Tag Archives: Woolworths

Woolworths to trial new 2D barcodes to cut food waste

Woolworths will become the first Australian supermarket to trial data-embedded (or 2D) barcodes from August. The supermarket says the new barcodes could reduce the millions of tonnes of food waste in Australia each year and eliminate the risk of customers buying expired products. They could also be useful in the …

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Woolworths partners with Marley Spoon

Woolworths Group has entered into a strategic partnership with subscription-based meal kit provider Marley Spoon. The partnership includes a $30 million investment in Marley Spoon by Woolworths Group and the issue of Marley Spoon shares. The issue of shares will result in Woolworths Group owning approximately nine per cent of …

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Supermarkets battling Priceline for cosmetics market share

Supermarkets and Priceline are doing battle for the Australian cosmetics market, says Roy Morgan – and Priceline is gaining the edge. According to Roy Morgan’s latest data, Priceline has continued to grow its market share. Now, almost one in four Australian women (23.3 per cent) who buy cosmetics buy from …

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Supermarket shoppers want ‘fresh and local food’

Australian consumers want ‘fresh and local food’, according to the first CHOICE Supermarket Satisfaction Survey. Local brands are the big winners, with NSW’s Harris Farm Markets and SA’s Foodland taking out the top spots. Retail titans Coles and Woolworths were left propping up the bottom of the table, while Aldi …

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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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Coles and Woolies release third-quarter results

Each of the ‘big two’, Coles and Woolworths, reported third-quarter growth in supermarket sales, according to their latest results. Coles says it delivered a “solid outcome”, while also enjoying growth in Coles Online of 27 per cent. Woolworths hailed its own “sales momentum” and, like Coles, clocked up impressive growth …

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Woolworths Compass app now available for suppliers

Woolworths’ Compass app is now available for suppliers on Apple and Android platforms. The free app will allow suppliers to more closely monitor the sales performance of their products in each store. It draws on historical sales patterns to calculate dynamic daily sales expectations for every product in every store. …

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ACCC accepts Coles fuel discount variation

The ACCC has accepted a variation to an undertaking provided by Coles in 2013 relating to its shopper docket fuel discount offers. According to the ACCC, the variation to the undertaking will allow Coles to fund shopper docket discounts from outside of Coles Express, as Coles Express will no longer …

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