Retail World Editor

Taste the future at Anuga 2019

Anuga describes itself as “the world’s largest food and beverages trade fair” and you can be a part of it this October. In 2017, an impressive 7,405 exhibitors and about 165,000 visitors attended Anuga. Returning in October 2019, the event is an important industry meeting point. From October 5-9, Anuga will …

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Bernie Hughes to replace Justin Sargent at Nielsen

Bernie Hughes (right) will replace Justin Sargent as Pacific Managing Director at Nielsen, the company has announced. Mr Hughes will lead Nielsen’s Connect business, while Justin Sargent will head up its China Zone as President. About Bernie Hughes Mr Hughes has held several leadership positions in retail and media measurement …

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Coca-Cola Amatil toasts Aussie suppliers

More than 70 companies joined Coca-Cola Amatil at their headquarters in Sydney for the annual Australian Partner for Growth Awards, with FleetPlus (pictured) named 2019 Australian Partner of the Year. The Partner for Growth Awards celebrate ingenuity and the commitment of suppliers in helping Amatil deliver innovation and results in …

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Disruption Podcast: Caroline Waite, ‘Discovery Driven’

Superior Sales Consulting’s Disruption Podcast series shares the stories behind some of the biggest disruptors in FMCG. Retail World has compiled highlights from Episode 6, ‘Discovery Driven’, which interviews Frucor Suntory Sales Director Caroline Waite (right). Could you give a quick snapshot of where you grew up, live now and …

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Metcash to continue supplying Drakes in Qld

Metcash has reached an agreement with Drakes Supermarkets to supply its stores in Queensland for another five years. The announcement comes after the expiry of its existing supply agreement on June 2, 2019. According to the Financial Review, the agreement means Metcash is “removing a major threat to its revenue …

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Ombudsman welcomes faster payments to Qld SMEs

Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the Queensland government’s commitment to faster payment terms for small businesses. Ms Carnell has also urged other states and territories to follow suit, after expressing disappointment that it took so long. “A reduction in invoice payment times from 30 days to 20 days is to …

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Coles to stock Oli6 goat-milk formula

Coles has signed a deal with Nuchev to range its Oli6 goat-milk formula in stores and online from next month. Nuchev founder and Chief Executive Ben Dingle says the company’s expansion into Coles follows a deliberate strategy to first establish the Oli6 brand in the pharmacy channel. “When we launched …

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Coca-Cola Amatil joins Australian sustainability council

Coca-Cola Amatil has become the newest member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia). The beverages company says it has “a growing commitment to sustainability” and “a sustainability framework … embedded in the organisation”. It says it reports regularly on environmental performance and has set sustainability goals …

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