Articles with tag afgc

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Aldi hits back at Woolworths on signing code of conduct

Aldi has argued against taking any steps to sign the food and grocery code of conduct until it receives feedback from the Australian government and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Posted Wed 11/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Woolworths sign grocery code of conduct

Australia’s two largest supermarket Coles and Woolworths have agreed they will provide greater certainty and clarity about their dealings with suppliers without adding complexity or cost to the consumer goods sector.

Posted Tue 19/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

GS1 GoScan delivers product information direct to the customer's hands

GS1 Australia launched its GS1 GoScan smart device application in March this year to put the shopping power in the consumer's hands as they walk down the supermarket aisle.

Posted Thu 07/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Year-on-year sales growth indicates a tough Christmas ahead

The 11th edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index suggests retailers will face another challenging Christmas after year-on-year growth in retail sales showed a slow down and a turnaround is not expected in the remaining months of the year.

Posted Mon 28/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Green shoots to emerge in the retail field

The latest edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index shows the recent trend in declining growth in retail sales continued through the June quarter, but predicts the rate of year-on-year growth will increase by the September quarter.

Posted Wed 31/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Supermarket giants, AFGC form code of conduct

Details of a new voluntary code of conduct is currently being finalised following negotiations between Woolworths, Coles and the Australian Food and Grocery Council.

Posted Tue 18/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles' price cuts leave bittersweet aftertaste

Following Cole's decision to discount prices on more products, some retail body associations have shown their support for it while it's being dismissed by others.

Posted Thu 10/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Modest Christmas trading

The AFGC CHEP Retail Index predicts a year-on-year growth of 2.9 per cent for the December quarter.

Posted Tue 30/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail activity increases in June quarter

The retail industry has been able to enjoy a brief upswing in the June quarter, according to the latest AFGC CHEP Retail Index.

Posted Wed 25/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail forecast to improve in 2012

The AFGC CHEP retail index forecasts that there will be a subdued growth for the retail sector in the March quarter, which is traditionally one of the slowest trading periods of the year

Posted Wed 01/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rising costs impacting on industry growth

According to a competitiveness study by KPMG the rising manufacturing costs are heavily impacting the industry's profitability, growth and ability to innovate and create jobs.

Posted Wed 11/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Supermarkets slammed for market power abuse

Federal industry minister Kim Carr has lashed out at supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths for abusing market power.

Posted Fri 04/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Product recalls set to get easier

GS1 Australia, AFGC and ECRA have launched a national product recall service to remove potentially harmful grocery, food, liquor and other products from the supply chain.

Posted Tue 16/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail trade increased in June

The AFGC CHEP Retail Index increased by a rate of 3.2 per cent year-on-year while for the June quarter as a whole, the index rose by 3.1 per cent year-on-year.

Posted Wed 27/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers lose in carbon tax introduction

The carbon pricing package will see retailers face increasing operaton costs throughout the supply chain and fewer goods being bought my consumers.

Posted Mon 11/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworth commits to DIG labels

DIG thumbnail labels already feature on more than 4000 supermarket products across Australia and Woolworths’ plans to increase the use of DIG to its full range of products within the next 12 months.

Posted Fri 03/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Signs of improvements, index shows

The AFGC CHEP Retail Index shows retail trade activity picking up through the June quarter of 2011 as it is moving at a faster annual real growth rate.

Posted Mon 30/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

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