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Woolworths declares $2bn share buyback as profit hits $2.07bn

Woolworths reports another strong year at the supermarket checkouts, while department store Big W continues to power for...

Coles pockets $1 billion profit as Smarter Selling pays off

While Covid-19 lockdowns and a trend towards local shopping continues to challenge Coles, boss Steven Cain is optimistic...

How online supermarket Send can fulfil bold promise of 15-minute delivery

Online supermarket Send is rolling out across metro Sydney and Melbourne this month.

Are members-only supermarkets the future of grocery?

Alibaba is expanding its membership-driven hypermarket chain as it seeks to capitalise on China’s burgeoning middle clas...

Back to reality: Coles’ 6 per cent sales drop signals return to normalcy

Coles CEO Steven Cain reports that customers are returning to normal shopping habits, boosting sales in CBDs and shoppin...

How Aldi has changed the face of grocery retailing and the way we shop

Twenty years ago, on January 25 2001, a virtually unknown German supermarket chain quietly opened its first stores in Au...
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Woolworths opens Lidcombe fulfilment centre

Property group Mainbrace Constructions built Woolworths' new fulfilment hub in NSW.

Why Melbourne’s supermarket shortages will quickly pass

The only thing stopping supply returning to normal is the speed of transportation and restocking.

Police investigate contaminated fruit at Woolworths store in SA

Adelaide store reports discoveries of needles and thumbtacks in fresh produce.

Grocery shopping online in China booms, even after stores reopen

GlobalData says consumers stick to habit of buying online during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Supermarkets limit number of shoppers to promote social distancing

Woolworths is adding signage and a coned area outside stores and will work with local centre management security and pol...

Look who’s talking: Australia’s telcos, banks and supermarkets granted exemption to cartel laws

The watchdog has decided the benefits of permitting competitors to cooperate to secure the supply of essentials goods ou...

ACCC allows supermarkets to work together to overcome supply issues

ACCC decision allows supermarkets to temporarily sidestep competition rules in order to address challenges with food and...

This week in FMCG

This week's top headlines.

Supermarkets put junk food on special twice as often as healthy food, and that’s a problem

There’s an opportunity for both supermarkets and food manufacturers to take the lead to encourage healthier eating.

Aldi growing three times as fast as competitors

Woolworths beats Coles as Australians’ preferred grocery retailer but Aldi is ‘accelerating threat’.

Supermarkets ditch discounting to focus on loyalty and collectables

Supermarket giants shift focus from increasing market shares to boosting profit margins.

Grocery sector saved $1.1bn by axing unnecessary promotions

Nielsen Pacific MD says the money saved could be invested in further research, development and marketing to meet shopper...

Does displaying unit price encourage shoppers to switch between grocery brands?

New research examines the influence of unit price on brand swapping.

Asian grocery market set to soar

IGD predicts by 2023 Asian grocery sales will almost be the same as Europe and North America combined.