Supply Chain Analysis news

22 September 2021
CO2 production resumed Production of CO2 at CF Industries’ plant in Teesside will be resumed in the next few days, as the government is set to cover full operating costs to run the plant for three weeks. The plant is due to become operational again in three days’ time. CF Industries’ second plant, located in Cheshire, will still remain closed for now. US-owned CF Industries has recently sto...
21 September 2021
In a significant expansion of its interests in wholesale, Morrisons has partnered with online platform StarStock to supply hospitality businesses. 1,500 lines to be offered through online platform The deal with will allow pubs, restaurants and hotel owners to buy stock directly from the Bradford-based grocer. Initially over 1,500 lines will be offered through StarStock’s platform, including...
20 September 2021
Netherlands-based pure ecommerce retailer Picnic has raised further funding as it looks to expand in its existing markets of Netherlands, Germany, and its more recent entry of France. Picnic raises €600m in series D fundraising round The retailer raised €600m as part of its series D fundraising round, with investment coming from four organisations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates foundat...
16 September 2021
PepsiCo has launched pep+ (pep Positive), a strategic end-to-end transformation, placing sustainability at the centre of how it will create growth and value. We review the key elements. Changing how products are made and go to market This initiative will guide how the company will transform its business operations as it aims to operate within planetary boundaries and drive change for the pl...
16 September 2021
Co-op is set to boost its ecommerce strategy by unveiling its new partnership with Amazon and extending robot deliveries, in a bid to double its online sales by the end of the year. From £70million to £200 million According to the Co-op, the new strategic partnership and robot rollout are key to its plans to speed up “rapid kerb to kitchen grocery delivery services”, and increase its online...
16 September 2021
FMCG manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) has teamed up with Trimble, a California-based industrial technology company, to improve the transportation procurement process. An agile transportation procurement collaboration platform The new strategic relationship is set to enhance the way shippers and carriers work together during the transportation procurement process, and shape the developmen...
15 September 2021
The UK’s departure from the EU requires some change in the way that agri-food imports from the EU are managed. Phase 1 of these changes – impacting alcohol, tobacco, live animals and certain High Risk plants – was implemented in January 2021. Phases 2 and 3 of the new border controls on agri-food goods were due to occur on 01 October 2021 and 01 January 2022 respectively (timing was changed...
14 September 2021
The Kroger Co. is teaming up with quick commerce company Instacart for 30-minute grocery deliveries via its first-of-its-kind virtual convenience store. “Kroger Delivery Now” The new service, called “Kroger Delivery Now”, offers rapid delivery of fresh food, household essentials, meal solutions and snacks throughout the day, from early morning to late at night. The service is available thro...
13 September 2021
Although absence rates relating to COVID-19 are thought to be falling, broader operational labour and HGV driver shortages are continuing to create challenges for supply chains. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. In the latest shopper research conducted for IGD over this last weekend 10-12 Septe...
13 September 2021
Tesco has launched a trial that allows shoppers to purchase a wide range of grocery items in reusable packaging, in partnership with Loop, the circular ecommerce platform developed by TerraCycle. Starting in 10 large stores in the east of England Shoppers in 10 large stores located in the east of England will be able buy products in reusable packaging that can be returned to store when fini...