Articles with tag coles


Aussie Farmers Direct goes head-to-head with Coles and Woolworths

New online store to turn up the heat on the big supermarkets.

Posted Thu 18/08/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Small businesses' anxiety soars

Concerns about scams and credit card surcharges.

Posted Wed 27/07/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Suppliers rate major supermarkets

Coles on top with Food and Grocery Code.

Posted Tue 26/07/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Inside Woolies and Coles loyalty cards

What price privacy?

Posted Thu 14/07/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles slashes private label prices as supermarket price war rages on

New round of price cuts.

Posted Thu 14/07/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Investigation into trolley collection at Woolies, Coles and Costco

Fair Work Commission alleges underpayment of trolley collectors.

Posted Wed 29/06/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths and Coles should heed simplicity lesson from Aldi

Woolies ditches Select private label range.

Posted Tue 14/06/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

How Kmart ate Target: a story of retail cannibalism

How to confuse your shoppers 101.

Posted Fri 03/06/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Worker takes the BOOT to Coles and wins Fair Work appeal

Coles employee wins case against retail union and supermarket.

Posted Fri 03/06/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles Express petrol prices under scrutiny

ACCC says it will keep a close eye on Coles.

Posted Thu 19/05/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Fuel prices weigh on Coles Express sales

Food and liquor up, petrol down.

Posted Fri 22/04/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aldi’s share of the Australian grocery market still rising

Down down, Woolworths is down.

Posted Tue 19/04/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies private label strategy plays directly into hands of Aldi

Woolworths' push to pretty-up own homebrand.

Posted Fri 01/04/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

McCain Takeaway Pizza delivers on quality and taste for Australia

McCain hits Coles, Woolworths and IGA.

Posted Tue 22/03/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles swallows five Supabarn stores

ACCC gives green light to Coles.

Posted Thu 10/03/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

More court action against Woolworths

Retailer puts rebate squeeze on suppliers.

Posted Wed 17/02/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Testing continues on pre-package lettuce lines amid salmonella outbreak

Tripod Farmers searches for salmonella source.

Posted Thu 11/02/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Lion Dairy and Coles recall milk

Milk microbes feared in WA.

Posted Thu 28/01/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Supermarkets address Food and Grocery Code concerns

Coles and Woollys write to suppliers.

Posted Tue 08/12/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Don't sell hot cross buns too early: plea to Coles and Woollys

Bakehouse says early hot cross buns devalues Easter.

Posted Tue 01/12/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Revealed: Wesfarmers retail sales results

KMart surges ahead, Bunnings strong.

Posted Fri 23/10/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

New prepaid mobile offers from Coles and Kogan

Optus and Vodafone launch new prepaid mobile plans.

Posted Thu 22/10/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Rokeby Farms: Premium protein driving significant growth

Liquid breakfast market booming.

Posted Fri 09/10/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

All-day trading could be on way out for non-petrol convenience stores

Opening times 'up for discussion', says 7-Eleven.

Posted Thu 08/10/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Metcash hits back at competitors, Aldi, Woolworths and Coles

Metcash Price Match program shows strong results.

Posted Fri 02/10/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

How men are driving retail loyalty profits

Coles Flybuys still number one.

Posted Fri 28/08/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles reports strong retail growth

Coles food and liquor sales up 5%.

Posted Fri 21/08/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

David Jones, Coles and Kmart in Brisbane's new retail village

The $50 million transformation of Brisbane’s iconic Toowong Village is complete.

Posted Fri 07/08/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Tyrrells crisps acquires Australia’s Yarra Valley Snack Foods

Premium UK crisp supplier gobbles Aussie snack firm.

Posted Fri 07/08/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC launches Small Business in Focus report at COSBOA

Report includes latest small business and franchising complaints data.

Posted Sun 19/07/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles catches bigger share of deli spend

The supermarket chain has been making steady gains.

Posted Thu 16/07/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail First shopping centres launch rewards program app

Loyalty program will make it easy for shoppers to redeem points.

