Tag Archives: FMCG

Disruption Podcast: Esme Borgelt, ‘Dare to lead’

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 9, ‘Dare to Lead’, which interviews Managing Director of Kellogg’s Australia and New Zealand, Esme Borgelt. [Let’s] kick things off the way we normally do – …

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Supermarkets must invest ‘heavily’ in technology, says IRI

Big-data firm IRI says supermarkets must invest “heavily” in technology to keep up with rapidly evolving consumer trends. Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific, IRI, Alistair Leathwood, has outlined the challenges facing the retail sector in IRI’s ‘Retail Outlook for 2019 and Beyond: Staying One Step Ahead’. Investing in data and …

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Superior Sales to launch weekly podcast

An industry-first podcast launching next month will highlight the stories behind some of the biggest disruptors in FMCG. Superior Sales Consulting has produced a new podcast series, Superior Sales Disruption. Superior Sales’ Managing Director Jamie Lobina and Mark Truelson (pictured) will lead the podcast, which will feature discussions with a …

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Kraft Heinz Australia appoints Simon Laroche as CEO

Kraft Heinz Australia has confirmed Simon Laroche (right) as its new CEO. “I’m delighted to join the team,” Mr Laroche said in a statement. The company says Mr Laroche’s remit will be to grow the business, to strengthen relationships with retailers and supply-chain partners, and to extend the company’s local …

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Coca-Cola tops Euromonitor list of global megabrands

Coca-Cola has topped Euromonitor International’s list of worldwide megabrands, pushing bitter rivals Pepsi into second place. The global market research company recently unveiled its list of top 100 megabrands. It ranked the world’s leading FMCG brands by retail sales value in 2017. The report found that global FMCG sales reached …

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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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Kraft Heinz appoints Joanne Chin as Chief People Officer in Australia

Kraft Heinz, the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company, has appointed Joanne Chin as Chief People Officer in Australia. The company says Ms Chin joins its executive leadership team at a time of great expansion both “globally and locally”. It adds that it has grown in the past year, …

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Online grocery buying surges 15 per cent in two years

Global online purchases of packaged and fresh groceries have risen by 15 per cent since 2016, according to Nielsen. The 2018 Nielsen Connected Commerce Report analyses consumers’ buying habits all over the world. Broadly, it found that, as confidence in online grows, so too does the range of categories in …

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Beating the giant-slayers: survival strategies for FMCG brands

Crunch time is fast approaching for brands that have failed to act and those in categories that are in terminal decline. By Cowan Australia CEO Dominic Walsh and Cowan London Managing Director Elizabeth Finn. It’s not a good time to be an FMCG giant. The old certainties of rising incomes, …

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Mondelēz International promotes Nigel Parsons to MD Australia

Mondelēz International has promoted Nigel Parsons (right) to the role of Managing Director Australia. The appointment comes after Mondelēz International announced a new long-term strategy, greater local investment and “a local-first commercial focus”. President Australia, New Zealand and Japan Amanda Banfield said: “We recently revealed our new purpose, ‘Snacking Made …

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