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Meet Ocado, Kroger's Newest Weapon in Its Grocery Delivery War With Amazon and Walmart

Meet Ocado, Kroger's Newest Weapon in Its Grocery Delivery War With Amazon and Walmart

The battle for retail automation has heated up in the U.S., with supermarket giant Kroger signing a deal with a firm named Ocado to build it some futuristic warehouses.[more]


Target Tests Retail ‘Flow Center’ for Faster, Nimbler Distribution

Target Corp. is testing a new distribution strategy aimed at speeding up its restocking and making the retailer more nimble at stores and online as it competes with rivals like Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc.[more]


FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

FedEx Sees Blockchain as `Next Frontier' for Logistics

Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming the package-delivery business, FedEx Corp. is testing the technology to track large, higher-value cargo.[more]


Nestle Falls Behind As Millennials Warm Up to Frozen Meals

Nestle Falls Behind As Millennials Warm Up to Frozen Meals

At Nestle’s $50m research center outside Cleveland, food technicians and packaging experts set out three years ago to remake its frozen food lineup and appeal more to busy, health-conscious adults in their 20s and 30s.[more]


Cybercriminals Are Growing More Aggressive. Are You Prepared?

One year ago it was the WannaCry ransomware attack. Less than a year ago, the NotPetya cyberattack cost organizations like Merck & Co., FedEx, the port of Rotterdam and a whole host of others billions of dollars in total. Today geopolitical tensions are increasing and with them, the threat of more,...[more]


How Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Embraced by Cargo Industries

“Autonomous vehicle” tends to conjure images of flying drones and quadcopters. But autonomous trucks will have a far more immediate and lasting impact on cargo, says Dan Murray, vice president of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) — although it may be some time before such...[more]


Jack Ma Takes Alibaba on a New Path, for Better or Worse

Jack Ma Takes Alibaba on a New Path, for Better or Worse

Alibaba has long enjoyed a lucrative return from its massive online shopping network. But their extraordinary profitability is no longer a foregone conclusion as the Chinese e-commerce giant re-invests huge sums of money on new initiatives in the face of intensifying competition.[more]


The CEO Who Helped Deliver India’s Online Shoppers to Walmart

The outlook for Indian online retailer Flipkart was decidedly gloomy when Kalyan Krishnamurthy became chief executive officer in January 2017. The startup’s valuation was dropping, fundraising was more difficult and Amazon.com Inc. was pledging $5bn-plus to siphon away customers.[more]


Ugly Veggies in Tyson’s Flashfoodbox Help Detroit Tackle Food Waste

Tyson Foods has launched an effort that the company says invites the public to get involved in “tackling the problem of food waste.” The company is selling what it calls “boxes of high quality surplus food” through a direct to consumer offering dubbed flashfoodbox.[more]


Why India Is the New Battleground Between Walmart and Amazon

No less an authority than Wikipedia attributes the origin of the proverb “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” to Sanskrit, an ancient Hindu language. How appropriate, then, that the saying’s latest proof point is the battle unfolding among global tech players in India.[more]


Five Tips for Managing Digital Transformation

Procurement teams needs to create a vision for how they are going to deal with digital transformation.[more]


Opinion: The Best Answers to #WhoMadeMyClothes This Fashion Revolution Week

Opinion: The Best Answers to #WhoMadeMyClothes This Fashion Revolution Week

Fashion Revolution Week came to the end of a noise-making celebration of five years since its launch late last month. This year, over 100 countries took part with events calling for a more transparent and ethical fashion industry, it was covered by many major fashion titles, and social media was...[more]


Why Amazon Is the Driving Force Behind Asda-Sainsbury's Merger

Why Amazon Is Driving Force Behind Asda-Sainsbury's Merger

The rapid expansion of discounters Aldi and Lidl — whose share of the grocery market has rocketed from less than 4 percent a decade ago to nearly 13 percent today — has hit all traditional supermarkets. But the industry’s biggest fear is Amazon.[more]


Inside an Epic Experiment: Where the Buffalo Roam, Texas Agriculture Thrives

Inside an Epic Experiment: Where the Buffalo Roam, Texas Agriculture Thrives

For a herd of animals that’s ultimately headed for the slaughterhouse, the bison on Roam Ranch are part of a remarkably warm and fuzzy fairytale.[more]


Can Yoga Classes Help Revive Macy’s?

Macy’s, the 160-year-old mall standby, is looking for a new audience — and thinks it has found it in a Manhattan concept store.[more]


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