Posted Wed 08/07/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles pays back more than $12 million to suppliers

Coles refunds over $12 million to suppliers following ACCC action.

Posted Tue 30/06/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles signed as Ripley Town Centre’s first anchor tenant

Coles will open a 3,800 square metre store at the centre.

Posted Sat 27/06/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles Mobile Wallet Wins Innovation Award

Coles Mobile Wallet named Innovative Card & Payment Product of the Year at the 25th annual AB F Awards in Sydney.

Posted Fri 29/05/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

EDA expands into Asia and appoints new Chief Operating Officer

As a leader in the retail and point of sale space, EDA Australasia (EDA), is at the forefront of innovation for the latest technologies and industry trends.

Posted Wed 06/08/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Suppliers and retailers warned to pass on Carbon Tax savings; repeal praised

The ACCC has greeted the repealing of the so-called Carbon Tax by warning wholesalers and retailers of their legal obligation to pass through savings caused by this removal onto the customer.

Posted Fri 18/07/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Clothing from $4 (!) now in the Mix at Coles supermarkets

Clothing is big business in the mass channel, as evidenced by Mix Apparel drastically increasing its ranging this week through Coles supermarkets. Mix is now in 50 new Coles outlets, bringing its total store count to 132.

Posted Wed 16/07/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Caught Out! Myer and Coles finance provider GE Capital fined $1.5 million

GE Capital, the finance and branded credit card provider for numerous retailers, has been fined $1.5 million for providing misleading information to customers seeking to increase their credit limits.

Posted Fri 04/07/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail rebates in spotlight as ACCC launches action; Buyers' friction

Coles is in the ACCC's firing line after it was alleged the supermarket giant was placing undue pressure on smaller suppliers to agree to rebates on goods purchased at wholesale and then sold at retail. Plus, friction between suppliers and buyers.

Posted Mon 05/05/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round Up: Noni B increases margin, like-for-like sales down and stores closing

Noni B recorded an after tax profit of $1.9 million, a decline of 2.8 per cent, for the six months to 31 December 2013. Also down is consumer sentiment and satisfaction, while sales are up for ALDI and The Iconic and the ASIC is getting angrier.

Posted Wed 12/02/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

eftpos moves forward and trials digital payment option

eftpos is attempting to a take a new, low-cost approach to secure online and mobile digital payments through a new trial in partnership with two banks and a large retailer.

Posted Mon 16/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Woolworths agree to cap fuel discounts at 4 cents

Coles and Woolworths have come to a voluntarily agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to cap their fuel discounts to 4 cents per litre.

Posted Mon 09/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC raises concern over St Kilda acquisition by Woolworths

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has outlined concerns in a Statement of Issues over a proposed acquisition of the St Kilda Renaissance Supa IGA by Woolworths Limited.

Posted Fri 06/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Fuel shopper docket moratorium needed: Independent Nick Xenophon

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, together with representatives from Australia's grocery, retail and motor trades sectors, is calling on the government and the ACCC to nstitute an immediate moratorium on fuel discount shopper dockets.

Posted Tue 19/11/2013 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 »

Industry-wide push to create fair supermarket competition

Retailer associations and the federal government are working together to see enforcement action to be undertaken to address competition issues within the supermarket retail sector.

Posted Fri 01/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, News Corp Australia signs deal to deliver digital kitchen demands

Coles and News Corp Australia has signed an exclusive partnership that will see Coles' offerings integrated into the NewLifeMedia’s

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

Bunnings grows, Target dips: Wesfarmers first quarter results

Wesfarmers reported overall strong retail sales results for the first quarter of the 2014 financial year with good performances delivered by Coles, Bunnings, Officeworks and Kmart.

Posted Thu 24/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Convenience delivered with Coles Pay Tag contactless payment technology

Coles has launched the Coles Mastercard Pay Tag as part of a consumer trial of its contactless payment technology.

