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Levi Strauss announces ambitious new climate action plan

Levi Strauss has unveiled a new climate action strategy that features ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions by 2025. The targets are science-based and pertain the whole company, from its owned-and-operated facilities and stores as well as its global supply chain

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Farmers fear heatwave will cause “tinderbox conditions” for food supply

Farmers are poised to meet government officials on Wednesday for an emergency summit amid fears a drought caused by the recent heatwave could adversely impact the UK’s food supply. The National Farmers Union (NFU) said the heatwave has caused “tinderbox conditions”, as reduced grass growth and depleted yields for crops could cause a shortage of feed for livestock and dairy farmers later in the year. This would lead to a supply chain issue for grocery retailers around the UK, and potentially drive up prices for customers






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Walmart exec joins Target supply chain team

Target Corp. is enhancing its supply chain and logistics capabilities with a new hire.






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CommerceHub taps former J.C. Penney exec as COO

The supply chain network is looking to expand its relationships with retailers and add new products and capabilities. 






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Tesco & Carrefour announce long term “strategic alliance”

The UK’s biggest retailer has joined forces with France’s biggest retailer in announcing an intention to enter into a long-term, strategic alliance. The alliance between retail giants Tesco and Carrefour, set out in a statement circulated this morning, aims to increase their leverage with suppliers and deliver a competition boost with the ability to cut prices even further. The alliance would cover strategic relationships with global suppliers as well as the the joint purchasing of own brand products and goods not for resale.






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Hundreds of small suppliers could go under amid Big 4 product reviews

Swathes of small suppliers could be in danger of losing “100 per cent” of their business as the Big 4 supermarkets look to review product lines. According to industry specialist Bridgethorne Tesco’s recent “Project Reset”, which it launched in 2015 in an effort to remove 20 per cent of its product range which it classed as no longer desirable, could soon be implemented in other major grocers. Tesco is now entering the second phase of this project in which it will axe its relationship with numerous suppliers and strengthen it with others.






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Walmart launches emissions reduction program in China

A discount giant is making a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its Chinese supply chain.






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Walmart launches emissions reduction program in China

A discount giant is making a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its Chinese supply chain.






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M&S enlists help of food supply chain guru Lawrence Christensen

Marks & Spencer has hired grocery supply chain expert Lawrence Christensen to work as independent adviser for the high street giant’s turnaround scheme. Christensen has garnered a reputation for fixing supply chain issues for several grocers, including Sainsbury’s during its problems in the mid-2000s. He will work with M&S for three days a week, focusing on the retailer’s food retail arm on how to best transport food from supplier to store






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Co-op could face fine of over £70m over supplier treatment

Grocery giant Co-op has become the target of an investigation by an industry regulator over its treatment of suppliers. According to the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), a supermarket regulatory body set up to ensure large supermarkets treat suppliers fairly, the retailer is suspected of breaching GCA rules in the way it de-listed its suppliers.






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