Supply Chain Analysis news

23 February 2022
One of the USA’s leading grocery retailers, Albertsons, is partnering with DoorDash to launch a new 30-minute delivery service for online grocery orders. We look at how this fits into the quick commerce segment and what it could mean for its future evolution. Launching in 20 major cities The launch will see Albertsons and DoorDash, a leading on-demand delivery service for retailers and rest...
21 February 2022
UK-based software and robotics firm Ocado Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French retail company Groupe Casino in an extension of their current partnership. About the arrangement – an exclusive joint venture Under the terms of the MoU, the two companies will form an exclusive joint venture (JV) to support the development and management of single or multi-tenanted cu...
16 February 2022
Aldi has launched the “Grow with Aldi” competition to discover new UK suppliers and products. The competition is being launched following the success of Aldi’s 2021 Grow With Aldi spirits competition. Last year’s competition resulted in in Penrhos Gin, a Herefordshire-based fruit farmer turned gin distillery, having its product stocked in Aldi stores nationwide, in an 18,000 bottle order. T...
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...