Collaboration and best practice news

31 August 2021
We round up the most-read content from August, selecting some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of that month. We published last month a report that highlights the key findings of IGD’s supply chain leaders survey , which looks at how senior supply chain professionals across the food and consumer goods industry are feeling about challenges, strategy and capability needs. We als...
31 August 2021
Edeka has created a new buying alliance, Epic Partners, in conjunction with Everest alliance member Picnic. Following its launch, Edeka has encouraged several new members to join the group. A multi-national group Epic Partners, which has its headquarters in Geneva, will negotiate with the industry internationally. The group’s members include Biedronka, Migros, Magnit, ICA, Jerónimo Martins ...
25 August 2021
As part of its plan to develop alternative revenue streams and commercialise its ecommerce and technology investments, Walmart is launching a new delivery service, GoLocal. Utilising retail experience to create a relevant service Walmart will launch the new service over the next few months, having signed up several retail partners. Walmart plans to optimise its existing suite of fulfillment...
23 August 2021
Woolworths and Uber Eats have teamed up to provide same-hour grocery deliveries in Sydney and Melbourne. A dozen locations, from next week According to the retailer, a dozen locations are set to be available on the Uber Eats app (under the Metro brand) from next week for account holders based in Sydney and Melbourne, before expanding to additional locations across the eastern seaboard in th...
20 August 2021
Aldi has installed new energy-efficient fridge doors that can save the equivalent of over 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. Up to 20 tonnes per store each year According to Aldi, the initiative is set to reduce each store’s energy consumption by approximately 20%, equivalent to a carbon emission saving of up to 20 tonnes per store each year. The retailer said that the move form...
20 August 2021
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) and Asahi Beverages have announced, in partnership with Pact Group and Cleanaway, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will result in a new joint venture. A new PET recycling facility The joint venture is set to build and operate a new PET (polyethylene terephthalate) recycling facility, but also provide an industry model for recyclin...
17 August 2021
Albertsons has introduced a new online, fee-based subscription service that offers unlimited free delivery and other exclusive perks. “FreshPass” The subscription service, called “FreshPass”, is available for $99 a year (or $12.99 per month) offers shoppers unlimited free delivery on orders worth $30 or more, and in select markets, free two-hour grocery delivery and free access to its “Driv...
13 August 2021
Woolworths has opened its first ‘eStore’ (micro-fulfilment centre) in Queensland, situated in the newly build eCom floor at its Marrochydore supermarket. 1250 sqm, 10,000 SKUs The new micro-fulfilment centre spans over an area of 1250 sqm and uses cutting-edge fulfilment technology from Takeoff Technologies and Knapp AG to sort and move products from automated storage units directly to staf...
13 August 2021
SPAR International announced the launch of a new ecommerce platform to SPAR country organisations and retailers. Driving the optimisation of SPAR’s grocery ecommerce offering The new fully customisable platform is powered by Naveo, an end-to-end ecommerce and fulfilment technology provider, and is made available for SPAR country organisations and retailers worldwide. It is set to help optim...
12 August 2021
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of focus on synchronising the moving parts of food and consumer goods supply chains, increasing collaboration levels and improving visibility over the end-to-end value chain. At the recent Supply Chain Summit from IGD, we invited a range of supply chain professionals to share their views. Here’s a selection of key insights from the session, which i...