Supply Chain Analysis news

26 October 2021
Sainsbury’s has committed to become net zero across its own operations by 2035, five years earlier than its original ambition. Extensive investment and innovation According to Sainsbury’s, the new target has been made possible following extensive investment and innovation, but also thanks to significant progress made in reducing operational emissions, a term that covers direct emissions (Sc...
25 October 2021
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages has become severe enough to disrupt food supply chains. Food and consumer good businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges in 2020 and 2021. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. The government has committe...
25 October 2021
We look at Nestle’s expectations on rising input cost inflation and the prospect for further price increases next year. Broad-based growth Nestle reported a 7.6% increase in organic growth for the first nine-months of the year, driven by a 6.0% increase in real growth and a 1.6% pricing increase. The business continued to deliver a solid performance across developed and emerging markets as ...
25 October 2021
Get up to speed about what COP26 is and why it’s important for retailers and suppliers. What is COP26? COP26 will be attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a treaty agreed in 1994. The 2021 conference will be the 26th meeting, which is why it's called COP26. The UK will host the conference in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 No...
21 October 2021
In reporting a strong first quarter, with organic sales up 4%, following growth of 9% in the same period last year, the company noted that it expects cost headwinds of over $2bn this year. We look at some of the measures it is taking to offset these. Recovering costs over time Based on current estimates, P&G expects a $2.1bn after-tax commodity headwind and freight and transportation to add...
19 October 2021
The government has announced plans to temporarily allow overseas lorry drivers to make unlimited journeys in the UK within a 14 day period. Only two pick-ups or drop-offs are currently allowed each week “Cabotage” refers to the right to operate transport services within a given country. Foreign hauliers are currently allowed a couple of pick-ups or drop-offs within the UK each week. However...
18 October 2021
Starting from next year, the Co-op is planning to create 135 Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) driver apprenticeships that will last between 12 to 15 months. First intake in January 2022 The apprenticeships are due to start in January 2022. According to the Co-op, a competitive starting salary and a permanent contract will be offered, while costs of training will be covered as part of the programme...
18 October 2021
JD Logistics is set to invest RMB 1 billion (around £113 million) in a new green supply chain project called “Green Stream Initiative”. Carbon efficiency increased by 35% within five years The announcement was made at the sixth Global Smart Supply Chain summit held on 18 October. JD Logistics expects to see its carbon efficiency increase by 35% within the next five years, and halve its carb...
15 October 2021
Getir has launched a franchise model in the UK to switch as many dark store operations as possible over to franchisees.  It currently operates 75 dark stores in 11 UK cities. What is Getir offering to franchisees? Investments of between £140,000 and £205,000 are being sought from franchise holders, with this range reflecting the various sizes of dark stores in operation.  Franchise holders ...
15 October 2021
Coles has announced the signing of the last power purchase agreements to reach its objective of sourcing all its electricity needs from renewable sources by the end of FY25. Electricity generated at wind and solar farms across Australia The retailer has recently signed renewable electricity agreements for large-scale generation certificate (LGC) agreements are with Origin Energy, ACCIONA En...