Retail World Magazine

South Australian food and beverage industry award winners announced

The 2019 winners of the South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards have been announced. This took place on Friday night at what has become one of the biggest industry nights of the year, says Food South Australia CEO Catherine Sayer. Ms Sayer highlighted Mexex, which won three awards …

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Snacks rule says first-ever global report from Mondelēz

The State of Snacking report from Mondelēz reveals people globally are dedicated to their snacks. The report, developed in partnership with The Harris Poll, confirms data from other studies that have put forth this notion while also delving into snacking as a growing behaviour worldwide and the cultural and personal …

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Product of the Year Awards 2020

The most innovative products of the year have been crowned in the annual Product of the Year Awards, with shoppers giving the nod to healthier alternative brands. Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted awards program. It recognises product innovation and serves as a shortcut for shoppers helping …

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Casual employees in retail predominantly disengaged

More than half of casual employees in retail feel disengaged at work. This is according to a survey conducted by Humanforce, a Sydney-based global provider of workforce management solutions, which found that Australian retailers could do more to engage their casual workforces. The survey revealed that only 42 per cent of …

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Woolies’ eye on Loop in war to reduce waste

Woolworths eco products

Woolworths and its shoppers will soon have the eco advantage of having containers and bottles returned to store for cleaning and refilling under a new partnership announced yesterday. The project, called Loop, will see the supermarket giant work in partnership with TerraCycle in its quest to eliminate plastic packaging in …

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Coles packages supermarket and food hall

Coles has opened its first food hall at its Tooronga Village store in Melbourne’s east. In line with Coles’ strategy to innovate through partnerships, the food hall is supported by independent food retailers including one of Melbourne’s favourite cafés and Australia’s leading sushi retailer. It aims to cater to the …

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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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