Availability and service news

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...
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...
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
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...
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
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 ...
07 December 2021
Woolworths Group has begun building its first ever automated fulfilment centre in Australia, to better serve the online grocery needs of Western Sydney customers. Powered by Knapp’s automation technology The Woolworths’ Auburn Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC), due to open in 2024, will be equipped with Knapp’s automation technology. The technology will enable hundreds of personal shopper...
02 December 2021
Convenience retailer 7-Eleven is teaming up with Nuro to pilot a commercial delivery service with autonomous vehicles in the Silicon Valley enclave of Mountain View, California. Customers can access the service from December 1 through the 7-Eleven 7NOW delivery app. Initially, Nuro’s self-driving Priuses (with a safety driver) will be used to carry out deliveries but the service will use Nu...
01 December 2021
Swedish retailer, ICA has developed a highly automated warehouse to support its online business growth. The facility, located close to Stockholm, will be operational from the 1 st December and is the first of its kind in Sweden. A partnership with Ocado ICA invested SEK 1.1billion in the warehouse which has been developed in partnership with Ocado Group. Ocado’s automation has been adapted...