Supply Chain Analysis news

03 March 2021
We roundup the most read content from February, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. In the shortest month of this year, we produced the second benchmarking report that evolves around inbound service, in addition to a report on the partnerships developing in the grocery retail industry. We also hosted the first virtual roundtable event of t...
02 March 2021
Walmart has removed the $35 minimum order requirement for its Express delivery programme, bringing in a new $10 additional flat fee for the service. Available at over 3,000 stores Walmart launched the Express delivery service last May, enabling customers to receive their orders in as little as two hours. Over the last nine months, this has been expanded to almost 3,000 stores, reaching 70...
01 March 2021
Retailer alliance EMD has announced it will, from now, require its private label suppliers to adhere to its sourcing code of conduct. EMD committed to Responsibility and Sustainable Sourcing EMD said its sourcing code of conduct sets out 12 sustainability criteria, which are based on the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative of the Consumer Goods Forum. EMD noted that private label supplier...
01 March 2021
Improving your inbound service levels can lead to better supply chain relationships. Inbound service is a key determinant of on-shelf availability. Because of this, it’s often the primary service measure that supplying businesses are responsible for in food and grocery supply chains. It’s also commonly the most important measure a retailer uses to assess supplier performance. We surveyed ...
26 February 2021
METRO France announced a partnership with TerraCycle’s Loop initiative to reduce the use of single-use plastic. First wholesaler in the world to partner with Loop According to METRO France, it will become the first wholesaler in the world to offer the solution developed by Loop in part of its wholesale stores. This initiative marks Loop’s entrance into the wholesale space. Loop has alre...
26 February 2021
We review how the growth in online shopping has led drugstore operators, such as Walgreens, to partner with last milers. These partnerships are enabling retailers to offer same-day delivery services and are providing new opportunities because of the collaborations. New partnership with Instacart Walgreens has teamed up with delivery company Instacart to offer ‘customers nationwide an unma...
26 February 2021
Asda has announced plans to transform how it serves online demand  - with a big expansion of its store pick model, the proposed closure of two home shopping centres and a consultation to simplify ways of working across store teams. Responding to a structural shift in demand Providing context for the changes, Asda noted how it has increased online capacity by 90% since last March to 850,...
22 February 2021
  Walmart is planning to spend nearly $14 billion in fiscal 2022 (mostly in the U.S.) which will “focus on supply chain, automation, customer-facing initiatives and technology," , according to its earnings release.  This forms a part of Walmart's ambition to achieve “primary destination status” with customers. Automation plan ready to scale In a presentation at the company’s annual ...
19 February 2021
Amazon has launched its Fresh grocery delivery service in Spain, offering same-day delivery to Prime members. Available in Madrid Amazon has initially launched the service in Madrid with plans to roll it out to Barcelona in the coming months, and eventually other cities in Spain. Amazon Fresh is already available for customers in the US, Japan, the UK, Germany, India, and the most recent ...
19 February 2021
Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm – Primary Connect - has started work on new distribution centre (DC) in Heathwood, southeast Queensland. AU$184 million, 42,000 sqm temperature controlled facility The new DC’s size is the equivalent of more than three times the size of Suncorp Stadium playing field and will enable fresher, faster and more efficient deliveries of around 4,000 frozen and...