Supply Chain Analysis news

14 February 2019
Walmart has taken a sideways step in its efforts to rollout same-day delivery to US customers by ending its partnership with Deliv . Walmart began bolstering its partnerships with third-parties last year to improve its online delivery coverage. Deliv was one of its earliest delivery partners, supporting efforts to offer the same day service in 100 US cities. Existing and new partnerships Despite...
13 February 2019
Dutch online grocery retailer, Picnic was founded in 2015. Since then, it has focused on differentiating itself from other grocery delivery services in two key areas. Firstly, Picnic runs a set delivery route rather than delivering to an individual shopper at their specific time and location. Secondly, Picnic focuses on pricing for the mass market, rather than the premium market. A combination of...
13 February 2019
Waitrose has created a virtual shelf signposting a range of goods made by B Corps certified businesses. These companies are committed to ensuring that they balance profit and purpose, and consider the impact of business decisions on the environment and communities. B Corps certified companies are dedicated to using business as a positive force, and the values of these companies are rooted in the ...
11 February 2019
Carrefour is working with Urbasolar and investing in photovoltaic awnings in 36 of its hypermarket car parks. The initiative will support Carrefour’s climate plan. Improving “green” credentials Urbasolar is France’s leading supplier of independent photovoltaic awnings. The installation of these parking canopies will generate electricity for the hypermarkets’ own use. Carrefour is the first reta...
06 February 2019
The ‘last mile’ has become an increasingly competitive place, as the food industry and disruptors continue to create solutions that make online shopping even more convenient. We know that the convenience and ease of online shopping is extremely appealing to shoppers. We’ve identified several examples of last mile solutions that help online shoppers embrace this convenience. Increase in un...
06 February 2019
Ocado has released its 2018 results, referring to the year as “transformative.” Ocado Retail saw an increase in orders per week to 296,000, with highest orders per week of 340,000. Active customers increased by 11.8% from 645,000 to 721,000, although there was a small decrease (0.4%) in total basket price. Ocado stated it expects retail revenue to grow by 10 to 15 per cent this year, but sugge...
06 February 2019
Ahold Delhaize USA has partnered with start-up Deliv to provide customers with same-day delivery for online orders. The new service will initially be available at checkout to Giant Foods and Martin’s shoppers who order from Peapod. The retailer hopes to expand the service to other banners in the US soon. JJ Fleeman, president of Peapod Digital labs and chief e-commerce office of Ahold Delhaiz...
06 February 2019
Lidl UK is opening its thirteenth and largest regional distribution centre in Doncaster. It is investing £70 million in the new warehouse in Doncaster which will be its largest in the UK at 624,300 square feet. The new facility is predicted to process around 4,000 pallets a day, and deliver to 53 stores across South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands initially. Tsvetelina Butrakova, L...
04 February 2019
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30 January 2019
Leading retailers and suppliers have partnered with a new online service to reduce the production of single-use plastics. Online platform, Loop is a “circular shopping platform” designed to change the way people shop by delivering popular products directly to consumers in reusable packaging. As part of the programme, items such as orange juice, ice cream, detergent, deodorant and shampoo...