Supply Chain Analysis news

20 January 2021
Mars UK has announced a multi-year partnership with DHL that will see it invest £350m in its logistics network. Two new depots, the size of 13 football pitches According to Mars UK, the partnership will see the construction of two new depots that will have a combined square footage of over a million feet – or 13 football pitches. The sites will become fully operational in the spring of 2022...
14 January 2021
Aldi Ireland announced the return of its ‘Grow with Aldi’ supplier development programme for 2021. Investing more than €500,000 in supporting Irish suppliers  Aldi will offer Irish suppliers the chance to to become a core range listing in all 145 Aldi Ireland stores. So far, over 500 Irish suppliers have entered the ‘Grow with Aldi’ programme over the last 3 years, with €3 million invested ...
14 January 2021
Aldi Ireland and Deliveroo have removed the standard €4.99 grocery delivery fee until next month to encourage people to stay at home. Service available in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick Shoppers can order from over 400 Aldi products through Deliveroo’s on-demand delivery portal. Once orders are picked and packed by Aldi’s staff, they are delivered by Deliveroo’s riders to customers’ door...
14 January 2021
PepsiCo announced plans to more than double its climate goal, and commits to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040. One decade earlier than called for in the Paris agreement Before reaching carbon neutrality by 2040, the manufacturer intends first to reduce absolute GHG emissions across its direct operations (Scope 1 and 2) by 75% and its indirect value chain (Scope 3) by 40% by 2030 (against ...
12 January 2021
Latest IGD research, conducted 8-10 January, shows that half of shoppers claimed to have stockpiled or bought extra recently due to COVID-19. This has increased from last week though is still lower than previous levels, particularly last April, when it reached 64%. Stockpiling is highest among 18-44s (62%) and those living in London and Northern Ireland (both 65%). In comparison, claimed st...
08 January 2021
Latest IGD research conducted 6-7 January has shown that 45% of shoppers claimed to have stockpiled or bought extra recently due to COVID-19. This has declined from 53% in research conducted 18-20 December. Stockpiling is highest among 18-34s (50%), ABs (56%) and those living in London (61%). In comparison, claimed stockpiling due to the UK leaving the EU is lower and stable at 21% (24% in ...
08 January 2021
Auchan Retail Romania, the local unit of France's Auchan Retail, has signed an agreement with food service delivery platform foodpanda. Delivery service available initially in two cities Shoppers will be able to order products from Auchan stores through foodpanda’s online platform. Orders are then delivered to shoppers’ home by foodpanda’s operatives. Source: Auchan Romania Under...
08 January 2021
Albertsons’ Jewel-Osco division is testing an automated pickup kiosk for online grocery orders in the Chicago market. Partnership with Cleveron The retailer has partnered with Estonia-based Cleveron to pilot the automated and contactless grocery pickup kiosk. Located at a Jewel-Osco store in Chicago, customers can select the “Kiosk PickUp” option when placing their order. Cleveron is one of...
07 January 2021
Ahold Delhaize, America’s fifth largest retailer, has teamed up with private investment management firm Centerbridge Partners to acquire FreshDirect, an online grocer based in the Bronx, New York City. Ahold Delhaize to hold a majority share The retailer is due to hold a majority share, funded by cash on hand, while Centerbridge Partners will be a minority equity investor with a 20% stake. ...
07 January 2021
Albertsons Companies, one of the biggest retailers in the US, has announced it will cease fulfilling online orders through its own delivery fleet in a number of markets. Relying instead on third-party fulfillment providers According to Albertsons, it plans to rely on third-party fulfilment providers in some parts of the country, including Southern California, where the retailer operates the...