Tag Archives: convenience

Consumers craving convenience

One-in-five Australians feel under time pressure when shopping, according to IRI Client Growth Partner, Mairead McElvanna, leading many down the path of least resistance – quick, easy and accessible meal solutions. To meet this demand, the convenient meals category spans several formats and is available in supermarkets and direct-to-door. Pre-made …

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Woolworths partners with Marley Spoon

Woolworths Group has entered into a strategic partnership with subscription-based meal kit provider Marley Spoon. The partnership includes a $30 million investment in Marley Spoon by Woolworths Group and the issue of Marley Spoon shares. The issue of shares will result in Woolworths Group owning approximately nine per cent of …

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Three in four Aussies still eat home-cooked meals

Despite the relentless drive towards convenience, most Australians still prefer to eat home-cooked meals, says new research. Global research company the NPD Group did a pilot study on home-prepared meals. It found that nine in ten respondents have a home-prepared meal made from store-bought ingredients within a four-week period. In …

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Coles Express and Viva Energy strike new 10-year alliance

Coles Express and Viva Energy have agreed on terms for a 10-year extension of their current alliance. According to ACAPMA, the announcement comes in the face of “sustained public criticism” over the high fuel prices Coles Express’ 780 service stations have allegedly charged in recent years. Some industry analysts expect …

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Stop & Shop to launch driverless grocery vehicles

US grocer Stop & Shop will launch driverless grocery vehicles in Boston, Massachusetts, the company has announced. The new venture is a collaboration with San Francisco-based start-up Robomart. It will see vehicles bring a selection of Stop & Shop produce, meal kits and convenience items directly to consumers. “This is …

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Woolworths launches The Kitchen in Sydney’s east

Double Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs is now home to a brand-new custom-made concept offering from Woolworths called The Kitchen. Organic, healthy options and sustainability initiatives are at The Kitchen’s heart, says Woolworths. The new store complements the extensive offer already available to local customers at the Woolworths supermarket situated …

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Woolworths Group to sell petrol business to EG Group

Woolworths Group has entered into a binding agreement to sell its 540 Woolworths-owned fuel-convenience sites to EG Group for $1.725 billion. EG Group describes itself as “the leading independent petrol forecourt retailer in Europe” which is also “having great success in the US”. It operates about 4,700 sites across Europe …

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Health and convenience triumph at New Zealand Food Awards

A vegetable noodle range by The Whole Mix Co has emerged as the Massey University Supreme Award winner at this year’s New Zealand Food Awards. The Whole Mix Co Limited also won the Massey University Health and Wellbeing Award and the James & Wells Business Innovation Award for its noodle …

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‘Next-generation’ Woolworths store opens in Brisbane

Woolworths has opened its first next-generation supermarket in Brisbane. The Woolworths Racecourse Village Ascot store focuses on Australian fresh food and convenient shopping. The supermarket says customers can enjoy a range of features new to Woolworths Queensland stores. These include flame-roasted chickens, seafood from a new fish market, artisan breads, …

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Coles commits to ‘game-changing’ Sydney community

Coles and Liquorland are the first retailers to commit to Ed.Square, a new community in south-west Sydney. Frasers Property’s leasing campaign for the “game-changing” Ed.Square project in Edmondson Park now moves into full swing. Future residents will have a 4,181sqm Coles supermarket and 166sqm Liquorland within walking distance of their …

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