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Dean Blake, Author at Inside FMCG

Coles commits to power Queensland sites with 10-year renewables deal

Coles is aiming to source 90 per cent of its electricity requirements in Queensland from CleanCo, a state government-owned electricity generation company.

Online spend to change “beyond this pandemic”: GlobalData

Thousands of Australians have been pushed online for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic, which is beginning to change online buying behaviour.

Coles rewards 100,000 essential workers with pay rise

Coles has rewarded 100,000 of its supermarket workers’ hard work with a 1.75-per-cent pay rise, from October 5.

David Jones slammed for slow transition, Food business to be reviewed

David Jones’ South African-based owner Woolworths Holdings is reviewing the recently expanded David Jones Food brand in an attempt to recoup losses, according to AAP.

Harry Seidler building Woolworths innovation hub

Woolworths underlines digital-first strategy with creation of Sydney innovation hub

Woolworths Group is bringing its digital businesses together under one roof to prompt a more focused digital-first creative approach for the company.

QLD wage theft bill passed despite industry concerns

Wage theft can now land business leaders ten years of jail time, with new laws passing in Queensland Parliament last week seeking to punish those who deliberately steal from their workers.

More than half of Vic retailers glad restrictions weren’t eased, survey shows

Businesses across Victoria are divided on the state’s lockdown measures, with around fifth surveyed saying the Andrews Government had handled the situation very well, and another fifth saying it had been bungled.

The Reject Shop brings Tesco goods down under

Discount chain The Reject Shop is looking overseas for new partnerships, signing a deal with UK-based Tescos which will see it stocking the supermarket’s products in Australia.

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Woolies shuffles leadership team as ecosystem evolution continues

Woolworths has announced a number of executive changes at its Australian and New Zealand divisions.

Supermarket oligopoly is hurting Australia’s food industry: report

The supermarket sector has come under fire in a new report, which claims Coles and Woolworths’ duopoly is a detriment to the overall agriculture and food industry.