Collaboration and best practice news

12 November 2021
As inflation hits a 30-year high in the US, we are starting to see retailers shift to a stronger value-led focus, in-store and online. Could this be a foreshadow of what’s to come in 2022? Prices hit 30-year high The annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) hit a 30-year high of 6.2% in October. The scale and scope of the increased commodity, packaging, labour and freight costs which suppliers con...
11 November 2021
Having weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, our industry continues to face new challenges. We look at what’s top of the list for the senior team at the Kellogg Company. Growth held back by supply challenges Organic sales increased 5.1% in Q3, with demand at-home remaining elevated and most of its powerhouse brands outperforming their relevant categories. Without some of the supply challenges it...
11 November 2021
The UK government has committed to phasing out new, non-zero emission HGVs weighing 26 tonnes and under by 2035, with all new HGVs sold in the UK to be zero-emission by 2040. The first country in the world to commit to such target According to the Department for Transport, the UK will become the first country in the world to commit to such target, which was announced on ‘Transport Day’ at t...
09 November 2021
As part of its Digital Day, Carrefour has said it is aiming ‘to be a global leader in Digital Retail’. The new digital strategy builds on the retailer’s 2018 aims, which have created a strong foundation on which to build. The retailer said the aim to be a global leader would be ‘built on a ‘data-centric, digital-first’ approach’. Targeting tripling of ecommerce GMV to €10 bn by 2026 Carrefo...
08 November 2021
Since the start of COVID-19, quick commerce has been one of the fastest growing and innovative segments of the food and consumer goods industry which has been helped by significant financial investment over recent months. Quick commerce players deliver groceries and essentials to customers in less than one hour. There are three subsections of quick commerce: aggregators, pure plays, and retail...
05 November 2021
Midcounties Co-op has announced the launch of a pilot Click & Collect service across 25 of Your Co-op Food stores in Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. Showcasing local produce Your Co-op Food is part of The Midcounties Co-operative, one of the largest independent UK co-operatives and fully owned by its members. According to Midcounties Co-op, the new ...
04 November 2021
With organic net sales up 1.3% in Q3 year-on-year, and up 7.6% versus 2019, we look at how Kraft Heinz is planning to mitigate the impact of cost inflation. Delivering gains after 2020 surge The company’s sales performance in the quarter paints a familiar picture with many CPG suppliers posting moderate gains versus last year and a significant increase versus 2019. The ability of companies ...
25 October 2021
We look at Nestle’s expectations on rising input cost inflation and the prospect for further price increases next year. Broad-based growth Nestle reported a 7.6% increase in organic growth for the first nine-months of the year, driven by a 6.0% increase in real growth and a 1.6% pricing increase. The business continued to deliver a solid performance across developed and emerging markets as ...
21 October 2021
In reporting a strong first quarter, with organic sales up 4%, following growth of 9% in the same period last year, the company noted that it expects cost headwinds of over $2bn this year. We look at some of the measures it is taking to offset these. Recovering costs over time Based on current estimates, P&G expects a $2.1bn after-tax commodity headwind and freight and transportation to add...
19 October 2021
The government has announced plans to temporarily allow overseas lorry drivers to make unlimited journeys in the UK within a 14 day period. Only two pick-ups or drop-offs are currently allowed each week “Cabotage” refers to the right to operate transport services within a given country. Foreign hauliers are currently allowed a couple of pick-ups or drop-offs within the UK each week. However...