Supply Chain Analysis news

07 September 2021
As Carrefour and Cajoo confirm their partnership in France and Carrefour expands its quick commerce solutions in Belgium and Romania, we look at the retailer’s developments in the channel. Carrefour participates in recent Cajoo fundraising Cajoo has raised a further US$40m from investors, a list that included Carrefour alongside several France-based private equity companies. The investment ...
06 September 2021
Although absence rates relating to COVID-19 are thought to be falling, broader operational labour and HGV driver shortages are continuing to create challenges for supply chains. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. In the latest shopper research conducted for IGD over this last weekend 03-05 Septe...
03 September 2021
After announcing plans to launch a purchasing alliance, the partnership between Casino and Intermarché officially started on 1 September. The partnership starts ahead of the 2022 trade negotiations. Auxo to focus on range of solutions… As part of the alliance Casino and Intermarché will be purchasing goods together, but also developing digital services and producing private labels. The alli...
03 September 2021
Walmart has announced plans to hire 20,000 employees across Walmart and Sam’s Club distribution centres (DCs), fulfilment centres (FCs) and transportation offices. Roles across 250 facilities The retailer said that it’s holding special hiring events on September 8-9. The roles to be fulfilled include order fillers, freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and management positions. These ...
31 August 2021
We round up the most-read content from August, selecting some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of that month. We published last month a report that highlights the key findings of IGD’s supply chain leaders survey , which looks at how senior supply chain professionals across the food and consumer goods industry are feeling about challenges, strategy and capability needs. We als...
31 August 2021
Although absence rates relating to COVID-19 are thought to be falling, broader operational labour and HGV driver shortages are continuing to create challenges for supply chains. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. In the latest shopper research conducted for IGD over this last weekend 27-29 Augus...
31 August 2021
Edeka has created a new buying alliance, Epic Partners, in conjunction with Everest alliance member Picnic. Following its launch, Edeka has encouraged several new members to join the group. A multi-national group Epic Partners, which has its headquarters in Geneva, will negotiate with the industry internationally. The group’s members include Biedronka, Migros, Magnit, ICA, Jerónimo Martins ...
27 August 2021
Lidl has announced plans to trial an environmental impact and sustainability traffic light system on products in its Scottish stores, starting in October. Trial to include 50 own-brand products The new indicators will feature on 50 own-brand products, such as tea and coffee.  Labels will include a coloured grade from A to E indicating their level of environmental impact and how sustainable ...
25 August 2021
We recently published the results from IGD's  Supply Chain Leaders Survey , which gathers responses from senior supply chain personnel around the world. Respondents came from organisations including PepsiCo, Unilever, Kellogg’s, DHL, Mondelez, Amazon, Mars, DHL, Co-op, L’oreal, Nestle and Procter & Gamble. The survey results higlight the many challenges the industry’s supply chains are grapp...
25 August 2021
As part of its plan to develop alternative revenue streams and commercialise its ecommerce and technology investments, Walmart is launching a new delivery service, GoLocal. Utilising retail experience to create a relevant service Walmart will launch the new service over the next few months, having signed up several retail partners. Walmart plans to optimise its existing suite of fulfillment...