Supply Chain Analysis news

01 February 2023
Smart Freight Centre and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have set out new guidance on how to advance the quantification and sharing of logistics emissions. The announcement, which came from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, aims to help the logistics industry on its journey to net-zero emissions. Aim is to increase transparency on logistics emis...
01 February 2023
Lidl GB will invest £4 billion in British food businesses in its upcoming financial year. The retailer said the investment target is part of its five-year 2019 plan, where it committed to invest £15 bn in food businesses in Britain. As part of its new announcement, this target will be raised to £17 bn. Lidl GB working with more than 650 UK suppliers Lidl GB works directly with more than 650...
27 January 2023
Tesco, in conjunction with the non-profit organisation Keep Sea Blue, will start selling fresh fish in packaging that contains at least 30% recycled coastal plastic collected from beaches, coastlines, and coastal communities around the Mediterranean Sea. Source: Tesco Initiative expected to remove 500 metric tonnes of plastic annually Tesco said the partnership would see plastic was...
19 January 2023
A spike in cases In the last several weeks, the Chinese government has been lifting its zero-Covid policy and easing travel restrictions. This has led to a sharp increase in cases, with more than 251,000 cases confirmed within a single week. With such large numbers falling ill, factories throughout the country are facing staff shortages and struggling to keep operations running. Available s...
18 January 2023
The partnership, which seeks to provide almost instant delivery of home shopping to consumers will launch in more than 175 stores by the end of February in locations including London, Edinburgh and Bristol, with plans to roll out to many more cities across 2023. Over 3,000 products available to customers From January, customers across the UK will be able to purchase items from Sainsbury’s v...
16 January 2023
1,200 employees will be impacted by Amazon's decision to close three UK warehouses this year as the internet retailer makes cost-cutting measures in response to a decline in consumer spending. The three sites affected are as follows: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire Doncaster, South Yorkshire Gourock, Scotland Workers affected by the closures will be offered alternative roles at...
13 January 2023
Global logistics business XPO has invested in 100 electric vehicles from Renault Trucks to expand its fleet in France. 16- and 19- tonne trucks in 28 XPO locations The contract is for the purchase of 16- and 19-tonne commercial trucks that will be based in 28 XPO locations throughout France and used to transport palletised products. The trucks are expected to be delivered from now until the...
10 January 2023
Walmart’s drone deliveries are now live in seven states. The retailer stated its drones fulfilled more than 6,000 deliveries in 2022, in 30 minutes or less from the point of receiving the order. Innovative and fast options for customers The company, in partnership with its vendors, now operate 36 drone delivery hubs across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia...
19 December 2022
PepsiCo is planning to introduce 100 heavy-duty Tesla Semis in 2023, where it will use the trucks to make deliveries to customers like Walmart and Kroger. Source: insideEVs Launching in California, followed by central U.S. PepsiCo is purchasing the trucks outright and upgrading its plants to support the new additions. This includes installation of four 750-kilowatt Tesla Inc. chargi...
12 December 2022
Gist has launched a trial of DAF’s LF Electric fridge truck, supported by key suppliers, dealer Ford & Slater and DAF Trucks UK. Two fully electric vehicles being trialled The vehicle will be based at Gist’s Hemel Hempstead site in Hertfordshire for the duration of the trial. It is one of two fully electric vehicles Gist is trialling, as it looks for diesel alternatives. The second vehicle ...