Supply Chain Analysis news

01 May 2013
Tesco is to run 35 dual fuel heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) which will fill up on a greener fuel at facilities provided by Gasrec near its Daventry DC. Utilising liquid biomethane The facility, much like a traditional petrol station, will open in May 2013 and be open to all dual fuel light goods vehicles. The fuel on offer, Bio-LNG, is a combination of liquid biomethane and liquefied natural gas...
01 May 2013
Australia based retailers, Coles and Woolworths, are to challenge suppliers of globally branded products. The retailers believe they are unfairly charged when compared to retailers in other geographies, according to press reports. Call for transparency Both Woolworths and Coles think that wholesale pricing in the Australian market need to be reviewed. Coles are calling for an independent anal...
01 May 2013
Following its most recent results, consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever has announced that it is to extend its interest in Hindustan Unilever to 75% in €4.1bn offer. Investing in emerging markets Emerging markets represent 57% of Unilever’s turnover and it’s the fastest growing segment of the company’s business. This offer for 487m shares is subject to regulatory clearance and will increas...
30 April 2013
Unilever has reported underlying sales growth of 4.9% in the first quarter which was driven by a strong performance in emerging markets and its commitment to its sustainable living plan. First quarter In the first quarter of 2013 Unilever’s turnover increased by 0.2% to 12.2bn. The 4.9% underlying sales growth was eroded by currency fluctuations and disposals of Skippy and the US frozen food ...
29 April 2013
Clipper Logistics has successfully delivered the launch phase of Morrisons’ new clothing range Nutmeg. Independent supply chain Morrisons’ Nutmeg supply chain, which operates independently from the rest of its operation, serves 100 stores and is managed by Clipper Logistics. The contract covers a range of services including inbound receipt, quality control, storage, transport and returns. ...
29 April 2013
Tesco's commercial director, Kevin Grace, met the national farmers union (NFU) council to update on the commitments the retailer made in February to make the sourcing of its food simpler, shorter and more transparent. Simplifying the supply chain Part of the commitment Tesco made in February was to put in place better controls and simplify its supply chain. A thorough review of its meat sup...
23 April 2013
Employees are Waitrose distribution centres (DCs) are to be equipped with headsets enabling voice picking, according to press reports. Trial at Aylesford Waitrose has trialled the system, provided by Red Prairie, at its chilled and produce warehouses in Aylesford. It will be rolled out to Aylesford’s ambient warehouse as well as the new DC in Leyland. Other depots will follow in 2014. ...
23 April 2013
As part of its sixth annual sustainability report, Walmart highlights how it has increased fleet efficiency resulting in 11m miles taken off the road. 80% improvement Through a combination of better technology and system capability Walmart has improved its fleet efficiency by over 10% on 2011. In 2012 retailer delivered 297m cases while driving 11m miles fewer, saving $130m in costs and...
23 April 2013
Asda shoppers are set to benefit from same-day collection of online orders next month as part of a trial, according to press reports. First UK retailer This trial will make Asda the first retailer to offer same-day collection and demonstrates the retailers focus on developing its online service. This trial comes part way through the retailer's plan to double its Click and Collect enabled st...
23 April 2013
The-Co-operative has officially opened the latest addition to its network – a £22m distribution centre (DC) in Castlewood, UK, according to press reports. Derby and Nottingham closures This DC, the final in The Co-operatives network reconfiguration, has been opened to replace two smaller DCs it operates in Alfreton, Derby and in Bulwell, Nottingham. It has the capacity to deliver 68m cases pe...