Supply Chain Analysis news

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
Tesco has pledged to becoming net zero across its value chain by 2050, including those generated by the products it sells and across its supply chains, in line with the United Nations’ objective to keep global warming below 1.5°C. In addition to a new Group-wide net zero target of 2035 for all its own operations Tesco has also committed to a new Group-wide net zero target of 2035 for its ow...
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...
21 September 2021
In a significant expansion of its interests in wholesale, Morrisons has partnered with online platform StarStock to supply hospitality businesses. 1,500 lines to be offered through online platform The deal with will allow pubs, restaurants and hotel owners to buy stock directly from the Bradford-based grocer. Initially over 1,500 lines will be offered through StarStock’s platform, including...
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
PepsiCo has launched pep+ (pep Positive), a strategic end-to-end transformation, placing sustainability at the centre of how it will create growth and value. We review the key elements. Changing how products are made and go to market This initiative will guide how the company will transform its business operations as it aims to operate within planetary boundaries and drive change for the pl...
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...
16 September 2021
FMCG manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) has teamed up with Trimble, a California-based industrial technology company, to improve the transportation procurement process. An agile transportation procurement collaboration platform The new strategic relationship is set to enhance the way shippers and carriers work together during the transportation procurement process, and shape the developmen...
15 September 2021
The UK’s departure from the EU requires some change in the way that agri-food imports from the EU are managed. Phase 1 of these changes – impacting alcohol, tobacco, live animals and certain High Risk plants – was implemented in January 2021. Phases 2 and 3 of the new border controls on agri-food goods were due to occur on 01 October 2021 and 01 January 2022 respectively (timing was changed...