ACCC cracks down on another egg supplier for free range claims
December 10, 2014

ACCC cracks down on another egg supplier for free range claims The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Derodi Pty Ltd (Derodi) and Holland Farms Pty Ltd (Holland) alleging that their use of ‘free range’ in relation to their Ecoeggs, Field Fresh and Port Stephens egg brands was false and misleading. Derodi and Holland have a business known as Free Range Egg Farms. The business supplies eggs under the label Ecoeggs nationally,... ...Read more »

Woolworths launches ‘The Odd Bunch’, not-quite-perfect looking fruit and vegetables
December 10, 2014

Woolworths launches ‘The Odd Bunch’, not-quite-perfect looking fruit and vegetables Supermarket giant Woolworths has introduced ‘The Odd Bunch’, a collection of fresh fruit and vegetables that might look less than perfect, and are sold at a cheaper price. The Woolworths campaign comes after Sydney grocer Harris Farm launched a similar campaign called ‘Imperfect Picks’, and wholesale food business Spade & Barrow launched home box delivery initiative that also makes use of ‘imperfect’... ...Read more »

Woolworths launches Farmers’ Own milk in Victoria
December 8, 2014

Woolworths launches Farmers’ Own milk in Victoria Supermarket giant Woolworths has announced that it has introduced its Farmers’ Own milk, sourced directly from dairy farms in the Otways region, across its 240 stores in Victoria. Farmers’ Own is fresh Victorian milk from local farms made available to Woolworths customers in Victoria. Woolworths buys Farmers’ Own milk directly from farmers rather than through a processor. Victoria is the third state to roll out the highly successful Farmers’... ...Read more »

Woolworths acquires Chinese liquor group
December 3, 2014

Woolworths acquires Chinese liquor group Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has announced that it has acquired China-based wine and drinks distributor, Summergate Fine Wines and Spirits (Summergate). Summergate is a leading drinks distributor representing a portfolio of around 80 global brands.  It also includes a small fine wine retail business, Pudao, with two stores in Shanghai and Beijing, as well as a small online and direct retail operation. Summergate has 13 offices and 11 distribution... ...Read more »

Caltex and Woolworths change petrol alliance
December 3, 2014

Caltex and Woolworths change petrol alliance Petrol retailer Caltex and supermarket giant Woolworths have announced changes to elements of their retail alliance. At the end of financial year 2014, the Caltex-Woolworths fuel network comprised 633 sites, including 131 Caltex-operated sites with the remainder operated by Woolworths. Under the revised arrangements, 92 of the Caltex-operated sites will be rebranded as ‘Star Mart’ or ‘Star Shop’ convenience stores while continuing to offer the... ...Read more »

Supermarkets to applaud election of Victorian Labor Government?
December 1, 2014

Supermarkets to applaud election of Victorian Labor Government? With a Labor Government elected in the State of Victoria over the weekend, the major supermarkets may be seeing opportunities to move into new business sectors, if Labor implements some of its election promises. Last week Victorian Premier-elect Daniel Andrews announced a Labor Government would fund pharmacies across Victoria to stay open 24 hours a day and provide night nurses for on-the-spot medical advice. Which ones will be the Labor... ...Read more »

Suncoast Gold launches Macadamia Milk range in Australia
November 26, 2014

Suncoast Gold launches Macadamia Milk range in Australia Macadamia nut product producer Patons Macadamia has launched its own range of Macadamia Milk under the Suncoast Gold brand. The Macadamia Milk comes in two flavours: Original and Unsweetened. The Suncoast Gold brand also has a range of Macadamia products from flavoured macadamias to macadamia oil. According to findings from market research organisation IBISWorld, Australia is the world’s largest macadamia nut producer, with the climate in... ...Read more »

Fairfax Media claims supermarket growth focus on ‘Junk’ food and cigarettes – confidential data leaked
November 24, 2014

Fairfax Media claims supermarket growth focus on ‘Junk’ food and cigarettes – confidential data leaked Fairfax Media’s  Sydney Morning Herald and The Sunday Age over the weekend have published their analysis of leaked confidential supermarket industry data. According to the Fairfax report of the data, Australians spend 10 per  cent of the annual grocery bill on cigarettes, and one in every five  dollars spent at supermarkets goes towards cigarettes or junk’ food. Tobacco and... ...Read more »

New partnership to grow Fairtrade markets in Australia to aid farmers in Indo-Pacific
November 17, 2014

New partnership to grow Fairtrade markets in Australia to aid farmers in Indo-Pacific A new $4.5 million partnership between the Australian Government and Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) is set to build support for Fairtrade products in Australia. Fairtrade ANZ said the partnership would also link smallholder producers in developing Indo-Pacific countries to international and regional markets. The partnership, ‘Fairtrade for Aid in the Indo-Pacific’ was recently announced by the Minister... ...Read more »

Barilla launches family-sized sauce range in Australia
November 17, 2014

Barilla launches family-sized sauce range in Australia Following three years of significant growth in the pasta sauce category, the world’s largest pasta producer Barilla has launched a new family-sized sauce range specifically for the Australian market. Barilla is a fourth generation family-owned company, founded in 1877 and based in Parma, Italy. It is the number one pasta brand in the world, employing over 8,000 people worldwide and exporting to more than 100 countries. Designed to be a convenient... ...Read more »

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