Retail World Editor

Drakes’ new distribution centre a blow for Metcash

Supermarket giant Drakes Supermarkets has announced it plans to build a state-of-the-art $80 million distribution centre in South Australia, creating up to 550 jobs. This news comes only a day after the independent grocery retailer advised Metcash Limited that it would not be making a commitment to have its supermarkets …

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Cushman to sell two Woolworths-owned centres in WA

Cushman & Wakefield has announced today it has been appointed by Woolworths to manage the sale of the Seacrest and Aveley retail shopping centres in Western Australia. Cushman & Wakefield’s Head of Retail Investments Nick Potter, Senior Director Sashi Makkapati and Senior Executive Billy Dent are managing the expression of …

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Demand for reusable shopping bags at all-time high

With less than a month before major supermarkets start removing lightweight plastic bags from stores, consumer demand for reusable grocery bags is at an all-time high, according to Trolley Bags. The company, whose reusable shopping bag system achieved viral success in 2015 has experienced a 150 per cent jump in …

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Coca-Cola launches 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign

Coca-Cola South Pacific has announced details of its 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign, seeking to leverage the excitement that builds around the tournament to drive sales. Running from now until mid-July, the multi-million-dollar campaign is a TVC that encourages fans not to wait until the last minute to get a …

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