Supply Chain Analysis news

17 May 2013
Morrisons and Ocado have announced a £170m deal that will see Morrisons.com commence online grocery deliveries in January 2014. Using Ocado’s online capabilities The tie up sees Morrisons selling its own products online, utilising Ocado’s end-to-end technology, logistics and distribution operations. Orders will be fulfilled through Ocado’s recently opened Dordon facility with deliveries mad...
16 May 2013
Nestlé is extending its Vorsino based facility in order to support growing demand in Russia for its products. Russia’s long term potential CEO of Nestlé in Russia, Maurizio Patarnello, said: “We are taking an important step to strengthen our supply chain in Russia. The distribution centre will deliver a wide range of pet food products from Nestlé Purina and all dry grocery items sold by Nes...
15 May 2013
Growing UK Brewer, St Austell Brewery, is to partner with Norbert Dentressangle as it plans to expand its business out of south-west England. Cross-docking facility Under the new agreement Nortbert Dentressangle will provide warehousing space within an existing customer site in Avonmouth. This site will act as a cross-docking facility to support onward distribution to customers throughout the...
15 May 2013
UK based mineral water supplier, Highland Spring, is to partner with CHEP in a three year pallet provision deal. 300,000 pallet flows The agreement builds on the relationship CHEP has with Highland Spring. The pallet pooling specialist will now provide pallets for over 310,000 flows per year, representing around 75% of total pallet usage in the Highland Spring operation. CHEP will be supplyin...
15 May 2013
Tesco, Unilever, Asda and Coca-Cola are among those signed up to the third phase of the Courthauld commitment, which aims to cut £1.6bn of food waste out of the supply chain. Diverting food waste The Courthauld commitment is an initiative delivered by the waste and resources action programme (WRAP) and funded by the UK government. It has entered its third phase after successfully diverting 2....
15 May 2013
Tesco and Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) have won ECR Europe's 'Best Activation' award recognising the companies’ implementation of collaborative business practices. They beat 20 other submissions from 13 different countries across Europe. ECR award The ‘Best Activation’ award is designed to recognise the very best implementations of collaborative business practices within Europe. Nominations ...
15 May 2013
Finnish based food manufacturer, Oy Roberts, have appointed DB Schenker as its 3pl to provide storage and distribution of its products. Dedicated facility Oy Roberts Ab products are to be stored in a dedicated facility located in the DB Schenker logistics centre complex in Turku, Finland. There will be 2,600 sqm of temperature controlled warehousing at both +5°C and +18°C. Additionally DB S...
14 May 2013
Walmart is boosting food safety in China with a 100m yuan investment, according to press reports. Part of the investment will be spent on mobile food safety laboratories which will serve its stores in Guangdong province. 100m Yuan investment The 100m yuan investment will be spent over the next three years and will expand the retailer’s capability in food inspection, supply-chain management ...
13 May 2013
J.O.Sims, the UK’s leading supplier of fresh cherries, is to partner with logistics company, Gist, in a relationship which sees Gist become both supplier and customer. Logistics partnership Following this agreement, Gist will take on responsibility for the delivery of cherries and other fresh fruit to multiple retailers in the UK. At the same time Gist will also rent temperature controlled sp...
10 May 2013
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has officially opened its new warehouse in Castle Donington, UK. The facility will process all internet orders except food, flowers and furniture. Large capacity The 83,612sqm warehouse is one of the largest e-commerce distribution centres in the UK. It can hold 150,000 different products - 16m products in total - and distribute around 2m clothing and home products each ...