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15 May 2019
Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has announced it will invest €120 million in automated systems at its four new distribution centres (DC). Cimcorp to provide the automated systems Mercadona has chosen Cimcorp as its automated systems provider at its new DC’s which will serve more than 600 stores. “The main objective of these four centres will be to meet the demands of our stores, ...
13 May 2019
Ocado is set to power a new online grocery delivery service for Canadian conglomerate Empire Company Limited. Voilà by Sobeys and Voilà par IGA Sobeys joins a select group of grocers that have adopted the automated grocery delivery model as it launches its Voilà brand. The new delivery service will serve major cities in Quebec province as well as the greater Toronto area. A $95 millio...
07 May 2019
We round up two of Amazon’s latest digital supply chain developments after it announces a blockchain service and digital freight brokerage website. Blockchain service platform The company has announced that it has generalised the availability of its Amazon Managed Blockchain service after a pilot phase. Rahul Pathak, General Manager of Amazon Managed Blockchain at AWS (Amazon Web Services) ...
30 April 2019
Carrefour has announced the implementation of blockchain technology to its Rocamadour cheese’s supply chain. First cheese to benefit from the technology Rocamadour is the first cheese and eighth product of the Carrefour Quality Line to introduce blockchain mapping. This cheese is produced by six French farmhouse producers from goat’s milk and has a protected designation of origin (PDO) stat...
30 April 2019
Nestle has announced on Tuesday that more than three quarters (77%) of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free. A commitment made back in 2010 In 2010, Nestle has made a commitment to ensure that none of its products globally can be associated with deforestation by 2020. Since then, it has worked with partners such as Airbus and Earthworm foundation to identify areas...
29 April 2019
As a part of its new Prime Air service, Amazon is seeking to find a drone operator in Cambridge. Cambridgeshire: A testing ground for Amazon’s drones Amazon is planning to use drones to deliver parcels weighing under five pounds in just 30 minutes. To achieve this, it has been testing drones in the Cambridgeshire countryside, which is home to the largest testing facility in the UK. Other te...
29 April 2019
Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe join consortium founded by Carbios, a green chemistry organisation and L’Oréal that aims to support the circular plastics economy and promote the use of more recyclable packaging. Sustainable technology using highly specific enzymes Carbios argues that is uses highly specific enzymes that have the ability to recycle much broader PET ...
24 April 2019
Amazon announced on Tuesday that “Key for Garage”, its new in-garage delivery service, is now available for its Prime customers. Right equipment needed to use the service Eligible customers would need to have a specific kind of garage door that’s compatible with the myQ technology, along with a lock and camera system that can be operated remotely. To that end, Amazon now offers Key Smart Ga...
24 April 2019
The US Federal Aviation Administration has granted Google’s offshoot “Wing Aviation” its approval to start delivering goods using drones later this year. The go-ahead will allow “Wing Aviation” to operate drone deliveries of food, medicine and small consumer goods in Blacksburg, Virginia. US secretary of transport Elaine L. Chao said: “This is an important step forward for the safe testing and...
17 April 2019
Driverless grocery delivery has been officially rolled out in Houston thanks to a partnership with robotics company Nuro. Second city to trial the technology After a successful trial in Scottsdale, Arizona, Houston becomes the second area to pilot the service. The new delivery service will be initially available from its South Post Oak store before being extended to its Buffalo Speedway sto...