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12 August 2020
Co-op has announced it has expanded its partnership with Deliveroo, now offering delivery from 400 stores. Range of 600 products Co-op has become the most widely available food retailer on the Deliveroo app, serving towns and cities across the UK with a combined population of 27 million people. Customers can order from a range of more than 600 grocery and household items, which are ordered ...
07 August 2020
EY announced the expansion of its alliance with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in a bid to transform and build supply chain resilience during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Expanding the relationship to additional supply chain processes The expanded alliance will provide a wide range of supply chain capabilities which are designed to address businesses' unprecedented challenges and market disrupti...
06 August 2020
Asda is due to test hydrogen fuel cells to power manual handling equipment in its Skelmersdale Chilled Distribution Centre (CDC) in Greater Manchester. 80% reduction of carbon footprint in the area Through this initiative, the retailer aims to reduce its carbon footprint in the area by 80%. The fuel cells, which are produced by company Plug Power, have twice the power of lead acid batteries a...
06 August 2020
Aldi Ireland announced plans to trial reusable fresh produce bags made from 100% recycled plastic bottles at 10 of its stores across the country. From 10 th of August Shoppers will have the option to purchase the reusable bags for €0.49 per bag. According to the retailer, the reusable bags will be displayed in store using a dedicated stand, which is also 100% recyclable and made from 30% r...
04 August 2020
Li & Fung, which trades convenience chain Circle K in Hong Kong, announced a strategic investment from JD.com to further develop its digital supply chain. The “supply chain of the future” Li & Fung has been working on creating the “supply chain of the future”, which is centred around speed, innovation, and digitalisation, and aims to help its customers navigate the digital economy. JD.co...
04 August 2020
Dutch retailer Jumbo has opened a new automated national distribution centre (NDC) in Nieuwegein. Serving eventually 670 stores in the Netherlands and Belgium The new NDC spans 45,000 square metres and is due to serve initially 100 stores, before supplying 670 stores by the end of the year. The site will process more than 11,000 dry, long shelf life items. In addition, NDC receives the h...
03 August 2020
Lidl started operations officially at its new distribution centre (DC) in Peterborough in the first day of August. 45,000 square metres, £70 million The £70 million new facility, based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, spans 45,000 square metres, and employs 400 people (with an additional 50 to be recruited this year). It is set to become a new major hub of fresh produce. The new site replac...
31 July 2020
Building on an earlier pilot, Costco Canada and Instacart are partnering for a national same-day grocery delivery programme. On-demand delivery Same-day delivery will be offered from 76 of Costco Canada’s 101 outlets. The national roll-out follows on from a two-month pilot in Ontario. Although Costco Canada has offered a non-food, home delivery ecommerce proposition for several years, this ...
31 July 2020
Coles opens new exotic fruit ripening facility in West Melbourne, which required an investment of AU$43m. 350 million pieces of fruit a year The 7280sqm facility in West Melbourne was built as part of a five-year agreement between Coles and growers collective Mackays Marketing, and has the capacity to ripen 350 million pieces of fruit every year. The facility uses reversible air-flow rip...
30 July 2020
Waitrose and John Lewis announced plans to introduce electric vans in their delivery fleet next year. The initiative forms part of its plan to end the use of fossil fuels for its entire fleet by 2030. Saving 20,000 tonnes of CO2 each year The new electric vans are due to come in two designs: a larger model for online Waitrose food deliveries and a smaller version for John Lewis deliveries. ...

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