Tag Archives: Grocery

Coles unveils plans for sustainable growth

Coles has announced its refreshed strategy to deliver on its vision of becoming the most trusted retailer in Australia. Speaking at Coles’ first Investor Day since listing on the ASX in November 2018, Group CEO Steven Cain said the business wants to sustainably feed all Australians to help them lead …

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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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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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AFGC and ASN Media to launch online news program

The AFGC and ASN Media are collaborating on an online news program about the Australian food and grocery manufacturing industry. The AFGC says the ‘Sustaining Australia’ program will be a long-form and high-engagement overview of the industry. Presented in a ‘news style’, it’ll examine current issues and explore the future …

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Drakes gears up for wholesale market venture

Drakes Supermarkets is preparing to enter the wholesale market and has chosen Infor as its technology partner. It’s currently building a “state-of-the-art warehouse facility” in Edinburgh North, Adelaide. This will serve both its retail operations and wholesale customers. It will also be capable of warehousing ambient, fresh, chilled and frozen …

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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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Health consciousness to ‘limit’ Christmas alcohol sales

Although prosecco, craft beers and rosé will be the most popular drinks this Christmas, says IBISWorld, alcohol consumption is falling. One of the lifestyle trends behind this fall in per capita (per person) alcohol consumption is greater health consciousness. But the same trend is also driving demand for kombucha and …

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Western Sydney a food and grocery ‘powerhouse’

Western Sydney has become a “food and grocery manufacturing powerhouse”, according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). The AFGC says the region generates $17 billion in output per year and employs 24,400 workers. The research revealed that Parramatta is the food and grocery manufacturing capital of Sydney, employing …

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Amazon Australia launches new pantry food and drinks range

Amazon Australia has launched a new range that offers Aussies access to thousands of pantry items. The items come from more than 400 local and international grocery brands. Thanks to the Pantry Food and Drinks range, customers can now shop from local favourites such as Arnott’s, Milo, Uncle Tobys, Masterfoods, …

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Waitrose & Partners to deliver ‘inside the home’

Waitrose & Partners is set to become the UK’s first supermarket to deliver groceries to customers inside the home. And it will even put them away while the customers are out. A trial of the ‘While You’re Away’ service will test demand with 100 customers located within the delivery area …

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