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Coles remains ‘solid’ during a year of ‘substantial’ change

Coles Group sales revenue (excluding fuel sales and hotels) increased by 3.1 per cent to $35 billion for FY19. Sales revenue growth was seen across Supermarkets, Liquor and Express. Coles CEO Steven Cain says Coles has delivered a solid performance in the face of a rapidly changing retail landscape. “It …

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Don’t be deceived: men are image conscious

Beauty products have long been associated more with women, but new research from Nielsen shows men are increasingly wanting to look groomed and stylish. Nielsen Homescan data records an increase of 15.7 per cent in online sales for male deodorants and grooming products in the year ending July 13, 2019. …

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Coles to utilise three new solar power plants

Solar power plants said to be capable of generating “sufficient” electricity for 39,000 homes will be built in regional NSW following a landmark 10-year agreement between Coles and Metka EGN. In what is claimed to be the first deal of its kind to be made by a major Australian retailer, Coles …

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New World’s ecommerce platform tailored to customers

A new ecommerce platform has been launched for New Zealand grocery retailer New World. Created by AKQA, the platform is said to be designed to give New World customers an optimised customer experience in terms of what matters to them from more time, choice, convenience and value to healthier food …

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Northern Victoria robust food maker

New research shows northern Victoria as a food and grocery manufacturing “powerhouse”, generating $9.23 billion in output per year. The research from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) highlights the region’s food and grocery processing as the second largest contributor in terms of output and the eighth largest employer …

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Vincent’s latest veg venture

Vincent Vegetarian Food has launched Vincent’s Marketplace, located in, Fitzroy, Melbourne. The new marketplace is a comprehensive vegan supermarket, that includes a standing room café all under one roof. “There is a real appetite for plant-based proteins, high quality coffee and ethical groceries,” General Manager and Vincent’s son, Daniel Ng …

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Deal off the table: NRA and ARA conclude merge discussion

Chairman of the National Retail Association (NRA), Mark Brodie has released a letter to NRA members stating that the discussion of a merge between NRA and Australian Retail Association (ARA) will not continue. The associations came to a conclusion to stay as individual groups, rather than creating a single body …

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Queen Victoria Market now offers fresh produce online

Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market has announced a “landmark partnership” with online shopping and delivery service YourGrocer. This new partnership will allow locals to order fresh produce from the Market online and have it conveniently delivered to their door. As part of this new collaboration, YourGrocer now features a variety of …

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