Collaboration and best practice news

22 May 2019
Kroger partners with Loop, a circular ecommerce platform developed by TerraCycle, to advance its zero-waste vision by reducing the usage of single-use plastics. 100+ products from leading brands The new partnership means that Kroger and Loop will pilot a new reusable packaging system that enables customers in select markets to buy more than 100 products which come in a reusable packaging. M...
15 May 2019
Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has announced it will invest €120 million in automated systems at its four new distribution centres (DC). Cimcorp to provide the automated systems Mercadona has chosen Cimcorp as its automated systems provider at its new DC’s which will serve more than 600 stores. “The main objective of these four centres will be to meet the demands of our stores, ...
14 May 2019
Amazon has partnered up with clothing chain Next to offer its customers a network of stores where they can collect their online orders from designated pick up points. Hundreds of stores to roll out the scheme Looking to make the most of the increasing popularity of click and collect services, Amazon, through its new service called “Amazon Counter”, will allow its customers to choose a pick-...
26 March 2019
Online retailer Ocado has announced a partnership with Coles to develop its online grocery business in Australia. This is the fifth international partnership for the Ocado Smart Platform in less than 18 months. Developing Coles’ online business Coles is one of Australia’s largest grocery retailers, operating 818 supermarkets across the country. The retailer is already a market leader in onl...
11 March 2019
Target's omnichannel strategy is supporting growth and cost reduction. Investment plan delivering for the business Recent results reflect the progress that’s been made in transforming Target over the last two years as it has set out to become “America’s easiest place to shop.” In 2017 it put in place a major investment programme to reimagine its stores, re-engineer its supply chain, build new ...
02 January 2019
Asda has worked with Clipper Logistics since 2008. The partnership agreement has been a successful collaboration, with Clipper managing online order fulfilment and returns, storage and receipts from its sites in Ollerton and Doncaster. Continuing a successful partnership Asda's senior director for central logistics, Chris Hall said: “We are looking forward to a continued partnership with Clip...
07 December 2018
France-based Leclerc has partnered with local start-up Shopopop to expand the range of delivery options for shoppers. Orders delivered by ‘Shoppers’ Through the partnership, Leclerc customers can have their online orders delivered to them at home. Customers buy through Leclerc’s web site and then fill out their order’s shipping information on Shopopop.com. Source: Shopopop They c...
08 November 2018
Relationships and the ability to work effectively with people have a disproportionate impact on our success. Silos, objectives and the ways we choose to communicate can all be barriers, but there are things we can do to make our investments pay. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF Making your business relationships pay: characterising g...
07 November 2018
IGD’s new flagship report makes it clear that technology will be critical to driving growth through supply chain innovation. The underlying infrastructure needs to be in place for this to be successful, partly driven by private-sector collaborations but partly driven by public sector investment. Supporting digital developments As part of a drive towards greater productivity in the UK,...
03 October 2018
The winners of the IGD Awards 2018 were announced at a glittering ceremony in London last night (2nd Oct). Commenting on the IGD Awards, Nick Downing, Commercial Director at IGD said: “Our industry continues to face some challenging times, yet never fails to impress with inventive ways to keep surprising and delighting shoppers with fresh ideas and great service. Congratulations to all our winn...