Supply Chain Analysis news

18 February 2020
Next month, Loop will launch in the UK, enabling customers to have their favourite brands delivered to their door in packaging designed especially for reuse. Source: Terracycle   How does Loop work? Loop is a zero waste shopping service, delivering branded items to customers in refillable containers.  Once a customer has consumed the product, they can schedule a pickup time and L...
17 February 2020
Albert Heijn plans to introduce grocery home deliveries in Belgium. The service is due to start this coming spring. Available in the Antwerp region only, for now The home delivery service will be initially available in Antwerp region, before being expanded across other regions in the country. General manager of Albert Heijn Belgium, Raf Van den Heuvel, said: " Delivering at home reinforc...
17 February 2020
UK convenience retailer Co-op plans to roll out same-day delivery to more than 650 branches by the end of 2020. Pilot launched in March 2019 This announcement follows on from a successful pilot launched in March 2019, where Co-op used Digital Goodie’s connected commerce platform to provide West London shoppers with same-day delivery. Co-op’s digital team started the design and build of i...
17 February 2020
Aldi is set to introduce a set of initiatives that aim to reduce the number of plastic bags sold in its stores. Increasing the price of its ‘bags for life’ Aldi has put the price of its flexi-loop ‘bags for life’ up from 9p to 15p to encourage their reuse. The new price will be effective from Monday 24 th February. The revenue generated as a consequence of the price increase will be used t...
14 February 2020
Marks & Spencer has announced plans to close its Long Eaton (Derbyshire) and Thorncliffe (Sheffield) distribution centres, in a reorganisation of its supply chain. The Long Eaton warehouse, run by DHL, and the Thorncliffe warehouse, run by XPO, will close in 2021. An M&S spokesperson said: “We’re in the early stages of changing our supply chain to address flow of product and availability f...
12 February 2020
Amazon has announced plans to open a 645,000 square-foot distribution centre in the city of Bondurant, Iowa. The site is set to launch in late 2020, creating 1,000 new full-time jobs.  Employees will work alongside Amazon robotics, picking, packing and shipping small items, such as books, electronics and toys.  Employees will be offered $15 minimum wage plus benefits such as medical, vision an...
12 February 2020
Costco Australia is set to launch an online store that will be available to its members by the end of this month. Service available only to members with an online account Members with an online account will be able to shop online and receive deliveries, although it’ll be pricier than shopping directly in one of the wholesaler’s warehouses, given that the delivery fee will be built into item...
12 February 2020
Lidl has announced the purchase of land adjacent to its existing warehouse in Bridgend (South Wales), as it looks to to extend its distribution centre (DC) to over 387,500 sq ft. Supporting its growing network of stores According to Lidl, the expansion plans provide “capacity to increase the workforce further in the future”. At the moment, the DC, which is one of 13 Lidl DC’s operating acro...
10 February 2020
INTERSPAR Austria has announced its trialling refill stations for organic detergents, which highlights its environmental commitments. Meanwhile, SPAR Hungary is improving its sustainability initiatives by introducing new concepts. INTERSPAR Austria trials refillable detergent units INTERSPAR Austria has launched a plastic reduction campaign, to try to limit single-use plastic packaging. INT...
07 February 2020
As Carrefour looks to build further online skill and scale, we look at developments from its home market. Carrefour collaborating with Epsilon to improve online orders Trade publication LSA has reported Carrefour is working with Epsilon to build an AI-driven solution that suggests what products could be chosen to replace something that is out of stock, when a shopper is completing an online...