Supply Chain Analysis news

10 June 2019
Sainsbury’s joins the list of retailers that offer reverse vending machines in their stores. Lincoln superstore to host the trial for now… Shoppers at the Lincoln superstore will be able to recycle plastic bottles and aluminium cans and receive in return 5p coupon for each item to be used for their next shopping. The machines will only accept bottles and cans from brands and own label range...
10 June 2019
The Consumer Goods Forum (CFG) has announced the unanimous election of Tom Rose as the Retail Chair (Co-Chair) of the End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar (E2EVC). Unanimous election in Barcelona Mr Rose has been unanimously appointed during the steering committee meeting that took place in Barcelona last April. He joins Manufacturer Chair Barron Witherspoon, Global VP, Industry Affairs ...
10 June 2019
Loblaw, Canada’s largest food and drug retailer, has teamed up with Loop to implement its reusable packaging system in the Canadian market. What is Loop? Loop is a circular online shopping platform created by waste management firm TerraCycle that allows shoppers to ‘responsibly’ consume products in refillable packaging which is collected and reused. It is designed to reduce reliance on sing...
10 June 2019
Ocado invests £17 million in the newly emerging vertical farming industry. Joint venture with ’80 Acres Farms’ and ‘Priva Holding’ Ocado announced the creation of a joint venture with vertical farming businesses ’80 Acres Farms’ and ‘Priva Holding’. In addition, it has bought a 58% share in Jones Food Company, Europe’s largest operating vertical farm, which is based in Scunthorpe, northern ...
10 June 2019
Walmart has announced the launch of its ‘InHome Delivery’ service next Autumn. Available to nearly 1 million people in three cities The new service will be available to almost 1 million people in three cities: Kansas City, Missouri; Pittsburgh and Vero Beach, Florida. Start date of the service and cost to customers haven’t been disclosed. Source: Walmart How does it work? Afte...
06 June 2019
Amazon has announced the launch of its drone delivery service ‘within months’. 15 miles in less than 30 minutes The drones have a 15 miles range and will be able to deliver packages of up to 5 pounds in less than 30 minutes. The drones used fly like a quadcopter, enabling them to take off and land vertically and also fly horizontally. Source: Amazon According to Amazon, they will...
06 June 2019
Sainsbury’s has pledged to scrap plastic bags for key items and is due to become the first UK supermarket to phase out plastic bags for fresh fruit and vegetables as well as bakery items in all its stores. 1,284 tonnes of plastic to be removed By September, customers will be able to use paper bags for loose bakery products whilst they can either bring their own bag or purchase a re-usable ...
06 June 2019
Walmart joins MediLedger, a consortium that aims to build a blockchain for tracking pharmaceutical supply chains. Beyond IBM Food Trust The new inititiative is not Walmart’s first push into blockchain. The US retailer has already been working with IBM Food Trust to create a platform which helps bring food traceability. Similarly, MediLedger is aiming to create an “open and decentralised netwo...
05 June 2019
The American beverage maker has set a string of sustainability objectives to be attained by 2020 and 2025. 100% recyclable or compostable packaging, 30% use of post-consumer recycled content The objectives form part of its unified Corporate Responsibility (CR) commitments that have been announced this week. Essentially, Keurig Dr Pepper has committed to using 100% recyclable or compostable ...
04 June 2019
Mike Barry, Marks and Spencer’s director of sustainability has confirmed he’ll step down from his current position on the 30th June. To be succeeded by Carmel McQuaid Mike Barry has spent 14 years working in the retailer’s sustainability team. He’s previously contributed in the development and implementation of its ‘Plan A’ strategy, which main objective is to make M&S the ‘most sustainable r...