Retail World Editor

Reduce risk in your supply chain in three steps

While eliminating risk entirely from your supply chain is unrealistic, there’s plenty you can do to reduce it, says Upstream. Any business that depends on a supply chain has to live with risk. Supply-chain risks include: Unpredictable demand Interruption to supply Environmental fluctuations Financial volatility Physical conditions. But while businesses …

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AI already transforming retail sector

Retailers are buying into artificial intelligence (AI) in a big way, but they’re choosy and sceptical, says a new survey. The Oxford Economics for Synchrony Financial survey found that retailers are counting on AI to “transform their companies and industry”. But they’re still sceptical about the enormous hype surrounding the …

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Coles wants to put customers on the road to wellness

Coles has launched its Wellness Road range of health foods, claiming “uncomplicated goodness” is the key to healthier eating. The supermarket says the new range will make it easier for customers to choose healthier options. ‘Accessible and affordable’ Wellness Road is a range of 28 new products, including Organic Black Rice …

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Follow through on SME commitments, urges Ombudsman

Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the returned coalition government must make good on its pre-election commitments to small businesses. She called its focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a “major factor” in its surprise election win. But she added that she now expects the coalition to act on its campaign …

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Disruption Podcast: John Donlan, ‘Building an A-Team’

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 4, ‘Building an A-Team’, which interviews Pharmacare CEO John Donlan (right). Could you give a quick snapshot of where you grew up, went to school and …

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Keep up with health trends at Naturally Good 2019

The 2019 Naturally Good expo will take place on June 2-3 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The two-day expo is the southern hemisphere’s largest business event for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners. There will be more than 360 exhibitors across the beauty, personal-care, health, home, living, …

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Supermarkets must invest ‘heavily’ in technology, says IRI

Big-data firm IRI says supermarkets must invest “heavily” in technology to keep up with rapidly evolving consumer trends. Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific, IRI, Alistair Leathwood, has outlined the challenges facing the retail sector in IRI’s ‘Retail Outlook for 2019 and Beyond: Staying One Step Ahead’. Investing in data and …

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Fed up with plastic? Try corn bags instead

Foodstuffs is stepping up its fight against plastic by testing bespoke certified home compostable bags – made from corn. The Kiwi company, which owns New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square, is testing the bags in the produce, bakery and butchery departments. The trial is taking place in selected stores around …

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Bulk up: Coles upsizes family favourites

Coles is now offering a range of family favourites in bulk sizes, which will save customers up to 65 per cent. More than 25 of the supermarket’s popular products will be available nationally in value-sized packs while stocks last. Some of these products include: Barilla pasta, usually $1.95 for 500gm, …

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