Supply Chain Analysis news

08 June 2022
With the business impacted by global supply chain issues, Target is taking several actions to right-size its inventory, reduce costs and protect profitability in the second half of the year. Wrong place, wrong time This is the hangover from the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in significant supply chain challenges at the end of last year. High demand on global freight lines, plus factory c...
01 June 2022
UK retailer Asda has selected Blue Yonder’s Luminate® Commerce solutions to modernise its order management capabilities and will partner with Bringg on last-mile delivery and fulfilment solutions as it looks to accelerate its omnichannel transformation. Faster order processing, real-time inventory visibility, supply chain connection and dynamic slotting Blue Yonder’s order management (OMS) ...
31 May 2022
Tesco and WWF have been working together on a new accelerator programme called Innovation Connections to pair start-ups with Tesco’s suppliers. The intention is to drive sustainability and innovation in the supply chain by identifying suppliers who can help scale up new ideas and technologies. Five winners have been announced The accelerator programme was announced on 9 May 2022 and on 30...
31 May 2022
Woolworths will grow fresh herbs in its Metro Park Sydney Village store, in partnership with Sydney-based AgTech company InvertiGro. Herbs will grow in “The Urban Garden” for optimal freshness The herbs are initially grown at the InvertiGro indoor farm in Rosebery, less than two kilometres from the store. Fully-grown herbs are then transported to the store in preparation for sale, whilst...
30 May 2022
The Symbotic system will increase the speed, efficiency and safety of product distribution across Walmart’s 42 Regional Distribution Centers (RDCs) via an end-to-end software-enabled high-density robotics platform. Expanding on existing plans AI-powered supply chain technology company Symbotic LLC and Walmart Inc. have expanded their commercial agreement to roll out Symbotic’s robotics and ...
30 May 2022
Walmart is expanding its partnership with DroneUp to new areas, providing it with the capacity to reach 4m households across six US states. This will also enable it to start monetising the service through developing a new revenue stream. Convenience driving usage Walmart launched its partnership with drone firm, DroneUp, last year, with the retailer also investing in the business. DroneUp o...
03 May 2022
Through the partnership, Tesco will leverage the Uber Eats courier network to deliver orders for the Whoosh one-hour delivery service. Deliveries will be made from 20 UK stores, including Edinburgh, Bradford, Portsmouth, Norwich, St Albans and Letchworth. Orders are placed via Tesco.com or the Tesco Grocery and Clubcard app. Evolution of Whoosh in the last year Whoosh was launched in ...
03 May 2022
Publix has become the first US grocery retailer to partner with Instacart to use the company’s new nano-fulfillment solution, Carrot Warehouses. 15-minute delivery The on-demand delivery company, Instacart, repositioned itself earlier this year as a retail enablement company. This saw the launch of the Instacart platform , which includes what it describes as a "nano-fulfillment solutio...
25 April 2022
Kroger’s Dallas Division has launched Kroger Restaurant Supply, which claims to offer competitive wholesale pricing, opportunities to order items by the case or unit and delivery seven days per week. The service, announced on April 5 2022, is open to regional restaurants, bakeries and catering companies. Customers can benefit from free next-day delivery on all orders of $250 or more, when...
21 April 2022
Carrefour Bio is to use blockchain technology with its products from April 2022, making it the first retailer to use blockchain with its own-brand organic products. Behind this move is consumers’ demand for transparency regarding the provenance of organic products and the methods used to produce them. Blockchain technology stores data securely and in a tamperproof manner. The first produ...