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22 May 2020
The rapid growth in ecommerce penetration has been one of the defining features of the coronavirus pandemic. Faced with increasing demand, retailers have been looking at temporary and longer-term solutions to boost capacity.  We recently sat down with the co-founders of Takeoff Technologies, one of the leading firms in the online grocery hyperlocal, automated micro-fulfillment space. We discussed...
22 May 2020
Co-op has formed a new partnership with Irish start-up Buymie to offer same-day grocery deliveries to over 200,000 households across Bristol.  The move is the first partnership in the UK for Buymie whose mobile app allows customers to book personalised online home grocery deliveries. The news follows Co-op’s announcement on 5 May that it is rapidly accelerating its online expansion as it adapt...
20 May 2020
Aldi Süd announced a new partnership with Infarm, a leading indoor vertical farming company, in Germany. The first vertical-farm units will be installed in store by the end of May. Fresh move from the discounter Adli Süd is the latest retailer and the first discounter to partner with Infarm. Germany is Infarm’s largest market where it already partners with Edeka and Metro. By the end of May...
18 May 2020
German discounter Lidl has introduced collection lockers at 24 stores across the UK. In partnership with parcel locker provider InPost InPost lockers have been rolled out in 24 stores across London, Birmingham and Manchester, and allows customers, which can access the lockers by using a QR-code on their smartphones, to pick up and return online orders from and to third parties, including Ho...
18 May 2020
Aldi UK is trialling a delivery service with Deliveroo from its Daleside Road store in Nottingham. Potential roll out to all stores on the horizon Shoppers can choose from 150 products through the app. These will be picked and packed by Aldi staff and taken for delivery by Deliveroo riders. A range of essentials such as bread, milk and fresh produce will initially be available to be delive...
15 May 2020
Ahold Delhaize USA announced a partnership with cold storage provider Americold to build two fully-automated frozen warehouses. Part of its supply chain transformation plan Thanks to this partnership, Ahold Delhaize USA will expand its cold storage space by 500,000 square feet. The facility in Plainville, Connecticut, will serve Stop & Shop and Hannaford stores in the Northeast, while the o...
15 May 2020
Sainsbury’s expands Chop Chop, its fast grocery delivery service by bike, to 50 stores across 20 cities. First time outside of London The retailer is rolling out its rapid bike delivery service for the first time outside the boundaries of the capital.  According to Sainsbury’s, once the 50-store roll out is completed, 3.2 million households will be able to benefit from the service. Chop ...
12 May 2020
Amazon has expanded its Prime Now grocery delivery service with Morrisons. Available across London and major UK cities Morrisons and Amazon announced they are expanding the Prime Now same-day delivery service for Prime members across London and more cities throughout the UK in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. By the end of May, the service will have been extended to more ...
11 May 2020
Coles has signed a AU$400m deal to develop two new automated fulfillment sites in Melbourne and Sydney. Ocado technology to power new sites The two new locations, which have been secured on a 15-year lease, will utilise the partnership that Coles struck with Ocado last year to increase picking rates, accuracy and improve service levels. Both facilities will be 30,000 sq m, with the one in S...
11 May 2020
Asda has launched a new food box service targeted at vulnerable and shielded customers using the Starstock online platform. £30 food box for vulnerable shoppers Available through foodboxes.asda.com , Asda's new 'cupboard filler' food box typically contains 31 ambient lines that have been in high demand since the outbreak of the pandemic. Priced at £30 including delivery, the box includes c...

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