Coles have been given the green light to acquire Jewel Fine Foods through their subsidiary Chef Fresh, with the ACCC yesterday stating they would not oppose the purchase. The Banksmeadow based business, who produce branded and private-label ready made meals, was placed into voluntary administration in April last year and had been a major supplier […]
New AI technology being rolled out by data science company Quantium is promising to deliver quicker and more relevant consumer data to FMCG businesses. Quantium have said the new AI insights platform will automate scan data – such as what customer purchase, when and what they pay, which previously had to be manually interpreted by
Woolworths has added another of its Metro stores with the opening of its new beachside store in Manly. Located in the heavy foot traffic area of The Corso, the store will compete with two existing Coles supermarkets, one in The Corso, the other on nearby Darley Rd. The 500sqm smaller format store, designed for
Coles has unveiled a brand-new concept with the opening of the new Coles Local in St Kilda, Victoria. The new store which further challenges the convenience sector due to its small format, features a “living herb wall”, the largest range of vegan and vegetarian products in the country, a pick-and-mix bar just for dogs, a pineapple
Coles has opened its first-ever restaurant-supermarket hybrid in Victoria this week, with the company announcing further plans to convert 100 existing Coles stores to the new ‘Fresh Convenience’ format before Christmas. The Tooronga Village store in Melbourne features a café and sushi retailer as part of an ongoing transformation to make Coles a destination for
On the back of Woolworths announcing the expansion of its convenience offer, Coles are readying to do the same. According to the Australian Financial Review, Coles is ramping up its convenience strategy. As part of the strategy, Coles will transform around 200 stores within its network to include a larger focus on convenience, and another
7-Eleven Australia collected the NACS Asian Convenience Retail Technology Award at the NACS Convenience Summit Asia in Shanghai, China, last night for its 7-Eleven Fuel App.
The Woolworths’ new convenience-type-store in Kirribilli has competitor stores already feeling squeezed despite the new store only being open for a few days. News.com.au reported the owner of the fruit shop next door had cancelled his lease and another convenience store across the road has begun to consolidate his external florist to within the store.
A Northcote convenience store has been robbed at knifepoint. Police are reportedly hunting the female thief who held up the store in the early hours of the 8th of January. The woman reportedly entered the store on Victoria Street and threatened a worker with a knife before leaving with the till. News.com.au reported the offender
Mars Wrigley Confectionery has released merchandising guidelines based on shopper behaviour, designed to drive in-store sales. The US confectionery brand built the guidelines to based on research, with 50% of confectionery purchase decisions being made in-store. Mars Wrigley said the company: “found that c-store retailers have the opportunity to increase confectionery sales by leveraging key