Supply Chain Analysis news

08 November 2021
Since the start of COVID-19, quick commerce has been one of the fastest growing and innovative segments of the food and consumer goods industry which has been helped by significant financial investment over recent months. Quick commerce players deliver groceries and essentials to customers in less than one hour. There are three subsections of quick commerce: aggregators, pure plays, and retail...
05 November 2021
Russia’s Yandex Self-Driving Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Majid Al Futtaim, operators of the Carrefour banner in the Middle East, to introduce autonomous robot delivery to its Dubai stores. Pilot launching in early 2022 The arrangement will strengthen Carrefour’s last-mile delivery capabilities in the region, with a pilot programme due to launch in early 2022. The ...
05 November 2021
Midcounties Co-op has announced the launch of a pilot Click & Collect service across 25 of Your Co-op Food stores in Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. Showcasing local produce Your Co-op Food is part of The Midcounties Co-operative, one of the largest independent UK co-operatives and fully owned by its members. According to Midcounties Co-op, the new ...
04 November 2021
With organic net sales up 1.3% in Q3 year-on-year, and up 7.6% versus 2019, we look at how Kraft Heinz is planning to mitigate the impact of cost inflation. Delivering gains after 2020 surge The company’s sales performance in the quarter paints a familiar picture with many CPG suppliers posting moderate gains versus last year and a significant increase versus 2019. The ability of companies ...
02 November 2021
Waitrose is set to trial new wireless charging technology on its electric delivery vans in London. Delivering groceries from St Katharine Docks store Waitrose will be delivering customer grocery orders from St Katharine Docks using a fleet of electric vans that can be wirelessly charged. The trial is due to start in the new year. The vans will be fitted with a wireless slim charging pad ...
01 November 2021
Morrisons has committed to becoming net zero across its own operations by 2035, five years earlier than its initial pledge. Reducing Scope 3 emissions across its entire own brand supply chain by 30 per cent by 2030 The retailer has also committed to reducing its Scope 3 emissions across its entire own brand supply chain by 30 per cent by 2030. It is already in the process of working with su...
28 October 2021
Tesco has announced a pilot with quick commerce operator Gorillas.  Customers will be able to order Tesco products via the Gorillas app from Thursday 28 th October. Five sites to be involved in the trial Gorillas will set up microfulfilment sites at five large Tesco stores to pick, pack and deliver to customers.  The first site will use warehouse space at Tesco’s Thornton Heath superstore ...
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 ...