Supply Chain Analysis news

16 February 2022
The Coca-Cola Company is aiming for at least 25% of all beverages, across its portfolio of brands, to be sold in refillable or returnable glass or plastic bottles, or refillable containers through a fountain or Coca-Cola dispensers by 2030. World Without Waste The announcement is linked to Coca-Cola’s World Without Waste initiative, which has three elements – Design, Collect and Partner. Th...
16 February 2022
Sobeys will open the fourth planned Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC), as part of its strategic partnership with Ocado, in the Greater Vancouver Area. This is expected to become operational in 2025. Reaching 75% of Canadian households This site will be the final one to open in Canada as part of this partnership. Last year, the first CFC launched in Toronto, with the second site expected to ...
14 February 2022
Morrisons is introducing paper-wrapped toilet and kitchen rolls to reduce plastic waste and increase recyclability of packaging. Responsibly sourced and 100% recyclable Toilet and kitchen rolls are two of the most commonly purchased household items in the UK, with 98% and 82% of customers (respectively) buying them each week. However, the plastic film used to wrap these products has hi...
10 February 2022
Amazon’s increasing activity in UK grocery has led the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to designate it under the Groceries Market Investigation Order.  This means Amazon and its relevant UK subsidiaries are now required to comply with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) (the Code). GSCOP applies to retailers with annual turnover greater than £1 billion The Code is in place...
09 February 2022
On 4 February Kroger announced the official opening of its third Ocado-powered Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC), in Forest Park, Georgia, a city south of Atlanta. The 375,000 square foot facility will fulfil online grocery orders in the Atlanta market. CFC operations The Forest Park CFC carries thousands of popular grocery products and can fulfil thousands of orders per day. In CFCs ...
09 February 2022
Tesco has partnered with packaging manufacturer, Berry Global, to collect and recycle soft plastic from its customers. The collection points will be located in 900 of its stores, with a variety of soft plastics ranging from fruit, vegetables and bread products, among others, accepted. Scaling up The move reflects a scaling up of Tesco’s current soft plastic collection, which sees 25 to 3...
07 February 2022
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages continue to disrupt food supply chains. Although there are some regional variations, absence rates within the food and consumer goods industry due to the Omicron variant remain largely manageable and are starting to decline . Food and consumer goods businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges. This is...
03 February 2022
In 2021, Edwin Poots, a Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive responsible for DAERA, instructed officials to halt safety checks on agri-food goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain. This instruction was not implemented, as officials were told that they had a legal obligation to carry out the checks. Following further legal advice, Mr Poots has now renewed his instruction, te...
03 February 2022
Food and consumer goods supply chains have faced extensive challenges in recent times, adapting to changing consumer behaviour, government policies, economic conditions and supply chain resource challenges. In the year to come, supply chains will continue to underpin food and consumer goods businesses. In this article, we introduce the key trends expected to shape supply chains in 2022 and sha...
31 January 2022
Albertsons is set to roll out Afresh Technologies’ AI-powered platform to reduce its food waste and carbon footprint. Deployed across more than 2,200 supermarkets in 34 US states Afresh Technologies’ AI-powered predictive ordering and inventory solutions will enable Albertsons to optimise fresh food forecasting, inventory, ordering, merchandising and operations, ultimately reducing food was...