Supply Chain Analysis news

05 July 2021
Carrefour Belgium is teaming up with Google Cloud to bring its SAP systems and supply chain data to the cloud. Creating a new data cloud and migrating data centres The retailer, it is building a new data cloud and migrating its data centers to Google BigQuery for storage and analysis, which will help create a framework for next-generation projects in mobile and ecommerce, data analytics, an...
05 July 2021
The Kroger Co. is collaborating with KNAPP to deploy, expand, and enhance the capabilities and capacity of the retailer's existing Great Lakes Distribution Center (DC) in Delaware, Ohio. Introducing KNAPP’s OSR shuttles According to The Kroger Co., the Great Lakes DC will use KNAPP’s OSR (order, storage and retrieval) shuttles to deliver grocery cases to robotic palletizers, which prepare i...
01 July 2021
Global food brands and a group of European supermarkets have teamed up with top food and environmental scientists to pilot front-of-pack environmental scores on food products from September. Who’s involved and how will it work? Among the major food brands involved in the pilot are Nestlé, Tyson Foods and Mash Direct.  As well as UK supermarkets Sainsbury’s, Co-op and M&S, Spanish supermarke...
30 June 2021
Asda has moved to introduce a new rapid delivery service. The service, which follows a successful trial will be available on its full range of over 30,000 products. The initial launch will see three Asda stores offering the service from this week, with a quick rollout possible should it take off. Customers will be charged a flat rate of £8.50 for each delivery but there is no minimum spend ...
29 June 2021
This is a roundup of June’s most popular content, highlighting some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. In the last month of Q2, we produced our eighth and last benchmarking report of the series (2020/2021) which focused on waste and sustainability . In addition, we produced a landmark report that provides a vision of how food and consumer goods stores wi...
25 June 2021
Sainsbury’s has introduced a new flexible plastic packaging recycling system following a successful trial in the North East of England. Rolled out to a total of 520 supermarkets According to the retailer, the new recycling system has been rolled out to a total of 520 supermarkets, allowing customers to recycle all flexible plastic packaging, including packaging such as crisp packets, food p...
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...