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Nielsen Shopper Trends: shoppers centre of everything

Australian shoppers make approximately 37 shopping trips every month and, if retailers want success during these trips, they need to put their shopper at the centre of what they do, reveals the latest Nielsen Shopper Trends report. Nielsen Pacific Executive Director for Consumer Insights Frank Caristo says that Australian shoppers …

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BP and David Jones to explore the future of convenience

A partnership between BP and David Jones will give customers access to locally sourced, ready-made meals and other fresh, quality offers at selected BP sites. The partnership combines David Jones Food’s exclusive, high-quality product range with BP’s global expertise in convenience retailing and national footprint. The new range will see …

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Plastic-free packaging sways purchases

According to data and analysis company, GlobalData, 35 per cent of shoppers are more likely to purchase products with plastic-free packaging compared to products with recycled plastic. Refill service “Many brands and supermarket chains have either chosen to introduce packaging with reduced or recycled plastic such as Solero’s first wrapper-less …

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Cleveron 501 – a clever way to click and collect

Estonian-based company, Cleveron has launched what’s said to be a one-of-a-kind grocery robot – Cleveron 501 – that, reportedly, enables grocery pick-up in just 20 seconds. This is said to be Cleveron’s first grocery robot. According to Cleveron’s CEO Arno Kütt, while the company is known “for creating innovative click …

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Woolworths’ ‘quiet hour’ lessens anxiety and sensory stress

More than 260 Woolworths’ stores across Australia will now offer the low-sensory ‘quiet hour to customers’ following a successful trial period in NSW and the ACT. The program is designed to reduce anxiety and sensory stress for customers with specific needs, including autism, by providing a quieter and less stimulating …

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Print stays fresh in Woolies

Woolworths’ Fresh magazine’s readership has reached five million, according to the latest EMMA Print Audience Report. The report measures the average issue readership of magazines between June 2018 and May 2019. It shows Fresh to be one of the top read magazines in Australia, ahead of Coles Magazine with a …

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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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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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