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28 April 2020
Ocado opens its first automated CFC in Vaughan, Ontario and will support Canadian grocer Sobeys’ home delivery operation. Phased rollout The new facility will initially start taking test orders. Once fully operational, it is due to support Sobey’s new grocery delivery service called Voilà, across the Greater Toronto Area. The new CFC is Ocado’s second facility to go live internationally ...
27 April 2020
Starship Technologies’ robots started delivering food to NHS staff in Milton Keynes, amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Using Starship’s mobile app NHS workers can have food delivered by robots from local food outlets by using Starship’s mobile app. Henry Harris-Burland, VP of Marketing at Starship Technologies, commented: “ We want to make life a little bit easier for these peopl...
21 April 2020
Sainsbury’s teams up with US technology provider Blue Yonder to transform its supply chain. End-to-end supply chain platform Blue Yonder’s end-to-end supply chain platform is powered by artificial intelligence (AI), and will help the retailer enhance its capabilities in terms of demand forecasting and replenishment, space management, macro space planning, range management, warehouse managem...
07 February 2020
Chinese e-commerce players Alibaba and JD have launched logistics solutions for the medical workforce that combats the coronavirus epidemic in China. Technology at the service of medical staff On the one hand, Alibaba has introduced a global B2B sourcing platform that connects the medical frontline staff to medical goods suppliers. The goods purchased on this platform will be delivered to h...
29 January 2020
Majid Al Futtaim has signed a partnership deal with Takeoff Technologies, which will see the latter’s micro-fulfilment centres added to Carrefour stores in the UAE and Saudi Arabia by 2021. ‘Several’ micro-fulfilment centres to be built Announcing the partnership, Majid Al Futtaim said it build ‘ several ’ micro-fulfilment centres, without giving a firm number. Takeoff Technologies' automat...
24 January 2020
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...
21 January 2020
Amazon is due to roll out 10,000 electric delivery vehicles in India by 2025, in a bid to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Over 20 cities The fully electric vehicles (EVs), which are a combination of three-wheeled rickshaws and four-wheeled vehicles, will be operating this year in over 20 cities, including Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur and Coimbatore. The EV...
17 January 2020
Ocado has announced it’s investing in developing driverless vehicles and robots that could be used to deliver groceries. Seeking new global partnerships  Tim Steiner, Ocado’s chief executive, told the NRF Big Show, the world’s largest retail conference and exposition, that the online grocer is eying to develop “things like driverless technology” and “what jumps out of that vehicle with the ...
14 January 2020
Following rising food waste levels, M&S is due to roll out a new supply chain system across its store estate in 2020. ‘Vanguard’ The new system, called ‘Vanguard’, has been introduced last year as a trial, while being in 90 stores now, and is expected to tackle food waste issues and its associated costs. Although food revenues in the weeks leading to Christmas have been up, “disappointin...
13 January 2020
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...