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Woolworths’ merge and de-merge plans for EDG and ALH

Woolworths Group intends to amalgamate Endeavour Drinks Group and ALH Group into a single entity and then split the new business through a demerger “or other value-accretive alternative”. The agreement to combine its drinks and hospitality businesses, Endeavour Drinks and ALH into a single entity is set to create Australia’s …

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Coles and Aussie farmers raise funds for MND

Following a national campaign on pork sales, Coles and its pork producers have raised nearly $520,000 to fight Motor Neurone Disease (MND). FightMND campaign Coles donated 10 cents from every sale of around 40 different items of Coles Brand pork across more than 800 Coles supermarkets during a six-week fundraising …

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Ethics and sustainability key for consumers 

Price and convenience aren’t the only purchase drivers anymore; consumers want to buy ethically and sustainably. As the global retail industry remains in a state of flux, new research by Monash University reveals an increasing number of consumers prefer – and are prepared to pay more for – products that …

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Independents show mettle in Adelaide

Adelaide’s retail renaissance is in full swing as it bucks the downturn to record stronger transaction growth than other states. The latest data by point of sale software company Vend highlights a retail renaissance on the streets of Adelaide with independent retailers bucking the national retail downturn to ring in …

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Aldi commits to reducing plastic packaging

Aldi announced this week, its commitment to a 25 per cent reduction in plastics and packaging used in stores by 2025. Aldi has announced plans to work in partnership with suppliers to meet the ambitious but achieving targets. Aldi is committed to transparency and authenticity, and as such plans to …

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Metcash delivers a ‘pleasing financial and strategic outcome’

Metcash has released its financial results for the year ended 30 April 2019. Reported group revenue, which now excludes charge-through sales, increased 1.8 per cent to $12.7 billion (FY18: $12.4 billion). Including charge-through sales, group revenue increased 1.4 per cent to $14.6 billion (FY18: $14.4 billion). “Further good progress on …

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Woolworths expands Scan&Go in Sydney

Consumers in the Sydney CBD can now skip the check-out queues at four Woolworths Metro stores as the supermarket expands its Scan&Go trial to more locations. The offering was also recently launched at Woolworth’s renewed full-line supermarket in the Sydney suburb of Mona Vale. According to the retailer, Scan&Go allows …

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Choice: Ministers must act on sugar labels

Consumer advocate Choice has said that Health Ministers must improve food labels so that foods high in added sugar receive lower Health Star Ratings. “The Health Star Rating system is meant to help people understand which [products] are healthier than others. Health Stars are a good system, but they need …

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