Posted Thu 17/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco Gasoline to rival against Woolworths, Coles fuel discounts

The Australia fuel market, which is currently dominated by Woolworths and Coles through their shopper docket scheme, is set to get more competitive with Costco announcing it has plans to enter the petrol business.

Posted Wed 16/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Woolworths strengthens marketing with international chefs

Coles and Woolworths continue to battle it out as each partner with an international chef. Coles has signed on Heston Blumenthal while Woolworths has partnered up with Jamie Oliver.

Posted Wed 09/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles expands Down Down campaign in Coles Express

Coles’ Down Down campaign that has been winning over customers is expanding in its Coles Express stores.

Posted Fri 04/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

ScanZap app to level playing field in fuel discount war

A new rewards program is being launched in November in an aim to help level the playing field of the fuel discount war, which has got the consumer watchdog and a number of retail organisations raging.

Posted Wed 02/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Future investments on Wesfarmers' agenda

Despite several hurdles like a soft economic environment and price deflation in a number of categories, Wesfarmers remained at the top of its game.

Posted Mon 30/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers rally for new government to control fuel discounts

Now that the election is truly over, retailers continue their rally for the new federal government to move quickly to shut down the major chains’ “excessive” fuel shopper docket discounts.

Posted Thu 19/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles' $300M investment to create 4,000 jobs

Coles is expected to create more than 4,000 jobs in the next financial year as part of a $300 million investment in around 150 new and improved supermarkets, liquor and Coles Express stores across the country.

Posted Fri 06/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Small businesses rally against supermarket fuel discounts with ad campaign

Four retail groups, which represent two million business and five million employees, have joined forces calling an end to the anti-competitive behaviour of the supermarket giants.

Posted Mon 26/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Target earnings cut in half as Wesfarmers releases results

Wesfarmers has lifted its net profit by 6.3 per cent for the FY13 due to a strong earnings achieved by its retail portfolio.

Posted Thu 15/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles overhauls merchandising structure

Coles will implement a new system on how products in its stores are handled and promoted by the end of the year.

Posted Fri 09/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC slams Coles, Woolworths for fuel discounts

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned Coles and Woolworths over escalating shopping docket petrol discounts – which in some cases are now reaching 45 cents per litre.

Posted Tue 30/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Country of origin labels cost Coles $61,200

Coles has paid six infringement notices totalling $61,200 for alleged misleading representations about the country of origin of fresh produce.

Posted Mon 01/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Woolworths: Lowered GST threshold is not the solution

Both Coles' Ian McLeod and Woolworth's Tjeerd Jegen have made clear that they do not believe lowering the GST threshold is the key to improving retail competitiveness.

Posted Wed 19/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail giants slam Bob Katter's Bill

Supermarket bosses Ian McLeod of Coles and Tjeerd Jegen of Woolworths Supermarkets and Petrol have both dismissed independent MP Bob Katter's Bill to reduce their market share to 20 per cent each.

Posted Tue 18/06/2013 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 in hot water over bakery claims

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is taking supermarket giant Coles to the Federal Court.

Posted Thu 13/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles presents One Direction concert

Coles are the presenting partners of the One Direction Australia Tour 2013 and are giving 10,000 tickets aware to an exclusive Coles matinee concert.

Posted Thu 06/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Quakers Oats' interactive sales promotion

Quakers Oats had adopted oOh!’s multiple retail channels to drive sales promotion that will run exclusively through Coles.

Posted Mon 03/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Under fire Coles to add 200 stores

Coles' liquor business faced another reproach from one of its longtime critics, but boss Ian McLeod said the division is improving its profitability and will add 200 stores within the next five years.

Posted Thu 30/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, ISPT enter property joint venture

Coles has entered into a joint venture with ISPT, which will acquire a 75 per cent interest in an initial portfolio of 19 Coles-owned shopping centres.

Posted Fri 03/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aldi bounces back in consumer satisfaction

Aldi is doing a good job in keeping their customer satisfied, according to the latest Roy Morgan Supermarket Satisfaction report.

