Collaboration and best practice news

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 ...
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...