Tag Archives: South Australia

Independents show mettle in Adelaide

Adelaide’s retail renaissance is in full swing as it bucks the downturn to record stronger transaction growth than other states. The latest data by point of sale software company Vend highlights a retail renaissance on the streets of Adelaide with independent retailers bucking the national retail downturn to ring in …

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Metcash to continue supplying Drakes in Qld

Metcash has reached an agreement with Drakes Supermarkets to supply its stores in Queensland for another five years. The announcement comes after the expiry of its existing supply agreement on June 2, 2019. According to the Financial Review, the agreement means Metcash is “removing a major threat to its revenue …

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Adelaide retailers hail Easter Monday trading

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the decision to allow suburban Adelaide retailers to trade on Easter Monday. The NRA hailed the SA government’s decision as a “landmark”. ‘The shackles have been removed’ NRA Manager Policy David Stout says the decision brings SA into line with all other states …

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Foodland is Roy Morgan Supermarket of the Year – again

Foodland has won Roy Morgan’s Supermarket of the Year for 2018, “rated as having the most satisfied supermarket customers Australia-wide”. It won the same award last year, making it a stunning double for the independent South Australian supermarket. The Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards are now in their eighth year. …

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Woolworths fires up $57m Adelaide expansion

Woolworths is starting a $57 million expansion of its existing Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre (ARDC), which will include 3,500 solar panels. The ARDC’s sustainability credentials will include thousands of solar panels and expanded recycling facilities. The project will also create about 140 local jobs throughout construction. Woolworths and Hutchinson Builders …

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‘Best in class’ – new Metcash distribution centre for SA

This week, Metcash began work on a ‘best in class’ distribution centre in Gepps Cross, Adelaide, to service independent retailers. The company held a ‘turning of the soil’ event (right) to celebrate the start of construction. In a statement, Metcash said the new DC would deliver “operational efficiencies” for its …

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Something saucy from Golden North

South Australian ice-cream company Golden North says it is meeting the trend towards increased indulgence with two new tub variants: Spearmint Sundae and Vanilla Sundae. Each tub combines a chocolate ripple through “the classic ice-cream flavours”. Golden North says vanilla and spearmint were chosen for the new variants because they …

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Drakes helps Can:Do 4Kids celebrate 145th birthday

Drakes Supermarkets and Vili’s Family Bakery are helping South Australia’s oldest children’s charity Can:Do 4Kids celebrate 145 years. Vili’s Family Bakery is custom-making celebratory ‘Cookies 4Kids’. These are cookies in the shape of Can:Do 4Kids’ mascot, Penny Piggles. The bakery will then distribute them to all Drakes Supermarkets in SA …

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Metcash half-year results ‘pleasing amid challenges’

Metcash has reported that group revenue increased by 2.2 per cent to $6.2 billion for the half-year ended October 31 with all pillars delivering improved earnings. Food EBIT was up 2.4 per cent to $93 million. Group CEO Jeff Adams said the first-half results were “pleasing in the face of …

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