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Food supplier code goes ahead, but without Metcash’s signed backing

The federal government is proceeding with its proposed food industry code despite the refusal of Metcash to sign the legally-backed document.

Australian Food and Grocery Council chief Gary Dawson and …
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Woolworths open on food labelling, but industry wary

The country’s biggest food retailer, Woolworths, says it’s ready to work with the government to improve food-labelling laws, amid expectations graphics indicating the percentages of Australian and imported content in …
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Woolworths flags price cuts

Shoppers can expect some hip-pocket reprieve this year, with Australia’s dominant supermarket chains Woolworths and Coles flagging price cuts in the $88 billion food and grocery market.

After reporting “subdued” …
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Industry accolades for departing CEO

After more than seven years leading the Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA), Nic Moulis is stepping down from the role to return to the operator side of the …
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Lessons from Caltex
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Lessons from Caltex

By  •  Information, Feature

As an inefficient refiner, Caltex used to be one of the worst businesses on the ASX. The company devoured large swathes of capital and spat back paltry and unpredictable returns. …
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Coca-Cola has new Life, but can taste testers pick the difference?

COKE has a new Life.

At only 160 calories a bottle and containing cane sugar and artificial sweeteners instead of regular sugar, we decided to road-test the latest addition to …
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PM orders imported food label review

Australians might have to bear the cost of knowing more about the origin of the imported foods they buy.

“WE are going to have to break eggs to make an omelette,” …
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Tougher code of conduct for grocery retailers and wholesalers announced

After extensive consultation, the Federal Government has announced a tougher code of conduct for grocery retailers and wholesalers.

The beefed-up voluntary code has been more than a year in …
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Coles could face record penalty over ‘fresh’ bread deceit

Australia’s consumer watchdog has called for fines of at least $4 million to be handed down against Coles for deceiving consumers about the freshness of its bread.
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Woolworths inks deal with eBay to drive online/offline sales

Under a partnership unveiled on Tuesday, eBay customers will be able to pick up their online orders from parcel pick up points and lockers in more than 90 Woolworths supermarkets …
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