Availability and service news

15 October 2021
Getir has launched a franchise model in the UK to switch as many dark store operations as possible over to franchisees.  It currently operates 75 dark stores in 11 UK cities. What is Getir offering to franchisees? Investments of between £140,000 and £205,000 are being sought from franchise holders, with this range reflecting the various sizes of dark stores in operation.  Franchise holders ...
14 October 2021
The EU has unveiled a series of measures that are set to reduce the amount of paperwork and the number of internal UK border checks that are required under the protocol on goods crossing the Irish sea to Northern Ireland (NI) from the rest of the UK. Background Treatment of trade between GB and NI poses numerous practical difficulties and it is exceptionally sensitive, politically, for both...
13 October 2021
As it gears up for the critical holiday trading period, we look at the actions Target is taking to ensure it can meet shopper demand. Cost and capacity issues US retailers are facing several supply chain challenges, related to cost and capacity issues. Congestion at ports in Asia and on the US west coast, driven by lockdowns and labour availability, along with the shortage and rapid increas...
13 October 2021
The current shortage of HGV drivers is perhaps the biggest challenge the food and consumer goods industry has faced in years. Its impact can be seen in supermarkets, which have been negatively impacted by missed deliveries and replenishment problems in recent weeks. A few months ago, my colleague James Walton looked at the overarching causes, consequences and potential remedies to the HGV dri...
13 October 2021
Kroger has outlined plans to expand its ecommerce fulfillment partnership with Ocado to five new sites, including market entry into the Northeast. This brings the total number of identified locations, including live and spoke sites, to 18. Kroger aiming to double digital sales These sites form part of Kroger’s plans to develop up to 20 CFCs as part of its strategic partnership with Ocado. T...
11 October 2021
The UK government has appointed Dave Lewis, Tesco’s former CEO, to solve the supply chain issues that the economy is currently facing. Advising the Prime Minister and the new Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The government’s new supply chain adviser will be directly advising the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Stephen Barclay, the new Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In a statemen...
08 October 2021
Asda announced the roll out of its one-hour Express Delivery service to 96 stores, following a successful trial launched last summer . Access to Asda’s full range of 30,000+ items According to Asda, the service gives customers access to Asda’s full online range of more than 30,000 grocery products for delivery within one hour if they live within a three-mile radius of an Express Delivery s...
07 October 2021
Carrefour and Delipop have announced they are to partner to create a new robotic pedestrian drive service. The companies said the first pickup point will open at 194 avenue de Versailles in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, on 6 October. Carrefour becomes first partner for Delipop After Retail Robotics and the Star Service Group signed a joint venture that saw them invest together in the install...
06 October 2021
We round up the most-read content from September, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. In the last month of Q3, we produced the supply chain playbook reports of Walmart , Tesco and Morrisons , where we explored their key strategic supply chain priorities and highlighted ways that can help partners better collaborate with them. The Wal...
01 October 2021
Hop is a new rapid delivery service from Deliveroo that the aggregator has launched in partnership with Morrisons. It will operate from a network of delivery only dark stores and promises to fulfil customer orders in as little as 10 minutes. Initially only available in central London, the service is an important development for Deliveroo that paves the way for bringing other retailers onto its...