Collaboration and best practice news

08 September 2022
Cargill is launching its first digital business studio in Asia, in a three-year partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Promoting agricultural innovation in the Asia-Pacific region The Singapore-based studio will support local founders with investments that aid Cargill in bringing solutions to the market and promote agricultural innovation in the Asia-Pacific region...
31 August 2022
PepsiCo has announced that it is collaborating with six start-ups to boost supply chain sustainability. Innovative sustainability solutions driven by PepsiCo Labs The six start-ups have been identified through PepsiCo Labs, the technology venturing arm of PepsiCo. PepsiCo Labs exists to identify and collaborate with breakthrough start-up companies to drive business growth and efficienc...
17 August 2022
Generation Logistics is a new campaign sponsored by the Department for Transport and companies from across the logistics industry. It aims to raise the profile of the sector in the hope of addressing recruitment challenges and future-proofing the industry’s talent pipeline. Raising awareness of an often-overlooked industry The campaign will raise awareness of the industry, which is often ov...
11 July 2022
Following the announcement of an end to its alliance with Carrefour, Louis Delhaize has agreed a buying partnership with Intermarché A partnership to improve buying power Belgian retailing group Louis Delhaize and French retailer Intermarché have announced a five-year buying partnership; In France, the Louis Delhaize group will be supplied national brands by Intermarché In Belgium ...
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...
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 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...
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...