Supply Chain Analysis news

03 February 2022
In 2021, Edwin Poots, a Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive responsible for DAERA, instructed officials to halt safety checks on agri-food goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain. This instruction was not implemented, as officials were told that they had a legal obligation to carry out the checks. Following further legal advice, Mr Poots has now renewed his instruction, te...
03 February 2022
Food and consumer goods supply chains have faced extensive challenges in recent times, adapting to changing consumer behaviour, government policies, economic conditions and supply chain resource challenges. In the year to come, supply chains will continue to underpin food and consumer goods businesses. In this article, we introduce the key trends expected to shape supply chains in 2022 and sha...
31 January 2022
Albertsons is set to roll out Afresh Technologies’ AI-powered platform to reduce its food waste and carbon footprint. Deployed across more than 2,200 supermarkets in 34 US states Afresh Technologies’ AI-powered predictive ordering and inventory solutions will enable Albertsons to optimise fresh food forecasting, inventory, ordering, merchandising and operations, ultimately reducing food was...
25 January 2022
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages continue to disrupt food supply chains. Although there are some regional variations, absence rates within the food and consumer goods industry due to the Omicron variant remain largely manageable and are starting to decline. Food and consumer goods businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges. This is resu...
21 January 2022
Tesco and Direct Rail Services (DRS) have extended their partnership by signing a new three year deal. Supplying and expanding rail operations across GB The new deal means DRS, which has been long associated with the so-called “Tesco trains”, will continue to operate intermodal trains for the retailer in England, Wales and Scotland, including Mossend to Inverness, which is the longest domes...
20 January 2022
Aldi UK has ended its partnership with Deliveroo, as the retailer pulled 130 stores nationwide off the latter’s online platform. A relationship that first started back in May 2020 The partnership between Aldi UK and Deliveroo started as a trial from its Daleside Road store in May 2020 , before extending the delivery trial to 130 stores in November 2020 . Shoppers located within a 6km r...
17 January 2022
Tesco plans to open imminently two new urban fulfilment centres (UFCs) as online shopping increases, while another four are set to open during Tesco’s next financial year. Bradford UFC to open later this week In its latest Q3 and Christmas Trading Statement, Tesco has announced it will open this week a new UFC in Bradford at the Valley Road store on Canal Road. The facility is set to cater ...
14 January 2022
The service, which launched in May 2021, will be rolled out to at least 600 stores by the end of 2023. Whoosh is currently available from 115 Tesco stores and will be in “about 200 stores by the end of the financial year” before rapid expansion in 2023, according to Tesco chief executive Ken Murphy. At its launch in May 2021, Whoosh offered a range of around 1,700 SKUs.  Tesco followed th...
14 January 2022
The Kroger Co. and Nuro have announced an expanded collaboration to ramp up the use of third-generation autonomous vehicles for grocery deliveries. A partnership that dates back to 2018 Back in 2018, Kroger and Nuro have launched their first delivery pilot using all-electric, autonomous vehicles. According to Nuro, its third-generation model has double the cargo volume of its second-ge...
12 January 2022
Co-op in leasing a 47,000 sq ft distribution facility at Link Park, Newhouse, on the M8 east of Glasgow. The site is located next to its main 500,000 sq ft Glasgow distribution centre, with construction due for completion in October 2022. The facility will be built on strategically important brownfield land and will add to Co-op’s logistics infrastructure in Scotland. Enhancing Co-op’s Network...