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Sally Williams gives Supercart a big push

Former Brand Power Australia presenter Sally Williams has given sustainable-trolley manufacturer Supercart Australia a big boost. The 3AW presenter and TV personality has joined Supercart as its first ambassador. She’s joining the push to boost awareness of the sustainable shopping carts. Supercart makes the carts from recycled plastic two-litre milk …

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Woolworths and Aldi grew grocery market share in 2018

Woolworths has extended its lead as Australia’s top grocery retailer after increasing its share of Australia’s total grocery market. Its share is now 34 per cent, up 1.4 percentage points (ppts), according to Roy Morgan’s latest survey data. Aldi had a good year too, growing its market share to 11.4 …

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Woolworths and Aldi lead supermarket dominance in fresh food

Supermarkets are continuing to tighten their grip on the fresh food market, with Woolworths and Aldi showing the biggest gains. These are some of the findings from Roy Morgan’s ‘Supermarket & Fresh Food Currency Report – September 2018’. It’s based on in-depth face-to-face interviews with more than 50,000 consumers per …

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Dubai gets its first SPAR Supermarket

SPAR UAE has celebrated the opening of its first supermarket in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) most populous city. This takes the total number of SPAR multi-format modern supermarkets in the country to 31. SPAR says the 725sqm neighbourhood supermarket is on the “prestigious” Hessa Street. Because it will …

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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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Coles to launch more than 150 new Christmas products

Coles is launching more than 150 “new and improved” products for Christmas. In what it claims is an Australian supermarket first, it will offer a traditional ham topped with crispy crackling, sausage roll shaped in a Christmas wreath, and lime-and-chilli-flavoured ready-to-eat Aussie prawns. It will also offer a brand-new gourmet …

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Supermarkets abuzz with accusations of ‘fake’ honey

Australia’s biggest listed honey company Capilano, and the supermarkets that sell it, stand accused of lining shelves with “fake” honey. Scientific testing has shown that almost half of honey samples from major supermarket shelves are “adulterated”. This means they were mixed with substances other than nectar from bees. Industry experts …

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Sainsbury’s UK launches till-free shopping

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is trialling till-free shopping in one of its busiest London convenience stores. Sainsbury’s says its new scan, pay and go technology will enable customers to pay for products in-store with their smartphones. It means they could skip the checkouts completely. The trial is happening at the …

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Woolworths still outperforming Coles

Woolworths continues to have the edge on arch supermarket rival Coles, IBISWorld’s latest revenue-growth figures suggest. Woolworths has posted 3.4 per cent revenue growth in 2017-18. The company’s comparable sales growth in its supermarkets business totalled 4.3 per cent. According to IBISWorld, this boost in revenue continues to add to …

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Coles blames ‘minor IT problems’ for Sunday shutdown

Coles says it was an IT glitch that caused some of its supermarkets to close for three hours yesterday morning. The glitch affected cash registers, leaving some supermarkets little choice but to close while engineers resolved the issue. “We apologise,” read a printed notice outside a number of shuttered supermarkets. …

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