Supply Chain Analysis news

02 July 2020
Amazon plans to build its first robotic fulfilment centre, and the largest, in Australia, in a bid to speed up online orders processing time and increase its competitiveness. 200,000 square metres The new fulfilment centre will be built at Kemps Creek, near the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, and is expected to create 1,500 permanent jobs. Construction is expected to be completed by late 20...
02 July 2020
Woolworths Group and Qube, Australia’s largest logistics solutions provider, are due to build two state-of-the-art distribution centres in New South Wales. Total investment of $1.2 billion The new facilities comprise an automated Regional Distribution Centre and a semi-automated National Distribution Centre. They will be located in Moorebank Logistics Park, Sydney, and are set to open in 20...
29 June 2020
Following on from Aldi UK partnering with Deliveroo, the retailer has announced it will now begin trialling the service in Ireland. How it works Shoppers can choose from over 200 (140 in Ireland) products through the app. These will be picked and packed by Aldi staff and taken for delivery by Deliveroo riders. A range of essentials such as bread, milk and fresh produce will initially be ...
29 June 2020
Waitrose plans to open its third customer fulfiment centre (CFC) in London, as it aims to ramp up its capacity to serve online shoppers across the capital. Greenford, West London The new site will be based in Greenford, West London, and will be operated in collaboration with third-party logistics provider Wincanton, as part of an initial five-year contract. The new facility is due to create...
26 June 2020
Tesco’s online sales have surged by 48.5%, based on figures from its latest Q1 performance update. The UK's growth driven by online Online has been one of the main drivers of Tesco’s UK growth, which amounted to +9.1% and total sales of £9.91bn, with like-for-like growth being 8,7%. Online sales were up by 48.5% for the period, with the rate of growth increasing to nearly 100% by the end of...
26 June 2020
Migros-Verteilbetrieb Neuendorf AG, one of Switzerland’s largest logistics operators, is expanding and modernising its existing logistics centre in Neuendorf, Switzerland, in partnership with WITRON Logistik + Informatik, a German company specialising in logistics automation. To be completed by 2021 Upon completion, the revamped facility, which will include a frozen goods and a non-food are...
25 June 2020
Amazon has announced it is launching The Climate Pledge Fund to support the development of sustainable technologies and services. The retailer has also launched an accelerator programme in the UK for small businesses and start-ups. Climate Pledge Fund Amazon’s $2bn Climate Pledge Fund will be used to invest in companies that are building products, services, and technologies to decarbonise t...
24 June 2020
COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. Our new Eating In Vs Dining Out report, produced in collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, explores the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market and outlines four scenarios for the future. During the pandemic, the boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home, already blurred, have b...
23 June 2020
Now processing 150,000 online orders per week, this represents more than double the number Waitrose.com was processing at the start of the year. How Waitrose is ramping up its online business As it ends its 20-year relationship with Ocado Retail in September, Waitrose has been ramping up its online operations, stating its ambition to double the size of its online business. Increased demand ...
23 June 2020
Sobeys has launched its Voilà by Sobeys grocery ecommerce service in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Partnership with Ocado Sobeys has partnered with UK-based Ocado to launch this service. It has built a Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) adjacent to its existing automated distribution centre in Vaughan, Ontario, optimising Ocado’s solution. Robots are used to assemble orders, with Voilà asso...

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