Supply Chain Analysis news

10 September 2021
SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has invested €12 million in a pilot plant of its new Tech Centre Europe, located near SIG’s packaging plants in Linnich, Germany. Expediting new product and packaging development The investment in the new Tech Centre will help the company fast track new product and packaging development and meet the growing demand for sust...
09 September 2021
The UK Government is expected to announce a plan to shorten the testing process for HGV drivers. In recent months, a shortage of HGV drivers has disrupted the UK supply chain, with many organisations struggling to secure enough drivers to meet demand, leading to shortages. Several factors have compounded the problem with an estimated 100,000 drivers needed to resolve it. We explored causes...
08 September 2021
Woolworths has released its annual sustainability report, which highlights its key sustainability achievements to date. Scope 1 and 2 emissions down 27 per cent since 2015 The report indicates that the retailer has reduced its scope 1 and 2 emissions 1 by 27 per cent since 2015, which is the equivalent of taking more than 35,000 cars off the road. At the same time, it has expanded installe...
07 September 2021
As Carrefour and Cajoo confirm their partnership in France and Carrefour expands its quick commerce solutions in Belgium and Romania, we look at the retailer’s developments in the channel. Carrefour participates in recent Cajoo fundraising Cajoo has raised a further US$40m from investors, a list that included Carrefour alongside several France-based private equity companies. The investment ...
06 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 03-05 Septe...
03 September 2021
After announcing plans to launch a purchasing alliance, the partnership between Casino and Intermarché officially started on 1 September. The partnership starts ahead of the 2022 trade negotiations. Auxo to focus on range of solutions… As part of the alliance Casino and Intermarché will be purchasing goods together, but also developing digital services and producing private labels. The alli...
03 September 2021
Walmart has announced plans to hire 20,000 employees across Walmart and Sam’s Club distribution centres (DCs), fulfilment centres (FCs) and transportation offices. Roles across 250 facilities The retailer said that it’s holding special hiring events on September 8-9. The roles to be fulfilled include order fillers, freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and management positions. These ...
31 August 2021
We round up the most-read content from August, selecting some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of that month. We published last month a report that highlights the key findings of IGD’s supply chain leaders survey , which looks at how senior supply chain professionals across the food and consumer goods industry are feeling about challenges, strategy and capability needs. We als...
31 August 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 27-29 Augus...
31 August 2021
Edeka has created a new buying alliance, Epic Partners, in conjunction with Everest alliance member Picnic. Following its launch, Edeka has encouraged several new members to join the group. A multi-national group Epic Partners, which has its headquarters in Geneva, will negotiate with the industry internationally. The group’s members include Biedronka, Migros, Magnit, ICA, Jerónimo Martins ...