Supply Chain Analysis news

23 September 2022
The Italian chain is looking to optimise its logistics network through the “Conad Logistics Project”. An initiative which launched in 2020. Network Optimisation Conad is implementing a range of measures.  These include optimisation of vehicles and travel, improving working conditions of operators, and protecting the environment and its resources. Solutions that deliver success Conad h...
16 September 2022
Amazon dives deeper into logistics by announcing Amazon Warehousing & Distribution (AWD), a new service that’ll give sellers access to “new, purpose-built facilities for bulk inventory storage and automated distribution”. A simplified solution to supply chain challenges The pay-as-you go service aims to solve key supply chain issues for sellers, such as inventory storage, distribution and o...
08 September 2022
Cargill is launching its first digital business studio in Asia, in a three-year partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Promoting agricultural innovation in the Asia-Pacific region The Singapore-based studio will support local founders with investments that aid Cargill in bringing solutions to the market and promote agricultural innovation in the Asia-Pacific region...
31 August 2022
PepsiCo has announced that it is collaborating with six start-ups to boost supply chain sustainability. Innovative sustainability solutions driven by PepsiCo Labs The six start-ups have been identified through PepsiCo Labs, the technology venturing arm of PepsiCo. PepsiCo Labs exists to identify and collaborate with breakthrough start-up companies to drive business growth and efficienc...
30 August 2022
From 1 September 2022, Asda will remove best before dates from almost 250 fresh fruit and vegetable lines across its UK stores. Dates will be removed from a number of packaged fruit and vegetable products, including citrus fruits, potatoes, cauliflowers and carrots Reducing food waste while saving shoppers’ money By letting shoppers decide whether their food is edible, this change is int...
30 August 2022
On 30 August 2022, Sainsbury’s announced major changes to date labeling on 276 private label products as part of its effort to reduce food waste. “Best before” dates removed from fresh produce From the end of August, “best before” dates will be removed from over 100 fresh produce lines, including pears, onions, tomatoes and citrus fruits. A further 130 products, including potatoes, will fol...
30 August 2022
Walmart is acquiring Delivery Drivers Inc., a key partner in its Spark driver delivery platform. Simplifying the driver experience Delivery Drivers Inc. is a specialist in last-mile contractor management, helping individual operators complete deliveries. This is an integral element of Walmart’s Spark delivery platform which powers its own deliveries and those of other businesses through its...
18 August 2022
Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose have invested US$ 11 million in the Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF), a new system of financial incentives for farmers in Brazil who commit to deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) soy cultivation. Conserving around 11,000 hectares of native vegetation The RCF will provide finance to 36 farms in the Cerrado region of Brazil, producing 75,000 tonnes o...
18 August 2022
Aldi UK has announced that it is trialing surplus food app Too Good To Go in seven stores across the north east of England. The trial will run for five weeks and is part of Aldi’s commitment to cut food waste by 20% by 2025 and halve it by 2030. How it works Products that are damaged or approaching their use-by-date go into “Magic Bags”, which customers can buy for £3.30 each through the...
17 August 2022
Generation Logistics is a new campaign sponsored by the Department for Transport and companies from across the logistics industry. It aims to raise the profile of the sector in the hope of addressing recruitment challenges and future-proofing the industry’s talent pipeline. Raising awareness of an often-overlooked industry The campaign will raise awareness of the industry, which is often ov...