Supply Chain Analysis news

24 June 2021
Last Thursday saw the culmination of the Supply Chain Summit 2021 from IGD. The event was delivered virtually, with over thirty-five speakers tackling some of the industry’s biggest supply chain challenges. As supply chains evolve to become a source of competitive advantage, they increasingly determine who wins in the food and consumer goods industry. As such, they must develop the right mix o...
22 June 2021
Albertsons is partnering with DoorDash, Gopuff makes two key acquisitions and Uber picks up remainder of Cornershop. We look at what these latest deals mean for the sector. Albertsons partners with Door Dash for on-demand Albertsons is partnering on-demand delivery company, DoorDash, to offer delivery in up to one hour from almost 2,000 stores. Shoppers will be able to order from over 40,00...
21 June 2021
Tesco expands Whoosh, its one-hour delivery service, to London and Bristol. Initial trial took place in Wolverhampton in late May Back in late May, Tesco has introduced the rapid delivery service at a single Express store in Wolverhampton . It now plans to expand the service to a further 11 Express stores in London and Bristol, according to Chief Executive Ken Murphy. He also said that the...
18 June 2021
Building on an existing partnership with DroneUp, Walmart is investing in the company to support its work in developing a scalable last-mile delivery solution. Earlier this year, it invested in self-driving company, Cruise. Flights over people and moving vehicles Walmart and DroneUp partnered last year to launch trial deliveries of at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits. Since the launch, se...
17 June 2021
Lidl Ireland is set to invest more than €75 million in extending its regional distribution centre (DC) at Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Increasing the capacity to around 62,000 sq m After the completion of the extension work, the facility is set to span across 62,000 sq m, making it one of the largest DCs in the country. According to Lidl, the extended facility is set to include sustainable f...
17 June 2021
Unilever is teaming up with Asda and Co-op to ramp up refillable packaging trials across the UK. Participating stores include Glasgow, York, Rugby and Leeds According to Unilever, the aim of these new ‘test and learn’ trials is to gain a deeper understanding of the likelihood and habits of consumers using refillable and reusable packaging. The trials are set to test different refill models,...
15 June 2021
Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland is partnering with Irish startup Manna Aero to provide a drone delivery service in Oranmore, near Galway. “The largest commercial drone delivery trial of its kind in the world” According to Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, the new drone delivery service is “the largest commercial drone delivery trial of its kind in the world”, with plans...
11 June 2021
Kroger’s second customer fulfillment centre (CFC) powered by Ocado technology is a real milestone as it marks the entry of the retailer in a new state, Florida. Accelerating with digital This month, Kroger opened its second automated CFC in Groveland, Florida. As part of its strategy to accelerate with digital, Kroger is ramping up its ecommerce development. Florida is one of the few states...
10 June 2021
Convenience retailer Circle K has introduced 100 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in its 140,000 square foot distribution centre in Hong Kong. AMRs provided by Geek+ Geek+ is a technology company specialised in advanced robotics and AI technologies, and provides robotics solutions for warehouses and supply chain management. The AMRs will be used to move racks of goods to human employees p...
10 June 2021
The German wholesaler Metro has teamed up with Plastic Bank to launch an international, multi-year collaboration which aims to collect 65 million plastic bottles before they enter the world's oceans. The equivalent of 1 million kilos of plastic waste The Metro Plastic Initiative was launched on World Ocean Day, which took place on 8 June, and will take place in all 24 countries in which the...