Coles news

18 October 2013
Coles has started a new trial of contactless payment with the launch of the Coles Pay Tag, a mobile phone tag which will allow swift payment at the checkout. 5k tags trialled across Australia Coles has introduced 5,000 mobile phone tags, which simply attached to a customers phone and allows them to pay with their credit card and collect flybuys points at the same time. Coles has seen contactl...
16 October 2013
Coles has begun its Christmas advertising campaign with its first TV adverts fronted by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal. Heston's Christmas pudding fronts campaign The advert is the first to feature Heston Blumenthal following the announcement that he would be partnering with Coles to create Australian inspired exclusive ranges for the retailer. The advert features Heston promoting his Hid...
04 October 2013
Coles has launched its biggest ever discounting campaign into its Coles Express stores, reducing prices by up to 37%. Over 1,000 products discounted This is the latest move my Coles to drive stronger growth in its Coles Express stores, following a number of periods where its convenience stores have struggled to grow as fast as Woolworths forecourt stores. Having introduced its 'Down Down' ca...
04 October 2013
Both Coles and Woolworths have announced new partnerships with two iconic British chefs, as they continue to promote great quality fresh and affordable healthy food. Coles teams up with Heston Blumenthal Coles has announced that it will be forming an exclusive partnership with Heston Blumenthal to create an extensive range of products with a focus on Australian and Indigenous ingredients. T...
18 September 2013
Coles continues to expand its private label offering with the introduction of a new gluten-free brand, called Simply Gluten Free. New range covers four categories... The new range is made up of over 40 lines, with products first appearing in the baking, snacking, frozen and meal solutions categories. Coles aims for the new range to make it easier for shoppers who are after gluten free product...
04 September 2013
Coles has said that it will create more than 4,000 new jobs in Australia this year, as it continues to invest in around 150 new and improved stores in its 2013/14 financial year. Investing AU$300m in property portfolio in year ahead Coles will invest in excess of AU$300m in approximately 150 new and improved supermarkets, liquor and Coles Express stores in the year ahead. The 4,300 new jobs...
22 August 2013
Australian grocery retailer Coles has launched a new price campaign focused on promoting great value frozen products. Expanding ‘Down Down’ to over 150 frozen products The new campaign will see Coles leverage its long standing and successful ‘Down Down’ campaign in the Frozen Food Category. The latest round of price cuts means that the retailer has introduced another 40 frozen products un...
15 August 2013
Coles has reported full year sales for the 53 weeks until 30 June 2013 up 5.2% to AU$36,075m, with profits (EBIT) for the same period up 13.1% to AU$1,533m. Continued progress across supermarkets reaping rewards Food and Liquor sales for the full year increased 5.5% to AU$28,125m, with sales in the fourth quarter up 5.7% to AU$7,332m. Despite reporting on-going food and liquor price defla...
10 June 2013
Coles has introduced a new range of private label ready meals under the name 'Coles Made Easy'. Initial range of meats, roasts and seasonal vegetables The new range of 'Made Easy' ready meals has been introduced via an advert featuring the Coles new girl 'Jenny', a new personality which the retailer has created to generate excitement and shout about all the new products at Coles supermarke...
07 June 2013
Coles is currently running an exclusive promotion, whereby customers can win over 10,000 tickets to One Direction concerts across Australia. Buy one of 600+ products for a chance to win The retailer has partnered with the British band to promote their 'Take Me Home' tour of Australia in October this year. The majority of tickets can be won by purchasing selected products in-store between 5 Ju...