Collaboration and best practice news

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...
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 ...