Posted Mon 29/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Bunnings drive Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers reported third quarter growth from all of its retail divisions, with Coles and Bunnings being the top performers.

Posted Thu 18/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dairy farmers collectively bargain with Woolworths

The ACCC has decided to allow seven dairy farmers from Manning Valley in New South Wales to collectively bargain with Woolworths and Milk2Market for three years.

Posted Thu 18/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles signs contract with dairy farmers

Coles signed a supply agreement with farmer-owned dairy processors Devondale and Norco.

Posted Thu 11/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Status Quo stars in Coles campaign

Coles has launched a multi-million dollar campaign that will form part of the retailer's 'Down Down' campaign.

Posted Thu 07/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles trials the digital wallet

Coles is giving a sample group of customers the chance to pay with their credit card and earn flybuys points using their smartphone.

Posted Wed 20/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles' growth benefits Wesfarmers

Once again, Coles continues to drive Wesfarmers growth with the company reporting a 9.3 per cent increase in first half earnings.

Posted Fri 15/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

All-round positivity at Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has recorded positive sales results for all of its retail businesses in the first half of the financial year.

Posted Thu 31/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles gets new finance director

Wesfarmers' current managing director of Wesfarmers Insurance will take on the role.

Posted Mon 21/01/2013 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 »

Coles discounts even more products

Coles is at it again, cutting more prices as part of its Down Down price campaign.

Posted Wed 09/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Australian retailers are still being Googled

Google's annual Australian Brand Zeitgest has revealed local retailers are still the most searched.

Posted Tue 18/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Authority of information

How the right product content and images can give you an advantage over your competitors.

Posted Mon 17/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles signs ACCC retail acquisition agreement

Coles has reached an agreement with ACCC to establish a protocol for single supermarket acquisitions.

Posted Tue 11/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles drives Wesfarmers' growth

Wesfarmers' acquisition of Coles in 2007 is paying off for the company as it continues to drive growth for the business.

Posted Thu 15/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

New Coles Liquor marketer reveals plan of attack

As Coles' food and liquor division achieves strong quarter results, marketing boss Cameron MacFarlane believes brighter times are around the corner.

Posted Mon 29/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Off to a good start: Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has announced its first quarter results for the 2013 financial year.

Posted Thu 25/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles drops FlyBuys my5 offer

Following a six month trial, Coles will discontinue its my5 FlyBuys offer to make room for more targeted deals.

Posted Wed 24/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles let’s farm animals run wild

Coles will stop the sale of caged pigs and eggs from next year.

Posted Tue 23/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco awaits petrol approval

Big box retailer Costco is looking to go against Woolworths and Coles in the discount petrol market.

Posted Tue 28/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Tap&Go available at Coles

Coles' customers will now be able to checkout faster with MasterCard’s PayPass terminals now deployed across its store network.

Posted Thu 23/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Room for improvement: Wesfarmers

Coles has help driven Wesfarmers to a achieving a full-year net profit after tax of $2.1 billion, up 10.6 per cent from the previous year.

Posted Fri 17/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles corrects Woolies' claim on drive-thru concept

After RetailBiz reported the launch of Woolworth's drive-thru option, we were contacted by Coles, informing us the concept is in fact not Australia’s first drive-thru supermarket.

Posted Mon 13/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

eftpos proposal needs revision

Australia's four major banks and Woolworths and Coles will be the only beneficiaries if new regulations of the eftpos payment system are allowed, Tyro Payments warned.

Posted Mon 06/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Major grocery retailers sign up to recall system

Australia’s major food and grocery retailers have united in a call for suppliers to use the recall notification system GS1 Recallnet to better protect consumers.

Posted Wed 01/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles' profits edges above Woolies'

Coles has lifted its total food and liquor sales growth for the full year of 2012 as a result of the increase in customer numbers and increased basket size, beating rival Woolworths.

Posted Thu 26/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Toll strike over, now TWU takes aim at Coles

An agreement has been reached between Toll Global Logistics – Customised Solutions and the National Union of Workers regarding the Coles Somerton distribution centre after more than two months of enterprise bargaining.

