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Coles trucks distribute food to those in need

Coles feeds hungry

Coles has proactively stepped in to help distribute food an increasing amount of Australians struggle to feed themselves. Its Coles Nurture Fund has served a $500,000 grant to fund four new refrigerated trucks for food charity SecondBite to enable it to deliver meals to those in need. The trucks are …

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Sustainable Foods Summit – calls to action

The 11th edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit has held in Amsterdam in June with the aim to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry. The message to food manufacturers was clear: focus on initiatives that ensure sustainability, reduce food waste through redirection, enhance the flavour …

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Sainsbury’s replaces black trays with natural CPET

Sainsbury's CPET

British retailer Sainsbury’s has announced that all black plastic trays will be replaced by the use of an alternative and recyclable material. The use of natural CPET to replace the black pigment trays will be rolled out across all chilled ready meals by November this year. This initiative, which forms …

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Move over, Charlie! Victoria identified as the chocolate ‘capital’

Roy Morgan research has shown that 14.2 million Australians aged 14 and over consume chocolate in an average four-week period, with Victoria identified as the chocolate ‘capital’. Chocolate bars were identified as the preferred choice (10.98 million or 77.5 per cent of all Australian chocolate consumers) over chocolate blocks (8.91 …

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What is it like to work at the UK’s top retailers?

Working in the retail sector offers a much more positive experience than those in other sectors, finds a new report. Based on LinkedIn’s annual report of the most sought-after companies to work at in the UK, Power House Truths has curated and dissected over 210,000 employee reviews to see where …

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Canstar Blue: Aldi top spot once again

Even though intense rivalry exists between Australia’s main supermarkets, Aldi has once again emerged the winner in overall popularity in the Canstar Blue’s Most Satisfied Customers Award for 2019 ranking. Surpassing Foodland, Woolworths, IGA and Coles in terms of value for money and food quality, Aldi’s shoppers have been recognised …

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Customer theft rises as retail crime costs businesses $3.37bn

The first dedicated retail crime survey for Australian and New Zealand retailers has revealed that customer theft now accounts for over 50 per cent of the revenue lost from stores from crime. Conducted by Aptus Research in partnership with the Profit Protection Future Forum ANZ, the Australia and New Zealand …

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