Supply Chain Analysis news

05 January 2022
Dutch retailer Jumbo has announced a strategic partnership with instant on-demand delivery company Gorillas on instant grocery deliveries in the Netherlands and Flanders. Benefiting from each other’s expertise The strategic partnership will see Jumbo supply a large part of its range to Gorillas, including various A-brand, private label, organic and exclusive La Place products. The agreem...
04 January 2022
Tesco, in partnership with international freight company FSEW, is set to introduce electric heavy freight articulated trucks in its fleet. Transporting goods between Cardiff and Magor According to Tesco, two new 37 tonne DAF electric heavy weight articulated trucks will be transporting products emissions-free from Wentloog rail terminal outside Cardiff to Tesco’s distribution center in Mago...
17 December 2021
Just Eat Takeaway and UK supermarket Asda have launched a grocery delivery partnership, marking Just Eat’s first grocery delivery deal with a supermarket in the UK. 1,000 products available to order from January From January, 1,000 Asda products, including fresh groceries, will be available to order from the Just Eat app seven days a week.  The service will be limited to five stores, wit...
14 December 2021
Morrisons is set to work with its own label suppliers to cut carbon emissions in its wider supply chain. 30% reduction of Scope 3 carbon emissions by 2030 Morrisons said it will encourage suppliers to reduce the greenhouse emissions associated with the sourcing, manufacture and transportation of their products. 400 own label suppliers will initially be offered free access to a new softwa...
14 December 2021
Kroger is set to build a new customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in North Carolina that will be powered by Ocado Solutions’ technology. Operational within 24 months The new facility, which will measure 200,000 square feet, is expected to combine vertical integration, machine learning and robotics. 700 new jobs will be created over the next five years.  Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger's senior vice ...
10 December 2021
Walmart is partnering with HSBC and CPD to provide suppliers that with early payment on their invoices based on their sustainability efforts. This is designed to help them unlock investment in sustainability initiatives linked to the retailer’s Project Gigaton. Financing linked to progress on sustainability goals Through Walmart’s Sustainable Supply Chain Finance programme (SSCF), which was...
08 December 2021
Instacart announced the expansion of its virtual convenience offering through a partnership with Ahold Delhaize USA. New virtual convenience storefronts Both companies have now introduced new virtual convenience storefronts which now include, in addition to Stop & Shop Express (introduced in October 2021), Food Lion Now, GIANT Instant Delivery, Hannaford Now, Shop & Stop Express, Giant Food...
07 December 2021
Woolworths Group has begun building its first ever automated fulfilment centre in Australia, to better serve the online grocery needs of Western Sydney customers. Powered by Knapp’s automation technology The Woolworths’ Auburn Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC), due to open in 2024, will be equipped with Knapp’s automation technology. The technology will enable hundreds of personal shopper...
07 December 2021
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages continue to disrupt food supply chains. Food and consumer good businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges in 2020 and 2021. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. The government has committed to a package ...
06 December 2021
SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has secured access, under a power purchase agreement (PPP), to ‘real-time’ renewable energy from wind turbines for its production facilities in Germany. Wind turbines to deliver power in real time Two wind turbines which are located in Beppen, near Hanover, are set to deliver power in real time – as it is generated – to th...