Supply Chain Analysis news

30 September 2020
Walmart Canada has announced it is more than tripling its order of 18-wheeler Tesla Semi trucks, in a bid to strengthen its fleet with electric, environment-friendly vehicles. 130 trucks Walmart Canada has reserved now a total of 130 Tesla Semi trucks, which is the largest commitment of its kind in the country. According to the retailer, the trucks have a 500 miles range, allowing drivers t...
30 September 2020
Alexander Kremer, a director in JD.com’s Omnichannel Supermarket Group, shares his view on impact of COVID-19 on the business, how JD.com has established omnichannel offerings to meet shopper needs and ways that Western brands can adapt to enter China.   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .em...
29 September 2020
The online channel has attracted many new shoppers during the pandemic, our ShopperVista research has found. As a result, delivery costs have increased for retailers. Recently, we’ve seen autonomous solutions trialled or scaled up to help with challenges in maintaining profitability. Currently there are two main autonomous solutions in use: drones and robots. They’re delivering onl...
29 September 2020
The Kroger Co. and Ocado Solutions are set to build a new CFC in Romulus, Michigan.  135,000-square-feet, 95$ million  The new facility is due to span 135,000 square foot and create 250 jobs, with a total investment of $95 million. Previously, both companies announced plans to build a CFC in the Great Lakes region. The new Ocado-powered CFC – an automated warehouse facility with digital ...
25 September 2020
Google Cloud and Unilever announced that they will work together on advancing sustainable business practices by using technology to give Unilever greater first mile supply chain transparency. First commercial application of Google Cloud and Google Earth Engine for sustainable commodity sourcing The partnership will look to combine cloud computing with satellite imagery and AI to build a mor...
25 September 2020
The Southern Co-op will soon begin trialing a new grocery delivery service through the Snappy Shopper app. More than 1,700 different products Shoppers will have a choice of 1,700 products to order via the app, including bread, milk, groceries, snacks, soft drinks, pet food, baby care, household products, magazines, newspapers and alcohol. The service will cost £3, plus an additional 4% s...
25 September 2020
Dutch retailer Albert Heijn is testing a new delivery service for small households with the launch of an app called AH Compact. 5,000 daily essentials to choose from The new delivery service is set to meet the needs of one and two-person households, a rapidly growing market. These households are able to choose from an assortment of 5,000 daily essentials, including fresh produce, private-la...
25 September 2020
Amazon has rolled out its Amazon Fresh service to new locations in the UK. The delivery service is launching in Leeds, Wakefield, and Bradford Amazon Prime members outside of London and the South of England, can now order from tens of thousands of products from Amazon Fresh. It offers free delivery for orders over £40 and same-day delivery for orders placed before 9pm. Products from Boot...
23 September 2020
Following a successful trial for store staff, Aldi has launched its click and collect service to customers. What does Aldi's click and collect look like? The click and collect service is currently available from the Loughborough, Allendale Road store. Aldi's website states it is rolling out the service to more stores, the location of which have not yet been announced. Source: Aldi ...
22 September 2020
Walmart is targeting zero emissions across its global operations by 2040. The retailer also plans to manage or restore at least 50m acres of land and 1m square miles of ocean by 2030 to help combat the cascading loss of nature. On the path to becoming a regenerative company These new goals represent a raising of ambitions at Walmart as the retailer aims to play a leading role in transformin...