Supply Chain Analysis news

03 August 2022
Morrisons has become the first supermarket to launch its own carbon neutral eggs, as it looks to be directly supplied by “zero emission” farms by 2030. A “circular waste” feeding scheme The Morrisons new “Planet Friendly Eggs” are produced on Morrisons farms where hens are fed a soya-free diet of insects, which in turn have been fed food waste from its bakery, fruit and vegetables sites. Th...
02 August 2022
The UK retailer has pledged to support small businesses pioneering sustainable technologies through the Sainsbury’s Innovation Investments (S2I), a partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE). Supporting the Sainsbury’s net zero targets The venture will invest in start-up companies with “proof of concept” new and disruptive technologies that can support the retailer’s net zero goal...
29 July 2022
Loop has announced that its one-year trial with Tesco is set to end. Announcing the trial’s end Loop said that ‘ Tesco has decided to end the trial to reflect on the insights collected. This means the reuse area will soon be removed from your Tesco store .’ Customers with Loop packaging have until 31 October to return their packaging to one of its return points. Loop highlights positive custom...
21 July 2022
The fifth-largest UK supermarket, with over 960 stores and 38,000 employees, is planning to expand its distribution, transport and maintenance team at its Regional Distribution Centres nationwide. 1,000 new roles to be created Approximately 1,000 roles to be created over the next 12 months. Both full-time and part-time positions will be available. Salaries of upto £19.80 per hour. ...
20 July 2022
National convenience retailer, Co-op along with Starship Technologies have announced a partnership with North Northamptonshire Council to operate an autonomous vehicle delivery service in three towns in its district. The service, launched on 14 July, now makes delivery via Starship’s ‘robot’ vehicles from local Co-op stores available to 45,000 residents across Wellingborough, Rushden and Higham F...
11 July 2022
Maritime Transport, one of the UK’s largest transport companies, has commenced operations at Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal, after reaching a long-term agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) to operate the facility. Centrally located, only ten miles from Birmingham Location - The terminal is adjacent to the Nuneaton-to-Birmingham railway line, M42 junction 9 and close to the...
11 July 2022
Following the announcement of an end to its alliance with Carrefour, Louis Delhaize has agreed a buying partnership with Intermarché A partnership to improve buying power Belgian retailing group Louis Delhaize and French retailer Intermarché have announced a five-year buying partnership; In France, the Louis Delhaize group will be supplied national brands by Intermarché In Belgium ...
08 June 2022
With the business impacted by global supply chain issues, Target is taking several actions to right-size its inventory, reduce costs and protect profitability in the second half of the year. Wrong place, wrong time This is the hangover from the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in significant supply chain challenges at the end of last year. High demand on global freight lines, plus factory c...
01 June 2022
UK retailer Asda has selected Blue Yonder’s Luminate® Commerce solutions to modernise its order management capabilities and will partner with Bringg on last-mile delivery and fulfilment solutions as it looks to accelerate its omnichannel transformation. Faster order processing, real-time inventory visibility, supply chain connection and dynamic slotting Blue Yonder’s order management (OMS) ...
31 May 2022
Tesco and WWF have been working together on a new accelerator programme called Innovation Connections to pair start-ups with Tesco’s suppliers. The intention is to drive sustainability and innovation in the supply chain by identifying suppliers who can help scale up new ideas and technologies. Five winners have been announced The accelerator programme was announced on 9 May 2022 and on 30...