Supply Chain Analysis news

14 July 2021
The UK government is set to ban sale of new petrol and diesel-powered heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040. Part of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan The new regulation forms part of the UK government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, which outlines its strategy to decarbonise all domestic forms of transport including road, rail, shipping and flights. The plan aims to align the transport se...
13 July 2021
Lidl GB has announced climate targets to become carbon neutral by 2022. Working with suppliers to set their own climate targets The discounter has pledged to reduce emissions from its own operations (Scope 1 & 2), in line with the 1.5 degrees pathway. By 2030, Lidl aims to cut its operational emissions by 80% (compared to 2019) across all countries it operates in. How will it achieve thi...
09 July 2021
Sainsbury’s is the first UK retailer to roll out fully electric refrigerated trailers to its fleet. Five new electric refrigerated trailers According to Sainsbury’s, the trailer aspect of the lorry is 100 per cent electric, which means the fridges don’t emit carbon emissions or particulate matter such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke into the air and have low noise emissions. The new technology...
09 July 2021
Co-op is set to expand its in-store recycling scheme for plastic bags and product wrapping. 2300 stores by November According to the Co-op, once the rollout is completed, it will host Europe’s most extensive in-store network recycling scheme for problem plastics. The scheme has been rolled out to 1,500 stores this month, and is set to be introduced to a total of 2,300 stores by November. ...
09 July 2021
As Casino renews its partnership with Deliveroo and partners with Google Cloud and Accenture, we round up these and other innovations from the business. Casino renews partnership with Deliveroo… Casino has renewed its partnership with Deliveroo, which began in 2020 and will now last for an additional two years. The increased collaboration between the two companies will be at three levels. F...
06 July 2021
Lidl Belgium is teaming up with Heylen Warehouses to build the most sustainable distribution centre (DC) of the retailer in Belgium. Sixth DC in Belgium The new facility is located on the old Henrad site, which has been owned by Molenwater Groep and Heylen Group since 2016. The investment forms part of the retailer’s expansion plans in the country. The new DC is set to create 200 jobs in...
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 ...