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

Coles workers reject latest offer

Striking workers at the Coles national distribution centre in Melbourne have rejected a new pay offer.

Posted Fri 13/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles selects Sika's flooring system

Coles has selected Sika’s flooring system, which will be applied to 30 of its supermarkets as part of a national specification, with additional stores to be refurbished in coming months.

Posted Mon 04/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles MD to stay on

Wesfarmers has extended Coles managing director Ian McLeod’s employment contract, which was initially signed for five years.

Posted Thu 31/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles beats Woolworths again

While sales did remain slow for Coles it did manage to creep above Woolworths in the third quarter results, recording sales growth of 2.7 per cent.

Posted Tue 24/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles revamps flybuys program

The new flybuys, which is being relaunched by Coles on Monday, will give customers the chance to earn more points, more rewards at more places.

Posted Fri 20/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

New player declares war on liquor's big two

Two major independent liquor groups have announced their intention to merge, in a bid to take on Woolworths and Coles’ liquor businesses.

Posted Mon 26/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Suppliers dob on Woolies, Coles

Suppliers to the two supermarket giants have dobbed them in to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for "unconscionable conduct'".

Posted Wed 07/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Catering to the new consumer

Retail Doctor Group, Coles and IBM gave advice on how to predict consumer behaviour and how to win shoppers' hearts, minds and wallets back.

Posted Tue 28/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Heavy discounting continues for Wesfarmers

The retail giant reported a net profit after tax of $1.176 billion for the six months to December and excluding non-trading items it was $1.203 billion.

Posted Thu 16/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles anchors Broken Hill development

Coles is investing $35 million in the Broken Hill Plaza shopping centre development that will be 4,200 square metre.

Posted Tue 14/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

And the winner is... Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has come out on top for the tenth quarter straight over rival Woolworths boasting Coles delivered a "record-breaking" Christmas.

Posted Thu 02/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

The supermarket war continues

Just two days after announcing it was going to slash fruit and vegetable prices as part of its Super Specials campaign, Coles has said it will be making further price cuts to selected products in the same range.

Posted Thu 02/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles slashes fruit and veg prices

From Tuesday, Coles has announced it will slash up to 50 per cent off in prices from at least a dozen of fruit and vegetables each week.

Posted Tue 31/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Contactless payments at Woolies, Coles

Both Woolworths and Coles will be implanting Visa’s PayWave technology, which will allow Visa PayWave credit cardholders to pay for transactions of $100 or less without the need for a PIN or signature.

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

Stockland sells land to Coles

Stockland has sold a 7.7 hectare block of land in Melbourne to Wesfarmers' Coles division for an undisclosed amount.

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

Customers to service Coles Express' ATMs

The five-year agreement will see Customers provide ATM hardware and software, ongoing maintenance, cash servicing, branding and 24-hour technical support to Coles Express.

Posted Tue 15/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers cautious in lead up to Christmas

Chief executive Richard Goyder said the company would continue to remain cautious about the retail environment as the company enters trading for the festive season.

Posted Thu 10/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Milk wars settled with final report

The final Senate Inquiry report has cleared all controversy related to the Coles milk wars, which began when the supermarket decided to slash prices down to $1 a litre.

Posted Tue 08/11/2011 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 »

Coles, Bunnings lead Wesfarmers to triumph

Strong sales continue to be achieved by Coles and Bunnings despite consumer sentiment remaining subdued throughout the 2012 first quarter.

Posted Fri 21/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

MIX launches in Coles

After announcing that it was going to introduce a clothes and accessories line to its supermarkets back in August, Coles has finally launched the MIX collection in time for summer.

Posted Thu 06/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles goes local with Bega

The supermarket giant has offered the dairy processor its entire housebrand cheese business as part of part of its 'Australia First' sourcing initiative.

Posted Thu 08/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles mixes groceries with fashion

Coles is expanding its product offering by bringing fashion to its grocery aisles with MIX, an exclusive collection of clothing and accessories.

