Supply Chain Analysis news

05 October 2021
Private equity giant Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has won the drawn out battle for its bid to be put to Morrisons shareholders. It offered slightly more for the business than the rival Fortress Capital led consortium in a rare auction procedure conducted under Takeover Panel rules. CD&R’s 287p per share bid was 2p above its August offer for the company which was recommended to shareholders ...
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...
01 October 2021
Tesco has partnered with global reusable packaging platform Loop to offer shoppers a variety of food, drinks, household, and beauty product in a reusable packaging. To find out more on the initiative click here. The initiative is available in 10 large Tesco stores. We look at two stores, which launched the initiative, in Milton Keynes. Where are they located? Tesco and Loop’s reusable packa...
28 September 2021
PepsiCo announced the completion of a £14 million upgrade of its Southern Region Distribution Centre (SRDC) in Leicester. One of PepsiCo’s biggest logistics investments in the UK According to the manufacturer, the upgraded facility includes state-of-the-art equipment and technology, which is set to improve its storage capacity by 29%. The manufacturer said the investment will help it better...
27 September 2021
Mercadona is investing in Cimcorp’s automated intralogistics systems for four of its distribution centres. Cimcorp has supported Mercadona’s automation efforts since 2013 where, at its distribution centre near Granada, it applied a fully automated order picking system for the retailer’s fresh produce. Who is Cimcorp? Cimcorp has developed unique robotic solutions for order fulfilment and st...
27 September 2021
We look at the recent supply chain challenges that Costco and Walmart are seeing with higher costs, shipping capacity and labour shortages. Costco delays price increases despite the current challenges As with the wider industry, the retailer is facing into with cost, supply chain and labour challenges. Inflationary factors are broad based, but is seeing major increases in shipping costs, pu...
24 September 2021
Ahold Delhaize USA (ADUSA) Supply Chain, a family of supply chain companies that supports ADUSA’s end-to-end supply chain operations, has announced the opening of a new distribution centre (DC) in Manchester, Connecticut. 1 million-square-foot facility According to ADUSA, the new facility spans over 1 million square foot and will employ over 500 people when fully operational. It is set to r...
24 September 2021
Tesco has pledged to becoming net zero across its value chain by 2050, including those generated by the products it sells and across its supply chains, in line with the United Nations’ objective to keep global warming below 1.5°C. In addition to a new Group-wide net zero target of 2035 for all its own operations Tesco has also committed to a new Group-wide net zero target of 2035 for its ow...
24 September 2021
Sainsbury’s has announced the relaunch and expansion of its same day and one-hour rapid delivery as it evolves its online offer to cater for changing shopper preferences. Relaunch of same day delivery service Sainsbury’s will introduce same day delivery and collection services to 100 more stores by the end of October, so that customers ordering before midday can receive a delivery after 5pm...
22 September 2021
CO2 production resumed Production of CO2 at CF Industries’ plant in Teesside will be resumed in the next few days, as the government is set to cover full operating costs to run the plant for three weeks. The plant is due to become operational again in three days’ time. CF Industries’ second plant, located in Cheshire, will still remain closed for now. US-owned CF Industries has recently sto...