This week in FMCG
The Kitchen by Woolworths opened this week in Double Bay, Sydney. The new concept store offers a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables, an expanded Macro Wholefoods range, an on-site florist, juice bar, organic coffee, healthy take-away food options and a wholesome cafe. Woolworths Format Development director, Rob McCartney said that they’ve included new sustainable initiatives such as smarter packaging and reducing waste by using any excess in-season produce at the juice bar. The trolleys and baskets are also made from recycled materials.
U by Kotex Sleek Tampons was recalled in the US due to reports of some tampons “unraveling and/or coming apart”. Some users required medical attention to remove tampon pieces. Kimberly-Clark also received reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localised vaginal injury and other symptoms.
Daigou business AuMake partnered with JD.com to combine its online and logistics capability in China with its retail store in Australia. The new deal builds on the booming daigou industry in Australia and New Zealand, where personal shoppers buy and ship products on behalf of family, friends and other clients in China.
Bondi Sands will soon be available at 7,000 Walgreens stores in the US. It will also design and update the Self-Tan point of sale touch points in all of the US retail stores, focusing on having an educational in-store experience for consumers. Shaun Wilson, co-founder Bondi Sands said that their team has worked over the last 18 months to prepare for its entry into the US market.
Dairy giant Fonterra created a new financial tool to help farmers to know exactly what they will be paid for their milk. The new Fixed Milk Price will help them with budgeting, planning and managing on-farm profitability. Farm Source and Global Operations COO Robert Spurway said that the cooperative is “committed to making a difference for Fonterra farmers and providing flexible options will help them share up, invest on farm, and manage financial exposure.”
That’s it for this week in the FMCG industry. We’ll be back on Monday morning with the top headlines!