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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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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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