Supply Chain Analysis news

07 January 2022
Walmart has signed a deal to reserve 5000 electric vehicles (EVs) produced by General Motors’s BrightDrop. Supporting Walmart’s objective to achieve zero emissions across its operations by 2040 The latest move is set to support Walmart’s efforts to put in place a zero emissions logistics fleet by 2040, and in turn achieving its overarching objective of becoming a zero emissions business by ...
06 January 2022
Walmart is to hire more than 3,000 associate delivery drivers and establish an all-electric fleet of delivery vehicles, bringing its InHome service to 30 million U.S. homes in 2022. How does it work? InHome was first launched in 2019 with the purpose of giving time back to shoppers by using highly-trained associates to deliver fresh groceries and essentials directly into their homes. T...
05 January 2022
We have just published our online trends 2022 report. IGD Supply Chain Analysis subscribers can read the full report here . For those of you that are not subscribers, here is a few of our key trends to look out for: 1. Online-offline friction Retailers will continue to use technology to support all shoppers. However, to improve retailers’ profitability, we will see friction developing betw...
05 January 2022
Dutch retailer Jumbo has announced a strategic partnership with instant on-demand delivery company Gorillas on instant grocery deliveries in the Netherlands and Flanders. Benefiting from each other’s expertise The strategic partnership will see Jumbo supply a large part of its range to Gorillas, including various A-brand, private label, organic and exclusive La Place products. The agreem...
04 January 2022
Tesco, in partnership with international freight company FSEW, is set to introduce electric heavy freight articulated trucks in its fleet. Transporting goods between Cardiff and Magor According to Tesco, two new 37 tonne DAF electric heavy weight articulated trucks will be transporting products emissions-free from Wentloog rail terminal outside Cardiff to Tesco’s distribution center in Mago...
17 December 2021
Just Eat Takeaway and UK supermarket Asda have launched a grocery delivery partnership, marking Just Eat’s first grocery delivery deal with a supermarket in the UK. 1,000 products available to order from January From January, 1,000 Asda products, including fresh groceries, will be available to order from the Just Eat app seven days a week.  The service will be limited to five stores, wit...
14 December 2021
Morrisons is set to work with its own label suppliers to cut carbon emissions in its wider supply chain. 30% reduction of Scope 3 carbon emissions by 2030 Morrisons said it will encourage suppliers to reduce the greenhouse emissions associated with the sourcing, manufacture and transportation of their products. 400 own label suppliers will initially be offered free access to a new softwa...
14 December 2021
Kroger is set to build a new customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in North Carolina that will be powered by Ocado Solutions’ technology. Operational within 24 months The new facility, which will measure 200,000 square feet, is expected to combine vertical integration, machine learning and robotics. 700 new jobs will be created over the next five years.  Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger's senior vice ...
10 December 2021
Walmart is partnering with HSBC and CPD to provide suppliers that with early payment on their invoices based on their sustainability efforts. This is designed to help them unlock investment in sustainability initiatives linked to the retailer’s Project Gigaton. Financing linked to progress on sustainability goals Through Walmart’s Sustainable Supply Chain Finance programme (SSCF), which was...
08 December 2021
Instacart announced the expansion of its virtual convenience offering through a partnership with Ahold Delhaize USA. New virtual convenience storefronts Both companies have now introduced new virtual convenience storefronts which now include, in addition to Stop & Shop Express (introduced in October 2021), Food Lion Now, GIANT Instant Delivery, Hannaford Now, Shop & Stop Express, Giant Food...