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ARA teams up with Google

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and Google have announced a new strategic collaboration this week. Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of ARA, says a more direct relationship between the ARA and Google will allow the ARA to better support retailers to use digital tools and platforms which support their growth ambitions. …

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Coles to accelerate innovation with Sainsbury’s deal

Coles has formed a strategic sourcing partnership with UK retailer Sainsbury’s. According to Coles, this will give them access to Sainsbury’s world-class supply chain, providing a source of “new and exciting products” to expand Coles Own Brand. “We want to accelerate the introduction of innovative products to Coles Own Brand, …

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ARA and American Express team up in new partnership

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has announced a new strategic partnership with American Express. According to ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman, a more direct relationship between the ARA and American Express will strengthen developments in payments innovation and create new products that meet the needs of Australian retailers. “American Express …

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N&A Group and Plunkett Orchards expand alliance

The N&A Group and Plunkett Orchards are joining forces in a new partnership. This is expected to expand their existing alliance to become one of Australia’s largest growers, packers and marketers of all tree fruits. The N&A Group and Plunkett Orchards are further strengthening their relationship with an arrangement that …

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Coles to roll out new technology with Accenture

Coles has signed a long-term agreement with global digital and technology services provider Accenture. According to the supermarket chain, this agreement will support the roll out of new technology that will help Coles deliver cumulative cost savings of $1 billion over four years. The agreement follows Coles’ recent announcement of …

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Coles and Microsoft team up

Coles and global technology leader Microsoft have announced a strategic partnership aimed at transforming the shopping experience and improving productivity across the business. What’s the plan? The long-term partnership involves Coles migrating its applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, as well as deploying Microsoft’s Dynamic 365 enterprise resource planning …

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Silverbean opens in Sydney

Silverbean

Silverbean, one of the largest independent European partnership marketing agencies, has now opened its first international office in Sydney. For over 17 years Silverbean has assisted brands achieve growth across Europe and globally from its headquarters in Newcastle, England. According to Annabel Gray, Associate Director of Silverbean in Australia, the …

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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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Madura Tea and irexchange – a perfect blend?

Madura Tea has joined forces with irexchange to “support its growth in response to the increasingly health-conscious Australian consumer market”. The multi-award-winning tea brand describes irexchange as a “technology disruptor and next-generation distribution business”. Established in 1978, Madura Tea comes from the rainforests and rural farmland of northern NSW. It …

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Coca-Cola invests in Made Group

Coca-Cola Amatil and The Coca-Cola Company have announced joint acquisition of a 45 per cent minority interest in Made Group. Made Group is responsible for Australian beverage brands including Cocobella, Rokeby Farms, Impressed and the company’s first brand, NutrientWater. Through this partnership, Made Group will reportedly continue operating independently. But …

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