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A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.

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Strategic outlook for Coles

An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.

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For several years, shoppers have shown a growing interest in their health and well-being. Grocery retail is one of many stakeholders that has responded by improving access and choice. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified shoppers’ interest in this area, creating a new wave of interest.

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Coles has taken the decision to close all of the butcher counters within its stores and will instead rely on pre-packed products. New consistent category operating model Through its ABC format strategy Coles has been becoming more selective in terms of the counters it deploys in-store in recent years. In lower performing stores or those in low affluence locations, it has been striping out c...
Retailers globally are looking for ways to elevate their fresh food offer to help them differentiate and gain shopper loyalty. These initiatives need to deliver against three needs for the retailer; they need to be scalable to large store estates, cost effective, and have the shopper at the heart of their development. Fresh food will be elevated in the ‘Store of the Future’ Fresh is a key c...
Coles has released its FY21 results with sales up 3.1% to AU$38,562m and EBIT up 6.3% to AU$1,873m. In a year described by the Group's Chairman as 'marked by extrodinary community and business challenges', Coles delivered sales and EBIT growth across all business sectors.  A year of two halves and bumps in the road The phasing of Coles' financial year (July-June) has meant that COVID-19 saw...
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