Coles focus on house brands in Durkan’s big plans
May 25, 2015

Coles has seen success but there is a lot more hard work ahead according to Managing Director John Durkan. Coles has seen success but there is a lot more hard work ahead according to Managing Director John Durkan. Speaking at a strategy briefing day last week, Durkhan looked back on the wins and losses over the last year for the supermarket. He also spelled out the future for Coles. The rest of 2015 and beyond will see new stores, technology coming into play and a heavy focus on in-house brands. Durkan... ...Read more »

Sale of kale gets nuttier for Coles with launch of Kalette offshoot
May 25, 2015

Australia’s obsession with kale has been taken to a new level with Coles introducing a unique twist on the vegetable. Australia’s obsession with kale has been taken to a new level with Coles introducing a unique twist on the vegetable. Named the ‘kalette’ it is a hybrid of kale and brussel sprouts grown together to make one vegetable. The vegetable is grown in the Adelaide Hills and is being sold to the Australian market exclusively through Coles. The supermarket says kalette is the first... ...Read more »

Aldi tries new strategy to grow bigger market share in Australia
May 20, 2015

Aldi is trialling a new style of retail store in Australia Aldi is trialling a new style of retail store in Australia. Over the past few months Aldi has opened four new shops which move away from the low-budget image. The new Aldi store concept is focused on expansion of fresh produce, improved product displays and new layouts which attempt to improve navigation. Aldi is also aiming to cut average check-out waiting times at shops and is attempting to win over ‘ethical shoppers’ with environmental... ...Read more »

Renewed calls for supermarkets to sign Grocery Code of Conduct
May 20, 2015

Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Metcash, IGA, Supermarkets, Senate, Senate Committee, Parliament, Government, Federal Government, Code of Conduct, Grocery Code of Conduct, Ombudsman A Federal Senate report issued last week has renewed calls for Woolworths and Coles to sign immediately onto the Grocery Code of Conduct, rather than continuing to defer its comment. The Senate report recommended that the Code, which is to be regulated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), remain voluntary... ...Read more »

Impressed Juices launches in Australia
May 20, 2015

A new cold-pressed fresh juice range is set to hit Woolworths with Australian media-personality Rachael Finch as a co-creator. A new cold-pressed fresh juice range is set to hit Woolworths with Australian media-personality Rachael Finch as a co-creator. The product, ‘Impressed Juices’, is part of a new trend of cold-pressed juices and introduces three flavours, Ginger Ninja, The Works and Summer Greens. Cold-pressed juices use the technique of extracting juice. The promoter claims this retains... ...Read more »

Woolies, Coles, Kellogg’s and Vegemite among top 10 ‘meaningful brands’ for Australians
May 13, 2015

Australian supermarkets Woolworths and Coles, along with food brands Kellogg’s, Vegemite and Milo are among the top 10 ‘meaningful brands’ for Australians, according to new findings from communications and marketing company Havas Media. Australian supermarkets Woolworths and Coles, along with food brands Kellogg’s, Vegemite and Milo are among the top 10  ‘meaningful brands’ for Australians, according to new findings from communications and marketing company Havas Media. Havas’ Meaningful... ...Read more »

Woolworths announces new strategies to win over grocery shoppers, AFN reveals full detail
May 6, 2015

Woolworths announces new strategies to win over grocery shoppers, AFN reveals full detail Woolworths Food Group has today outlined its three-year strategy to win the trust of its customers, and increase its share of customers’ food spend through lower prices and “improving all aspects of their shopping experience”. “We are placing the customer at the start of everything we do,” said Brad Banducci, Woolworths Food Group Managing Director. “This strategy will result in lower prices, more... ...Read more »

Food and liquor sales for Woolworths ‘disappointing’ in third quarter
May 6, 2015

Food and liquor sales for Woolworths ‘disappointing’ in third quarter Australian supermarket giant Woolworths’ third quarter results have shown some improvement in its food and liquor business, but sales in the 13 weeks to 5 April 2015 were still “subdued”. Woolworths has today also announced a new strategic approach in its Food and Liquor business. Woolworths Chief Executive Officer, Grant O’Brien said the new leadership teams in Woolworths’ Australian Food and Liquor business “have... ...Read more »

Australian convenience store sector boost as BP announces expansion
May 4, 2015

Australian convenience store sector boost as BP announces expansion Global oil giant BP has plans to expand its network of service stations in Australia over the next three years. It has been reported that BP Australasia will spend more than $450 million over the next three years to open up 60 new service stations. The expansion will be funded with money that was previously spent on BP’s Bulwer refinery in Brisbane, which has officially shut down. BP Australasian president Andy Holmes told The... ...Read more »

Sanitarium launches new ‘wholefood’ snack bars in Australia
April 29, 2015

Sanitarium launches new ‘wholefood’ snack bars in Australia Breakfast cereal and snack food manufacturer Sanitarium has launched a new range of ‘wholefood’ fruit and nut snack bars called Naturally Nood in Australia. The new range is made from dates and nuts, with some varieties featuring other fruits or cocoa. Naturally Nood bars come in a range of flavours including Banana Bread, Berrylicious Flavour, Cashew Crush, Cheeky Cocoa, Cocoa & Orange Tango and Cocoa Lamington. Sanitarium said... ...Read more »

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