Retail World Editor

Manuka Health voted ‘Most Trusted Honey Brand’ again

Manuka Health New Zealand has won ‘Most Trusted Honey Brand’ in Australia at the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted awards. It’s the second year running Manuka Health has won this award. It has also featured among the top-three honey brands since 2016, winning Highly Commended accolades in 2016 and 2017. This …

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Vegan sausage rolls selling for $13 EACH on eBay

Demand for Greggs vegan sausage rolls in the UK is so fierce that people are bidding up to £7 ($13) each for them on eBay. The British bakery chain launched its “vegan-friendly” sausage roll on January 3 this year in 950 stores. The rollout followed what Greggs describes as “strong …

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Credit to PayPal, as it eclipses credit cards

Research from Salmat has found that more consumers are choosing PayPal (50 per cent) over credit cards (48 per cent) for the very first time. In fact, Salmat’s research found that digital options are increasingly popular in general, which it calls “a significant shift in consumer behaviour”. Salmat’s Head of …

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Red Rock Deli launches ‘Fusion’ flavours

Red Rock Deli is introducing a Limited-Edition Fusion range of potato chips, the company has announced. The new flavours are: Thai Red Chilli and Creamy Coconut Steak and Chimichurri. Engaging the senses “Red Rock Deli is renowned for its premium products and innovative flavour combinations,” Senior Brand Manager Lauren Mather …

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Want to join the Red Bull crew at Bathurst 1000?

Red Bull is giving people the chance to join the Red Bull Holden Racing Team at the Bathurst 1000. It’s supporting the offer with new Limited Edition Red Bull packs across all channels nationwide, launching in-store from June 3. ‘Join the Crew’ Red Bull is inviting fans to ‘Join the …

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Supermarket shoppers want ‘fresh and local food’

Australian consumers want ‘fresh and local food’, according to the first CHOICE Supermarket Satisfaction Survey. Local brands are the big winners, with NSW’s Harris Farm Markets and SA’s Foodland taking out the top spots. Retail titans Coles and Woolworths were left propping up the bottom of the table, while Aldi …

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Disruption Podcast: Nick Nairn, ‘Playing to Distinctive Strengths’

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 3 ‘Playing to Distinctive Strengths’, which interviews Stuart Alexander & Co CEO Nick Nairn (right). Could you give a quick snapshot of where you grew up, …

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Don’t be shocked to see defibrillators in Woolworths

Woolworths has begun installing defibrillators in its stores for customers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. The supermarket has installed its first automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in Sydney. It says it aims to have them in 500 stores by the end of June. Sydney aside, Woolworths says it’s prioritising stores in …

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‘Poor online experiences’ damaging Aussie retail

Poor customer carting and checkout experiences are deterring Aussie shoppers from using mobile phones to complete their purchases, says Bazaarvoice. It says its new research shows a clear need for Australian retailers to improve their mobile shopping capability through: Authentic content Better “discoverability” (eg, through search engines) Easier paths to …

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