Coles news

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...
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 ...
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...