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Are Coles’ petrol prices subsidising grocery discounts?
4 years ago

Are Coles’ petrol prices subsidising grocery discounts?

Sue Mitchell 12/5/16

After agreeing two years ago to stop subsidising petrol discounts through supermarket profits, Coles now appears to be subsidising food and grocery discounts by charging higher prices …
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Government considering plans to allow supermarkets sell alcohol in the aisles

Benedict Brook, 10 November 2015

IT’S the feature of supermarkets Australians have become all too accustomed to yet utterly baffles overseas visitors.

No, not that we call peppers capsicums or …
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Aldi steps up $750m expansion to WA and SA
5 years ago

Aldi steps up $750m expansion to WA and SA

German discounter Aldi will take advantage of turmoil at Woolworths and the collapsing market share of independent super­markets supplied by wholesaler Metcash to ramp up its $750 million expansion plans …
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The Australian Food and Grocery Code becomes law today, with minister calling on Coles and Metcash to come onboard

The Australian Food and Grocery Code is now law, and with Woolworths and Aldi already signed up, the Small Business Minister wants other players to join.

The voluntary code …
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Lion roars back into market milk

Lion has confirmed it is back in business in market milk sales by winning key Coles contracts from Parmalat in South Australia and Western Australia.

The contract wins are both …
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Is Metcash Ltd facing collapse?

Embattled grocery and auto parts distributor Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) can’t catch a break.

Management’s plans to spin-off its automotive accessories retail business has done little to support its sagging share …
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Woolworths, Coles feeling heat from new competition

Australian supermarket chain giants Woolworths and Coles have challenges ahead of them, as new competition could cause significant change in the industry.

International discount stores Aldi, Lidl and Costco each …
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Woolworths and Coles are ripe for attack from Aldi, Lidl and Costco

The Woolworths and Wesfarmers-owned Coles quasi-duopoly structure is under threat from global discounters Aldi, Lidl and Costco, which each offer consumers significantly lower prices for everyday products.

New competition is …
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Stopping the rot at Metcash

When grocery wholesaler Metcash reports its results on June 15 all eyes will be on the pace of its turnaround strategy, profit margins, the value of its automotive business and …
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Aldi may turn the tables on Woolworths
5 years ago

Aldi may turn the tables on Woolworths

Woolworths’ pledge this month to “contain” Aldi could implode and see it turn from hunter to the hunted, after the German discount retailer said it would investigate targeting the crucial …
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