Woolworths acquires EziBuy
August 22nd, 2013

Woolworths acquires EziBuy

Woolworths Limited (Woolworths), parent company of New Zealand’s Progressive Enterprises, today announced that it will acquire EziBuy Holdings Limited (EziBuy) from founding shareholders Peter and Gerard Gillespie and Catalyst Investment Managers.

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2013 Food and Grocery Executive Program – Special offer for Foodnews readers
July 24th, 2013

2013 Food and Grocery Executive Program – Special offer for Foodnews readers

The 16th annual Food and Grocery Executive Program, run by the Institute of Food and Grocery Management, will be held September 22-27 at the Mt Eliza Executive Education campus of Melbourne Business School in Victoria, Australia. As a reader of foodnews.co.nz if you register by August 16 we will give you $500 off the course fee.

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Lion snarls at Aussie supermarkets
July 17th, 2013

Lion snarls at Aussie supermarkets

Lion is one of the few food and beverage supply companies operating in Australia with the muscle to make the supermarket giants there take notice, and the company has done that with the company saying it is time for a review of supermarket purchasing activities in Australia.

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Woolworths opens “Beauty Bar”
April 9th, 2013

Woolworths opens “Beauty Bar”

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.

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Greenpeace slams Sealord for destructive fishing methods
March 21st, 2013

Greenpeace slams Sealord for destructive fishing methods

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.

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Supermarkets booming in South Western Pacific
February 1st, 2013

Supermarkets booming in South Western Pacific

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%.

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Woolworths on a roll
October 19th, 2012

Woolworths on a roll

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.

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Woolworths sales jump 4% to A$56.7 billion
July 25th, 2012

Woolworths sales jump 4% to A$56.7 billion

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.

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Aussie supermarket haggle over Grange
May 3rd, 2012

Aussie supermarket haggle over Grange

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.

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Coles intensifies supermaket war in Oz
April 20th, 2012

Coles intensifies supermaket war in Oz

Supermarket chain Coles has increased the intensity of its battle with Woolworths by introducing a more dynamic loyalty card programme.

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March 2nd, 2012

Woolworths ‘dicked’ by electronics

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.

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November 24th, 2011

Heavy artillery lines up in supermarket war

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.

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