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30 July 2020
Amazon rolls out fast and free grocery delivery for some of its prime members in the UK through ‘Amazon Fresh’. The service is initially available in London and the South East, before rolling out nationwide by the end of the year. Two-hour windows, for orders over £40 ‘Amazon Fresh’ selection includes meat, seafood, snacks and household essentials, with free delivery in two-hours windows on...
29 July 2020
Leading online grocery specialist, FreshDirect, is partnering with Fabric to develop an automated micro-fulfillment solution. Servicing 500 to 1,000 orders per day Fabric, formerly Common Sense Robotics, will work with FreshDirect to develop an automated fulfillment centre to serve the Washington D.C. area. The company operates in the micro-fulfillment space, with the new facility expected ...
27 July 2020
Carrefour and Uber Eats announced they will roll out their partnership nationwide in France and extend it to Belgium from September. Nationwide rollout in France… The service, which was launched in April 2020 offers delivery within 30 minutes. It was initially available in 15 stores, although it is now available at 330 stores in Paris and the surrounding region. Following the success, it wi...
24 July 2020
CPG manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser (RB) announced a new partnership with French start-up Yoyo. Five-month pilot The partnership includes a five-month pilot that aims to collect a minimum of one tonne of plastic, the equivalent of 33,000 bottles, across ten districts of Lyon, France. According to RB, only 29% of French households’ plastic is properly recycled, which is significantly lower...
24 July 2020
INTERSPAR Austria will be the first major retailer in the country to trial filling stations for unpackaged and loose organic food products, such as cereals, nuts, and pulses as well as pasta, rice, and dried fruit. INTERSPAR Hypermarket Salzburg-EUROPARK The trial is currently taking place in its hypermarket in Salzburg. The filling stations have been designed by SPAR International’s prefer...
23 July 2020
Amazon has announced the expansion of its robot delivery trial to Atlanta, Georgia and Franklin, Tennessee. Monday through Friday, during daylight hours Amazon began testing its delivery robots, called ‘Scout’, in Snohomish County, Washington, in early 2019 before expanding to the Irvine area in Southern California , in August of last year. The fully electric, six-wheeled delivery robot...
21 July 2020
We look at Walmart Canada’s $3.5bn investment plan, the programmes its drawing on from the US and what it means for the business. Plans shaped by new CEO The retailer’s five-year plan to invest $3.5bn its stores, supply chain and technology comes nine months after the appointment of Horacio Barbeito as the retailer’s new president and CEO. He joined the retailer having held leadership roles...
20 July 2020
Auchan partners with Glovo for four European markets and extends the reach of its click and collect services in Poland. Auchan signs partnership with Glovo Auchan, after a trial with the delivery company in Portugal and Ukraine, has said it is set to formalise its partnership with Glovo in the two countries and extend it to Poland, and Spain. The trials saw Glovo deliver from 20 stores in U...
17 July 2020
The coalition includes NGO’s, shippers, logistics and consumer goods companies. The aim of the alliance is to accelerate the decarbonisation of road freight transport in the EU. One step closer to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 Paul Lammers, Head of supply chain for Nestlé Europe, Middle East and North Africa, commented: “ Improving the efficiency of our transport and distribution ...
17 July 2020
Co-op has announced the expansion of its click-and-collect partnership with John Lewis, to an additional 400 stores. 500 Co-op stores in total by the end of summer The expansion of this partnership means that 500 Co-op stores in total will be hosting John Lewis click & collect points. The service extension has started this month and is due to be finalised by the end of September. John Le...

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