Supply Chain Analysis news

26 March 2019
Online retailer Ocado has announced a partnership with Coles to develop its online grocery business in Australia. This is the fifth international partnership for the Ocado Smart Platform in less than 18 months. Developing Coles’ online business Coles is one of Australia’s largest grocery retailers, operating 818 supermarkets across the country. The retailer is already a market leader in onl...
26 March 2019
The Co-op has launched its first online home delivery service that offers customers delivery via a dedicated online store in as little as two hours. Two hour delivery Co-op’s new dedicated online store offers a range of around 1,500 products including food, drink, household goods and health and beauty products. A £5 delivery charge applies to all orders, with a minimum spend of £15. A free cli...
25 March 2019
Global industry network, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has announced that its Sustainability Steering Committee has elected a new leadership team, for a two-year renewable term. Christine Montenegro McGrath, Vice President and Chief of Global Impact Officer, Mondelez International will join Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars to represent Manufacturers. Retailers wi...
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...