Posted Tue 30/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles powers Wesfarmers' profits

The Coles division delivered strong earnings growth of 21.2 per cent for the year, increasing earnings by $204 million to $1,166 million, which saw Wesfarmers achieve NPAT of $1.9 million.

Posted Mon 22/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aldi launches 'real reductions' campaign

Beefing up its battle against Woolworths and Coles, Aldi will be reducing prices on a number of its products to help customers particularly at a time with rising costs of living.

Posted Fri 05/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles beats Woolworths for the ninth time

Coles reported a 5.3 per cent growth in food and liquor sales to $6.18 billion for the final quarter of 2010-11, which pushed full year comparable store sales up by 6.3 per cent to $25.02 billion.

Posted Fri 29/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Cole's milk prices are legal, ACCC says

The ACCC has revealed that there is no evidence that Coles' heavy discounting on house brand milk is breaching the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Posted Mon 25/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Supporting consumer demand, Coles says

Having taken part in the supermarket price war with rival Woolworths, Coles has reiterated that dropping grocery prices significantly is not hurting Australia's agricultural sector.

Posted Mon 06/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

DealsDirect launches online grocery store launched, an online grocery store that sells discounted groceries at up to 30 per cent off the recommended retail price.

Posted Thu 02/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

The new Goliath - why there is room for Costco

In a market ruled by supermarket giants like Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, the arrival of a new mega-retailer is not exactly a David and Goliath story. It’s more of an epic battle of the Titans.

Posted Tue 31/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

FlyBuys members earn extra points

FlyBuys members will receive four FlyBuys points from NAB for every five dollar spent in Coles Supermarkets when they pay for their groceries with a FlyBuys-linked NAB credit card.

Posted Tue 17/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles trials grocery pick-up scheme

A Coles Express in Windsor, NSW is being used as a test site by the supermarket giant to allow customers to pick-up their online grocery orders from its petrol station.

Posted Mon 16/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies, Coles fined for false labelling

The NSW Food Authority has busted Woolworths and Coles for falsely describing the origin of fruit for sale in two Sydney stores, Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson said.

Posted Thu 12/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Bunnings lift Wesfarmers' sales

Wesfarmer managing director Richard Goyser said the third quarter sales results were generally pleasing, despite that trading conditions were affected by macroeconomic conditions and natural disasters.

Posted Wed 20/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers spend big on ads

The Nielsen Company's Top Media Advertisers report found that the industry spent $2.18 billion on advertising in 2010, which is a 7 per cent increase from 2009.

Posted Mon 04/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Business as Usual with Foster's: Coles

Coles has denied it was preparing to promote and sell Foster’s VB at $28 per carton with a spokesperson playing down speculation that beer would remain a touchstone in supplier discontent with supermarket chain discounting.

Posted Mon 28/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies denies 'beer war'

Woolworths has denied media reports it is involved in a 'beer war' with the Foster's Group after the beer producer recently refused to deliver stock to several retailers.

Posted Thu 24/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles to face Senate inquiry

The supermarket giant said in a statement that the committee hearing will "provide greater transparency and understanding of the milk supply chain, and the factors that drive the farm gate for Australian dairy farmers".

Posted Tue 08/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Private labels vs. brands

Research f the Asia-Pacific region by Datamonitor has revealed that almost half of consumers are choosing to shop based on where they can buy private labels.

Posted Thu 03/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles nabs FlyBuys

Coles has acquired National Australia Bank's 50 per cent interest in FlyBuys, Australia’s first and largest shopping rewards program.

Posted Fri 18/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers soldiers on

In an environment marked by cautious consumer sentiment, widespread price deflation and unusually wet and cool weather on the east coast of Australia, which negatively affected consumer spending, Wesfarmers has still managed to succeed.

Posted Fri 18/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

The aftermath of cyclone Yasi

Both Woolworths and Coles are still on the ground and have begun assessing the condition of stores, indicating little damage was done except Woolworths at Mission Beach suffered some roof damage.

