Supply Chain Analysis news

31 May 2022
Woolworths will grow fresh herbs in its Metro Park Sydney Village store, in partnership with Sydney-based AgTech company InvertiGro. Herbs will grow in “The Urban Garden” for optimal freshness The herbs are initially grown at the InvertiGro indoor farm in Rosebery, less than two kilometres from the store. Fully-grown herbs are then transported to the store in preparation for sale, whilst...
30 May 2022
The Symbotic system will increase the speed, efficiency and safety of product distribution across Walmart’s 42 Regional Distribution Centers (RDCs) via an end-to-end software-enabled high-density robotics platform. Expanding on existing plans AI-powered supply chain technology company Symbotic LLC and Walmart Inc. have expanded their commercial agreement to roll out Symbotic’s robotics and ...
30 May 2022
Walmart is expanding its partnership with DroneUp to new areas, providing it with the capacity to reach 4m households across six US states. This will also enable it to start monetising the service through developing a new revenue stream. Convenience driving usage Walmart launched its partnership with drone firm, DroneUp, last year, with the retailer also investing in the business. DroneUp o...
03 May 2022
Through the partnership, Tesco will leverage the Uber Eats courier network to deliver orders for the Whoosh one-hour delivery service. Deliveries will be made from 20 UK stores, including Edinburgh, Bradford, Portsmouth, Norwich, St Albans and Letchworth. Orders are placed via Tesco.com or the Tesco Grocery and Clubcard app. Evolution of Whoosh in the last year Whoosh was launched in ...
03 May 2022
Publix has become the first US grocery retailer to partner with Instacart to use the company’s new nano-fulfillment solution, Carrot Warehouses. 15-minute delivery The on-demand delivery company, Instacart, repositioned itself earlier this year as a retail enablement company. This saw the launch of the Instacart platform , which includes what it describes as a "nano-fulfillment solutio...
25 April 2022
Kroger’s Dallas Division has launched Kroger Restaurant Supply, which claims to offer competitive wholesale pricing, opportunities to order items by the case or unit and delivery seven days per week. The service, announced on April 5 2022, is open to regional restaurants, bakeries and catering companies. Customers can benefit from free next-day delivery on all orders of $250 or more, when...
21 April 2022
Carrefour Bio is to use blockchain technology with its products from April 2022, making it the first retailer to use blockchain with its own-brand organic products. Behind this move is consumers’ demand for transparency regarding the provenance of organic products and the methods used to produce them. Blockchain technology stores data securely and in a tamperproof manner. The first produ...
13 April 2022
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages continue to disrupt food supply chains. Food and consumer goods businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges. 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 of support i...
06 April 2022
Lidl, part of Schwarz Group and one of the largest retailers in the world, has set up its own container shipping company as it aims to reduce delivery delays and avoid high freight rates. According to registration information at the European Trademark Office, Lidl's new shipping company is called Tailwind Shipping Lines. Ensuring availability and managing increased volume Wolf Tiedemann,...
06 April 2022
Aligned to its sustainability strategy and commitment to environmental protection, Carrefour Qatar announced the launch of its first aquaponic farm. It is located in its City Center Mall retail store, located in Doha’s West Bay area. The initiative is in partnership with Agrico Qatar, a Qatari-owned and managed leader in sustainable agriculture. Aquaponics is a form of agriculture whereby f...