Coles news

06 January 2014
Coles has announced that it will become the first national Australian supermarket chain to commit to having 100% RSPCA approved private label chicken. All private label chicken to be RSPCA approved Coles has been selling RSPCA approved chicken breasts, wings, drumsticks, thigh fillets and whole chickens since 2011, but from January 2014 all Coles Brand fresh chicken, including loose portion...
02 January 2014
As we welcome in 2014, Senior Business Analyst Nick Miles looks ahead and explores some of the trends and developments that we are likely to see emerge from Australia's dynamic and exciting grocery market over the next 12 months. 1. Thinking 'multichannel' will unlock new areas of growth After years of supermarket dominated retailing, the Australian grocery market is becoming increasingly comp...
29 December 2013
To stimulate your thinking for 2014, six of our analysts have selected their favourite large stores of the past year. Tesco Extra (Watford, UK): creating a new future for hypermarkets? Nick Miles, Senior Business Analyst Tesco’s relaunched hypermarket in Watford was a ‘retail event of 2013’, seeing the retailer open the first of its new look ‘destination Extra’ stores and to create more...
09 December 2013
Coles and Woolworths have agreed to voluntarily cap the level of discounts they offer on fuel. More level playing field for the competition The agreement means that the retailers will only offer discounts that are solely funded from their fuel and associated convenience businesses, plus see them cap the discounts available from supermarket dockets at 4¢ off per litre. Independent retailer...
05 December 2013
Coles has officially launched three more 'next generation' stores at Broadway, Bondi Junction and Balgowlah in Sydney. Next exciting phase of store renewal plan The newly remodelled stores follow on from the first 'next generation' store that the retailer opened in Southlands, Melbourne in December 2012 and are the first stores to be launched in this new format in Sydney. The three developmen...
02 December 2013
Coles has teamed up with food publication Gourmet Traveller to promote its Coles Finest private label products on the streets of Sydney and Melbourne. Truck to promote premium private label in key locations The Coles Finest truck will be touring the streets of Sydney and Melbourne over the next two weeks, promoting the best that Coles Finest private label has to offer. Coles says that its pro...
20 November 2013
The General Store has launched in the Australian state of Victoria, bringing a new online grocery offer to the market. Wide range of grocery and fresh products The General Store launched on 18 November and is a new online business that will provide grocery home delivery to homes across Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat, with more to come. The website stocks a full range of grocery pro...
18 November 2013
After more than 18 months of negotiations both Woolworths and Coles have agreed to sign a new voluntary code of conduct that will oversee the relationship that retailers have with its suppliers. The new code of conduct will have implications for retailers and suppliers The new code will ask retailers to no longer charge suppliers for products stolen from supermarkets, but instead encourage th...
01 November 2013
The UK's fourth largest grocer Morrisons has recruited a senior manager from Australian retailer Coles to strengthen its management team ahead of its fast approaching online grocery launch. New online operations director According to the Financial Times, George Dymond, a former group general manager at Coles will join Morrisons in January as operations director and be responsible for t...
28 October 2013
Coles has partnered with News Corp Australia's recipe website Taste.com.au, in order to promote recipe inspiration in the home and ultimately drive sales. Creating more touchpoints in the online journey Taste.com.au provides Australian shoppers with recipe inspiration online, on mobile and on social platforms. From 4 November, the new partnership will see Coles' weekly specials advertised on ...