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Woolworths unveils Food Innovators Centre

Woolworths has opened the doors to a state-of-the-art facility where its own-brand product will be developed and rigorously tested by customers alongside the Woolworths team before hitting supermarket shelves. Woolworths Food Co General Manager Marketing Peter Hathaway says the centre puts customers at the heart of the Woolworths business. “Creating …

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Woolworths changes its rewards scheme

Woolworths has announced significant changes in the structure of its rewards program in response to customer feedback. As of August 31, 2016, members will earn rewards on every dollar they spend in Woolworths’ supermarkets and BWS stores and, for the first time, members will also earn on every dollar they …

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Coles announces positive results and plans for SKU reductions

Coles’ earnings increased 4.3 per cent to $1,860 million for the full year, with revenue growth of 2.7 per cent. Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder says the continued momentum in Coles’ food and liquor business was a good result given a competitive market and accelerating deflation during the year. “Food …

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Carlsberg Group delivers solid start to the year

One of the world’s leading brewing groups reported organic revenue growth of two per cent, driven by four per cent price/mix, which more than offset the organic total volume decline of two per cent. Reported net revenue was DKK 13kr billion ($2.6 billion). Commenting on the results, Euromonitor International Alcoholic …

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Burch Family Wines scores highly

Among the 1,300-plus listed wineries in this year’s edition of the Australian Halliday Wine Companion, Burch Family Wines has had an impressive 33 individual wines receive a score of 90 points and above. The Margaret River-based, family-run winery scored 97/100 for three of its wines, including its flagship 2013 Howard …

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Classic cocktail to make its mark on Melbourne

The inaugural Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week will hit Melbourne’s leading bars this September 2-10, celebrating the classic cocktail and popular Kentucky bourbon. The week will be celebrated by some of the best bars in Melbourne, each featuring its own unique take on the old fashioned cocktail for the week, …

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