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Danone awarded top prize at Woolies’ Supplier of the Year Awards

Danone has been awarded the top prize at Woolworths’ annual Supplier of the Year Awards. The global food and beverage company took out the 2019 Overall Supplier of the Year Award as well as the Chilled, Bakery and Deli awards in Sydney on Tuesday night. “In a competitive market Danone …

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BP and David Jones open first store

BP Bayside in the southern suburbs of Melbourne is the first BP site to open in collaboration with David Jones Food. Located on the corner of North Road and Nepean Highway, BP Bayside offers more than 300 products. This includes food-for-now and food-for-later options, fresh pre-prepared meals and long-life groceries. …

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Health Star Rating to remain non-mandatory

The Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) has formally responded to the Health Star Rating Five Year Report, supporting the review’s 10 recommendations, to be implemented with a transition period of two years. The Health Star Rating (HSR) system has not been made mandatory – an outcome welcomed by the …

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Two beauty trends set to impact the market

Mintel has announced the two beauty trends set to impact the global beauty and personal care market over the next decade: the panorama of humanity and identity traders. These trends are expected to have implications for manufacturers, companies, brands and consumers. The Panorama of Humanity As consumers explore the line …

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In retailers we trust

Retail, supermarkets and consumer products are Australia’s most trusted industries, according to Roy Morgan’s Risk Monitor. Measuring Net Trust Score (NTS), the research found hardware retailer Bunnings to be the nation’s most trusted brand. Aldi and Woolworths ranked second and third. Coles and Kmart also made the top 10, ranked …

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Retailer survey tips for finding right recipe for ‘down’ Christmas

Challenging market conditions characteristic of 2019 are top of mind for Australian retailers as they enter the Christmas trading period. Deloitte’s ‘Retailers’ Christmas Survey 2019’ reveals that positive sentiment is down in strong contrast to 2018 when retailers were approaching the season with enthusiasm. Survey’s key findings Now in its …

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Caltex and Woolies set out to redefine convenience

Caltex Australia and Woolworths have launched the first Caltex Woolworths Metro store in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde. Owned and operated by Caltex, the new store is said to set a new benchmark of convenience for Australians looking to fill up and meet their convenience shopping needs when on …

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IGA launches Drought Appeal

IGA, in partnership with Drought Angels and St Vincent de Paul, is raising funds to support communities most impacted by the current droughts. From this week until 29 December, shoppers will be able to purchase a $2 IGA Drought Appeal gift token from participating stores. IGA says it will donate …

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Coles to accelerate innovation with Sainsbury’s deal

Coles has formed a strategic sourcing partnership with UK retailer Sainsbury’s. According to Coles, this will give them access to Sainsbury’s world-class supply chain, providing a source of “new and exciting products” to expand Coles Own Brand. “We want to accelerate the introduction of innovative products to Coles Own Brand, …

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Woolworths launches Christmas campaign

Set to Leroy Anderson’s Christmas soundtrack, ‘Sleigh Ride’, Woolworths ‘Picked for Christmas’ campaign launched this week with the supermarkets’ Christmas TVC. The integrated, multi-channel campaign celebrates The Fresh Food People’s passion for picking only the best this festive season – the perfect ham, beautiful cherries or tantalising seafood. “As The …

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