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We roundup the latest developments in India, amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Nestlé and Coca-Cola have announced the temporary suspension of parts of their operations in the country, amid the countrywide lockdown due to the epidemic, while Walmart’s Flipkart is to resume its online operations after a temporary halt.

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Walmart has launched a fulfilment service for sellers on its third party marketplace within Walmart.com. Walmart Fulfilment Services (WFS) Third-party vendors will be able to use Walmart’s supply chain capabilities, from storing, picking, packing and shipping items, against a fee. Walmart will also manage returns and customer service, allowing sellers to focus on sales-based activities. Cur...
Walmart is in the process of parting ways with grocery delivery provider Skipcart, which will effectively take place in March, according to reports from Bloomberg. Latest retirement from Walmart’s logistics network Skipcart becomes the latest grocery delivery provider to end its partnership with the US retailer, after logistics firm Deliv has done so in February 2019. Texas-based Skipc...
Walmart is due to introduce shelf-scanning robots to 650 additional US stores by the end of this summer, hence increasing its total fleet to 1000 stores. Designed by Bossa Nova Robotics Inc. The robots, which are designed by San Francisco-based Bossa Nova Robotics Inc., are six-foot tall, and equipped with 15 cameras. They are able to update product availability, flag out-of-stocks and ensu...

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26/03/2020
In this report, we discuss how grocery shopping has evolved in five different ways in China during the pandemic. These are unlikely to be short-term changes and may not go away when the pandemic is over. These changes will have a long-lasting and profound impact on path to purchase, fulfillment models, supported by new partnerships and innovations. What these changes mean to retailers and brands in other parts of the world and what actions they can take are also discussed.
14/01/2020
Each year, we call out the trends we believe will most influence supply chains in the year to come. In this report, we detail our selection, bringing to life our thinking with case studies and raising questions and considerations to help you capitalise.
18/12/2019
This report looks at how blockchain is progressing in the food and consumer goods industry, including what's been achieved so far, future prospects and whether it can deliver value for businesses that have invested. 

Walmart is digitising its business to create a data-driven organisation. This report captures the latest developments in Walmart's digitisation strategy and what they mean for its omnichannel proposition. 

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A practical one day workshop for all roles in suppliers, to help develop your understanding of the vital part that supply chains play in underpinning FMCG businesses.