Supply Chain Analysis news

19 July 2021
Understand four sustainable initiatives from around the region that are set to change the way retailers tackle plastic and food waste. Eroski prevents generates of 1,100 tonnes of plastic Spain-based Eroski has taken steps that mean it has not had to use more than 1,100 tonnes of single use plastic annually. The retailer claims its success in removing plastics was helped by increasing the u...
16 July 2021
Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina has announced the introduction of its first 50 tonnes hydrogen-powered milk truck, in a bid to improve the sustainability of milk transport. Supporting infrastructure available in the Groningen region, for now At the moment, the infrastructure that allows for the use of hydrogen milk trucks is only available in the Groningen region (the Netherlands). How...
15 July 2021
Walmart is teaming up with technology company Symbotic to deploy robotics at 25 regional distribution centres (RDCs). Building on a 2017 pilot The move follows a 2017 pilot that has seen Symbotic introduce its autonomous robotics platform to Walmart’s distribution centre in Brooksville, Florida, which is able to sort, store, retrieve and pack freight onto pallets. Source: Walmart ...
14 July 2021
For food and drink businesses, supply chain capability is a major component within an overall competitive package. Supply chain professionals process data, predict demand and plan flexible, efficient delivery at minimal cost. The modern food and drink “offer” would not be possible without these value-adding activities. In recent months, however, IGD’s supply chain contacts have reported a pe...
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...