailer, it plans to close its Cecil Hills store from Friday 6 August at 10pm to focus solely on serving online grocery delivery customers until further notice. Meanwhile, Woolworth’s Fairfield sto...
03 August 2021
This is a roundup of July’s most popular content, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. We produced the first and second reports in a three-part series that presents the key findings from IGD’s ecommerce supply chain survey 2021. In addition, we produced a landmark report that provides a picture of how global retail will be changed over the me...
03 August 2021
As part of its plan to develop new revenue and profit pools, Walmart is to start offering several of its technologies and capabilities to other businesses. Enabling further investment in the customer value proposition Under this initiative, Walmart will aim to monetise the technologies it has developed over the last few years to support its digital transformation and moves towards creating ...
23 July 2021
Leading quick commerce company, Instacart, and micro-fulfillment company, Fabric, are partnering to bring automated technology solutions to retailers in the US and Canada. Combining technologies to offer new services The multi-year strategic partnership positions Fabric as Instacart’s fulfilment automation partner. The plan is to combine the technologies of both companies to offer a new eco...
22 July 2021
Costco and Uber have teamed up to test same-day delivery service in Texas. Available across 25 stores in Dallas, Austin and Houston According to Uber, the same-day delivery pilot will take place from 25 locations in Texas. Over the next few weeks, an additional 7 Costco stores will be available to Uber users via Uber and Uber Eats mobile apps.  The minimum order amount is $35 and delivery i...
22 July 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to embed the gains it enjoyed online as a result of the pandemic, we look at several initiatives from its Netherlands-based subsidiary Albert Heijn. Ahold Delhaize continues to evolve Bol.com’s business model As it looks to embed its omnichannel strategy and develop new streams of revenue, Ahold Delhaize continues to evolve Bol.com’s business model to enable brands t...
20 July 2021
Albertsons Companies has partnered with Uber to introduce grocery delivery service to around 1200 Albertsons-owned stores, including Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb and Randalls. Available in more than 400 cities and towns According to Uber, its on-demand grocery delivery service, which launched last July, is currently available in more than 400 cities and towns, and will be offered nationwi...