Retail World Editor

What’s the difference between ‘Use by’ and ‘Best before’ dates?

By MGA Trainer and Assessor David Grey-Smith. Knowing the difference between the ‘Use by’ and ‘Best before’ date is important for your business, as this will save you money. If the use by and best before dates are monitored correctly, it will reduce the amount of perfectly edible food being …

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Aussie retailers should embrace ‘multicultural consumers’

Catering to “multicultural consumers” could bring huge opportunities to Aussie fruit and veg retailers, says Nielsen. It defines “multicultural” (or “ethnic”) shoppers as those from non-English-speaking households. Nielsen says this demographic will become even more important over the next few years – for two reasons. First, immigration to Australia is …

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Morrisons UK offers paper carrier bags to all customers

UK supermarket Morrisons will offer paper carrier bags to all its customers in its latest move against plastic. It says the move is part of its “continuing drive to remove unnecessary plastic from its stores”. It comes after an eight-week trial in selected Morrisons stores, during which the paper bags …

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Hello, halloumi – My Life launches plant-based ‘bio cheese’

My Life has extended its Mediterranean range to include Bio Cheese Halloumi, a plant-based and dairy-free halloumi cheese alternative. “Bio Cheese Halloumi is an entirely plant-based, dairy-free, nut-free and soya-free product,” founder and CEO Terry Paule said. “In addition to its perfect soft, mild and authentic taste, its unique higher …

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Sally Williams gives Supercart a big push

Former Brand Power Australia presenter Sally Williams has given sustainable-trolley manufacturer Supercart Australia a big boost. The 3AW presenter and TV personality has joined Supercart as its first ambassador. She’s joining the push to boost awareness of the sustainable shopping carts. Supercart makes the carts from recycled plastic two-litre milk …

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Squeezed Aussie shoppers cutting their spending

Anxious Australian shoppers are reining in their spending due to worries about the economy, according to new research by IRI. Early results indicate Australians are feeling more concerned about their financial situation. In fact, more than half (51 per cent) of respondents feel the economy will not improve in the …

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Superior Sales to launch weekly podcast

An industry-first podcast launching next month will highlight the stories behind some of the biggest disruptors in FMCG. Superior Sales Consulting has produced a new podcast series, Superior Sales Disruption. Superior Sales’ Managing Director Jamie Lobina and Mark Truelson (pictured) will lead the podcast, which will feature discussions with a …

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Allergy awareness – are your staff trained?

By MGA Trainer and Assessor David Grey-Smith. Food allergy is an immune system response to a food protein that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. The reaction to a food can be potentially life threatening. A food allergy is not the same as food intolerance. A food intolerance is the …

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Nestlé launches Milo 30% Less Added Sugar

Nestlé will launch Milo 30% Less Added Sugar – a new version of Milo without cane sugar – in May. “Milo was originally designed as a nutritious drink for undernourished children during the Depression, delivering added vitamins and minerals in a format children enjoyed,” Nestlé General Manager Andrew McIver said. …

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ARA predicts cracking Easter trade for retailers

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) predicts that retailers across Australia will enjoy bumper sales of Easter treats this year. However, IBISWorld struck a more cautious note. Many retailers stock their shelves with Easter products just after New Year. Yet most Easter sales take place the week before Good Friday, says …

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