Supply Chain Analysis news

23 January 2019
Brexit is now only weeks away, scheduled for 29th March, but constitutional and diplomatic outcomes remain uncertain.  A Brexit deal exists, agreed by UK and EU negotiators, but this was rejected – emphatically - in the House Of Commons when put to a vote on 15th January.  In fact, it seems unlikely that any vision of Brexit can currently win a majority in Parliament and so there is a dis...
23 January 2019
Carrefour Belgium uses the technology to track pork, while Carrefour Italia extends blockchain usage to citrus fruit. Smartphone traceability in Belgium Carrefour has been working with Vinçotte, a Belgian start-up, to provide a digital traceability solution for customers buying from its ‘Pork of Yesteryear’ range, which is a part of the ‘Carrefour Quality Line’. "The application will enable...
23 January 2019
Ahold Delhaize-owned Stop & Shop is introducing a high-tech approach to grocery delivery in Boston, Massachusetts. Doorstep shopping Starting in spring 2019, Stop & Shop will use driverless vehicles to deliver a range of products, including meal kits and convenience items to customers’ homes, allowing them to shop from their doorstep. There has been an increase in driverless vehicles being ...
21 January 2019
Stores in Italy and France are installing ‘greenhouses’ to grow products. Auchan is trialling the installation of a greenhouse in store Auchan has partnered with Agricooltur in its Auchan vle Giulio Cesare in Turin, to grow fresh herbs and salads in store, allowing customers to harvest their own. The greenhouse was installed at the end of November 2018 and is being tested in store.   ...
21 January 2019
Walmart is building a new consolidation centre in Colton, California An automated site In July 2019, Walmart will open a new high-tech consolidation centre.  The centre will be 340,000 sq. ft, and will utilise automated technology to receive, sort and ship freight.  It is expected that the new facility will be able to process three times more volume than other consolidation centres, and it ...
16 January 2019
Identifying the trends that matter now is a challenging task. It’s certainly possible to identify 20 trends at random, which at some point in the future will have a significant impact. Assessing near-term relevance requires a deep understanding of the drivers of change. At the start of each year, we put forward the trends we expect will influence and shape food and grocery supply chains in th...
16 January 2019
Expansion of the existing network of Pedestrian Drive stores set to increase by the end of January 2019, and AI being used to optimise supply chain. 31 Pedestrian Drive stores opening this month In April 2018 Carrefour opened its first Pedestrian Drives stores in Paris and the Lyon region of France. The additional 31 stores being opened this month will take the total number of stores in thi...
16 January 2019
Prior to the recent 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, JD opened two smart delivery stations. The two stations are located in the cities of Hohhot and Changsa. Their purpose is to investigate, test and resolve problems with last mile delivery. JD is China’s largest retailer, with coverage of 99% of the population, and has an innovative logistics network that utilises technology ...
15 January 2019
Tetra Pak is collaborating with Koenig & Bauer on on-package digital printing for its carton packages. Digital printing technology is being utilised to streamline the process of design handling, accelerate time from design to print, and create flexibility in order placement and customisation of orders. Koenig & Bauer is a global leader in this field and will be installing a full-width digital pri...
15 January 2019
Following successful pilots that improved efficiencies and safety in store, the robots will be used in Stop & Shop and Giant/Martins stores. Strategic partnership Ahold Delhaize has partnered with Retail Business Services and Badger Technologies (a product division of Jabil) to trial the robots in stores. The robots are named “Marty” and they were used in store to detect hazards such as spillag...