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Coles’ appeal for SecondBite

Australians can join the fight against hunger this winter by supporting Coles’ national appeal for food rescue organisation, SecondBite. Over the next four weeks, Coles will launch a national fundraising appeal – $2 fundraising cards – to raise funds for SecondBite’s ongoing operating expenses: fuel, transport and refrigeration. Coles and …

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Aldi recognised as Trusted Trader

AldiAustralia has been recognised as a Trusted Trader by the Australian Border Force. The Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) program recognises business with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. Aldi is said to meet these requirements by operating within a trusted supply chain. This allows Aldi access to benefits …

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Shopper influence reaches new heights

New research suggests almost two-thirds of online shoppers shun celebrity influencers and more than 61 per cent feel that celebrity influencers are out of date. Fashion and lifestyle blogger influence on consumer purchasing trumps royals, models, actors and sportspeople, but it’s everyday shoppers who have the greatest power to sway …

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ARA says ‘it’s time to get moving’ to ensure economic growth

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says a push by business leaders for more spending on infrastructure, alongside sweeping reform of taxation and regulatory arrangements, is “critical” if Australia’s GDP growth and prosperity are to continue. “27 years of continuous economic growth doesn’t just happen – you have to work at …

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A digital revolution

A new report from research organisation IGD (in association with The Consumer Goods Forum), reveals digital technologies are revolutionising the way the food and consumer goods industry operates, with online sales forecast to grow 163 per cent by 2023. According to the report, major grocery ecommerce markets will continue to …

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Consumers craving convenience

One-in-five Australians feel under time pressure when shopping, according to IRI Client Growth Partner, Mairead McElvanna, leading many down the path of least resistance – quick, easy and accessible meal solutions. To meet this demand, the convenient meals category spans several formats and is available in supermarkets and direct-to-door. Pre-made …

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Woolworths partners with Marley Spoon

Woolworths Group has entered into a strategic partnership with subscription-based meal kit provider Marley Spoon. The partnership includes a $30 million investment in Marley Spoon by Woolworths Group and the issue of Marley Spoon shares. The issue of shares will result in Woolworths Group owning approximately nine per cent of …

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Supermarkets battling Priceline for cosmetics market share

Supermarkets and Priceline are doing battle for the Australian cosmetics market, says Roy Morgan – and Priceline is gaining the edge. According to Roy Morgan’s latest data, Priceline has continued to grow its market share. Now, almost one in four Australian women (23.3 per cent) who buy cosmetics buy from …

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