Tag Archives: Woolworths

Sabotaged strawberries recalled across East Coast

Punnets of strawberries sabotaged with sewing needles have been recalled to protect consumers after a Queensland man was hospitalised. The affected brands are Berry Obsession and Berrylicious strawberries bought in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. The recall was issued yesterday. ‘Swallows half a sewing needle’ Queenslander Hoani Hearne, 21, found a …

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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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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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Hola, Australia! PepsiCo brings Tostitos down under

“Say hola to Tostitos,” says PepsiCo, describing them as “the authentic taste of Mexico that is coming to Australia for the first time”. The range will launch exclusively in Woolworths this month. Three ‘mouthwatering’ flavours Tostitos corn chips come in three “mouthwatering” flavours: Lightly Salted, Splash of Lime and Smoked …

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‘Next-generation’ Woolworths store opens in Brisbane

Woolworths has opened its first next-generation supermarket in Brisbane. The Woolworths Racecourse Village Ascot store focuses on Australian fresh food and convenient shopping. The supermarket says customers can enjoy a range of features new to Woolworths Queensland stores. These include flame-roasted chickens, seafood from a new fish market, artisan breads, …

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Woolworths Rewards coming to Google Pay

Android users can now get Woolworths Rewards on Google Pay at Woolworths and BWS stores, according to Woolworths Group. Woolworths describes the move as “a first in Australian supermarkets”. It claims it will give Woolworths’ 11 million Rewards members a “simple and secure” way to earn and redeem loyalty points …

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Harris Farm Markets calls for bag ban after Coles U-turn

Harris Farm Markets has renewed its call for a ban on single-use plastic bags after Coles pledged to give out reusable plastic bags indefinitely. “We’re really disappointed by the decision from Coles Supermarkets this morning to backflip on their plastic-bag ban and give out reusable plastic bags free of charge …

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Woolworths and Coles support drought-hit Aussie farmers

Woolworths this week announced its support of Rural Aid, in a partnership that will help double the charity’s existing capacity in the next 12 months. The retailer says it has done this to support Australian farmers and rural communities affected by the drought. Hundreds more farmers are set to benefit …

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Dick Smith Foods – another scalp for ALDI?

Dick Smith says he is closing his food business to avoid bankruptcy, blaming the “extreme capitalism” of ALDI. Dick Smith Foods will be shut down gradually over the coming months. But the 74-year-old Australian businessman intends to keep 13 Dick Smith food products on shelves. He’ll do this, he says, …

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Is the future of Woolworths cashless?

Woolworths says it has no plans for all its stores to have cashless registers only, but acknowledges use of cash is falling in some areas. According to news.com.au, Woolworths’ Metro division Managing Director Steve Greentree said city shoppers are “ambivalent to cash”, which is why the new Metro Pitt St store in …

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