Collaboration and best practice news

14 January 2021
Aldi Ireland and Deliveroo have removed the standard €4.99 grocery delivery fee until next month to encourage people to stay at home. Service available in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick Shoppers can order from over 400 Aldi products through Deliveroo’s on-demand delivery portal. Once orders are picked and packed by Aldi’s staff, they are delivered by Deliveroo’s riders to customers’ door...
08 January 2021
Auchan Retail Romania, the local unit of France's Auchan Retail, has signed an agreement with food service delivery platform foodpanda. Delivery service available initially in two cities Shoppers will be able to order products from Auchan stores through foodpanda’s online platform. Orders are then delivered to shoppers’ home by foodpanda’s operatives. Source: Auchan Romania Under...
08 January 2021
Albertsons’ Jewel-Osco division is testing an automated pickup kiosk for online grocery orders in the Chicago market. Partnership with Cleveron The retailer has partnered with Estonia-based Cleveron to pilot the automated and contactless grocery pickup kiosk. Located at a Jewel-Osco store in Chicago, customers can select the “Kiosk PickUp” option when placing their order. Cleveron is one of...
07 January 2021
Ahold Delhaize, America’s fifth largest retailer, has teamed up with private investment management firm Centerbridge Partners to acquire FreshDirect, an online grocer based in the Bronx, New York City. Ahold Delhaize to hold a majority share The retailer is due to hold a majority share, funded by cash on hand, while Centerbridge Partners will be a minority equity investor with a 20% stake. ...
07 January 2021
Albertsons Companies, one of the biggest retailers in the US, has announced it will cease fulfilling online orders through its own delivery fleet in a number of markets. Relying instead on third-party fulfillment providers According to Albertsons, it plans to rely on third-party fulfilment providers in some parts of the country, including Southern California, where the retailer operates the...
04 January 2021
Aldi is planning to ramp up its support for British suppliers by purchasing an additional £3.5bn of locally produced food and drink annually, within the next five years. In addition to investment in its stores and supply chain Aldi is also investing £500m in new and upgraded stores, distribution centres and its supply chain in 2021, which is due to create more than 4000 jobs in addition to ...
23 December 2020
The UK’s fourth largest supermarket, WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, is adding 150 innovative trailers to its fleet, designed in conjunction with Tiger Trailers. ‘more products, fewer miles’ While Morrisons has historically used temperature-controlled box van trailers for most of its UK store deliveries, it identified that ambient moving double deck trailers could increase both efficiency and...
16 December 2020
Walmart is expanding its existing pilot programme with Gatik to test driverless deliveries. It is also going to test a longer route in Louisiana. Testing along the middle-mile Walmart initially partnered with autonomous vehicle company, Gatik, last year in Bentonville, Arkansas. The retailer has been using Gatik’s ‘Autonomous Box Trucks’ to move customer orders on a two-mile route between a...
15 December 2020
Following a year-long trial, major UK convenience retailer McColl’s has announced that it is to extend its delivery partnership with Uber Eats to 400 stores by the end of March 2021.  With the service customers will be able to order from a range of 500 convenience products including groceries, soft drinks, confectionery, snacks, beer, wine, toiletries and household goods, all for delivery in as l...
15 December 2020
USA-based Target’s recent third quarter update revealed that it has delivered the equivalent of eight years’ growth over the last nine months. We look at how it has been able to meet this surge in demand and the plans it is putting in place for added capacity this holiday season and beyond. Incremental sales of $10bn Over the first three quarters of this year, Target has generated over $10b...