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Whole Foods, Amazon’s subsidiary, is turning its brick and mortar locations into ‘dark stores’, amid the extraordinary demand for online grocery.

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Following an earlier announcement that it would open a Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in partnership with Ocado in the mid-Atlantic region, Kroger has confirmed that it will be developed in Frederick, Maryland. Six sites announced to date Opening in this location will enable Kroger to target the populous northeast region, including Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, with its gr...
Asda has become the first UK supermarket to roll out a one-hour click and collect service, according to reports from The Grocer. Express Click & Collect At the end of 2019, Asda launched trials of its Express Click & Collect service at its Killingbeck and Middleton stores. The retailer will now expand this initiative to further stores, with 25 offering the service by February. Hundreds of s...
This is the fourth and final blog in a series in which we look at how the supply chain trends we identified for 2019 have panned out. In this instance, I’ll be taking a look at Clarity on circularity . Across the last few years, we’ve witnessed a significant surge in interest with regards to circular economies. Being sustainable is no longer a PR exercise, but an essential step that brings ...

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07/04/2020
In this report, we explore multiple examples of how retailers, but also foodservice and catering suppliers are reaching out to shoppers, in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
30/03/2020
This report explores the Loop platform, from TerraCycle, detailing what its introduction could mean for key stakeholders in the supply chain.
13/11/2019
In this report we look at the prospects for the US online grocery channel, what’s driving its growth and the implications for product suppliers.

This report details and demonstrates how AI is leaving the lab and entering grocery supply chains, with examples and use cases from within and beyond the food and consumer goods industry.

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