Collaboration and best practice news

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 ...
13 July 2021
Lidl GB has announced climate targets to become carbon neutral by 2022. Working with suppliers to set their own climate targets The discounter has pledged to reduce emissions from its own operations (Scope 1 & 2), in line with the 1.5 degrees pathway. By 2030, Lidl aims to cut its operational emissions by 80% (compared to 2019) across all countries it operates in. How will it achieve thi...
09 July 2021
Co-op is set to expand its in-store recycling scheme for plastic bags and product wrapping. 2300 stores by November According to the Co-op, once the rollout is completed, it will host Europe’s most extensive in-store network recycling scheme for problem plastics. The scheme has been rolled out to 1,500 stores this month, and is set to be introduced to a total of 2,300 stores by November. ...
09 July 2021
As Casino renews its partnership with Deliveroo and partners with Google Cloud and Accenture, we round up these and other innovations from the business. Casino renews partnership with Deliveroo… Casino has renewed its partnership with Deliveroo, which began in 2020 and will now last for an additional two years. The increased collaboration between the two companies will be at three levels. F...