Jeff Wells, Supply Chain Dive

Jeff Wells

Supply Chain Dive

Seattle, WA, United States

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  • HR Dive
  • Food Dive
  • Grocery Dive
  • Mental Floss
  • Mobile Marketer
  • Retail Dive
  • CIO Dive
  • Waste Dive

Past articles by Jeff:

Ahold Delhaize’s US logistics arm names Dollar General vet as head of distribution and transportation

Sanja Krajnovic, who previously oversaw more than half of the dollar retailer’s stores, will lead strategy and oversee 19 facilities at ADUSA. → Read More

Trader Joe’s workers agree to unionize at Massachusetts store

This marks the first labor union at the popular grocery chain, with another two locations preparing to vote. → Read More

What's next for Gopuff and rapid delivery as the young industry hits 'an inflection point'?

The company’s struggles and those of newer startups in the space could offer an opening for established grocers, sources say. → Read More

Gopuff laying off 10% of global workforce, closing dozens of US warehouses

The company is taking action as instant delivery faces an “inflection point,” according to a memo sent to investors. → Read More

SpartanNash inks delivery and distribution deal with DoorDash

DoorDash will become a delivery option for the grocery company's stores and independent retail clients, while SpartanNash will begin supplying DashMart online convenience stores. → Read More

Lighter bots, faster orders: How Ocado is innovating in e-commerce

The Kroger partner plans to introduce new robots, including an automated on-grid picker and routing technology that will allow it to get more same-day orders out to shoppers. → Read More

Kroger levels up autonomous delivery with Nuro's commercial-grade vehicles

The grocer will make deliveries in Houston using the tech company's third-generation model, which has twice as much cargo room, plus modular storage and new safety features. → Read More

Kroger soft launches delivery service from Atlanta fulfillment center

The grocer also opened a "spoke" site in Indianapolis as it continues to build out its Kroger Delivery service through a partnership with Ocado. → Read More

DoorDash plans to offer rapid delivery for retailers

The company is joining the 15-minute delivery fray in New York City with a full-time workforce, but sees a "larger" opportunity to provide the service to grocers and convenience stores. → Read More

Ocado invests in self-driving startup Wayve to automate grocery delivery

The UK-based company has automated a significant portion of the storage, picking and packing processes. Now it's determined to do the same for delivery and logistics. → Read More

Stressed supply chain turns into silver lining for UNFI

Keeping retailers stocked has "been a roller-coaster ride," one executive said. But the food distributor's purchasing capabilities have helped it gain more business. → Read More

Instacart collaborates with Fabric to offer automated fulfillment service

The partnership is the first phase of the e-commerce company's “next-generation fulfillment initiative” that moves order picking and packing out of store aisles and into dedicated spaces. → Read More

Albertsons adds Uber grocery delivery to 1,200 stores

The partnership extends the retailer’s availability on third-party platforms and marks Uber’s largest grocery expansion to date in the U.S. → Read More

Is micro-fulfillment tech living up to the hype?

MFC vendors say all systems are go, but industry observers say grocers are having trouble making the economics of scaled-down automation work. → Read More

Ahold Delhaize will insource 85% of distribution by 2022 in supply chain overhaul

The chain says it's on track to control its entire U.S. grocery supply chain by its 2023 deadline. → Read More

Albertsons strikes deal with DoorDash as it pares down delivery fleet

The deal to outsorce delivery comes after Albertsons found insourcing its last-mile delivery fleet was not profitable in all markets. → Read More

Instacart launches 30-minute, last-mile delivery service

Machine-learning algorithms determine delivery windows based on factors such as the distance from the store, basket size and personal shopper availability, the company said. → Read More

Target launches Good & Gather Plant Based

Food industry news, voices and jobs. Optimized for your mobile phone. → Read More

Partnership gives grocers on-demand access to order picking workforce

The partnership combines Stor.ai’s picking technology and online platform with Trax’s labor pool of more than 1.4 million workers. → Read More

Kroger pilots drones for last-mile grocery delivery

The grocer, along with partner Drone Express, will begin making deliveries this spring in Ohio and then expand to California in the summer. → Read More