Tag Archives: Coles

FIAL roadshow opportunities

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) is bringing the Coles Roadshow to South Australia and Western Australia, and suppliers are encouraged not to miss out on what is described as a rare opportunity to connect with Coles brand executives and secure a one-on-one meeting. This is also a chance to find …

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Coles focuses on price, fresh produce and reduced range

Coles Managing Director John Durkan has announced the key areas the grocery giant will focus on over the next year: reducing prices, increasing fresh produce and reducing the range of other grocery items. Speaking at the Wesfarmers Strategy Briefing Day on Wednesday, Mr Durkan claimed the purpose of reducing certain …

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ALDI named cheapest supermarket

Consumer watchdog Choice has compared the average cost of a basket of groceries from 110 supermarkets across Australia and found ALDI to be significantly cheaper than Woolworths, Coles or IGA. Choice sent undercover shoppers into 32 Coles, 32 Woolworths, 26 ALDI and 20 IGA stores in 33 locations across Australia …

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Competition heats up as ALDI’s market share grows

ALDI has continued to increase its share of Australia’s $90 billion supermarket budget, according to the latest Roy Morgan Research ‘Supermarket Currency’ report. The report says Australia’s grocery buyers spent $90.3 billion at supermarkets during the 12 months to March 2017, with: $32.2 billion spent at Woolworths (35.7 per cent …

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Coles’ new face for ‘Down Down’ campaign

Coles has announced Australian entertainer Casey Donovan as the new lead singer of Coles’ reinvigorated ‘Down Down’ campaign. Casey’s appointment comes as Coles drops the price on 34 San Remo pasta products, some by up to 25 per cent, and Coles Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies. The latest drop brings the …

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Coles commended for ‘cleaning up act’ over trolley collectors

The Fair Work Ombudsman has released a report on the progress of Coles’ legal commitment to improve wage compliance and supply-chain accountability for its trolley-collection services. The second annual report into Coles’ enforceable undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman shows further improvement in the working conditions of the supermarket …

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Wesfarmers quarter result only ‘generally pleasing’

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder has described the sales performance of the group’s retail businesses in the third quarter of FY17 as “generally pleasing given the later timing of Easter”. According to results released this week, total sales across the businesses for the quarter reached $14.4 billion. Coles’ headline food …

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Slicing up Australia’s bread market

Supermarkets account for more than two-thirds of Australia’s $4.7 billion bread market, according to the latest findings from Roy Morgan Research.  The research found 72.3 per cent of surveyed Australian grocery buyers bought bread in any given seven-day period last year, spending an average of $8.20 each. Shoppers favoured Coles …

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