Supply Chain Analysis news

27 May 2021
Tesco is set to trial a new rapid delivery service, Whoosh, at its Willenhall Express store in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, before assessing the potential to expand the service to other locations. A one-hour service Shoppers will be able to order via the retailer’s app or Tesco.com, with products delivered by partner Stuart, an on-demand grocery delivery service, within 60 minutes by bike...
27 May 2021
A growing need to focus on ecommerce performance The last twelve months or so have seen massive growth in the online grocery retail channel, with the rate of growth accelerated by the pandemic and its associated shifts in consumer behaviour.  Though growth of the channel is expected to slow down somewhat, as COVID-related restrictions ease globally, IGD forecasts an average compound annual gro...
27 May 2021
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most significant shocks that global supply chains have ever faced. It has had a profound impact on the food and consumer goods industry with changes to how people shop set to impact end-to-end supply chains for a long time to come. In this blog, I look at the impact of COVID-19 on two key aspects of supply chain performance: end-to-end ...
25 May 2021
Gorillas, a Germany-based startup that provides grocery delivery in ten minutes or less, is set to launch in the US on 30 th May, starting in New York City. Based initially in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan The ultrarapid delivery startup will begin operations in parts of Broolyn including the Bushwick, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens neighborhoods, before expanding to Manhattan in June...
21 May 2021
Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm – Primary Connect - breaks ground on new National Distribution Centre (DC) at Moorebank Logistics Park in Western Sydney. Due to open in 2024 The new DC forms part of of an integrated supply chain hub at Moorebank Logistics Park, and is set to create more than 1,300 construction jobs over the next four years and reduce truck movements on Australian road...
18 May 2021
Aldi has introduced in-store collection points for soft plastics in select stores in the North of England and East Midlands. Initially in 20 stores across Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester The newly installed collection facilities will allow customers to return all types of soft plastics, including crisp packets, salad bags, bread bags and carrier bags – regardless of where the...
17 May 2021
Walmart-owned Flipkart will expand its online grocery operations by opening more fulfillment centres over the next three months.  This comes at a time when India is currently experiencing its second wave of coronavirus infections, and customers need a safe and seamless access to grocery items through a quick and contactless delivery. Five new fulfillment centres that can increase Flipkart’s ...
14 May 2021
Mars and Microsoft are working together to accelerate Mars’ digital transformation by tapping the Microsoft Azure platform to optimise its operational speed and intelligent manufacturing supply chains. Transformation into a digital-first company Mars is set to incorporate transparent and responsible data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital technologies into Mars’ global portfolio of...
11 May 2021
Supply chains are under a lot of pressure to cut costs, maintain margins and improve profitability. We surveyed supply chain professionals globally, to gain a deeper insight into the opportunities and barriers to reducing costs. They told us how costs are measured and managed, what impacts them, and how they’re changing. Below are three highlights from the benchmarking report. Transpo...
11 May 2021
Building on comments from president and CEO, Vivek Sankaran, earlier this month, Albertsons has confirmed that it is evolving its buying structure to adopt a centralised approach. Cost savings opportunity Speaking during its Q4 results, Sankaran highlighted that the retailer had increased its $1bn productivity savings target to $1.5bn by 2022. This builds on the $500m savings delivered la...