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13 June 2019
Morrisons and Amazon are due to ramp up their same-day home delivery partnership to Amazon Prime Now members in more UK cities. Initially started in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and parts of London and the home counties ‘ Morrisons at Amazon ’ online grocery home delivery service, which started in 2016, is already available to Amazon Prime Now customers in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and p...
12 June 2019
From next month, Waitrose will expand its rapid delivery service to Bath and Hove, in addition to 58 additional London postcodes, including Battersea, High Street Kensington, Bayswater, Victoria and Kingston, following a successful trial. Delivery within a couple of hours The delivery service launched last September thanks to a partnership between Waitrose & Partners and On the dot, a last mi...
11 June 2019
Lidl is said to be seriously exploring gaining a foothold in the UK online market. Advertising for e-commerce positions Lidl is currently advertising for an e-commerce project manager position and a junior project manager position. As of now, Lidl has never sold online in the UK, whilst its closest competitor, Aldi, already offers home delivery for alcohol and general merchandise on its websi...
11 June 2019
The discount retailer is due to replace plastic bags with paper and biodegradable bags as part of a trial. 100% domestically compostable within a year Aldi intends to ditch its plastic bags and replace them with paper and biodegradable bags. Starting from July, half of its stores will roll out paper bags whereas the other half will roll out compostable bags. According to Aldi, the paper bag...
10 June 2019
Sainsbury’s joins the list of retailers that offer reverse vending machines in their stores. Lincoln superstore to host the trial for now… Shoppers at the Lincoln superstore will be able to recycle plastic bottles and aluminium cans and receive in return 5p coupon for each item to be used for their next shopping. The machines will only accept bottles and cans from brands and own label range...
10 June 2019
The Consumer Goods Forum (CFG) has announced the unanimous election of Tom Rose as the Retail Chair (Co-Chair) of the End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar (E2EVC). Unanimous election in Barcelona Mr Rose has been unanimously appointed during the steering committee meeting that took place in Barcelona last April. He joins Manufacturer Chair Barron Witherspoon, Global VP, Industry Affairs ...
10 June 2019
Loblaw, Canada’s largest food and drug retailer, has teamed up with Loop to implement its reusable packaging system in the Canadian market. What is Loop? Loop is a circular online shopping platform created by waste management firm TerraCycle that allows shoppers to ‘responsibly’ consume products in refillable packaging which is collected and reused. It is designed to reduce reliance on sing...
10 June 2019
Ocado invests £17 million in the newly emerging vertical farming industry. Joint venture with ’80 Acres Farms’ and ‘Priva Holding’ Ocado announced the creation of a joint venture with vertical farming businesses ’80 Acres Farms’ and ‘Priva Holding’. In addition, it has bought a 58% share in Jones Food Company, Europe’s largest operating vertical farm, which is based in Scunthorpe, northern ...
10 June 2019
Walmart has announced the launch of its ‘InHome Delivery’ service next Autumn. Available to nearly 1 million people in three cities The new service will be available to almost 1 million people in three cities: Kansas City, Missouri; Pittsburgh and Vero Beach, Florida. Start date of the service and cost to customers haven’t been disclosed. Source: Walmart How does it work? Afte...
06 June 2019
Amazon has announced the launch of its drone delivery service ‘within months’. 15 miles in less than 30 minutes The drones have a 15 miles range and will be able to deliver packages of up to 5 pounds in less than 30 minutes. The drones used fly like a quadcopter, enabling them to take off and land vertically and also fly horizontally. Source: Amazon According to Amazon, they will...