Posted Fri 04/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles out does Woolworths

Coles has seen its food and liquor sales for the second quarter rise 6.7 per cent on the previous corresponding period to $7 billion following Wesfarmers' announcement of its second quarter retail sales results.

Posted Mon 31/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Price war between supermarkets

The war between Australia’s supermarket giants continues after Coles decided to slash its Coles Brand fresh milk prices by 33 per cent.

Posted Thu 27/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles pushes Aussie products

The supermarket chain has set the benchmark, celebrating its Coles Brand as having the most Australian Made products than any other brand in the country.

Posted Tue 18/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

ALDI to boost grocery competition

Expected to bring ALDI’s retail footprint to a total of 11 in Canberra, the stores will be co-located with Canberra-based Supabarn in Wanniassa and Kaleen, and Coles in Chisholm.

Posted Mon 10/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles boosts Wesfarmers' profits

At the annual meeting, Richard Goyder, Wesfarmers managing director, said the positive result is underlined by Coles food and liquor comparable store sales growth of 6.2 per cent.

Posted Fri 12/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

And the Shonky award goes to...

Coles has received the shonkiest services award for its 'Feed Your Family for Under $10' campaign as part of the 2010 Choice Shonky awards.

Posted Wed 27/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles outdoes Woolworths this quarter

Coles has beaten its supermarket rivalry Woolworths with a 6.2 per cent growth in food and liquor sales of $6 billion in the first quarter.

Posted Mon 25/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles recognised at PCA awards

The supermarket retailer picked up a bronze in the Labelling category for the Coles Antipasto range and a bronze in the Sustainability category for the Coles Natural Spring Water range.

Posted Mon 25/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles grows in insurance market

Following the successful launch of its car insurance product, Coles has now entered the home and content insurance market.

Posted Wed 20/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles cuts health, beauty prices

More than 500 prices on products from soap and shampoo to toothpaste and vitamins have been permanently cut

Posted Tue 12/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Store brands vs. premium labels

It may seem that "store brands" such as Woolworths Home Brand and Coles Smart Buys are ending up in shopping baskets more than ever before.

Posted Fri 10/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles' positive outlook on HGP-free beef

Coles spokesperson Jim Cooper explained to Retailbiz that the change has been made due to an increasing demand from customers wanting to know the origin of their products.

Posted Wed 08/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles to sell HGP-free beef

The supermarket giant will be sourcing HGP-free beef from its Australian cattle producers.

Posted Tue 07/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Let's see some proof

Consumer group CHOICE has called on Australia's supermarket chains to post their shelf prices online to prove that price cuts have been made to groceries.

Posted Mon 30/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers profit up 2.8%

Wesfarmers has announced a net profit of $1,565 billion for the full-year ended 30 June 2010, up 2.8 per cent compared to the previous corresponding period.

Posted Fri 20/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Private labels account for quarter of grocery market

The sweet taste that Australians developed for private labels during the global financial crisis shows no sign of turning sour as economic conditions improve, with IBISWorld forecasting strong growth in established and emerging markets.

Posted Fri 06/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles enters car insurance market

Coles has entered the national car insurance market, launching Coles Car Insurance, which is backed by Wesfarmers Insurance.

Posted Fri 30/07/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Solid sales performance for Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers has announced its retail sales results for the fourth quarter and 2010 financial year.

Posted Fri 30/07/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles turns shopping bags into furniture

Coles customers can make a difference on World Environment Day by bringing their old or unwanted reusable shopping bags to any Coles supermarket for recycling as part of a two-week bag drive.

Posted Fri 04/06/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles expands its Fairtrade product range

Coles is celebrating the 2010 Fair Trade Fortnight by expanding its market-leading Fairtrade Certified product range.

Posted Thu 06/05/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers cautious about Q4 trading

Wesfarmers has announced its retail sales for Q3 of the 2010 financial year. The Coles division reported solid sales growth in the period, while Kmart and Target showed mixed results and lower margins than in the previous corresponding period.

