Supply Chain Analysis news

11 June 2021
Kroger’s second customer fulfillment centre (CFC) powered by Ocado technology is a real milestone as it marks the entry of the retailer in a new state, Florida. Accelerating with digital This month, Kroger opened its second automated CFC in Groveland, Florida. As part of its strategy to accelerate with digital, Kroger is ramping up its ecommerce development. Florida is one of the few states...
10 June 2021
Convenience retailer Circle K has introduced 100 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in its 140,000 square foot distribution centre in Hong Kong. AMRs provided by Geek+ Geek+ is a technology company specialised in advanced robotics and AI technologies, and provides robotics solutions for warehouses and supply chain management. The AMRs will be used to move racks of goods to human employees p...
10 June 2021
The German wholesaler Metro has teamed up with Plastic Bank to launch an international, multi-year collaboration which aims to collect 65 million plastic bottles before they enter the world's oceans. The equivalent of 1 million kilos of plastic waste The Metro Plastic Initiative was launched on World Ocean Day, which took place on 8 June, and will take place in all 24 countries in which the...
07 June 2021
Continuing the changes seen amongst European buying alliances, Tesco and Carrefour have announced they have decided ‘not to extend their Purchasing Alliance beyond the three-year operational framework agreed in 2021’. Focus to now switch to working on their own opportunities The retailers said ‘over the last three years, [we] have benefited from a number of joint buying opportunities across...
04 June 2021
Retailers and suppliers are generating positive returns as they implement omnichannel-focused initiatives. From higher shopper spend to more efficient operations, omnichannel projects are helping companies stand out and gain share. Driven by evolving shopper habits, accelerated by COVID-19, omnichannel is becoming the trend to watch. It is set to grow significantly over the coming years as...
03 June 2021
French retailer Group Casino and Amazon have announced the launch of a new click and collect service in France. Initially available in Annecy and Clermont-Ferrand The new click and collect service will be rolled out initially in Annecy and Clearmont-Ferrand, before expanding into a dozen Casino stores by the end of summer. Amazon prime members will be able to order from a selection of ...
03 June 2021
Grocery retailer Albertsons Companies has made the first commercial emissions-free delivery in the US with a class 8 truck. Volvo VNR Electric trucks The retailer has recently taken delivery of two Volvo VNR Electric trucks at its distribution center in Irvine, California, which it paired with electric-powered transport refrigeration units from Advanced Energy Machines (AEM). The truck...
03 June 2021
Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), which operates the Carrefour brand across the Middle East and Africa, has teamed up with Takeoff Technologies to launch an automated fulfilment centre (FC) at its Carrefour store in Jeddah’s Al-Sulaymaniyah A first-of-its-kind in KSA A first-of-its-kind in the Kingdom, the automated facility reduces orders processing time by up to 50%. Al-Sulaymaniyah is the first ...
03 June 2021
We highlight the most read content from May, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports. We produced our second Fundamentals report which provides guidance for successful management of all types of promotions across the multi-channel landscape. We also explored models food and consumer goods companies are adopting to sell their products online. In addition, we looked...
28 May 2021
As Instacart launches a new 30-minute delivery service in the US, we consider the prospects for shorter delivery times in the market. Service initially available in 15 cities Instacart is rolling-out the new ‘Priority Delivery’ service to customers in more than 15 of the largest cities in the US, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. It will initial...