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Coles releases latest results amid droughts and bushfires

Coles Group’s sales revenue (excluding fuel sales and hotels) for the first half of FY20 increased by 3.3% to $18.8 billion, according to the retailer’s latest results. During the half, Coles says the ongoing drought and bushfires had a “significant” impact not only on its business but also on many …

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Collective bargaining a ‘game-changer’ for small players

Kate Carnell

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small supermarkets should be able to engage in collective bargaining to remain competitive and viable. The Ombudsman has written to the ACCC in support of a proposal by Co-Operative Supermarkets Australia, to participate in collective bargaining to help small …

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Coles delivers a ‘positive set of results’ in first quarter

Coles Group’s FY20 first quarter sales revenue increased by 1.8 per cent to $8.7 billion, according to the retailer’s latest results. “The refreshed strategy we set out to win in our second century has helped us to deliver a positive set of results for our first quarter,” Coles Group CEO …

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‘Solid’ results for Metcash despite a challenging market

Metcash Group delivered a “solid set” of financial results during FY19, says Chairman Robert Murray, and continued to “successfully” execute its key strategic initiatives. Reported Group sales (which excludes charge-through sales) increased 1.8 per cent to $12.7 billion, while sales (including charge-through sales) increased 1.4 per cent to $14.6 billion. …

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Roy Morgan: Foodland tops Supermarket of the Month again

Foodland has secured its twelfth straight Roy Morgan Supermarket of the Month Award with a customer satisfaction rating of 86 per cent for July 2019. The retailer has now won nineteen of the past twenty monthly awards. Foodland’s customer satisfaction rating of 86 per cent was followed by Aldi (83 …

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Coles remains ‘solid’ during a year of ‘substantial’ change

Coles Group sales revenue (excluding fuel sales and hotels) increased by 3.1 per cent to $35 billion for FY19. Sales revenue growth was seen across Supermarkets, Liquor and Express. Coles CEO Steven Cain says Coles has delivered a solid performance in the face of a rapidly changing retail landscape. “It …

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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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