Australia news

04 October 2013
Woolworths has launched a new Farmers private label milk brand in some of its stores in New South Wales. Direct milk supply to drive a more sustainable future The brand has started to appear in stores on the north coast of the state, with plans to roll it out to all of its NSW stores in the next few months. The brand is sourced from dairy farmers in the Manning Valley and comes in three var...
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...
16 September 2013
Woolworths is considering launching a new retail brand called 'Woolworths Local', designed to further strengthen its relationship with local communities, suppliers and Australian Farmers. New brand, trademark and domain name... Press reports in Australia say that Woolworths has created marketing imagery for a new brand called 'W Local', registered 'Woolworths Local' as a trademark and also se...
05 September 2013
With the location for what would be its third store in Sydney now secured, Costco continues to accelerate expansion into the Australian market. Clearly evolving strategy to build scale in Sydney Having initially been dismissed by the local council, the decision for a new Costco at Marsden Park in north west Sydney has been overturned. The new Costco warehouse would generate 330 new jobs in t...
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...
04 September 2013
Woolworths has announced that it will be investing AU$3m in a new deal that will see it source all of its own brand deciduous canned fruit from Australia. Increasing 'Australian grown' penetration in canned fruit The new deal will ensure that all Woolworths private label canned apples, pears, peaches and apricots will be Australian grown and supplied by its existing largest supplier of ca...
02 September 2013
Australia's market leading retailer has announced that it will increase its capital investment next year, with a stronger focus on how it uses data to grow sales. Half of capital expenditure to be invested in 'Big Data' In its 2013/14 FY Woolworths will increase capital spending from AU$1.3bn to $1.5bn, with almost half of this invested into better tools to understand shopper trends and drive...
30 August 2013
The Australian retailer reports 6.1% growth in net profit after tax on continuing operations (on a normalised 52 week basis), laying solid foundations for sustainable growth in the future. Triple-fold benefit from this strong performance Woolworths' managing director and CEO Grant O'Brien outlined "the result reflects the underlying strength and resilience of each of our businesses and ou...
30 August 2013
Woolworths has published a report that shows how Australia's grocery shopping habits have changed over the past 25 years. The report entitled 'Woolworths Trolley Trends' shows how Australia has become a more cosmopolitan community with a greater preference for global flavours and changing habits as to how people eat and spend their money. Key findings include: 1. The BIG weekly shop is dead ...
26 August 2013
Woolworths has confirmed that it is to acquire New Zealand-based direct-to-customer retailer EziBuy for NZ$350m. Ezibuy: a leading direct-to-customer non-food business Ezibuy is a leading direct-to-customer retailer of apparel and homeware in Australia and New Zealand, operating via its online platform and catalogue businesses. Having established itself in New Zealand in 1978, today it has a ...