Posted Fri 23/04/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths slashes price of 3500 products

Following Coles' announcement that it is implementing a national price policy, Woolworths announced it's reducing the shelf price of thousands of supermarket products.

Posted Mon 01/02/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles implements national pricing policy

From 1 February it doesn't matter where you shop, as Coles customers will pay the same price for the same product on approximately 97 per cent of groceries at Coles supermarkets across Australia.

Posted Thu 28/01/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles launches campaign for children's hospital

Coles has launched the 'I care for kids at Coles this Christmas' campaign for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.

Posted Thu 03/12/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers to spend $20.5 billion in Christmas sales

Despite economic talk turning towards recovery, IBISWorld predicts rising interest rates and the absence of cash hand-outs will see consumers saving more than spending this Christmas.

Posted Fri 27/11/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles recycles more than 200,000 plastic bags

More than 200,000 bags were collected in the month of October in support of the Coles Plastic Bag Challenge.

Posted Sat 14/11/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Majority support longer WA shopping hours

Two-thirds of Perth residents support longer shopping hours according to an independent survey.

Posted Wed 21/10/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles donates more than $1.34 million to Cancer Council

Coles has raised more than $1.34 million for the Cancer Council's Daffodil Day campaign in August through donations and purchase of merchandise.

Posted Thu 24/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Supermarket agreement paves way for more competition

The agreement between ACCC and Coles and Woolworths to phase out all restrictive provisions in supermarket leases will create opportunities for smaller players such as Aldi.

Posted Mon 21/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

ARA welcomes change to supermarket leases

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) supports the ACCC's plan to phase out all restrictive provisions in supermarket leases.

Posted Mon 21/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC and Coles reach agreement on lease arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has reached an agreement with Coles and Woolworths to change the way lease agreements with shopping centre landlords are managed.

Posted Fri 18/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Metcash to supply Foodworks' Coles supermarkets

Metcash has reached agreement for the supply of grocery and liquor products to the 45 supermarkets (and eight aligned liquor stores) that Foodworks will acquire from Coles.

Posted Mon 07/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles launches new reusable bags

In its effort to reduce the number of single use plastic bags and encourage greater use of reusable bags when shopping, Coles Supermarkets has launched a range of new bag options.

Posted Mon 07/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Wesfarmers profit increases 44 per cent to $1.5 billion

Wesfarmers Limited has announced a net profit after tax of $1.535 billion for the 2008/09 financial year, an increase of 44 per cent on the $1.063 billion reported for the previous year.

Posted Fri 21/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Foodworks acquisition of Coles stores to be completed in 2010

FoodWorks shareholders have voted in support of FoodWorks' purchase of 45 Coles stores, eight with adjoining liquor outlets, which means the acquisition can now proceed as planned.

Posted Tue 18/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Competition keeps big supermarkets in check, says ACCC

Graeme Samuel, chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that some people need a reality check when it comes to the activities of major supermarkets.

Posted Fri 14/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Large supermarkets already display unit prices

Australian consumers are already benefiting from unit pricing at the country's largest supermarkets, said the Australian National Retailers Association.

Posted Thu 02/07/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles offloads 45 stores

Coles is transferring 45 supermarkets and eight associated Liquorland stores across four states to the independent Australian-owned food and grocery retail group, FoodWorks.

Posted Mon 29/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Foodworks to purchase Coles' unwanted stores

FoodWorks is planning to purchase 45 Coles stores, eight with adjoining liquor outlets, subject to approval by FoodWorks shareholders and the ACCC.

Posted Mon 29/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles offers checkout bag choice nationwide

Coles will be selling new re-usable and biodegradable checkout bags in its stores across Australia from 1 September this year.

Posted Fri 05/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles & Woolworths introduce alternatives to plastic bags banned in SA

Coles and Woolworths supermarkets are offering customers a range of alternative checkout bags in preparation for the State Government's single-use plastic bag ban coming into effect today.

Posted Mon 04/05/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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