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Tesco adds more home delivery and Click & Collect slots to cope with the increasing demand that resulted from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 780,000 slots this week The number of slots has been increased to 780,000 this week, up from 660,000 slots two weeks ago, with the aim of increasing this figure by an additional 100,000 in the next few weeks. To do so, Tesco plans to add more tha...
This is the fourth and final blog in a series in which we look at how the supply chain trends we identified for 2019 have panned out. In this instance, I’ll be taking a look at Clarity on circularity . Across the last few years, we’ve witnessed a significant surge in interest with regards to circular economies. Being sustainable is no longer a PR exercise, but an essential step that brings ...
Retailers are looking at ways to limit the use of plastic throughout their supply chains. The initiatives aim to balance the need to protect the quality of products, while also reducing their use of plastic and, therefore, their impact on the environment. We look at four ways retailers are aiming to reduce their use of plastics. Asda launches plastic free herbs Asda has introduced plastic-f...

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30/03/2020
This report explores the Loop platform, from TerraCycle, detailing what its introduction could mean for key stakeholders in the supply chain.
25/02/2020
Your guide to key developments, ways of working and strategic priorities in the Tesco supply chain.
18/02/2020
This report explores the concept of demand forecasting. Precisely, the report looks at types of forecasting, forecast error measures, and details the challenges that forecasters might encounter.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), the UK government’s independent forecasting body, has issued a new edition of its regular Fiscal Risks Report.

This includes interesting content, relevant to grocery businesses. Chapter Nine examines climate change as a threat to economic performance and fiscal outcomes.

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