Collaboration and best practice news

06 December 2021
SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has secured access, under a power purchase agreement (PPP), to ‘real-time’ renewable energy from wind turbines for its production facilities in Germany. Wind turbines to deliver power in real time Two wind turbines which are located in Beppen, near Hanover, are set to deliver power in real time – as it is generated – to th...
30 November 2021
Aldi has started a trial of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers at its Bathgate store in West Lothian, Scotland. Ahead of the Scotland-wide rollout The trial is taking place ahead of the Scotland-wide rollout of the deposit scheme, which will start in July 2022. Under the trial, shoppers will be allowed to return single-use plastic or glass bottles from 50ml up to three l...
30 November 2021
In order to navigate the industry-wide supply chain challenges, Asda has chartered a cargo ship to secure the supply of key festive products. 350 containers of festive products According to Asda, the cargo ship carries 350 containers of festive products including festive decorations, toys, clothing and gifts. In addition, the retailer has ramped up the volume of turkeys and pigs in blank...
12 November 2021
As inflation hits a 30-year high in the US, we are starting to see retailers shift to a stronger value-led focus, in-store and online. Could this be a foreshadow of what’s to come in 2022? Prices hit 30-year high The annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) hit a 30-year high of 6.2% in October. The scale and scope of the increased commodity, packaging, labour and freight costs which suppliers con...
11 November 2021
Having weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, our industry continues to face new challenges. We look at what’s top of the list for the senior team at the Kellogg Company. Growth held back by supply challenges Organic sales increased 5.1% in Q3, with demand at-home remaining elevated and most of its powerhouse brands outperforming their relevant categories. Without some of the supply challenges it...
11 November 2021
The UK government has committed to phasing out new, non-zero emission HGVs weighing 26 tonnes and under by 2035, with all new HGVs sold in the UK to be zero-emission by 2040. The first country in the world to commit to such target According to the Department for Transport, the UK will become the first country in the world to commit to such target, which was announced on ‘Transport Day’ at t...
09 November 2021
As part of its Digital Day, Carrefour has said it is aiming ‘to be a global leader in Digital Retail’. The new digital strategy builds on the retailer’s 2018 aims, which have created a strong foundation on which to build. The retailer said the aim to be a global leader would be ‘built on a ‘data-centric, digital-first’ approach’. Targeting tripling of ecommerce GMV to €10 bn by 2026 Carrefo...
08 November 2021
Since the start of COVID-19, quick commerce has been one of the fastest growing and innovative segments of the food and consumer goods industry which has been helped by significant financial investment over recent months. Quick commerce players deliver groceries and essentials to customers in less than one hour. There are three subsections of quick commerce: aggregators, pure plays, and retail...
05 November 2021
Midcounties Co-op has announced the launch of a pilot Click & Collect service across 25 of Your Co-op Food stores in Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. Showcasing local produce Your Co-op Food is part of The Midcounties Co-operative, one of the largest independent UK co-operatives and fully owned by its members. According to Midcounties Co-op, the new ...
04 November 2021
With organic net sales up 1.3% in Q3 year-on-year, and up 7.6% versus 2019, we look at how Kraft Heinz is planning to mitigate the impact of cost inflation. Delivering gains after 2020 surge The company’s sales performance in the quarter paints a familiar picture with many CPG suppliers posting moderate gains versus last year and a significant increase versus 2019. The ability of companies ...