Supply Chain Analysis news

27 August 2021
Lidl has announced plans to trial an environmental impact and sustainability traffic light system on products in its Scottish stores, starting in October. Trial to include 50 own-brand products The new indicators will feature on 50 own-brand products, such as tea and coffee.  Labels will include a coloured grade from A to E indicating their level of environmental impact and how sustainable ...
25 August 2021
We recently published the results from IGD's  Supply Chain Leaders Survey , which gathers responses from senior supply chain personnel around the world. Respondents came from organisations including PepsiCo, Unilever, Kellogg’s, DHL, Mondelez, Amazon, Mars, DHL, Co-op, L’oreal, Nestle and Procter & Gamble. The survey results higlight the many challenges the industry’s supply chains are grapp...
25 August 2021
As part of its plan to develop alternative revenue streams and commercialise its ecommerce and technology investments, Walmart is launching a new delivery service, GoLocal. Utilising retail experience to create a relevant service Walmart will launch the new service over the next few months, having signed up several retail partners. Walmart plans to optimise its existing suite of fulfillment...
24 August 2021
Tesco announced it has completed the roll out of soft plastic collection points at its larger UK stores. Collecting and recycling 1,000 tonnes of plastic a year The retailer said it expects to collect and recycle 1,000 tonnes of plastic a year. Soft plastics are not usually collected by most local councils. The national roll out of collection points has been brought forward by Tesco foll...
23 August 2021
In recent weeks there have been operational challenges due to employees being advised to self-isolate. 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 some impact on availability of ...
23 August 2021
Woolworths and Uber Eats have teamed up to provide same-hour grocery deliveries in Sydney and Melbourne. A dozen locations, from next week According to the retailer, a dozen locations are set to be available on the Uber Eats app (under the Metro brand) from next week for account holders based in Sydney and Melbourne, before expanding to additional locations across the eastern seaboard in th...
20 August 2021
Aldi has installed new energy-efficient fridge doors that can save the equivalent of over 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. Up to 20 tonnes per store each year According to Aldi, the initiative is set to reduce each store’s energy consumption by approximately 20%, equivalent to a carbon emission saving of up to 20 tonnes per store each year. The retailer said that the move form...
20 August 2021
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) and Asahi Beverages have announced, in partnership with Pact Group and Cleanaway, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will result in a new joint venture. A new PET recycling facility The joint venture is set to build and operate a new PET (polyethylene terephthalate) recycling facility, but also provide an industry model for recyclin...
19 August 2021
The UK government’s Plastic Tax will target manufacturers who use less than 30% recycled plastic in their plastic packaging from April 2022. The tax is anticipated to impact 20,000 manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging. About the Plastic Tax The Plastic Tax will be a new tax that applies to plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into the UK, that does not contain at least...
18 August 2021
There is no doubt that sustainability is now at the forefront of the food and consumer goods industry’s priorities. Several industry players are now taking action, to different extents, to embed sustainability into their operations, their culture and core business strategies. At this year’s Supply Chain Summit from IGD, we discussed the subject with Michael Pooley, CEO of IFCO systems, Anna Tu...