Nowhere are logistics processes under such pressure as in the food sector. The cold chain must become faster, safer, and better controlled, resulting in major technological transformations. But how do companies combine this evolution with that other priority: a sustainable energy policy?
The food logistics chain is a complex system in which safety and hygiene are decisive factors. Because no matter how fast and efficient the chain works, it is completely worthless if freshness and quality are not guaranteed.
Colruyt’s Collect & Go service makes grocery shopping easy for thousands of families around the country.
Delhaize’s logistics activities in Kobbegem are in good company, now that all of the supermarket chain’s support services have taken up residence on the Kobbegem business site. Together, they form Delhaize Valley, a hub where sustainability and efficiency are keywords.
This year, Lidl moved its logistics centre in Breda a little further away to a new warehouse on the former site of The Greenery. The German supermarket chain leases the warehouse (over 58,000 m² in total) from WDP, which redeveloped the entire logistics estate. Patrick Marczinski, project manager for warehouse management at Lidl, gives you a peek behind the scenes.