Supply Chain Analysis news

19 August 2019
Food Lion, Ahold Delhaize’s subsidiary, plans to expand its ‘To-Go’ grocery pickup service, with an additional 25 stores across North Carolina and Virginia set to offer the service. To be introduced on the 19 th of August The new locations include Louisa, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Prince George, Lovingston, Quinton, Ashland, Myrtle Beach and Madison Heights. As an incentive, the grocer w...
19 August 2019
Israeli dronemaker Flytrex and North Carolina based drone services firm Causey Aviation Unmanned have been granted the green light from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to start a food delivery pilot using drones. Pilot to take place in Holly Springs, North Carolina The drones will be using a single fixed route, which was approved by the FAA, from a distribution centre to an out...
16 August 2019
Walmart Canada is expanding its on-demand grocery delivery service to 200 stores through its partnership with Instacart. Delivery complements other fulfillment options The expansion of this service follows-on from the launch of a pilot service at 17 stores in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Winnipeg last year. Through this service, customers can order grocery products to be delivered in ...
16 August 2019
Thanks to a partnership with food bank Dare to Care and the city’s economic development arm Louisville Forward, Kroger has brought its Zero HungerMobile Market to Louisville’s neighborhoods. Providing better access to fresh groceries Food insecurity is linked to higher rates of illness and lowered life expectancy in predominantly low-income neighborhoods. In this context, the single-a...
16 August 2019
Kroger’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste initiative has resulted in cutting its food waste footprint by 9% last year amongst other key achievements. Improved landfill diversion rate Kroger’s food waste diversion from landfill has increased by 13% year-on-year. It has also distributed 100 million pounds of food from its stores, plants and distribution centres to people in need. In addition, its ...
14 August 2019
Logistics is evolving fast, with new technologies supporting the emergence of solutions that are disrupting the status quo. In many markets, a small number of large players dominate, holding a large portion of the overall pie, with the size of operators’ fleets and a track-record on delivering (literally) helping them secure and maintain their advantage and win long-term contracts. But with s...
14 August 2019
Aldi UK is trialling removing the plastic from its steak packaging, in its latest initiative to reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. The trial Aldi will be replacing the plastic packaging from its 'Specially Selected' range of steaks with a cardboard tray. The new packaging has been sourced from sustainably managed forests. The trial will take place across over 380 stores. If succ...
09 August 2019
Amazon has begun rolling out its last-mile delivery robots in Southern California, after an initial trial that took place in a suburb of Seattle, Washington earlier this year. Robots called ‘Scout’ The Scout robots were developed in Amazon’s R&D lab in Seattle, and they are designed to autonomously deliver parcels from urban distribution points to Amazon Prime customers based in Irvine, in ...
09 August 2019
Unilever continues its green packaging drive by launching a new ice cream tub that contains at least 25% of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic content. Over three million tubs to be launched globally in 2020 Unilever has sent so far 600,000 tubs across retailers in Europe, specifically Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands, before globally distributing more than three million tubs. S...
08 August 2019
Woolworths has partnered with Takeoff Technologies to test its automated micro fulfilment technology in three locations. Test to start in the next 12 months before potential further roll out The implementation of the automated sites will take place within the next 12 months, with Woolworths hoping that the trial will help it both meet the growing demand for online grocery orders, but also enh...