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Coles customers recycle 905 tonnes of soft plastics

Shoppers recycled enough pieces of plastic to go around the world one and half times at Coles last year. According to the retailer, this represents a 32 per cent increase on the previous year. Revealed in Coles’ Sustainability Report, Coles customers recycled 905 tonnes (226 million pieces of soft plastics). …

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Mainbrace Constructions to build shopping centre

JMK Retail and DMA Partners have appointed Mainbrace Constructions to build Yamanto Central shopping centre, with construction set to commence in Spring 2019. Next gen shopping centre Dubbed to be the “next generation sub regional shopping centre”, according to JMK Retail General Manager Vicki Leavy, Yamanto Central is expected to …

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Nestlé committed to reduce plastic waste and mitigate climate change

Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry, and set as its goal zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Environmentally friendly packaging solutions  The institute is set to develop more environmentally friendly packaging for its products and reduce plastic waste, taking matters …

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Woolworths launches drought action appeal with charities

Woolworths is doing its bit to help support communities that are experiencing some of the worst and most prolonged drought conditions on record. The retailer is doing this through partnering with Australian charities to launch the S.T.A.N.D (Support Through Australian Natural Disasters) Drought Action Appeal. The Salvation Army, Rural Aid, …

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Diversity and inclusion top notch status for Woolies in Asia Pacific

Woolworths Group has secured a top spot in Asia Pacific and ranked 19th globally in the 2019 Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Index. This is the second consecutive year the group has led the way for Australian businesses on the index. The US leads the top 100 followed by the …

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Ethnic shoppers’ untapped growth opportunity

Ethnic Australians are an untapped opportunity for the Australian grocery sector. Embracing their differences, truly understanding their needs and motivations, as well as where they shop and what they are looking for is the key to unlocking new growth for both brands and retailers. Nielsen Homescan research shows that this …

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Woolworths launches Discovery Garden

Launched this week, Woolworths’ new community program, Woolworths Discovery Garden, is said to help Australian families grow their own fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers. Woolworths customers can collect a seedling kit, with every $30 they spend in store or online, while stocks last. The retailer is also giving away a …

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Fighting food waste at Global Table

The recent Global Table event held in Melbourne highlighted the evolving food waste debacle, which is reportedly more troublesome than the current recycling issue. One of the attendees at the event, environmentally conscious company, FreshPaper says it’s on a mission to help reduce fresh food waste with their innovative product. …

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