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06 August 2021
Woolworths is set to temporarily convert two stores in Western Sydney into online delivery hubs, amid the ongoing lockdown in Greater Sydney. Cecil Hills and Fairfield stores According to the retailer, it plans to close its Cecil Hills store from Friday 6 August at 10pm to focus solely on serving online grocery delivery customers until further notice. Meanwhile, Woolworth’s Fairfield sto...
03 August 2021
This is a roundup of July’s most popular content, picking out some of the key insights from the most viewed reports of the previous month. We produced the first and second reports in a three-part series that presents the key findings from IGD’s ecommerce supply chain survey 2021. In addition, we produced a landmark report that provides a picture of how global retail will be changed over the me...
03 August 2021
As part of its plan to develop new revenue and profit pools, Walmart is to start offering several of its technologies and capabilities to other businesses. Enabling further investment in the customer value proposition Under this initiative, Walmart will aim to monetise the technologies it has developed over the last few years to support its digital transformation and moves towards creating ...
02 August 2021
Central England Co-op has teamed up with Snappy Shopper to offer home delivery to shoppers in the Midlands and East Anglia. Available from 141 stores initially, before rising to 200 stores by the end of 2021 Shoppers in the Midlands and East Anglia will be able to order groceries online from 141 stores initially. The number of stores where the delivery service is available will then rise to...
23 July 2021
Leading quick commerce company, Instacart, and micro-fulfillment company, Fabric, are partnering to bring automated technology solutions to retailers in the US and Canada. Combining technologies to offer new services The multi-year strategic partnership positions Fabric as Instacart’s fulfilment automation partner. The plan is to combine the technologies of both companies to offer a new eco...
22 July 2021
Costco and Uber have teamed up to test same-day delivery service in Texas. Available across 25 stores in Dallas, Austin and Houston According to Uber, the same-day delivery pilot will take place from 25 locations in Texas. Over the next few weeks, an additional 7 Costco stores will be available to Uber users via Uber and Uber Eats mobile apps.  The minimum order amount is $35 and delivery i...
22 July 2021
Oil and gas company Shell is set to install up to 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at Waitrose stores by 2025. Set to be installed in as many as 100 Waitrose shops According to Waitrose, the partnership between Shell and the retailer will see the number of Shell forecourt shops which sell Waitrose food and drink increase from 57 to 125 by 2025. In addition, John Lewis Click & Colle...
20 July 2021
Albertsons Companies has partnered with Uber to introduce grocery delivery service to around 1200 Albertsons-owned stores, including Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb and Randalls. Available in more than 400 cities and towns According to Uber, its on-demand grocery delivery service, which launched last July, is currently available in more than 400 cities and towns, and will be offered nationwi...
16 July 2021
Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina has announced the introduction of its first 50 tonnes hydrogen-powered milk truck, in a bid to improve the sustainability of milk transport. Supporting infrastructure available in the Groningen region, for now At the moment, the infrastructure that allows for the use of hydrogen milk trucks is only available in the Groningen region (the Netherlands). How...
15 July 2021
Walmart is teaming up with technology company Symbotic to deploy robotics at 25 regional distribution centres (RDCs). Building on a 2017 pilot The move follows a 2017 pilot that has seen Symbotic introduce its autonomous robotics platform to Walmart’s distribution centre in Brooksville, Florida, which is able to sort, store, retrieve and pack freight onto pallets. Source: Walmart ...