Retail World Magazine

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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Best new products announced at Fine Food Australia

Fine Food Australia named its best new retail products this week. The triumphant product, as judged by the Retail Word team, was Easy Tiger Pork & Kimchi Gyoza by O’Smiles. The two runners-up were Kreol Prebiotic Sparkling Drinks by The Natural Beverage Company and Organic Ramen Miso from Spiral Foods. A …

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Fine Food Holdings’ new facility set for cracker of a future 

Todd Wilson

Fine Food Holdings launched its new facility on Tuesday, where CEO Todd Wilson spoke about his “experience with space, which enables a company to be daring and creative with NPD”. And FFH’s new 12,500sqm custom-designed manufacturing facility in Dandenong South, Melbourne, will most certainly enable the company to be daring …

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Romeo’s: building success together 

At the Romeo’s Conference 2019 last week, the message for suppliers, wholesalers and independent retailers was: let’s work together for a sustainable future. Romeo’s Retail Group Company Director Joseph Romeo has likened the relationship between suppliers, wholesaler and retailers to a three-legged stool: without the support of one, everything falls …

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Disruption Podcast: Drew Bilbe, ‘Taking the right risks’

Superior Sales Consulting’s Disruption Podcast series shares the stories behind some of the biggest disruptors in FMCG. Retail World has compiled highlights from Episode 8, ‘Taking the Right Risks’, which interviews Nexba co-founder and CEO, Drew Bilbe. To start, can you talk us through your and co-founder Troy Douglas’ backstory? We have a unique …

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Smart retail: thinking inside the box

Retail has changed and it’s not about to stop changing, with smart retailers adapting their approach, writes Retail World Journalist Peter Howard. In the US, Amazon’s recent moves sent a clear message to retailers and, while the reverberations have not yet been fully felt in Australia, the stage here is …

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