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Wing, a drone delivery company that is part of Alphabet, has announced that it will start a pilot drone delivery initiative around Helsinki, Finland, beginning in the spring of 2019.
In this report, the SCA team explores the highly competitive foodservice sector, where consumers demand outstanding levels of service. The report looks at the following: * Characteristics of foodservice industry * Sector’s outlook in the UK * Key players in the UK * Sector’s global outlook * Foodservice sector’s supply chain In addition, we present several case studies that describe how Booker, Chef Direct and Dine Market operate.
Food and grocery businesses are undergoing significant change and there’s no doubt that our food and grocery supply chains will have to adapt to mitigate risk and grow. In this report, we first explore the latest developments within the convenience space: * Convenient solutions * Range sophistication * Testing new concepts * Technology In addition, we look at five characteristics of strong convenience supply chains: * High availability * Accurate forecasting * Strong warehouse management * Flexible logistics * Being future-proofed
Albert Heijn is trialling smart door locks to enable home delivery when customers are not there to accept it in the Netherlands.
Walmart is partnering with Ford to test grocery delivery using autonomous vehicles in Miami.
In February 2018, Zalando invested in the German startup, Magazino, which specialises in developing robots for intralogistics, the art of optimising, integrating, automating, and managing the logistical flow of information and material goods within the walls of a distribution centre.
Waitrose & Partners is trialling an in-home grocery delivery service, While You’re Away, in London. Waitrose will be the first UK supermarket to deliver groceries this way. While You’re Away will initially be trialled with 100 customers located within the delivery area of its dotcom fulfilment centre in Coulsdon, South London.
This case study looks at how SKUtrak, a SaaS platform provided by Atheon Analytics, has helped Co-op and Muller save time, effort and resource in processing and visualising large volumes of data whilst helping to grow sales. We outline the journey of this collaboration that helped 'humanise' the data, which has numerous benefits.
Hema supermarkets in Shanghai recently launched a food provenance feature that tells customers about an item’s farm-to-store journey, in an effort to become more transparent about its supply chain.
The Kroger Co. is partnering with Nuro, a maker of fully unmanned vehicles, to pilot on-road, autonomous delivery vehicles.