Collaboration and best practice news

24 September 2021
Sainsbury’s has announced the relaunch and expansion of its same day and one-hour rapid delivery as it evolves its online offer to cater for changing shopper preferences. Relaunch of same day delivery service Sainsbury’s will introduce same day delivery and collection services to 100 more stores by the end of October, so that customers ordering before midday can receive a delivery after 5pm...
22 September 2021
CO2 production resumed Production of CO2 at CF Industries’ plant in Teesside will be resumed in the next few days, as the government is set to cover full operating costs to run the plant for three weeks. The plant is due to become operational again in three days’ time. CF Industries’ second plant, located in Cheshire, will still remain closed for now. US-owned CF Industries has recently sto...
21 September 2021
In a significant expansion of its interests in wholesale, Morrisons has partnered with online platform StarStock to supply hospitality businesses. 1,500 lines to be offered through online platform The deal with will allow pubs, restaurants and hotel owners to buy stock directly from the Bradford-based grocer. Initially over 1,500 lines will be offered through StarStock’s platform, including...
16 September 2021
Co-op is set to boost its ecommerce strategy by unveiling its new partnership with Amazon and extending robot deliveries, in a bid to double its online sales by the end of the year. From £70million to £200 million According to the Co-op, the new strategic partnership and robot rollout are key to its plans to speed up “rapid kerb to kitchen grocery delivery services”, and increase its online...
16 September 2021
FMCG manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) has teamed up with Trimble, a California-based industrial technology company, to improve the transportation procurement process. An agile transportation procurement collaboration platform The new strategic relationship is set to enhance the way shippers and carriers work together during the transportation procurement process, and shape the developmen...
14 September 2021
The Kroger Co. is teaming up with quick commerce company Instacart for 30-minute grocery deliveries via its first-of-its-kind virtual convenience store. “Kroger Delivery Now” The new service, called “Kroger Delivery Now”, offers rapid delivery of fresh food, household essentials, meal solutions and snacks throughout the day, from early morning to late at night. The service is available thro...
10 September 2021
SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has invested €12 million in a pilot plant of its new Tech Centre Europe, located near SIG’s packaging plants in Linnich, Germany. Expediting new product and packaging development The investment in the new Tech Centre will help the company fast track new product and packaging development and meet the growing demand for sust...
07 September 2021
As Carrefour and Cajoo confirm their partnership in France and Carrefour expands its quick commerce solutions in Belgium and Romania, we look at the retailer’s developments in the channel. Carrefour participates in recent Cajoo fundraising Cajoo has raised a further US$40m from investors, a list that included Carrefour alongside several France-based private equity companies. The investment ...
03 September 2021
After announcing plans to launch a purchasing alliance, the partnership between Casino and Intermarché officially started on 1 September. The partnership starts ahead of the 2022 trade negotiations. Auxo to focus on range of solutions… As part of the alliance Casino and Intermarché will be purchasing goods together, but also developing digital services and producing private labels. The alli...
03 September 2021
Walmart has announced plans to hire 20,000 employees across Walmart and Sam’s Club distribution centres (DCs), fulfilment centres (FCs) and transportation offices. Roles across 250 facilities The retailer said that it’s holding special hiring events on September 8-9. The roles to be fulfilled include order fillers, freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and management positions. These ...