Coles news

24 July 2018
Coles has launched a new collectables marketing campaign, featuring miniature toys of some of Australia's most iconic FMCG products. 30 miniature toys to collect, plus additional merchandise for sale The campaign started last week, whereby shoppers receive a miniature toy of a famous FMCG products for every AU$30 they spend. In total there are 30 toys to collect, alongside other merchandise...
13 June 2018
Coles is set to expand into convenience store operations, as part of a number of new initiatives for the retailer in Australia. New store formats Coles is developing smaller and more flexible stores to meet the needs of consumers in inner city locations, making it more convenient for customers to shop. Fierce rival, Woolworths, operates Metro stores that focus on grab and go items and fresh...
27 April 2018
Coles has released its Q3 results, with sales up just 0.3% to AU$9,046m. Food and Liquor sales up 1.9% to AU$7,754m Underlying food and liqour sales gained momentum in the quarter. Although like-for-like (LFL) sales only grew 0.9%, removing the unfavourable timing of New Year's Day and Easter when compared to the previous year, LFL sales were up 1.3%. Growth continued to be positive despite...
25 April 2018
Coles has confirmed that its chief information officer, Claire Rawlins, has taken up a new roles as its chief innovation officer. Significant IT and digital experience Rawlins has been with Coles for just over a year. She joined the business as chief information officer, a role which hadn't existed since 2014. However, before joining Coles she was group executive of digital and technology a...
04 April 2018
As part of the retailer's strategy to improve its premum offer, Coles has partnered with Fresh baker Laurent Boillon to develop a unique range of artisan breads. Long term deal signals commitment The 10 year deal with Boillon will see Coles develop its premium private label bread range, with all products produced at a new facility in Melbourne. Products will including a ‘Coles Finest’ Sourd...
16 March 2018
Wesfarmers has announced that Coles managing director John Durkan will step down from his role, while it also plans to seperate the company from its other operations. Steven Cain to become new MD John Durkan, who has been Coles MD for the past four years, will step down from his role later this year. Durkan has been part of the senior management at Coles for many years, helping the business...
21 February 2018
Coles has posted its H1 results for the period ending 31 December 2017, with revenue falling 0.3% to AU$19,978m and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) declining 14.1% to AU$790m. Lower earnings were mainly due to investments made in the customer offer, as well as lower property earnings due to a one-off gain in the prior year.   Food and liquor sales increase 0.9% to AU$17,056m Despite...
23 November 2017
The two leading retailers in Australia continue to set standards not only in retail execution, but also in social and environmental issues too. We review Coles's latest autism-friendly shopping initiative and Woolworths' commitment to reducing food waste.  Coles launches autism-friendly shopping hour Following a successful trial in early 2017, Coles has rolled out its Quiet Hour programme a...
08 September 2017
Coles continues to experiment with their delivery options, teaming up with Deliveroo to offer 30-minute delivery service on groceries to customers. Exploring delivery options Only last month, Coles announced that it was piloting home delivery service with Uber. Their latest announcement, partnering Deliveroo, offers a 30-minute delivery service for a selected range of everyday essentia...
31 August 2017
Coles are piloting grocery home delivery service on a small-scale with Uber in Australia between August and September.  Speed-up delivery and lower costs... Competition for online delivery for groceries in Australia is expected to intensify over the next 12 months, particularly with Amazon expected to enter the market. Coles' partnership with Uber will support customers who have missed item...