Woolworths finance director appointed as new Coca-Cola Amatil CFO
March 25, 2015

Woolworths finance director appointed as new Coca-Cola Amatil CFO Food and beverage company Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced the appointment of Martyn Roberts as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). An accomplished CFO with 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles, Mr Roberts joins CCA from Woolworths Australia where he has held various senior executive positions, most recently Finance Director – Supermarkets. He previously spent over 9 years as CFO with Louis Vuitton where he gained... ...Read more »

Kellogg’s responds to CHOICE’s sugary cereals accusations and Health Star ‘failings’
March 18, 2015

Kellogg’s responds to CHOICE’s sugary cereals accusations and Health Star ‘failings’ Breakfast cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s has responded to the recent accusation by consumer group CHOICE, which claimed the cereal manufacturer had “refused” to include Health Star Ratings on its products. Kellogg’s now says it is looking at a number of ways to reduce sugar in its portfolio. The Company has now indicated that it has several “exciting new offerings” in the pipeline. CHOICE launched... ...Read more »

Woolworths expands Farmers’ Own milk brand to Queensland
March 16, 2015

Woolworths expands Farmers’ Own milk brand to Queensland Woolworths has announced that it has introduced Farmers’ Own milk, “sourced directly from dairy farms in the Sunshine Coast hinterland”, across 194 stores in southern Queensland. Woolworths buys Farmers’ Own milk directly from farmers rather than through a processor. The brand is only available in Woolworths supermarkets. Queensland is the fourth State to roll out the highly successful Farmers’ Own brand, following a trial with... ...Read more »

Woolworths partnership with eBay attracts big criticism
March 4, 2015

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths recently announced a partnership with online auction website eBay that will enable eBay shoppers to pick up their online purchases in selected Woolworths and Big W stores. The service has been launched initially in more than 90 Woolworths and Big W stores in Sydney in Tasmania. However, the deal had been criticised as a display of management weakness by Woolworths. Commentators such as John Durie, writing in The Australian newspaper, have suggested that this... ...Read more »

ALDI to opt in to the Federal Government’s Food and Grocery Code of Conduct
March 2, 2015

ALDI to opt in to the Federal Government’s Food and Grocery Code of Conduct German-owned supermarket ALDI Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s finalisation of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct and announced that it will be signing up to the Code as a party. The Australian Government has introduced the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, which has been more than two years in the making, saying that the Code will help to “ensure fair and transparent commercial dealings between... ...Read more »

Concerns about trends in Woolworths results
March 2, 2015

Concerns about trends in Woolworths results Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has announced a drop in Net Profit After Tax of 3.1 per cent, to $1,280.4 million, for the half year ended 4 January 2015. Woolworths reported sales of $32.4 billion, up 1.8 per cent, or 3.4 per cent excluding Petrol, and Earnings Before Interest and Tax of $2,129.2 million, up 4.7 per cent. Woolworths Limited Chief Executive Officer Grant O’Brien said sales momentum in October 2014 and November 2014 “showed improvement,... ...Read more »

Food for Health launches Muesli Pod on-the-go breakfast range
February 23, 2015

Food for Health launches Muesli Pod on-the-go breakfast range Australian health food brand Food for Health has launched a range of on-the-go breakfast Muesli Pods in Australian supermarkets. Food for Health said each Muesli Pod included a shot of milk powder, so consumers only need to add water to eat the product. Food for Health was founded in 2005 by Naturopath Narelle Plapp, and has grown to supply the major supermarkets in Australia, as well as exporting to more than 10 countries. The Company... ...Read more »

Kogan pushes head first into online grocery sector
February 2, 2015

Kogan pushes head first into online grocery sector Australia’s biggest online retailer, Kogan.com, has launched Kogan Pantry, a new online grocery service which it said will offer Australians groceries at cheaper prices. Kogan Pantry is launching with over 600 products from some of the world’s most popular brands available at heavily discounted prices. Kogan said savvy shoppers will be able to save “over 80 per cent” and have their groceries delivered directly to their door. Kogan Pantry... ...Read more »

Kellogg’s launches Pop-Tarts ice cream sandwiches in Australia
January 28, 2015

Kellogg’s launches Pop-Tarts ice cream sandwiches in Australia Global breakfast food manufacturer Kellogg’s has launched Pop-Tart ice cream sandwiches in Australia, in collaboration with a Sydney pastry chef Andy Bowden. Established in 1924, Kellogg’s is one of the world’s largest cereal companies, and its brand portfolio includes Kellogg’s, Be Natural, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Rice Bubbles, Nutri-Grain, Special K, All-Bran, Sultana Bran, Coco Pops and Pringles. Mr Bowden, who is known... ...Read more »

Blackmores announces strong first half
January 27, 2015

Blackmores announces strong first half Dietary supplement manufacturer Blackmores Ltd (Blackmores) has announced a strong close to Group sales of $206 million for the first half ended 31 December 2014, an increase of 22 per cent compared to the previous corresponding period. Australian Food News reported in June 2014 that Blackmores had partnered with celebrity personal trainer Michelle Bridges to launch a range of dietary supplements and protein products, available in Woolworths and Coles supermarkets,... ...Read more »

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