Supply Chain Analysis news

06 February 2019
The ‘last mile’ has become an increasingly competitive place, as the food industry and disruptors continue to create solutions that make online shopping even more convenient. We know that the convenience and ease of online shopping is extremely appealing to shoppers. We’ve identified several examples of last mile solutions that help online shoppers embrace this convenience. Increase in unat...
06 February 2019
Ocado has released its 2018 results, referring to the year as “transformative.” Ocado Retail saw an increase in orders per week to 296,000, with highest orders per week of 340,000. Active customers increased by 11.8% from 645,000 to 721,000, although there was a small decrease (0.4%) in total basket price. Ocado stated it expects retail revenue to grow by 10 to 15 per cent this year, but sugge...
06 February 2019
Ahold Delhaize USA has partnered with start-up Deliv to provide customers with same-day delivery for online orders. The new service will initially be available at checkout to Giant Foods and Martin’s shoppers who order from Peapod. The retailer hopes to expand the service to other banners in the US soon. JJ Fleeman, president of Peapod Digital labs and chief e-commerce office of Ahold Delhaiz...
06 February 2019
Lidl UK is opening its thirteenth and largest regional distribution centre in Doncaster. It is investing £70 million in the new warehouse in Doncaster which will be its largest in the UK at 624,300 square feet. The new facility is predicted to process around 4,000 pallets a day, and deliver to 53 stores across South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands initially. Tsvetelina Butrakova, L...
04 February 2019
Hear IGD future thinkers Toby Pickard, Vanessa Henry and Chris Irish discuss the global retail trends we expect to see in 2019. DOWNLOAD THE SLIDES IGD Futures The future of food and gorcery Find out more
30 January 2019
Leading retailers and suppliers have partnered with a new online service to reduce the production of single-use plastics. Online platform, Loop is a “circular shopping platform” designed to change the way people shop by delivering popular products directly to consumers in reusable packaging. As part of the programme, items such as orange juice, ice cream, detergent, deodorant and shampoo...
30 January 2019
UK Retailers, M&S and Waitrose are taking action to address the issue of plastic waste. M&S has launched a new scheme that will allow customers to bring non-recyclable packaging back to stores to stop it going to landfill.  The recycling bins will allow a range of plastic packaging items such as crisp packets, black plastic trays and sachets, which aren’t currently recycled by local councils, t...
29 January 2019
“Doing good is good business” – One of IGD’s five predictions that will drive change in our industry in 2019. It describes the industry’s move towards more sustainable, green practices, helping to reduce and prevent waste. Sustainability is now at the heart of many companies’ marketing messages to shoppers, and the supply chain is at the heart of efforts to make progress. The halo effect tha...
28 January 2019
Magnit and X5 have been investing in a range of supply chain initiatives to boost cost efficiencies. This is crucial to both retailers as they look to protect their profit margins, so they can sustain their 1,000-plus annual store opening strategies. From consolidated delivery to various transport modes, we look at how Russia’s top two retailers are looking to benefit. Magnit and X5 opt for co...
28 January 2019
Australian retailer Coles is set to invest almost AU$1bn over six years on automated distribution centres, one in Brisbane and another in Sydney. Coles has signed 20-year leases to build two 70,000 sq m distribution centres. The two new sites will house state of the art technology and will replace five of Coles’ existing sites which will close over the next five years. The warehouses will focus o...