Posts tagged "Coles"

Baby formula stockpiling footage sparks shock

[22 October/NZ Herald] A debate over Australia’s baby formula stockpilers resurfaced after footage showing a shopping frenzy at a Woolworths store in Melbourne. Shopper, Ben Barak, was surprised that at 8am there were around 50 people lining up with boxes in a line from one end of the supermarket to the other. They all had...

Plastic straws to be shelved by Woolworths this year and Coles commits to 90pc diversion from landfill by 2022

 [5 June/ABC News] Coles and Woolworths announced new environmental commitments in response to a shift in consumer attitudes. Coles pledged to halve its food waste across its supermarkets in two years, and divert 90 percent of its waste from landfill by 2022. Senior Communications Manager, Martine Alpins, said Coles wouldn’t be setting these targets if...

Aldi’s fresh food offer puts heat on Woolworths and Coles

[6 September/ The Sydney Morning Herald] Morgan Stanley analysts have said Aldi’s new store format was a game changer and has accelerated its market share growth against Coles and Woolworths by 30 basis points annually, and that extra sales proceeds could be put into further price cutting. The new format, which Aldi introduced in 2016,...

‘Farmers’ milk on sale

 [7 September/ The Age] Victorian Farmers Federation and Coles have established a new milk brand, Farmers Fund Milk, in response to the recent Australian dairy crisis caused by Murray Goulburn and Fonterra slashing the prices paid to farmers for their milk. Farmers Fund milk would be sold for AUD 2.50 per two litre bottle, with...

Blood being spilt in battle of the meat price cuts

 [23 June/ The Sydney Morning Herald] Coles have been running an AUD 9 per kilogram of lamb special to rival Woolworths’ AUD 10 per kilogram in what has turned into a meat price war between the major supermarket chains. Woolworths Meat Company Director, Pat McEntee said the discounts on lamb were developed to meet shopper...