Australian supermarket operator has opened a new initiative in its retail strategy by adding a “Beauty Bar” to its popular central Sydney store. If successful, the idea will be rolled out in other Woolworths outlets.
Greenpeace has identified New Zealand fishing company, Sealord as the last stronghold of destructive fishing methods threatening the tuna fishery in the South West Pacific. They claim Sealord is now the only big Australasian canned tuna brand which has refused to stop using a destructive fishing method which kills sharks, juvenile tuna and turtles.
Coles and Woolworths, Australia’s two largest supermarket chains, recorded supermarket wide sales growth of over three percent. Woolworths reported a 3.7% increase in sales from its stores on both sides of the Tasman, while Coles matched this with 3.8%.
Woolworths, one of Oceania’s dominant retail grocery chains, yesterday announced an increase in sales in both its New Zealand and Australian stores for the first quarter of the current year. Total sales in New Zealand were NZ$1.458 million in quarter 1, up from NZ$1.420 in the same period last year.
One of Australia’s dominant supermarket chains, Woolworths, has claimed bragging rights over its fiercest competitor, Coles, with the announcement of a 3.8% sales jump in the food and liquor sector.
It is considered Australia’s most respected wine, but that has not stopped Australia’s leading supermarket operators struggling to offer it at the lowest possible price.
Supermarket chain Coles has increased the intensity of its battle with Woolworths by introducing a more dynamic loyalty card programme.
Australian based retailer, Woolworths has reported a 16.8% decline in first half profits thanks to restructuring and selling its Dick Smith chain. The company is claiming the Dick Smith problems cost it A$300 million.
Open war between Australia’s supermarket heavyweights and international food giant HJ Heinz became more likely yesterday with news that both Aussie supermarket chains are increasing their own brand activity.
Wine producers who thought terms of trade with Australian supermarkets were tough will find they have just got tougher.
Australian and New Zealand supermarket operator Woolworths has announced it is seeking A$500 million through the release of unsecured subordinated notes.
The rollout of the GS1net service has taken a major step forward with Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) electronic messaging now implemented between supermarket operator Progressive Enterprises and its suppliers via GS1net.