Supply Chain Analysis news

06 April 2022
Tesco will increase the price it pays for all its fresh milk by nearly 20% amid high levels of on-farm inflation. Price rise reflects increasing costs of feed, fuel and fertiliser The 520 British dairy farmers that make up Tesco’s Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) will be paid 40.84 pence a litre in May versus 34.16 pence a litre paid in March. An interim rise will also take place in April. ...
29 March 2022
Gopuff – a US-based rapid delivery platform – and UK retailer, Morrisons have launched a multi-year partnership to bring own-brand and branded products to Gopuff's platform. The partnership means customers across the UK can order thousands of Morrisons food and grocery items for delivery in as little as 15-20 minutes. A major tie-up having recently arrived in the UK The partnership follows ...
29 March 2022
Lidl GB is set to create more than 1,200 new warehouse jobs by the end of 2025. The new roles will be based at Lidl’s new distribution centre (DC) in Luton, which will be the largest DC Lidl operates across its global operations when it opens in 2023. Construction of the 1.2 million sq. ft sites began last year. The site is due to serve store locations around London and the surrounding areas a...
29 March 2022
Instacart, the leading on-demand fulfilment and delivery company in North America, has consolidated existing and new services under a new Instacart platform. We look at what this means for the business and its retail customers as it transforms to be a retail enablement organisation. Built a leadership position in on-demand delivery This is the first major move from Fidji Simo, who joined th...
23 March 2022
Sainsbury’s has partnered with Flexible Power Systems to design, develop and deploy a smart charging system for its electric refrigerated trailer. The trailers, first trialed last year and now integrated into Sainsbury’s’ lorry fleet, run their chiller units from batteries rather than diesel generators. The smart charging system will enable Sainsbury’s to optimise charging times and take ad...
23 March 2022
SAP and Unilever have announced a pilot of the GreenToken by SAP solution to increase traceability and transparency of Unilever’s palm oil supply chain. In a successful proof of concept in Indonesia, Unilever used GreenToken to source more than 188,000 tonnes of oil palm fruit. Through this solution, Golden Agri-Resources and other suppliers were able to create tokens that mirror the material ...
23 March 2022
Auchan has opened the first Local Producers’ Market in the Alfragide store as part of a new initiative to boost support for small local producers. 20 producers selling in 20-square-metre area of the store The market launch was possible through the partnership with Frutoeste, a platform that connects and represents local producers in the Lisbon region. The market occupies a 20-square-metr...
17 March 2022
On 9 March 2022 Carrefour Spain opened its first distribution site dedicated exclusively to dispatching online food orders. Key characteristics: Location: Getafe suburb of Madrid. Size and capacity: Surface area of 10,000 square metres. Order capacity: 4,000 orders can be shipped per day. SKUs: 17,000 items and includes a food preparation zone for fresh meat, seafood and bakery pro...
17 March 2022
Ocado has struck a partnership with Auchan Retail to provide its online delivery solution in Poland. The first customer fulfilment centre in Warsaw will be operational in 2024, with more planned as part of the partnership.  The two businesses have also said they’ll explore opportunities to broaden the partnership in other geographies that Auchan has a presence in. Auchan to benefit from lat...
11 March 2022
UK-based supermarket chain Morrisons is trialing rented refill boxes for salad bar customers to reduce the use of plastic packaging. Four stores will be involved in the Refill a Box scheme, which is the first of its kind to be trialed by a UK supermarket. Each rentable box, made from fully recyclable polypropylene will replace Morrisons’ large salad boxes. The reusable boxes are designed...