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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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Bernie Hughes to replace Justin Sargent at Nielsen

Bernie Hughes (right) will replace Justin Sargent as Pacific Managing Director at Nielsen, the company has announced. Mr Hughes will lead Nielsen’s Connect business, while Justin Sargent will head up its China Zone as President. About Bernie Hughes Mr Hughes has held several leadership positions in retail and media measurement …

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Metcash to continue supplying Drakes in Qld

Metcash has reached an agreement with Drakes Supermarkets to supply its stores in Queensland for another five years. The announcement comes after the expiry of its existing supply agreement on June 2, 2019. According to the Financial Review, the agreement means Metcash is “removing a major threat to its revenue …

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