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Coles’ revenue continues growth in first quarter

Coles has continued riding the wave of heightened grocery activity throughout the first quarter of FY21, with group sales revenue growing 10.5 per cent to $9.6 billion.

Woolworths’ distribution bid “opportunistic”: Ombudsman

Woolworth’s bid to acquire food distributor PFD has earned another detractor, with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell officially opposing the move.

Coles IT crash frustrates customers, temporarily shuts 800 stores

Customers nationwide were left to abandon shopping carts in more than 800 Coles supermarkets on Friday, as the chain suffered a crash of it’s payment systems, disabling it from processing any purchases.

Woolies launches new tech to deliver groceries same day in Melbourne

Micro-fulfilment tech could be a game changer, says Woolies CEO.

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Nine Woolies stores will be cashless as of next week

Supermarket Woolworths is expanding its trial of cashless Metro stores, with a further two sites in Victoria and one in New South Wales to no longer accept cash payments starting next week

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Flexitarians driving demand for meat substitutes, says Made With Plants founder

Growing interest in the ‘flexitarian’ diet is driving demand for plant-based products in the nation’s supermarkets according to Made With Plants.

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Countdown opens Wellington eStore to fulfill online demand

Countdown opened a purpose-built, permanent eStore in Wellington on Tuesday, to serve rising demand for online grocery shopping in the region.

Coles anchors new Macquarie Park retail precinct

Coles has become the first retail tenant to open in the new Lachlan’s Square Village retail precinct in Macquarie Park.

Cartology expands media portfolio with Dan Murphy’s screen network

Woolworths-owned media company Cartology is to install a network of 228 digital screens at Dan Murphy’s stores across the country.

Woolworths introduces recyclable meat trays

Woolworths has introduced recyclable paper meat trays as part of its sustainability drive, including a focus on reducing plastics.