Tag Archives: supermarkets

UK supermarkets unpack plans for a plastic-free future

Morrisons will become the first British supermarket to roll out plastic-free fruit and veg areas in many of its stores. Customers will be able to choose from up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg. They’ll then be able to buy them loose or put them in recyclable paper bags. …

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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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Don’t be shocked to see defibrillators in Woolworths

Woolworths has begun installing defibrillators in its stores for customers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. The supermarket has installed its first automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in Sydney. It says it aims to have them in 500 stores by the end of June. Sydney aside, Woolworths says it’s prioritising stores in …

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Australia’s healthiest major supermarkets – ranked

A new study has ranked major Australian supermarkets according to the healthiness of their own-label foods. The George Institute for Global Health, in collaboration with the Global Obesity Centre at Deakin University, carried out the study. ‘FoodSwitch: The State of the Food Supply’ analysed more than 32,000 packaged foods across …

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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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