Cost to serve news

07 July 2016
Just Eat , the takeaway food delivery service, has partnered with Starship Technologies to trial delivery robots in London. Your takeaway delivered by a robot Following Starship Technologies’ successful trial of the self-driving robots , Just Eat is the first company to put them into operational use. The robots are designed to deliver food, packages and goods to shoppers’ homes within a s...
05 July 2016
Carlsberg UK has announced plans to outsource its secondary logistics to DHL. A more agile and responsive business In a bid to create a sustainable, long-term supply chain plan, Carlsberg UK is transferring its secondary logistics operations to DHL Tradeteam in 2017 and 2018. The strategic move follows a company-wide transformation programme that will make Carlsberg more agile and respo...
29 June 2016
Henkel is to acquire The Sun Products Corporation a laundry and home care company in the US. In doing so, it will become number two in the laundry care market for North America. €3.2bn deal The deal, which is worth €3.2bn (US$3.6bn), will see Henkel acquire all shares in The Sun Products Corporation, which makes All, Sun and Snuggle brands, as well as private label laundry brands for ma...
08 June 2016
Unilever is to sell its AdeS brand in Latin America to The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola FEMSA. $575m deal In a deal worth US$575m, Unilever is selling its AdeS soy beverage business, present in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, and Uruguay. By divesting this business, Unilever hopes to renew focus on its core brands in the region. Driving value and inn...
01 June 2016
Muller Milk and Ingredients has announced plans to invest £15m in its dairy facility in Bellshill, Scotland. Centre of excellence The £15m investment will go to updating the site, which Muller has dubbed 'Scotland's fresh milk and ingredience centre of excellence'. The site will have a new cream filling hall, high speed production lines and expansion of site processing capabilities, as wel...
31 May 2016
Schwarz Group has reported revenue growth of 7% to €85.7bn in the financial year 2015/2016. Lidl’s revenue grew by 9% to €64.4 bn, while Kaufland revenue increased by 4% to €21.1 bn. Increased investment The group plans to increase its capital expenditure from €5.2 bn to €6.5 bn in the current financial year 2016/17. At Lidl, the majority of funds will be allocated in the new store o...
24 May 2016
Sainsbury’s has chosen logistics company, CML, for pre-retail inspection and reworking for its clothing brand, Tu. Handling pre-retail services CML will operate from its 25,100 sq m facility in Magna Park, near Lutterworth in Leicestershire. The deal will see CML handle all pre-retail services for Tu clothing, including quality inspection and reworking. Delivering exceptional service CML...
04 May 2016
The Coca-Cola Company and SABMiller are one step closer to setting up a new soft drinks bottler: Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, based in South Africa. A $2.9bn company The two global manufacturers, along with Gutsche Family Investments, have agreed concessions with the South African government, moving a step closer to creating Coca-Cola Beverages Africa. If approved, the business would be ...
27 April 2016
In its Q3 2016 results, P&G has announced sales of $15.8bn and reemphasised its intention to focus on core brands. $15.8bn in Q3 P&G’s net sales in the third quarter of 2016 (three months ending 31 March) were $15.8bn, a decrease of 7% from the previous year. The manufacturer cited brand divestures as one of the main reasons for the fall in sales. Since January, P&G has been focusing ...
19 April 2016
Frozen food retailer, Iceland, has chosen JDA software to optimise its supply chain. Building on a 20-year partnership Building on an 20-year relationship, Iceland is to implement four new JDA supply chain and category management products to enhance sales and margins across Britain, alongside its existing warehouse and store replenishment solutions. The implementation will be hosted an...