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Coles Online thanks customers with free home delivery

Coles Online is offering free home delivery for the rest of the month. This is to thank customers for a 30 per cent increase in sales over the last financial year. Starting today, Coles Online customers who spend more than $100 in one transaction and place their order by 30 …

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Major supermarkets rank in Australia’s most valuable brands

Woolworths and Coles are among the 2019 Brandz Top 40 Most Valuable Australian Brands. Their brand values have, however, declined. Conducted by WPP and Kantar, the annual report ranks Woolworths in fifth place. The retailer’s brand value is US$7.0 billion ($10.4 billion), down one per cent versus 2018. Coles, according …

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The war against wastage

Data from a recent SAI Global survey has revealed, more than half of shoppers aren’t happy about the overuse of plastic packaging and discarded imperfect produce, across supermarkets nationally. Use of plastics Reportedly, survey results showed that 53 per cent of respondents reported there is too much plastic packaging and …

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Small business sector mixed bag

The Australian small business sector is facing a major shake-up over the coming decade, with the highest proportion of small business owners aged between 45 and 59 years. That’s according to the ‘Small Business Counts’ report released at the COSBOA National Small Business Summit by the Australian Small Business and …

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Ethical consumerism on the rise

New research from Australian marketing services provider Salmat has found that a large number of Australian shoppers are swayed by sustainability and ethical brand behaviour when it comes to purchasing products. Study results The joint Salmat and ACRS study, which reportedly investigated the impact that ethical behaviour and corporate social …

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Make Australian retail great again!

July retail figures presented by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed annual growth of 2.36 per cent. The growth is described as “an unexpected sobering economic snapshot” by the Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman. It is noted however that month-on-month figures show a fall in July …

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Woolworths Group continues to make ‘good progress’

Woolworths Group sales increased by 3.4 per cent to just under $60 billion for FY19. According to Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci, the company made “good progress” on its transformation across all of its businesses in FY19 with improving sales and EBIT momentum in the second half of the year. …

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Global Table on how to feed the world descends to Melbourne

Leaders in food, agricultural science, technology and medicine will arrive in Melbourne next week for a global conference tackling questions around how to feed a growing world population in the face of a climate crisis and unsustainable levels of development. Sandro Demaio (AU), Danielle Nierenberg (USA), Derk Hendriksen (USA) and …

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