Availability and service news

04 November 2022
A.P.Møller-Mærsk reported strong Q3 results, with higher earnings in its three main businesses (Ocean, Logistics & Services and Terminals) compared to the same quarter in 2021. Operating profit up 60% versus Q3 2021 Both EBITDA and EBIT increased by approximately 60% versus Q3 2021. This marks a 16th consecutive quarter of year-on-year earnings growth. The company said the main drivers h...
30 August 2022
Walmart is acquiring Delivery Drivers Inc., a key partner in its Spark driver delivery platform. Simplifying the driver experience Delivery Drivers Inc. is a specialist in last-mile contractor management, helping individual operators complete deliveries. This is an integral element of Walmart’s Spark delivery platform which powers its own deliveries and those of other businesses through its...
20 July 2022
National convenience retailer, Co-op along with Starship Technologies have announced a partnership with North Northamptonshire Council to operate an autonomous vehicle delivery service in three towns in its district. The service, launched on 14 July, now makes delivery via Starship’s ‘robot’ vehicles from local Co-op stores available to 45,000 residents across Wellingborough, Rushden and Higham F...
11 July 2022
Maritime Transport, one of the UK’s largest transport companies, has commenced operations at Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal, after reaching a long-term agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) to operate the facility. Centrally located, only ten miles from Birmingham Location - The terminal is adjacent to the Nuneaton-to-Birmingham railway line, M42 junction 9 and close to the...
01 June 2022
UK retailer Asda has selected Blue Yonder’s Luminate® Commerce solutions to modernise its order management capabilities and will partner with Bringg on last-mile delivery and fulfilment solutions as it looks to accelerate its omnichannel transformation. Faster order processing, real-time inventory visibility, supply chain connection and dynamic slotting Blue Yonder’s order management (OMS) ...
30 May 2022
The Symbotic system will increase the speed, efficiency and safety of product distribution across Walmart’s 42 Regional Distribution Centers (RDCs) via an end-to-end software-enabled high-density robotics platform. Expanding on existing plans AI-powered supply chain technology company Symbotic LLC and Walmart Inc. have expanded their commercial agreement to roll out Symbotic’s robotics and ...
03 May 2022
Publix has become the first US grocery retailer to partner with Instacart to use the company’s new nano-fulfillment solution, Carrot Warehouses. 15-minute delivery The on-demand delivery company, Instacart, repositioned itself earlier this year as a retail enablement company. This saw the launch of the Instacart platform , which includes what it describes as a "nano-fulfillment solutio...
13 April 2022
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages continue to disrupt food supply chains. Food and consumer goods businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. The government has committed to a package of support i...
06 April 2022
Lidl, part of Schwarz Group and one of the largest retailers in the world, has set up its own container shipping company as it aims to reduce delivery delays and avoid high freight rates. According to registration information at the European Trademark Office, Lidl's new shipping company is called Tailwind Shipping Lines. Ensuring availability and managing increased volume Wolf Tiedemann,...
29 March 2022
Gopuff – a US-based rapid delivery platform – and UK retailer, Morrisons have launched a multi-year partnership to bring own-brand and branded products to Gopuff's platform. The partnership means customers across the UK can order thousands of Morrisons food and grocery items for delivery in as little as 15-20 minutes. A major tie-up having recently arrived in the UK The partnership follows ...