Supply Chain Analysis news

21 March 2019
Professor Tim Benton shares his views on the most problematic aspect of our supply chains, as well as how he sees the industry working in five years’ time. He also gives us a sneak peek on the focus of his Supply Chain Summit presentation. Download infographic as PDF >> Download infographic as PDF >> Supply Chain Summit 2019 15 October, London The ...
20 March 2019
Kroger will open its second Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC), as part of its strategic partnership with UK-based Ocado, in Groveland, Lake County, Florida. Entering the market with an ecommerce-only model Kroger announced in February that one of its first three CFCs would be in Florida, with other sites being developed in Ohio and the Mid-Atlantic region. The decision to site one of the CFCs ...
19 March 2019
Ocado plans to build a state-of-the-art customer fulfilment centre to replace the Andover facility that burnt down in February. In Ocado's recent trading statement, CEO Tim Steiner said, “The fire has been a setback, but it will be only a temporary one. Over the last few weeks, our teams have been working hard to minimise any disruption to our customers and we will build a state-of-the-art repla...
18 March 2019
Regional co-operative retailer Midcounties Co-operative has launched a campaign to tackle the issue of single-use plastics. One Change With its new campaign, One Change, Midcounties Co-operative aims to reduce the use of single-use plastics including plastic bags, straws, water bottles and packaging. The campaign aims to drive change through engaging members to tackle the use of these items. Th...
18 March 2019
Kroger is expanding its autonomous grocery delivery service to Houston, following an earlier test in Scottsdale, Arizona. Almost 1,000 deliveries completed as part of pilot programme Kroger is working with self-driving vehicle company, Nuro, for the expansion of this programme. It will operate from two Kroger stores in the Houston market, making deliveries into four zip codes. Like Scottsda...
18 March 2019
Albert Heijn has launched a range of chocolate bars made from traceable cocoa. The Delicata branded chocolate bars are available in Albert Heijn stores and feature a yellow logo, on which the words “Together we make chocolate 100% slave free” are printed. Albert Heijn is the first retailer to join the new open source platform, Tony’s Open Chain, and will now purchase cocoa for the bars in line w...
13 March 2019
“Beware of minimising costs and wastage in your supply chain at the expense of the needs of your shoppers”, you will hear me utter to delegates in our workshops. This was brought to life for me last week when I popped into a supermarket for few items on my way home from work. I took a route to go past a convenient supermarket. On entering the fruit and vegetables department, I encountered a s...
12 March 2019
Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd are working in partnership with Plastic Bank to create a new collection point in the Philippines, which will start operating in the next few months. The union will help Plastic Bank to establish collection points for plastic waste in countries that have poor waste management infrastructure. Erik Hollmann, head of corporate responsibility at Aldi Nord said, “We are pleased ...
12 March 2019
The service called ‘Ocado Zoom’ will be tested in West London. Customers can now place orders with Ocado for delivery within an hour. The new service is caters to smaller order sizes and was first announced in February . The Zoom service has been compared to Amazon’s Prime Now, a comparison that Ocado is keen to distance itself from, stating that the service is a response to customer demand...
12 March 2019
As reported in Convenience Store magazine, The Co-operative Group has linked with the ethical living app CoGo to feature 286 of its London stores on the platform, to help drive shopper engagement with the Co-op's ethical agenda around key themes such as fairtrade sourcing. CoGo aims to provide a 'trustworthy feedback loop' between consumers and businesses The purpose of the CoGo app (free to do...