Supply Chain Analysis news

22 June 2020
Lidl Belgium aims to send climate consultants to its main suppliers to help them reduce their CO2 emissions. Looking at the supply chain Lidl has been actively working to reduce its overall greenhouse gas footprint across its operations. It now aims to do so by looking at 60 suppliers, including 24 from Belgium, that account for 80% of the emissions in its supply chain.   Lidl is collabo...
22 June 2020
The regional SPAR wholesaler for Scotland, CJ Lang, has announced it is to extend a click & collect service both for retail customers within its SPAR symbol group network, but also for other non-SPAR retailers.  This will enable it to expand supply to meet the significantly elevated demand currently flowing through its affiliated network as well as the wider Scottish convenience sector. Provid...
18 June 2020
Morrisons has awarded logistics firm Wincanton the management of its transport and Vehicle Maintenance Unit (VMU) operations at Willow Green, Bridgwater, Somerset. Starting later this year The contract will involve the TUPE transfer of more than 250 staff from the existing provider to Wincanton. Morrisons and Wincanton will also team up to improve logistics activities and service to Morriso...
16 June 2020
We recently published the first report in IGD’s new benchmarking series , presenting the results of our Supply Chain Performance Measurement survey. The survey attracted responses from 225 supply chain professionals around the world, from a range of supply chain functions that cover the entire supply chain, including demand planning, procurement, transport, operations, customer development, ...
16 June 2020
Unilever is due to invest €1 billion in a new fund that will support climate-friendly initiatives over the next decade. Net zero emissions by 2039 Unilever’s aim is to zero out its greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations and those of its suppliers by 2039, 11 years ahead of the Paris Agreement deadline. The new fund will support a range climate-friendly projects, including refor...
12 June 2020
Aldi has expanded its trial of on-demand delivery service with Deliveroo to the capital, specifically in Camden. Follows a successful trial across the Midlands The move follows a successful trial in eight stores across the Midlands. Customers will have the choice to shop from over 200 essential Aldi products, before being picked and packed by Aldi staff and delivered by Deliveroo’s riders. ...
12 June 2020
Sam’s Club, Walmart’s membership only warehouse club, has announced the nationwide launch of its curbside pickup service. Rollout to be finalised by the end of June Sam’s club expects the rollout of the service across its 597 warehouse clubs to be completed by the end of June. The service was initially trialled at 16 warehouse clubs, with positive results. About the service The servic...
12 June 2020
United Supermarkets, one of Albertsons subsidiaries, has introduced GPS technology to speed up its curbside pickup service. In partnership with Radius Networks The GPS-based system, known as FlyBuy, is provided by Radius Networks, a US location-based technology company in grocery, restaurants, and retail. It allows customers to share their location using a smartphone, while the store immedi...
11 June 2020
In response to the growing demand for online grocery shopping, Ocado has raised £1bn from investors. Increase capacity and improve the Ocado Smart Platform Ocado has raised £650m through new shares, with an additional £350m in convertible bonds. The retailer said the COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a “catalyst” for a permanent and significant move towards online grocery deliveries. Ocado ...
08 June 2020
Kroger is to build three additional Customer Fulfillment Centres through its partnership with Ocado Solutions, two of which will be smaller than those announced to date. Nine sites announced to date Kroger has announced plans to open new facilities in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest and West regions. The new facility in the West, at 300,000 sq ft, will be comparable in size to some of th...

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