Supply Chain Analysis news

13 August 2021
SPAR International announced the launch of a new ecommerce platform to SPAR country organisations and retailers. Driving the optimisation of SPAR’s grocery ecommerce offering The new fully customisable platform is powered by Naveo, an end-to-end ecommerce and fulfilment technology provider, and is made available for SPAR country organisations and retailers worldwide. It is set to help optim...
12 August 2021
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of focus on synchronising the moving parts of food and consumer goods supply chains, increasing collaboration levels and improving visibility over the end-to-end value chain. At the recent Supply Chain Summit from IGD, we invited a range of supply chain professionals to share their views. Here’s a selection of key insights from the session, which i...
09 August 2021
In recent weeks there have been operational challenges due to increased number of employees being advised to self-isolate. However, there are sufficient food supplies within the system and the impact on availability has been limited to date. In the latest shopper research conducted for IGD over this last weekend 06-08 August 2021. More adults (56% vs 48% last weekend) claim to have experien...
06 August 2021
Woolworths is set to temporarily convert two stores in Western Sydney into online delivery hubs, amid the ongoing lockdown in Greater Sydney. Cecil Hills and Fairfield stores According to the retailer, it plans to close its Cecil Hills store from Friday 6 August at 10pm to focus solely on serving online grocery delivery customers until further notice. Meanwhile, Woolworth’s Fairfield sto...
03 August 2021
This is a roundup of July’s most popular content, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. We produced the first and second reports in a three-part series that presents the key findings from IGD’s ecommerce supply chain survey 2021. In addition, we produced a landmark report that provides a picture of how global retail will be changed over the me...
03 August 2021
As part of its plan to develop new revenue and profit pools, Walmart is to start offering several of its technologies and capabilities to other businesses. Enabling further investment in the customer value proposition Under this initiative, Walmart will aim to monetise the technologies it has developed over the last few years to support its digital transformation and moves towards creating ...
02 August 2021
In recent weeks there have been operational challenges due to increased number of employees being advised to self-isolate. However, there are sufficient food supplies within the system and the impact on availability has been limited to date. In the latest shopper research conducted for IGD over this last weekend 30 July-01 August 2021 Half (48%) of adults claim to have experienced shortages...
02 August 2021
Central England Co-op has teamed up with Snappy Shopper to offer home delivery to shoppers in the Midlands and East Anglia. Available from 141 stores initially, before rising to 200 stores by the end of 2021 Shoppers in the Midlands and East Anglia will be able to order groceries online from 141 stores initially. The number of stores where the delivery service is available will then rise to...
02 August 2021
Lidl GB announced it has removed over one billion pieces of plastic from stores across the country, supporting global efforts to reduce plastic globally. Pledge to remove respectively 1.5 and 2 billion pieces of plastic by the end of 2021 and 2022 According to Lidl GB, it has removed more than 24 million plastic trays and punnets from its fruit and vegetable ranges, and up to 25 million pla...
27 July 2021
Rising COVID-19 cases and self-isolation The Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread rapidly in recent weeks. Businesses have been raising concerns about the increased number of employees being advised to self-isolate for up to 10 days, following notification from the Test and Trace App that they had been in close contact with someone reporting a positive COVID-19 test result. This has created...