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Tesco and WWF to map environmental impact of food production

Tesco and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have launched a new metric to map the environmental impact of some of the UK’s most popular foods. According to Tesco, the Sustainable Basket Metric will track the environmental impact of a sample of some of the most regularly purchased foods …

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Michael’s Fresh Food Market IGA opens in Keysborough

A supermarket described as “the first of its kind in Melbourne” has opened in the suburb of Keysborough. Opened last week, the new 3,200sqm Michael’s Fresh Food Market IGA Keysborough provides a “state-of-the-art shopping experience”. The store features a sushi bar, florist, a selection of bulk spices, nuts and confectionery, …

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Coles opens ‘tailor made’ store for St Kilda locals

Coles has opened its new Coles Local in St Kilda, Victoria. According to the retailer, the new store features a “living herb wall”, the largest range of vegan and vegetarian products in the country, a pick-and-mix bar just for dogs, and a pineapple coring machine. It is also home to …

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Coles customers recycle 905 tonnes of soft plastics

Shoppers recycled enough pieces of plastic to go around the world one and half times at Coles last year. According to the retailer, this represents a 32 per cent increase on the previous year. Revealed in Coles’ Sustainability Report, Coles customers recycled 905 tonnes (226 million pieces of soft plastics). …

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Metcash delivers a ‘pleasing financial and strategic outcome’

Metcash has released its financial results for the year ended 30 April 2019. Reported group revenue, which now excludes charge-through sales, increased 1.8 per cent to $12.7 billion (FY18: $12.4 billion). Including charge-through sales, group revenue increased 1.4 per cent to $14.6 billion (FY18: $14.4 billion). “Further good progress on …

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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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‘Next-generation’ Woolworths store opens in Brisbane

Woolworths has opened its first next-generation supermarket in Brisbane. The Woolworths Racecourse Village Ascot store focuses on Australian fresh food and convenient shopping. The supermarket says customers can enjoy a range of features new to Woolworths Queensland stores. These include flame-roasted chickens, seafood from a new fish market, artisan breads, …

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The state of supermarkets and grocery industry

According to IBISWorld’s Supermarket and Grocery Stores industry report ‘Checkout Update Q1 2018,’ the $102 billion industry is expected to grow by 2.2 per cent in 2017-18, largely due to rising demand for premium food products, such as organic fruit and vegetables. This follows on from a 0.6 per cent …

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Foodland leads supermarket satisfaction

New research from Roy Morgan shows that customer satisfaction with Foodland in August 2017 was 94.4 per cent, making it the top performer among the big-five supermarkets. Foodland was also one of only two supermarkets to increase satisfaction over the last year, with an increase of 0.6 percentage points. The …

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