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Coles to accelerate innovation with Sainsbury’s deal

Coles has formed a strategic sourcing partnership with UK retailer Sainsbury’s. According to Coles, this will give them access to Sainsbury’s world-class supply chain, providing a source of new and exciting products to expand Coles Own Brand. “We want to accelerate the introduction of innovative products to Coles Own Brand, …

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Woolworths launches Christmas campaign

Set to Leroy Anderson’s Christmas soundtrack, ‘Sleigh Ride’, Woolworths ‘Picked for Christmas’ campaign launched this week with the supermarkets’ Christmas TVC. The integrated, multi-channel campaign celebrates The Fresh Food People’s passion for picking only the best this festive season – the perfect ham, beautiful cherries or tantalising seafood. “As The …

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Woolies responds generously to bushfire appeal

The Salvation Army has launched a disaster appeal to raise $3 million to support communities affected by the devastating bushfires in NSW and Queensland. The Bushfire Disaster Appeal will position Salvos to move beyond the current support of evacuees and emergency personnel and into sustained effort required through the recovery …

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Click, fly and collect with Coles’ airport locker service

Melbourne travellers, while away from home, can now order groceries from Coles and have them delivered to a dedicated smart locker at Melbourne Airport for collection after stepping off the plane. The free service uses refrigerated lockers to keep groceries fresh, offering Coles Online customers an easy solution to shop …

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One in three experience sexual harassment

Since the rise of the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment scandals continue to make headlines. But while it appears to be an issue predominantly facing Hollywood stars and media moguls, and high-profile business and political leaders, according to findings from the 2018 Australian Human Rights Commission, it’s an issue that is …

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Coles promotes ethical employment in horticulture supply chain

Coles has joined three major unions to promote ethical employment practices and treatment of workers throughout the Australian horticulture supply chain. According to the retailer, it has worked with unions representing workers from every stage of the Australian fresh produce supply chain to develop the Coles Ethical Retail Supply Chain …

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New service to save Coles customers on home delivery

Customers will be able to save hundreds of dollars each year, says Coles, by signing up to the retailer’s new Delivery Plus service. According to Coles, the subscription-based service allows customers to pay a flat monthly fee to receive unlimited home delivery orders throughout their subscription period. When customers first …

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Using technology for a good cause

UK-based enterprise digitisation company, TAAP, can provide a retailer with a waste management solution in partnership with charities. The InStore Food Surplus technology gives access to available food donations in a ‘virtual basket’. Retail World spoke to TAAP Account Director Andrew Murphy (pictured) at CEBIT in Sydney last week. Mr …

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