Australia news

27 November 2019
Alimentation Couche-Tard has submitted a AU$8.6bn (US$5.8bn) bid to purchase Caltex Australia. Caltex battling profit downturn The Alimentation Couche-Tard offer is subject to board approval and follows another offer that was made in early October and rejected. Caltex has been repurposing its business in Australia due to a significant downturn in profit margins and already plans to look to ...
20 November 2019
David Jones and BP have opened their first convenience store on a petrol forecourt in Bayside, Melbourne. A new offer for petrol forecourts David Jones announced in August that it would partner with BP to open David Jones branded stores on petrol sites in Sydney and Melbourne, with the store at Bayside on the corner of North Road and Nepean Highway marking the start of the partnership. Th...
13 November 2019
Woolworths and Caltex have opened their first new petrol forecourt store in Sydney. New look Woolworths petrol offer The first store at North Ryde in Sydney is the first of 250 that the retailer plans to roll out across Australia. The new stores will look to upgrade the convenience offer on Caltex forecourts, with around 1,000 SKU's offering food-for-now and food-for-later solutions, everyd...
11 November 2019
Woolworths launched a new convenience format at the start of November called MetroGo, we assess the concept and what it could mean for the market. What is MetroGo? The new format, at just 50 sq m, is a smaller version of its Metro stores that it has been rolling out over the past few years. While these Metro stores have been focused on servicing a mixture of neighbourhood and CBD locations,...
11 November 2019
Coles has launched a new online subscription service, offering unlimited home deliveries. New service has two subscription options Coles' new service, called Delivery Plus, will allow shoppers who spend over AU$100 per order to get free delivery of their online grocery shopping. The new service offers two subscriptions; Any Day Saver and Mid Week Saver: Any Day Saver costs AU$19 a mon...
11 November 2019
Coles has installed a new click & collect smart locker at Melbourne Airport. Australia's second busiest airport The new lockers in the terminal 4 car park will allow travellers to order their groceries online and pick them up when they get off the plane. The lockers are refridgerated to ensure product freshness and will aim to provide a new solution for the 100,000 travellers and 20,000 wor...
11 November 2019
Sainsbury’s has entered into a strategic wholesale partnership with Coles, one of Australia's largest grocers. From early next year, Sainsbury’s will supply its own brand products to Coles supermarkets across Australia, as well as online. The range will be white labelled under the Coles brand and includes a selection of packaged groceries and household products. New opportunities for own brand ...
30 October 2019
Woolworths and Coles have both posted their respective Q1 results, with: Woolworths' sales up 7.1% to AU$15,903m for the 14 weeks ending 6 October 2019 Coles' sales up 1.8% to AU$8,695m for the 13 weeks ending 29 September 2019 Woolworths: strong momentum building Australian Food sales up 7.8% to AU$10,663m, with LFL sales up 6.6%.  Sales were driven by transaction and items per...
30 October 2019
Both Coles and Woolworths have thrown their shoulder behind their liqour operations this week, appointing new leaders of their respective businesses, both who will start in early 2020. Morrisons exec with 25 years international experience joins Coles Darren Blackhurst will reportedly be taking up a lead role at Coles in Australia. Blackhurst joined Morrisons in the UK in 2015 as Group Comme...
29 October 2019
Woolworths is the first Australian retailer to partner with US firm Loop. Loop influence quickly spreading globally Loop is the first global platform to partner with major brands and retailers including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, PepsiCo, and Nestlé to offer shoppers re-usable packaging. Launched in New York and Paris in May this year, in partnership with retailers such as Kroger, Walgreen...