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Supermarkets roll back on buying limits, a week after going national

Coles and Woolworths remove product limits, put extra resources into Victorian operations.

Woolworths forks out over $1 million for spam law breach

Retail group Woolworths has paid a hefty million-dollar penalty, handed down by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), in response to more than five million breaches of spam law.

Amazon to double operational footprint with robotics fulfilment centre

E-commerce giant says it will open a robotics fulfilment centre in Western Sydney late next year.

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Thankyou closes online store as it grapples with supply chain challenges

MD Daniel Flynn says the global supply chain has become like the Wild West.

Costs weigh on Woolworths as underpayments, redundancies mount

One-off costs related to the Endeavour restructure, underpayments and redundancies associated with an investment in automation are expected to total $591 million.

Amazon Australia enters online liquor market

Suppliers big and small join Amazon’s wine, beer and spirits store.

EXCLUSIVE | KitKat Chocolatory to open in Sydney next month

Confectionery giant Nestlé is opening a KitKat Chocolatory in Sydney’s CBD next month, following on from the success of its Melbourne store.

Coles launches payment platform with Flybuys

Supermarket giant Coles has launched a new online payment method in conjunction with customer loyalty program Flybuys. Flypay allows customers to collect points through a speedier online checkout process by removing the need to enter payment and delivery information separately. Flybuys member details are also stored for faster transactions.

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‘Worst month on record’: virus sees alcohol sales plummet

Businesses suffer from the closure of pubs, clubs and bars in April.

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Coles offering suppliers more data-driven insights

The supermarket chain has launched a new analytics tool in partnership with IRI.

IGA rolls out national online grocery service

Australia’s online grocery space, long dominated by Coles and Woolworths, is now welcoming a new player to the market.

First Coles Local in NSW opens in Sydney’s Rose Bay

The first Coles Local store in NSW opened in Sydney’s Rose Bay, on the site of heritage-listed Kings Theatre cinema.


Trend towards in-home dining set to stay as restrictions ease, UBS says

In-home eating is expected to remain at elevated levels post COVID-19, with value and innovation driving results.

Youfoodz begins selling groceries online

Ready meals business begins selling groceries essentials for home delivery.

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Woolworths food sales jump 10 per cent in Q3

However, higher operating costs are expected to continue into Q4.

Coles records ‘highest quarterly comp sales growth’ in its history

Coles posts comparable sales growth in the third quarter, driven by unprecedented demand for groceries amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

‘Your shopping has arrived’: Uber joins Woolworths’ home delivery network

Uber grocery delivery will be rolled out to cities across Australia over the coming weeks.

Coles and Woolies reopen online after five-week hiatus

Supermarkets relaunch online delivery and pick-up as stockpiling fears ease.

Dan Murphy’s opens its most energy efficient store complete with electric car charging station

Liquor retailer Dan Murphy’s has returned its focus to sustainability with the opening of its most energy efficient store to date.

Stocking up to stay home: Haigh’s Chocolates sees surge in online sales for Easter as foot traffic drops

In response to the changing consumer behaviour, Haigh’s ensured there is enough stock in place for online orders for Easter.


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