Supply Chain Analysis news

22 October 2019
Food and grocery delivery service Deliveroo has signed up more than 200 independent and symbol convenience stores and off licences in London, according to reports from The Grocer. On-demand grocery deliveries In an effort to expand its reach of on-demand grocery delivery, Deliveroo has signed up over 200 symbol and independent convenience stores across London. Partner retailers include Budg...
18 October 2019
Wincanton is currently weighing a potential merger with Eddie Stobart, which would eventually create one of the UK’s biggest logistics firms. No proposal from Wincanton yet In addition to Wincanton’s interest, Eddie Stobart is also in buyout discussions with DBAY Advisors, one of its largest investors. The announcement comes few days before the deadline for DBAY to either put forward a buyo...
18 October 2019
Retailers globally are launching campaigns to become more sustainable. One of the main initiatives being adopted is seeing them target food waste. We looked at four initiative ways retailers are aiming to reduce their food waste.   Kaufland adopts innovating Too Good To Go app Germany-based Kaufland has partnered with Too Good To Go, which offers food products at reduced prices, just before...
18 October 2019
Lidl has started testing a grocery pickup service in its Destelbergen store. The new service will allow customers to pick up the orders they’ve placed online and will cost €2.99. Plans to extend the trial to St-Denijs-Westrem in November Customers use a barcode that’s sent to their emails to collect their orders. In addition to Destelbergen, Lidl plans to extend the service in November to i...
18 October 2019
Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, has inaugurated a new fresh food processing facility in North Kingston, Rhode Island. Production of cut fruit and vegetables to begin in 2020 The facility currently produces a range of products including leaf, grain and pasta salads, sandwiches, wraps amongst other items usually found in deli sections of supermarkets. In ...
17 October 2019
The latest instalment of IGD’s annual supply chain event took place this week. This was my fourth Supply Chain Summit and it was another great day! Here’s a recap in case you missed it. Customer-centric – the business imperative IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, opened on the main stage, setting the scene by delivering a few clear messages. The one that resonated with me most is “You must shape ...
16 October 2019
Following plans announced earlier this year, Walmart has made its ‘InHome’ delivery service available to 1m customers in Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Vero Beach, Florida. This enables customers to have their online grocery orders delivered directly into their fridge at home. Membership based programme Through this service, Walmart is aiming to make its customers’ lives easier by not requirin...
16 October 2019
Lidl is due to invest £15 billion in British suppliers across the next five years. It has also committed to increase sales of British sourced meat, poultry and fresh produce by 10% over the next twelve months. Additional initiatives In addition to its multi-billion pound investment into UK food, farming and production, the retailer is set to introduce longer-term contracts that give its sup...
14 October 2019
Uber announced that it acquired a majority stake in Santiago-based grocery delivery service Cornershop, paving the way for the expansion of its food delivery service. Context Few days ago, Walmart Canada made a deal with Cornershop to expand its trial of express grocery delivery within the Greater Toronto area, while last year, Walmart has tried to buy the same delivery company for $225 m...
11 October 2019
Food Lion plans to expand its 'To-Go' online grocery pickup at an additional 50 stores in five states. ‘To-Go’ available in 200 stores in total The ‘To-Go’ service will be rolled out in additional stores based in Delaware, the Carolinas, Virginia and West Virginia, starting from the 14 th of October. Overall, there will be 200 stores that offer the Click-and-Collect service. Deborah Sab...