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17 June 2019
Aldi has expanded its partnership with iForce, a company owned by Eddie Stobart, to back the future growth of its online platform for non-food products. Partnership dating back from 2015 The partnership started in 2015 when iForce has been selected by Aldi to support the launch of its online platform for non-food Special buys and wine products. The expansion of the partnership will allow Al...
06 June 2019
Amazon has announced the launch of its drone delivery service ‘within months’. 15 miles in less than 30 minutes The drones have a 15 miles range and will be able to deliver packages of up to 5 pounds in less than 30 minutes. The drones used fly like a quadcopter, enabling them to take off and land vertically and also fly horizontally. Source: Amazon According to Amazon, they will...
06 June 2019
Walmart joins MediLedger, a consortium that aims to build a blockchain for tracking pharmaceutical supply chains. Beyond IBM Food Trust The new inititiative is not Walmart’s first push into blockchain. The US retailer has already been working with IBM Food Trust to create a platform which helps bring food traceability. Similarly, MediLedger is aiming to create an “open and decentralised netwo...
04 June 2019
Carrefour has reported a sales jump thanks to its use of Blockchain technology which tracks its meat, milk and fruit from farms to stores. First, what is Blockchain? Blockchain technology is gaining considerable momentum in the global agrifood sector. This technology provides the ability to instantaneously trace the entire lifecycle of food products from origin through every point of contac...
03 June 2019
Waymo, Alphabet’s subsidiary which specialises in autonomous vehicles, is due to bring its self-driving trucks to Arizona. Self-driving Class 8 big rig trucks Chrysler Pacifica hybrid vehicles are already used in Waymo’s One ride-hailing service, and are a common sight on public streets in Chandler and other areas of Phoenix, Arizona. However, its Class 8 big rig trucks have been absent fro...
28 May 2019
Walmart has announced the appointment of Suresh Kumar as its new elevated Chief Technical Officer and Chief Development Officer. 25 years of technology experience Mr Kumar brings more than 25 years of technology experience, having previously worked with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM. His 15 years with Amazon will be particularly attractive to Walmart, having most recently held the positio...
23 May 2019
DHL employees will be able to take advantage of advanced AR to pick items at the warehouse. 440 devices to be deployed 440 Enterprise Edition 2 devices will be introduced to employees of the Express division, which is the latest version of Google Glass. The new devices feature the “vision picking” concept, which was developed through a partnership between DHL and Google Glass partner UbiMax...
17 May 2019
Lidl US teams up with Boxed.com, a wholesale-style online retailer, to trial a home delivery service using the online retailer’s platform. Pilot taking place initially in two stores Lidl plans to trial initially the new home delivery service in two stores: Staten Island, New-York and Powder Springs, Georgia. The pilot kicks off next month, lasting six months. Lidl aims to take advantage of ...
16 May 2019
Waitrose has announced it’s expanding its in-home delivery service "While You're Away" to more than 1,000 customers. Initially started with 100 customers Back in last October, Waitrose initially started the “While You’re Away” trial with 100 customers that are located within the delivery zone of its online fulfilment centre in Coulsdon, south London. However, due to positive customer feedba...
16 May 2019
Waitrose has announced that it plans to treble the size of its online grocery operation. A £1 billion business over the next three years Waitrose, in partnership with Today Development Partners, intends to build three new automated customer fulfilment centres to develop its online and digital capabilities and grow to a £1 billion turnover business. "Waitrose.com is a popular and efficien...