Supply Chain Analysis news

17 October 2019
The latest instalment of IGD’s annual supply chain event took place this week. This was my fourth Supply Chain Summit and it was another great day! Here’s a recap in case you missed it. Customer-centric – the business imperative IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, opened on the main stage, setting the scene by delivering a few clear messages. The one that resonated with me most is “You must shape ...
16 October 2019
Following plans announced earlier this year, Walmart has made its ‘InHome’ delivery service available to 1m customers in Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Vero Beach, Florida. This enables customers to have their online grocery orders delivered directly into their fridge at home. Membership based programme Through this service, Walmart is aiming to make its customers’ lives easier by not requirin...
16 October 2019
Lidl is due to invest £15 billion in British suppliers across the next five years. It has also committed to increase sales of British sourced meat, poultry and fresh produce by 10% over the next twelve months. Additional initiatives In addition to its multi-billion pound investment into UK food, farming and production, the retailer is set to introduce longer-term contracts that give its sup...
14 October 2019
Uber announced that it acquired a majority stake in Santiago-based grocery delivery service Cornershop, paving the way for the expansion of its food delivery service. Context Few days ago, Walmart Canada made a deal with Cornershop to expand its trial of express grocery delivery within the Greater Toronto area, while last year, Walmart has tried to buy the same delivery company for $225 m...
11 October 2019
Food Lion plans to expand its 'To-Go' online grocery pickup at an additional 50 stores in five states. ‘To-Go’ available in 200 stores in total The ‘To-Go’ service will be rolled out in additional stores based in Delaware, the Carolinas, Virginia and West Virginia, starting from the 14 th of October. Overall, there will be 200 stores that offer the Click-and-Collect service. Deborah Sab...
11 October 2019
Walmart Canada has announced the expansion of its pilot of the Cornershop express grocery delivery. About Cornershop Cornershop is a Santiago (Chile)-based online grocery marketplace. Customers can order groceries through the Cornershop app or website. Cornershop personal shoopers then go to a participating store to pick and pack their orders. In case an item is not available, customers are...
10 October 2019
Discounter Lidl has launched operations at its biggest distribution centre in the UK, located in the Eurocentral industrial estate in Motherwell. 250 jobs to be created The new distribution centre is expected to service Lidl’s 99 existing stores across Scotland, with an additional 12 stores to be opened over the next three years. The new DC will serve as a replacement to its existing distri...
08 October 2019
Walmart filed this week a couple of patents around drone deliveries. These patents reflect new designs that deal with the way packages are safely and securely dropped off when they reach their final destination. First patent Looking at drones’ deliveries taking place around us, packages are being delivered by simply dropping them on the ground. However, Walmart’s first patent aims to change...
07 October 2019
Unilever has pledged to slash its use of virgin plastic use in half by 2025. Reducing usage by 100,000 tonnes in absolute terms In addition to reducing its plastic usage in absolute terms by 100,000 tonnes, Unilever intends to eliminate an additional 250,000 tonnes of plastic through alternatives. It will attempt to do so by reinforcing innovation around reusable and refillable packaging. M...
04 October 2019
Edeka Nord has started the construction of its new warehouse for fresh produce, located in the Eichhof business park in Neumünster. 25-hectare site The new warehouse will be located in a 25-hectare site in the north of Neumünster. According to Edeka, the new facility will provide the retailer ‘decisive advantages’. The retailer is also planning to build another warehouse for frozen goods...