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08 September 2020
The Co-op announced the launch of plastic film recycling scheme in 50 stores. ‘clean it, scrunch it, bin it’   According to the Co-op, the initiative forms part of a major 50-store roll out which aims to tackle plastic pollution and establish an accessible disposal route for the material, which is not currently collected by UK councils. In-store collection points have been setup in the 5...
08 September 2020
Amazon has beefed up its UK research and development hub with a new team dedicated to developing the technology around ‘Scout’, its six-wheel delivery robot. Based in Cambridge Amazon is hiring software development engineers to join the new UK team, which will work on developing its fully-electric autonomous delivery robot. The team will be based at its Cambridge research and development ar...
07 September 2020
According to a recent report from Talk Business & Politics , Walmart told its more than 100,000 suppliers about its new Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP), which is set to measure suppliers on four areas as part of an effort to improve supply chain efficiency. Meeting Walmart supply chain standards According to a memo obtained by Talk Business & Politics , Scott McCall, Chief Merc...
04 September 2020
Co-op is joining forces with startup Pinga to trial zero emissions online grocery deliveries in East London. Over 500 products initially available Co-op will initially offer 500 products through Pinga’s App, serving up to one million people living close to five of the convenience retailer’s stores located in Hackney, Stepney and Stoke Newington. Once the order is placed, the groceries ar...
04 September 2020
Asda is trialling new recyclable fruit and veg bags at nine stores, in a bid to fight against plastic pollution. Made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles From Monday 7 th September, Asda will be offering ‘Veggio’ bags, which are priced at 30p. According to Asda, the bags provide customers with an affordable, reusable alternative to single-use plastic fruit and veg bags. The trial i...
02 September 2020
Carrefour Poland announced the addition of grocery shopping to its click & collect service. From any hypermarket or supermarket across the country Essentially, customers will be able to order groceries online and collect their order from any hypermarket or supermarket in the country. Each order will be processed by an employee at the selected store, with no additional fees. “Putting the ...
01 September 2020
Carrefour has recently introduced its first robotic pedestrian drive in the 14 th arrondissement of Paris. Fully automatic, with no staff required The system behind the pedestrian drive has been deployed by Polish company Retail Robotics and combines in a single block the storage of the boxes (94 or 202, depending on the chosen variant) and the device itself, consisting of hatches that ope...
01 September 2020
Waitrose is teaming up with Deliveroo to provide customers in select locations with a super fast home delivery service, as its partnership with Ocado ends. 12-week trial Waitrose will run the trial for 12 weeks, and will be available to customers based in Bracknell and Clifton from 1 st September, while customers based in Cambridge and Notting Hill are set to benefit from the trial startin...
01 September 2020
German car manufacturer Mercedes-benz has joined Amazon’s climate pledge and provided it with 1,800 electric vans. 800 to be used in Germany, 500 in the UK According to Amazon, most of the new vehicles are due to enter service this year. More than 1,200 EVs in the order will be comprised of the newest electric commercial van available at Mercedes-Benz – the eSprinter, a larger model than th...
01 September 2020
Ocado’s delivery partnership with M&S has gone live on 1st September, whereby customers can order online from M&S-branded food, clothing and home items range, as well as Ocado’s range of own-label products and other well-known brands. 50-50 joint venture The joint venture was first announced back in February 2019, which saw half of Ocado’s UK retail business acquired by M&S. It replaces Oca...

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