Supply Chain Analysis news

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...
25 January 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 resu...
21 January 2022
Tesco and Direct Rail Services (DRS) have extended their partnership by signing a new three year deal. Supplying and expanding rail operations across GB The new deal means DRS, which has been long associated with the so-called “Tesco trains”, will continue to operate intermodal trains for the retailer in England, Wales and Scotland, including Mossend to Inverness, which is the longest domes...
20 January 2022
Aldi UK has ended its partnership with Deliveroo, as the retailer pulled 130 stores nationwide off the latter’s online platform. A relationship that first started back in May 2020 The partnership between Aldi UK and Deliveroo started as a trial from its Daleside Road store in May 2020 , before extending the delivery trial to 130 stores in November 2020 . Shoppers located within a 6km r...
17 January 2022
Tesco plans to open imminently two new urban fulfilment centres (UFCs) as online shopping increases, while another four are set to open during Tesco’s next financial year. Bradford UFC to open later this week In its latest Q3 and Christmas Trading Statement, Tesco has announced it will open this week a new UFC in Bradford at the Valley Road store on Canal Road. The facility is set to cater ...
14 January 2022
The service, which launched in May 2021, will be rolled out to at least 600 stores by the end of 2023. Whoosh is currently available from 115 Tesco stores and will be in “about 200 stores by the end of the financial year” before rapid expansion in 2023, according to Tesco chief executive Ken Murphy. At its launch in May 2021, Whoosh offered a range of around 1,700 SKUs.  Tesco followed th...
14 January 2022
The Kroger Co. and Nuro have announced an expanded collaboration to ramp up the use of third-generation autonomous vehicles for grocery deliveries. A partnership that dates back to 2018 Back in 2018, Kroger and Nuro have launched their first delivery pilot using all-electric, autonomous vehicles. According to Nuro, its third-generation model has double the cargo volume of its second-ge...
12 January 2022
Co-op in leasing a 47,000 sq ft distribution facility at Link Park, Newhouse, on the M8 east of Glasgow. The site is located next to its main 500,000 sq ft Glasgow distribution centre, with construction due for completion in October 2022. The facility will be built on strategically important brownfield land and will add to Co-op’s logistics infrastructure in Scotland. Enhancing Co-op’s Network...
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...