Supply Chain Analysis news

07 December 2018
France-based Leclerc has partnered with local start-up Shopopop to expand the range of delivery options for shoppers. Orders delivered by ‘Shoppers’ Through the partnership, Leclerc customers can have their online orders delivered to them at home. Customers buy through Leclerc’s web site and then fill out their order’s shipping information on Shopopop.com. Source: Shopopop They c...
06 December 2018
This is the third in a series of blogs in which I review how the supply chain trends we picked out at the start of the year have played out. This week, I’ll be looking at cyber-security. This is a bit trickier than the others to assess as businesses tend not to shout too loudly about developments (or lack of them) in their cyber-security strategy, but a lack of exposure is certainly not an indi...
06 December 2018
IGD’s Chief Economist, James Walton, explores potential availability issues and stockholding in a post-Brexit world. The Final Countdown Brexit is scheduled for the end of March 2019 – now just four months away. Even with so little time left to run, businesses still have no certainty over Brexit outcomes, which may be anything from “anti-climax” to “severe disruption”. If the exit deal...
05 December 2018
We look at how Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is making its private label chocolate traceable, while Carrefour Poland forms a coalition to promote organic farming. Albert Heijn invests in traceability Albert Heijn has partnered with Switzerland-based chocolate maker Barry Callebaut to make its private label chocolate traceable. The partnership reflects the growing interest in ethical sou...
03 December 2018
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03 December 2018
DHL Supply Chain has announced it will invest $300m to deploy new technologies in its facilities. 80% of North American facilities to receive upgrades Four fifths of DHL Supply Chain’s 430 facilities in North America will receive upgrades as part of a $300m investment. New and emerging technologies will be deployed at facilities and transportation control towers. It builds on DHL’s existing...
28 November 2018
Global food company Kellogg announced a significant initiative to streamline its packaging portfolio in 2019. At its Company Investor Day in November, it described a move to just three standard pack sizes. The main aim of this is to improve consumers’ ability to shop for cereal products, by creating better differentiation between small, medium and large pack sizes. But in doing so, it should...
28 November 2018
We hear a lot about businesses making efforts to work closer together in order to 'uncover mutual benefits' or 'create cost savings', but what about the benefits for people? It’s no secret that collaboration is a core part of any successful business approach, but making it a core part of a personal development programme may be less obvious. Suzannah Murphy, Supply Chain Analyst at IGD, explores...
28 November 2018
Following a trial in Vietnam, Auchan is launching blockchain traceability for fresh meat and produce in France with German start-up, Te-Food. Successful trial The 2017 trial saw Auchan use Te-Food’s food blockchain solution, FoodChain in Vietnam to ensure the traceability of 18,000 pigs, 200,000 chickens and 2.5 million eggs. The project will shortly expand to include aubergines, mangoes an...
28 November 2018
At the start of 2018, we picked out four supply chain trends we expected to gather momentum over the course of the year. I’m reviewing how they’ve developed, and this week, I’ll look at Reprioritising skills for success. This signposts the growing influence and impact of technology on the businesses and individuals that make up the food and grocery industry. We projected that technology ...