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08 June 2020
Morrisons announced that it will extend its immediate payments policy to its small suppliers until September. 3,000 small suppliers The policy, which was originally announced back in March , applies to around 3,000 small suppliers, including 1750 farmers, with a turnover of up to £1 million. According to Morrisons, the continued closure of the hospitality and food service sector meant that...
08 June 2020
Tesco Ireland is planning to power six of its stores in the country by using renewable gas generated from surplus food. 1,200 tonnes per annum According to the retailer, the initiative, which is the result of a partnership with renewable energy company Green Generation, and has been facilitated by Gas Networks Ireland, will help reduce its carbon emissions by 1,200 tonnes per annum. Abou...
05 June 2020
Carrefour has committed to reduce carbon emissions from products sold in its stores by 30% by 2030, compared to the 2019 baseline. The equivalent of 20 megatonnes of CO2 Back in 2015, the French retailer has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2025, and by 70% by 2050 (compared with 2010 levels). The new targets have been approved by the Science Based Target initiative ...
02 June 2020
JD has launched the first automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) for bulky items in Asia’s e-commerce industry. Langfang, Hubei province The new system is located at the company’s Asia No.1 logistics park in Langfang, Hebei province, which is one of three new highly automated Asia No. 1 parks JD has put into operation during this year’s 618 Grand Promotion. According to JD, automate...
02 June 2020
Co-op is rolling out robot deliveries to further communities across Milton Keynes and surrounding towns and villages in response to increased demand for convenient delivery services during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. The convenience retailer was the first to trial same-day autonomous robot deliveries in the UK when it teamed-up with Starship Technologies in April 2018, extending the s...
01 June 2020
Following a successful trial, Spar Hungary has expanded the use of its sustainable packaging solutions across all its stores. Reduces the use of plastic Launched last year, the range aims to reduce the use of plastic by encouraging shoppers to make use of reusable bags for fruit & vegetables and bakery products. Source: Spar Hungary Last year, the retailer has also trialled mul...
01 June 2020
Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd are planning to use plastic pallets in their logistics operations in Germany. From autumn 2020 Both retailers will start replacing, on a gradual basis, the classic 80cm x 60com wooden pallets with plastic pallets (KDP) developed by Walther Faltsysteme, a German manufacturer of plastic packaging products. Source: Aldi According to Aldi, the pallets offer a...
01 June 2020
Aldi is expanding its Curbside Grocery Pickup service in the US to nearly 600 stores following successful trials at a select number. Offering a convenient service to shoppers The click and collect service will be available at nearly 600 stores by the end of July. The pandemic has probably accelerated this development, providing a convenient and safe solution. Jason Hart, Aldi US’s CEO, s...
27 May 2020
Lidl Switzerland partners with Empa, a Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, to develop a system that produces a fossil-free fuel from renewable electricity. Committed to deliver goods without use of fossils Lidl Switzerland has pledged to deliver goods to all its stores without the use of fossil fuels by 2030. As part of “Goodbye Diesel” project, the ret...
26 May 2020
Following a soft launch, which has been running since the end of March , Monoprix has introduced its new service, Monoprix Plus. The service, which is initially only available in part of Île-de-France, adds to the retailer’s existing offer, enabling shoppers to click and collect orders at one of its stores, enjoy same day delivery, with Monoprix Express, and next day delivery, through Monopri...

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