Supply Chain Analysis news

17 January 2022
Tesco plans to open imminently two new urban fulfilment centres (UFCs) as online shopping increases, while another four are set to open during Tesco’s next financial year. Bradford UFC to open later this week In its latest Q3 and Christmas Trading Statement, Tesco has announced it will open this week a new UFC in Bradford at the Valley Road store on Canal Road. The facility is set to cater ...
14 January 2022
The service, which launched in May 2021, will be rolled out to at least 600 stores by the end of 2023. Whoosh is currently available from 115 Tesco stores and will be in “about 200 stores by the end of the financial year” before rapid expansion in 2023, according to Tesco chief executive Ken Murphy. At its launch in May 2021, Whoosh offered a range of around 1,700 SKUs.  Tesco followed th...
14 January 2022
The Kroger Co. and Nuro have announced an expanded collaboration to ramp up the use of third-generation autonomous vehicles for grocery deliveries. A partnership that dates back to 2018 Back in 2018, Kroger and Nuro have launched their first delivery pilot using all-electric, autonomous vehicles. According to Nuro, its third-generation model has double the cargo volume of its second-ge...
12 January 2022
Co-op in leasing a 47,000 sq ft distribution facility at Link Park, Newhouse, on the M8 east of Glasgow. The site is located next to its main 500,000 sq ft Glasgow distribution centre, with construction due for completion in October 2022. The facility will be built on strategically important brownfield land and will add to Co-op’s logistics infrastructure in Scotland. Enhancing Co-op’s Network...
07 January 2022
Walmart has signed a deal to reserve 5000 electric vehicles (EVs) produced by General Motors’s BrightDrop. Supporting Walmart’s objective to achieve zero emissions across its operations by 2040 The latest move is set to support Walmart’s efforts to put in place a zero emissions logistics fleet by 2040, and in turn achieving its overarching objective of becoming a zero emissions business by ...
06 January 2022
Walmart is to hire more than 3,000 associate delivery drivers and establish an all-electric fleet of delivery vehicles, bringing its InHome service to 30 million U.S. homes in 2022. How does it work? InHome was first launched in 2019 with the purpose of giving time back to shoppers by using highly-trained associates to deliver fresh groceries and essentials directly into their homes. T...
05 January 2022
We have just published our online trends 2022 report. IGD Supply Chain Analysis subscribers can read the full report here . For those of you that are not subscribers, here is a few of our key trends to look out for: 1. Online-offline friction Retailers will continue to use technology to support all shoppers. However, to improve retailers’ profitability, we will see friction developing betw...
05 January 2022
Dutch retailer Jumbo has announced a strategic partnership with instant on-demand delivery company Gorillas on instant grocery deliveries in the Netherlands and Flanders. Benefiting from each other’s expertise The strategic partnership will see Jumbo supply a large part of its range to Gorillas, including various A-brand, private label, organic and exclusive La Place products. The agreem...
04 January 2022
Tesco, in partnership with international freight company FSEW, is set to introduce electric heavy freight articulated trucks in its fleet. Transporting goods between Cardiff and Magor According to Tesco, two new 37 tonne DAF electric heavy weight articulated trucks will be transporting products emissions-free from Wentloog rail terminal outside Cardiff to Tesco’s distribution center in Mago...
17 December 2021
Just Eat Takeaway and UK supermarket Asda have launched a grocery delivery partnership, marking Just Eat’s first grocery delivery deal with a supermarket in the UK. 1,000 products available to order from January From January, 1,000 Asda products, including fresh groceries, will be available to order from the Just Eat app seven days a week.  The service will be limited to five stores, wit...