Supply Chain Analysis news

29 November 2019
UK-based Ocado Solutions and Japanese retailer Aeon Co. have signed an agreement to develop Aeon’s online grocery business in Japan using the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). Aeon to harness “Ocado Smart Platform” technology Aeon will launch a new online business, harnessing Ocado’s OSP technology to build customer fulfilment centres (CFCs) and end-to-end software applications. A national ful...
29 November 2019
Speaking at an LSA event, TerraCycle’s founder, Tom Szaky, has spoken about how the organisation would be establishing Loop shop-in-shop areas in specific Carrefour stores in France. Dedicated corners to open by the end of 2019 Szaky said that Loop corners would be opened in Carrefour stores by the end of 2019. In the areas shoppers will be able to purchase products usually only able to be ...
28 November 2019
Ocado Group plc (“Ocado”) and Ocado Retail Limited (“Ocado Retail”) have announced plans to open a sixth UK fulfilment centre, located in Avonmouth, Bristol.  First “mini” fulfilment centre It will be Ocado’s first “mini” fulfilment centre, with the capacity to deliver 30,000 orders compared to the 85,000 orders expected from Ocado’s Purfleet fulfilment centre currently under construction. ...
26 November 2019
Amazon has announced the launch of its new self-ordering shelf, called ‘Dash Smart Shelf’. How does it operate? The shelf, which is connected to Wi-Fi, uses a built-in scale to work out when products are running low on stock. If the on-hand stock has fallen below a certain weight, it automatically places an order to re-stock the shelf, or instead sends a notification to an individual within...
26 November 2019
Morrisons will become the first UK supermarket to use the Too Good To Go food waste app. How will it work? Reduced price boxes containing food that is past its best-before date will be available for customers to order through the Too Good To Go app and to collect from a Morrisons store.  The exact contents of the boxes will be revealed to customers upon pickup at store, but will contain uns...
25 November 2019
Amazon has announced plans to expand, with the opening of a fulfilment centre in Auburndale, Polk County. 500 new full-time jobs created The one million-square-foot facility will be used to pick, pack and ship large items, such as patio furniture, sports and recreation equipment, pet food and larger household goods. The fulfilment centre will create 500 new, full-time jobs, adding to the...
22 November 2019
Discounter Lidl today opened a new distribution centre near Newbridge, County Kildare.  58,000 sq. m facility It is estimated that the 58,000 sq. m building will be able to hold 49 million items, over 60% of these coming from Lidl’s 225 Irish suppliers.  The site replaces Lidl’s previous Newbridge distribution centre, which was half the size. The centre will serve a network of 90 stores in ...
22 November 2019
The Kroger Co. has announced the expansion of Kroger Wine by launching its new ‘build-your-own pack’ feature, alongside a special Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion. Featuring more than 45 wines, available across 19 states and Washington, D.C. Back in October 2018, Kroger teamed up with Drinks Holdings, a Los Angeles-based wine delivery service, to offer the service initially in 14 sta...
22 November 2019
Coop Sweden plans to fully introduce paper bags for fruits and vegetables by the spring of next year, in a bid to eliminate its use of single-use plastic bags. Reducing the annual consumption of plastic by around 300 tonnes According to the retailer, the new cardboard bags, which are free of cost, can be reused as food waste bags or recycled as paper. Source: Coop Sweden Coop Swe...
22 November 2019
Coca-Cola in Sweden is due to start using PET bottles made only from recycled plastic, in a bid to expand its use of recycled plastic in Western Europe. 3,500 fewer tonnes of virgin plastic According to Coca-Cola, the change at its Jordbro factory south of Stockholm means a reduction in the use of newly manufactured plastics by approximately 3,500 tonnes per year. The manufacturer also said...