Much of a retail business’ ability to remain competitive and relevant to a market depends upon the readiness of its supply chain to react and adapt swiftly to change. Smart technology and flexible processes may go some way to facilitate
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Work to deliver such a large quantity of Christmas trees started back in April with final orders completed by early November. From the moment the tree is cut, to when it is delivered, takes no longer than seven days and
As one of the most repeatable, well-understood, and mature supply chains across all industries, the grocery supply chain has mastered predictable processes around every conceivable aspect of warehouse operations as grocers operate around unusually razor-thin profit margins. Not surprisingly, grocery
One of the greatest challenges facing retail businesses today is how to keep the customer proposition attractive yet affordable. Many retailers are drawn into a potentially damaging position where investments into complex logistics systems designed to compete
The Co-operative Group, known as the Co-op, a British consumer-owned co-operative with a diverse family of businesses, has embarked on a retail business transformation, working with JDA Software, Inc., to revitalize its category management processes as the first phase of
The John Lewis Partnership has announced today it will phase out all diesel-powered heavy trucks from its fleet by 2028. The move will see the company roll out over 500 new state-of-the-art Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners
Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has appointed James Hurrell as managing director for grocery.
Zetes: the first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance
There are two critical aspects of the logistics process, the first mile and then the final mile. It is the efficiency with which retailers manage these two essential aspects of supply chain logistics in a seamless way that is key
Underwear apparel company Hanes rolls out FuturMaster demand planning software to boost global supply chain
HanesBrands, the $6.5bn global apparel company that manufactures and sells a number of leading underwear and activewear brands including Wonderbra, DKNY, Playtex and Champion, is deploying a standardised IT system to help with supply and demand forecasting in more than
Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that Five Guys JV - premium burger chain - has implemented Looker to deliver an enhanced customer experience, increase operational efficiency and drive improved sustainability across the business. Looker has opened up
London based fashion technology startup platform, RangeRoom, has just secured investment from newly formed Kamani Capital fund, from the family behind successful online retailer Boohoo. CEO of the Kamani Capital fund, Adam Kamani, is also co-founder of Pretty Little Thing.
NEVS, a leading Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer, takes another step towards autonomous drive, by using Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety technology to ensure safe deployment of electric autonomous vehicles.
Brexit, the weather and online shopping: how Britain’s favourite conversations are shaping supply chains
Volatility has been the enemy of logistics and supply chain professionals in the UK and the current environment doesn’t show any signs of getting any easier. The two favourite topics in British conversation have been dominating issues around the supply
Thermo King introduces the power of connectivity to its vehicle-powered transport refrigeration units
Thermo King, a leader in transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers its direct drive, vehicle-powered truck and van refrigeration units connected through TracKing, its hallmark asset management system.
Bis Henderson, the multi-faceted logistics services group, has launched Secure Start, an end-to-end programme management service for customer-focused businesses looking for an on-time, risk-free start-up for their new warehouse or distribution centre.
With news that Sainsbury’s plans to merge with Asda, there are growing concerns around the financial impact on suppliers and issues of monopoly and competitiveness.
OneView Commerce, the retail industry’s leading provider of digital point of sale (POS), enterprise promotions, and inventory management, announced today that Molton Brown Limited has gone live with the digital POS framework at the retailer’s first two London High Street
Online retail delivery order volumes were up +9.6% year-on-year in March, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.
The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF’s) upcoming 62nd Global Summit at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 12th-15th June 2018 will see over 1,000 high-profile delegates from over 400 leading consumer goods companies gather in Singapore for the annual flagship event.
Macfarlane Packaging, the country’s largest protective packaging supplier, is hosting a series of unique events for retailers to address the key operational challenges in e-commerce fulfilment at their state of the art Innovation Lab in Milton Keynes.
UPS has announced that it expects to hire 1,300 seasonal employees to help with the anticipated surge in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2017. Throughout 2016, UPS has been working with its customers to
Wincanton, a leading provider of supply chain solutions in the UK and Ireland, has secured a long-term deal with LDH (La Doria, one of the UK’s leading private label supplier of ambient grocery products. Wincanton will provide LDH with warehousing and
Carrefour España innovates its online ‘non-food’ store’s global logistics management with XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics has been selected by Carrefour to manage its online ‘non-food’ store, Carrefour Online, for the Spanish market. Operating out of a new top-grade logistics center in Yunquera de Henares (Guadalajara) with a capacity of over 14,000 sqm, XPO
The Met Office today announces the launch of Hazard Forecast, the latest addition to its DemandMet product portfolio that is specifically designed for logistics and health and safety departments within retailers and suppliers. It helps to ensure the safe and
International e-commerce delivery business wnDirect has appointed Menzies Distribution as one of its supply chain providers in a move that underlines the press distributor’s ambitions in the logistics sector. Menzies drivers will collect packaged orders from wnDirect’s growing portfolio of