Australia news

26 November 2013
IGA has launched its new Christmas campaign encouraging shoppers to 'save time, and shop local' this Christmas. Year of the celebrity Christmas campaign The new advert features comedian and actor Anh Do riding a red scooter and sidecar around Australia, reminding shoppers that they are never far from am IGA or Supa IGA store this Christmas. The campaign is supported by a page on the IGA webs...
21 November 2013
Google has added Costco to the range of retailers which are now part of its same-day delivery service, Google Express, which is operating in the San Francisco area. Google Express launched in September following testing Google started its same-day delivery just over a year ago in the San Francisco area, testing the service with its own employees. Building on this, in September, Google opened...
20 November 2013
This week has seen Costco open its two latest depots in Australia, taking its total store numbers in the country from three to five. New stores in both Melbourne and Sydney With the opening of its new depot in Ringwood, east Melbourne on 20 November and Crossroads, south west Sydney on 21 November, Costco Australia will for the first time operate two stores in the same city. Both new stores w...
20 November 2013
The General Store has launched in the Australian state of Victoria, bringing a new online grocery offer to the market. Wide range of grocery and fresh products The General Store launched on 18 November and is a new online business that will provide grocery home delivery to homes across Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat, with more to come. The website stocks a full range of grocery pro...
18 November 2013
After more than 18 months of negotiations both Woolworths and Coles have agreed to sign a new voluntary code of conduct that will oversee the relationship that retailers have with its suppliers. The new code of conduct will have implications for retailers and suppliers The new code will ask retailers to no longer charge suppliers for products stolen from supermarkets, but instead encourage th...
01 November 2013
The UK's fourth largest grocer Morrisons has recruited a senior manager from Australian retailer Coles to strengthen its management team ahead of its fast approaching online grocery launch. New online operations director According to the Financial Times, George Dymond, a former group general manager at Coles will join Morrisons in January as operations director and be responsible for t...
31 October 2013
Australia's leading retailer, Woolworths, has reported sales up 6.1% for the first quarter of the 2014 financial year, with the supermarket division reporting sales growth of 6.4%. Result underpinned by Australian Food and Liquor business The Australian Food and Liquor business reported sales of AUS$10.4bn for the quarter (+4.5%), with comparable store sales up 2.5% and increases in custo...
28 October 2013
Woolworths has launched its latest round of price cuts as it looks to improve its price image and save customers even more. Price cuts focus on best selling lines The new round of price cuts under the retailer's Every Day Value campaign focuses on the most popular fresh food and big brand items, which Woolworths claim could save customers more than AU$1.2m a week. Prices have been cut on ...
28 October 2013
Coles has partnered with News Corp Australia's recipe website Taste.com.au, in order to promote recipe inspiration in the home and ultimately drive sales. Creating more touchpoints in the online journey Taste.com.au provides Australian shoppers with recipe inspiration online, on mobile and on social platforms. From 4 November, the new partnership will see Coles' weekly specials advertised on ...
24 October 2013
Coles has reported Q1 sales for the 13 weeks to 29 September up 4.9% to AU$8,905m. All other retail arms of Wesfarmers continued to grow well, despite Target, where its leadership team is overseeing a longer term transformation. Wesfarmers' Managing Director, Richard Goyder, said that he was 'generally pleased' with the results. Food and Liquor sales up 4.4% to AU$6,914m Coles continued steady ...