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27 July 2021
Rising COVID-19 cases and self-isolation The Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread rapidly in recent weeks. Businesses have been raising concerns about the increased number of employees being advised to self-isolate for up to 10 days, following notification from the Test and Trace App that they had been in close contact with someone reporting a positive COVID-19 test result. This has created...
27 July 2021
In the second issue of its quarterly  ‘Viewpoint’ report , the economics team at IGD focus on the challenges emerging for the food and consumer goods industry as the economy continues to recover. The latest research has highlighted three key themes: 1. Significant risks to the recovery remain Businesses need to remain alert and agile as a number of factors could mean bumps in the road to...
23 July 2021
Leading quick commerce company, Instacart, and micro-fulfillment company, Fabric, are partnering to bring automated technology solutions to retailers in the US and Canada. Combining technologies to offer new services The multi-year strategic partnership positions Fabric as Instacart’s fulfilment automation partner. The plan is to combine the technologies of both companies to offer a new eco...
22 July 2021
Costco and Uber have teamed up to test same-day delivery service in Texas. Available across 25 stores in Dallas, Austin and Houston According to Uber, the same-day delivery pilot will take place from 25 locations in Texas. Over the next few weeks, an additional 7 Costco stores will be available to Uber users via Uber and Uber Eats mobile apps.  The minimum order amount is $35 and delivery i...
22 July 2021
Oil and gas company Shell is set to install up to 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at Waitrose stores by 2025. Set to be installed in as many as 100 Waitrose shops According to Waitrose, the partnership between Shell and the retailer will see the number of Shell forecourt shops which sell Waitrose food and drink increase from 57 to 125 by 2025. In addition, John Lewis Click & Colle...
22 July 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to embed the gains it enjoyed online as a result of the pandemic, we look at several initiatives from its Netherlands-based subsidiary Albert Heijn. Ahold Delhaize continues to evolve Bol.com’s business model As it looks to embed its omnichannel strategy and develop new streams of revenue, Ahold Delhaize continues to evolve Bol.com’s business model to enable brands t...
20 July 2021
Carrefour has, to coincide with the first activity report from France’s National Pact on Plastic Packaging, reaffirmed its commitment to limiting the application of single-use plastic, among other initiatives. Carrefour has set itself ambitious targets for 2025 By 2025, Carrefour has targeted: Cutting single-use plastic packaging by 20,000 tonnes Having recycled material account fo...
20 July 2021
Albertsons Companies has partnered with Uber to introduce grocery delivery service to around 1200 Albertsons-owned stores, including Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb and Randalls. Available in more than 400 cities and towns According to Uber, its on-demand grocery delivery service, which launched last July, is currently available in more than 400 cities and towns, and will be offered nationwi...
19 July 2021
Understand four sustainable initiatives from around the region that are set to change the way retailers tackle plastic and food waste. Eroski prevents generates of 1,100 tonnes of plastic Spain-based Eroski has taken steps that mean it has not had to use more than 1,100 tonnes of single use plastic annually. The retailer claims its success in removing plastics was helped by increasing the u...
16 July 2021
Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina has announced the introduction of its first 50 tonnes hydrogen-powered milk truck, in a bid to improve the sustainability of milk transport. Supporting infrastructure available in the Groningen region, for now At the moment, the infrastructure that allows for the use of hydrogen milk trucks is only available in the Groningen region (the Netherlands). How...