Supply Chain Analysis news

16 May 2019
Waitrose has announced it’s expanding its in-home delivery service "While You're Away" to more than 1,000 customers. Initially started with 100 customers Back in last October, Waitrose initially started the “While You’re Away” trial with 100 customers that are located within the delivery zone of its online fulfilment centre in Coulsdon, south London. However, due to positive customer feedba...
16 May 2019
Waitrose has announced that it plans to treble the size of its online grocery operation. A £1 billion business over the next three years Waitrose, in partnership with Today Development Partners, intends to build three new automated customer fulfilment centres to develop its online and digital capabilities and grow to a £1 billion turnover business. "Waitrose.com is a popular and efficien...
15 May 2019
Walmart has announced it’s rolling out free next day delivery on its most popular items in select geographical areas. What’s in it? Orders over $35 will be eligible for free next-day delivery, without the need to pay a membership fee. The offer will be initially available to customers based in Phoenix and Las Vegas, before expanding to customers based in Southern California over the next fe...
15 May 2019
Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has announced it will invest €120 million in automated systems at its four new distribution centres (DC). Cimcorp to provide the automated systems Mercadona has chosen Cimcorp as its automated systems provider at its new DC’s which will serve more than 600 stores. “The main objective of these four centres will be to meet the demands of our stores, ...
14 May 2019
From the 14th May, Carrefour is set to host the Loop platform on its website. Loop has been launched by several manufacturers to test a returnable packaging proposal and aims to reduce packaging waste. A result of a partnership between 25 consumer goods manufacturers and TerraCycle Nestlé, Mars Petcare, Mondelez, Danone, Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Lesieur are amongst the man...
14 May 2019
Following its plans to halve shipping times for its Prime customers, Amazon is offering its employees the option of starting their own delivery business. Expanding its Delivery Service Partner programme… Essentially, Amazon is extending its Delivery Service Partner programme, which was launched last June, to its own employees by offering $10,000 in startup costs in addition to three months’...
14 May 2019
Amazon has partnered up with clothing chain Next to offer its customers a network of stores where they can collect their online orders from designated pick up points. Hundreds of stores to roll out the scheme Looking to make the most of the increasing popularity of click and collect services, Amazon, through its new service called “Amazon Counter”, will allow its customers to choose a pick-...
13 May 2019
We round-up Asda’s and Morrisons’ measures to improve customer’s grocery shopping experience. Asda to introduce ‘drive-through’ grocery shopping in Mansfield… Customers will soon be able to collect their grocery orders without leaving their cars. Indeed, Mansfield district council has given its green light for plans to implement a drive-through grocery collection point at the Asda superstor...
13 May 2019
Ocado is set to power a new online grocery delivery service for Canadian conglomerate Empire Company Limited. Voilà by Sobeys and Voilà par IGA Sobeys joins a select group of grocers that have adopted the automated grocery delivery model as it launches its Voilà brand. The new delivery service will serve major cities in Quebec province as well as the greater Toronto area. A $95 millio...
09 May 2019
Walmart has unveiled its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report which rounds up how the retailer aims to drive sustainability in supply chains, activate climate change initiatives and bring economic opportunities for associates. Enhanced sustainability in supply chains The inaugural ESG report highlights progress made on initiatives that address human rights issues in its ope...