Category «Business»

IKEA: “we’re not just changing the engines, we’re changing the entire business model”

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IKEA has a target of having 100% electric home deliveries by 2025. Vulog talked with Angela Hultberg Head of Sustainable Mobility at Ingka Group as she shares her insights into why sustainable mobility is key to future-proofing business and embedding innovation. Angela Hultberg: “We announced that in 2018, so we’ve been at it now for two years now, …

Dr. Oetker plans to take over German Flaschenpost for 1 bln Euro

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German family business Dr. Oetker plans to take over the four-year-old beverage delivery company Flaschenpost.de. The purchase price is €1 billion, the media say. The cartel authorities have yet to approve the takeover. Dr. Oetker can become number one on the German market in the fast-growing beverage delivery. Dr. Oetker started their own Durstexpress first, but …

Global Supply Chain Institute report: connectivity and visibility becomes a greater challenge

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The 2020 pandemic highlighted the importance of end-to-end supply chain visibility. Where were all the products missing from store shelves? Answering that question required visibility to the physical location, status, and condition of the product in motion. Visibility is more easily achieved within the four walls of a production or distribution facility; once a product is out …

Swedish tech startup Instabox secures venture capital deal

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Swedish logistics disruptor Instabox raised €36M funding; pushing its valuation to €100M. The investment round was led by Creades, a Swedish investor and London-based credit specialist CORDET. The new fund will be used to fuel further expansion of its smart parcel lockers in both the existing and new European markets. Also, it will focus on growing the …

Simacan about improving delivery with rich data

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Rob Schuurbiers of Simacan explains how their platform technology, cloud-based connectivity, a wealth of rich data, and intelligence algorithms contribute to improving delivery services. With Simacan end-users in home delivery will experience the maximum customer satisfaction. And a happy customer is a returning customer…

Picnic plays it cool: a data-driven cold chain for e-groceries

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Delivering fresh groceries to customers is a challenge, even more so in the summer months when ice cream needs to remain perfectly frozen and the outside temperature is above 30 degrees Celsius. To succeed in this challenge, Dutch e-groceries company Picnic has numerous operational processes in place. On their blog, Picnic Engineer Floris Boekema shares how they …

Green Postal Day: PostNL announces emission free last-mile by 2030.

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On 18 September, Green Postal Day, 15 international postal companies reflected on the progress achieved by the postal sector in reducing CO2 emissions. Since 2008 the participating postal companies have collectively brought down their CO2 emissions by 31%. Dutch PostNL wants to deliver all parcels and letters in the Benelux region emission free in the last …