Tag Archives: fresh

IGA working hard at promoting fresh

Metcash National Senior Category Manager Michael Thompson is proud of IGA and the ongoing initiatives within its huge network of supermarkets to support local communities and promote fresh produce and healthy eating. He took some time out to talk to Retail World journalist Adam James about these initiatives and current shopper …

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Competition drives down supermarket prices in WA

The establishment of international supermarkets chains in Western Australia has caused fresh fruit and veg prices in supermarkets to drop by the greatest margin across the country, according to the ‘Bankwest Future of Business: Focus on Supermarkets’ report. The report shows Perth has the country’s lowest CPI for food and …

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Unlocking growth in meal kits

Meal kits are a small category with the potential to have a significant impact on the traditional and online grocery retail market, according to research from Nielsen. Meal kits contain pre-portioned ingredients and recipe instructions for a complete meal that shoppers prepare and cook themselves. During the past eight months, …

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Woolworths reduces reliance on plastic packaging

The retailer is working on removing or reducing plastic packaging on fresh-produce lines and claims to have removed 25.2 tonnes of plastic packaging from organic spring onions, celery, kale and English spinach lines in recent months. A spokesperson for Woolworths says the supermarket chain is committed to reducing its use …

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Woolworths increases lead in grocery war

The latest results from Roy Morgan show that in the 12 months to December 2017, Woolworths has 32.2 per cent of the total grocery market (including fresh food), an increase of 0.8 per cent points over the 2016 result. The Coles Group achieved 28.8 per cent share, ALDI achieved 12.1 …

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Aussie Farmers Direct in administration

National food and groceries home-delivery network Aussie Farmers Direct closed on March 5, affecting about 100 franchisees, 260 employees and 100,000 customers around the country. Craig Shepard and Leanne Chesser of KordaMentha Restructuring were appointed voluntary administrators of Bed Milk & Bread (trading as Aussie Farmers Direct). Mr Shepard says …

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