Supply Chain Analysis news

04 June 2019
Carrefour has reported a sales jump thanks to its use of Blockchain technology which tracks its meat, milk and fruit from farms to stores. First, what is Blockchain? Blockchain technology is gaining considerable momentum in the global agrifood sector. This technology provides the ability to instantaneously trace the entire lifecycle of food products from origin through every point of contac...
04 June 2019
Waitrose kickstarts the trial of a dedicated refillable zone where customers will be able to fill their own refillable tubs and jars with products, including wine and beer on tap. Botley road store in Oxford to be the first to trial The scheme, named ‘Waitrose Unpacked’, will see products, such as rice, coffee and pasta sold loose in dispensers, while frozen fruits will be offered packaging...
03 June 2019
Waymo, Alphabet’s subsidiary which specialises in autonomous vehicles, is due to bring its self-driving trucks to Arizona. Self-driving Class 8 big rig trucks Chrysler Pacifica hybrid vehicles are already used in Waymo’s One ride-hailing service, and are a common sight on public streets in Chandler and other areas of Phoenix, Arizona. However, its Class 8 big rig trucks have been absent fro...
31 May 2019
Customer-centric organisations are built around the customer. They measure success from the point of consumption back to the point of creation ; they are functional and organisationally agnostic. While the phrase is becoming increasingly mainstream, truly customer-centric organisations are few and far between. Customer-centricity isn’t easy to get right. An example that encapsulates this ha...
30 May 2019
Lidl has announced the introduction of organic bags for its fruits and vegetables in the Balearic Islands. 100% biocompostable and biodegradable Lidl has removed plastic shopping bags from its stores one year ago. Instead, it has introduced bags that are 100 percent biocompostable and biodegradable. They are being used initially in the fruit and vegetable section of its 23 supermarkets that...
29 May 2019
Amazon is due to offer discounts on warehouse storage fees for sellers that stock more of their product with the e-tailer. Up to 75% discounts Discounts of up to 75% will be offered to sellers that have sold more than 60 units of a product each month and sellers that hold products that have been specifically selected by Amazon. In order to qualify for the discounts, the sellers in question ...
28 May 2019
The new fulfilment centre in Enfield, North London is due to open by 2020. 110,000 sq ft property to create ‘hundreds’ of jobs The move forms part of its new deal with Today Development Partners (TDP), which aims to help Waitrose triple the size of its online business to £1bn by 2022. The new facility, which sits on a five-acre site, is due to open by spring 2020 and create ‘hundreds’ of jo...
28 May 2019
Walmart has announced the appointment of Suresh Kumar as its new elevated Chief Technical Officer and Chief Development Officer. 25 years of technology experience Mr Kumar brings more than 25 years of technology experience, having previously worked with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM. His 15 years with Amazon will be particularly attractive to Walmart, having most recently held the positio...
24 May 2019
Lidl has acquired a new site in Belvedere, Greater London, and thus has set in motion its warehouse extension plans. 10,890 square feet site The Belvedere site is 10,890 square feet big. It is due to operate beside Lidl’s current distribution centre which is 312,153 square feet big and employs 332 people that work across a variety of different functions, including logistics, supply chain, p...
24 May 2019
John Lewis plans to pilot the ‘click-and -collect’ service in areas where it has a lesser reach to its customers. 6 stores to be included in the trial The trial will be initially launched in the following Co-op stores: Angel Square, Manchester (Support Centre store, where it will be available to Co-op colleagues) Manchester Piccadilly Trent Bridge, Nottingham Dulwich – Lordship ...