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Coles brings “Local” concept to Queensland

Coles Local Ascot features a curated range of artisan products. Image: Gary Mortimer.
Supermarket giant Coles has expanded its Coles Local store concept into Queensland with the reopening of its Ascot supermarket in Brisbane on Wednesday morning.  The store format, which is customised for each location, features a range of gourmet produce from local suppliers including speciality growers, bakers, producers and cafes. Speaking from the opening today, Australian retail expert and QUT professor of marketing Gary Mortimer told Inside Retail about the “highly curated range”.