UK shoppers have left £228 mln worth of uncollected products at click-and-collect sites in the last year due to long queues and understaffed collection points. Research by Barclaycard found that more than 70 percent of UK consumers shop via a click and collect system, whereby they order products online and collect them at a local branch or collection site.
Uber Technologies said it’s in discussions with European supermarkets to roll out a grocery delivery service. Uber has spoken with the UK’s second-biggest grocer J Sainsbury. The supermarket operator earlier announced it was partnering with Deliveroo to bring hot pizza to homes in four British cities.
Just Eat and Takeaway.com, two of the bigger take-out and delivery businesses in Europe, announced they are in the ‘advanced stages’ of a merger. The deal would help them combine forces and take on more scale to compete better with Uber Eats and Amazon-backed Deliveroo.
Amazon keeps on expanding its delivery options. In 2018, it launched an In-Car delivery service for amongst other GM and Volvo owners. Now, Amazon is giving select Honda models access to Key by Amazon In-Car delivery, as well, so consumers can have parcels dropped right inside their car wherever they’ve parked. Also, Volkswagen is working on in-car delivery with ‘We …
During Digital Food, the new congress of Emerce and Foodlog, Albert Heijn gave a sneak preview of the latest innovation the Dutch supermarket is working on: a delivery robot. This summer, a robot is going to work for customers on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven (NL).
A new innovative facility in Tel Aviv is aiming to put the leading retailers of the world to shame with a new automated grocery delivery center that uses robots to provide product fulfillment way faster than human beings ever could. CommonSense Robotics, has done a lot of research and gotten a lot of things right …
Renault, Nissan, and Waymo have entered into an agreement to explore driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan. The agreement marks a first step to developing long-term driverless mobility services operations.
During the International City Logistics Conference, 2019 Hans Quak (TNO NL) presented his research on lessons learned of 10 years of Binnenstadservice. In the Netherlands, Binnenstadservice (BSS) runs UCCs and UCC services for over a decade now. The research discusses the development and the experiences of running a UCC in practice in the form of lessons learned.
Scania’s new battery electric self-driving urban concept vehicle is designed with the flexibility to shift from ferrying commuters to and from work in mornings and evenings, delivering goods during the day and collecting refuse at night. Scania’s engineers have taken the modular system to the next level in developing a concept vehicle that can change …
The growth of online groceries presents great challenges. Financial director Ton van Veen of Dutch retailer Jumbo: “This is a substantial loss-making business model. Everyone knows that”. Van Veen states that the logistical process behind grocery delivery is costing too much.