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Choice: Ministers must act on sugar labels

Consumer advocate CHOICE has said that Health Ministers must improve food labels so that foods high in added sugar receive lower Health Star Ratings. “The Health Star Rating system is meant to help people understand which [products] are healthier than others. Health Stars are a good system, but they need …

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Coles’ hearty mission

Coles is partnering with the Heart Foundation to encourage Australians to look after their hearts, launching an awareness drive to Coles’ 21 million weekly customers. The partnership comes as Coles rolls out Automated External Defibrillators (AED) to all Coles supermarkets across Australia. AEDs have already been installed at 37 Coles …

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Planet Ark announces partnership with Alliance Paper

Alliance Paper, a Queensland-based supplier of specialised paper products has partnered with Planet Ark to help communicate its efforts to make the thermal paper and food packaging markets safer and more environmentally responsible. Till receipts and rolls Alliance Paper aims to transition the retail industry away from using till receipts …

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Nominations open for APAC Food Safety Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 APAC Food Safety Awards, the leading event that recognises and rewards individuals who have contributed to food safety in Australia and New Zealand. With nominations closing at 5pm on July 25, entrants will be shortlisted by an independent panel of Australian food experts, …

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Joe Berry Award 2019 winner revealed

The winner of the Joe Berry Australian Retail Industry Executive Award was announced at a ceremony in Sydney last night. Alec Renehan from Coles emerged triumphant. His essay and presentation on ‘managing the last mile problem’ was a favourite among the panel of judges during the event’s presentation session, which …

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Romeo’s: building success together 

At the Romeo’s Conference 2019 last week, the message for suppliers, wholesalers and independent retailers was: let’s work together for a sustainable future. Romeo’s Retail Group Company Director Joseph Romeo has likened the relationship between suppliers, wholesaler and retailers to a three-legged stool: without the support of one, everything falls …

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Coles’ upgraded Prahran supermarket opens

Coles’ revamped Prahran supermarket opened on Wednesday and is set to create about 50 new jobs as part of Coles’ $120m investment into Victoria this year. The opening celebration included speeches, cake, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a performance from the Prahran Windsor Primary School choir before the doors opened at …

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Coles unveils plans for sustainable growth

Coles has announced its refreshed strategy to deliver on its vision of becoming the most trusted retailer in Australia. Speaking at Coles’ first Investor Day since listing on the ASX in November 2018, Group CEO Steven Cain said the business wants to sustainably feed all Australians to help them lead …

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Retailers should expect relief in second half of 2019

Deloitte says retailers have faced yet another period of weak demand and declining retail spending over the March quarter of 2019. It may not be all “doom and gloom” for the sector, though, says Deloitte. Some much-needed relief is expected in the second half of the year in the form …

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