Dematic has announced it has been selected by Primary Connect, the supply chain arm of Australia’s largest supermarket, Woolworths Group, to commision a state-of-the art automated fulfilment system for its new National Distribution Centre in Sydney.
Woolworths internal supply chain function will rebrand to Primary Connect in a move to build Australia’s next generation supply chain. It will evolve the subsidiary into an end-to-end service provider for the Group’s third party partners, BWS and Dan Murphy’s.
At the back of its existing Carrum Downs supermarket lies Woolworths’ newly built eStore. Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci has labeled the micro-fulfillment technology as a “potential game-changer” for online orders.
Centuria Industrial REIT has announced the acquisition of a modern 9,554sqm cold storage facility in Queensland, occupied by one of the largest privately owned companies in the Australasia food sector.
Woolworths has unveiled its newly upgraded Townsville Regional Distribution Centre following the completion of a $12 million expansion to strengthen supply chain resilience in North Queensland.
The non-executive director of Qantas will join the Woolworths Board in the same position as of December this year.
Coles, Woolworths, Metcash, Aldi, and other grocery retailers have been approved by the ACCC to continue cooperating together to ensure supply of food and groceries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Woolworths Group online sales have grown 41.8 per cent to $3.5 billion on the year prior. The Group doubled eCommerce capacity due to increased demand for home delivery and pick up following the onset of COVID-19.
Woolworths Group has acquired 65 per cent equity of one of Australia’s leading foodservice suppliers, PDF Food Services. The deal includes ownership of PFD’s freehold distribution centre properties for $249 million.
Woolworths will temporarily convert three supermarkets in Victoria into online delivery hubs as Melbourne enters stage 4 restrictions.