Supply Chain Analysis news

18 April 2019
Walmart and HSBC have announced today the launch of a sustainable supply chain finance programme that will tie a supplier's financing rate to its sustainability performance. Progress to be demonstrated in Walmart’s Project Gigaton or Sustainability Index Program In order to apply for improved financing from HSBC, Walmart’s suppliers need to be able to show progress in either Project Gi...
17 April 2019
Driverless grocery delivery has been officially rolled out in Houston thanks to a partnership with robotics company Nuro. Second city to trial the technology After a successful trial in Scottsdale, Arizona, Houston becomes the second area to pilot the service. The new delivery service will be initially available from its South Post Oak store before being extended to its Buffalo Speedway sto...
17 April 2019
As the retailer looks to continue to build the success of its Act for Food initiative globally, it has announced, with Nestle, the use of Blockchain technology for a national brand, while in Belgium it has entered into a partnership with pork supplier, Westvers. Carrefour, Nestlé to use Blockchain for Mousline Carrefour and Nestlé have announced that from 15 April they are using Blockchain tech...
16 April 2019
We’ve just published our  first report  in IGD’s Supply Chain Leaders series, reflecting the views of over 100 senior figures from more than 60 businesses around the world.   The survey was run to help us get a better understanding of food and consumer goods supply chains from those who know them best: the people who actually run them. Our respondents reflected a wide range of job titles, inc...
16 April 2019
Last week, Unilever announced it expects to reach 50% recycled content in its packaging by the end of this year, having originally announced its commitment to plastic packaging in 2017. The statement outlined Unilever’s plan to "increase its use of recycled plastic content in its packaging to at least 25% by 2025 against a 2015 baseline." To support efforts, it’s adding a ‘How2Recycle’ label, de...
15 April 2019
A zero-emission electric van, called “Evie”, has already started its service by dropping-off online grocery orders to Sainsbury’s customers in central and east London. The electric vehicle will be able to deliver up to 30 orders a day to online shoppers. Sainsbury’s is trialing this technology to scope its potential to deliver groceries in an efficient way, particularly in busy cities such as ...
12 April 2019
Albertsons Companies has announced that it will start using IBM’s Food Trust blockchain platform to improve the traceability of food all the way from the source to its store’s shelves. Platform to be initially used to track romaine lettuce’s supply chain Although the platform will be used at the early stages to increase the transparency of romaine lettuce’s supply chain, the US grocer aims ...
11 April 2019
From a new reusable bags campaign to ‘Project Gigaton’ and new sustainable textile goals. For the first time, reusable bags will be available to customers for purchase across checkout carousels at its US stores. Reduction of plastic waste, as well as improved customer convenience, are the main drivers of this initiative, which was announced at its 2019 Sustainability Milestone Summit. The new r...
10 April 2019
Following successful pilots, Walmart plans to roll out a new range of robots into its stores, which aim to perform duties such as checking inventory, store maintenance, unloading lorries, sorting products and fulfilling online orders, allowing store associates to focus on serving customers on the shop floor. Walmart said it has been trialling the technology for months and seen a very positive re...
10 April 2019
Co-op has pledged to sustainable sourcing within its supply chain by joining the global Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS). 100% of sustainably sourced soy Co-op’s aim is to make sure that 100% of its sourced soy within its supply chain is certified as sustainable. RTRS’ standards will be used as a baseline to ensure all the soy sourced for its own-brand products originate from sources cons...