Australia news

12 June 2013
Aldi is divided into two sister companies, Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord that act as distinct entities. Collectively they operate over 10,000 stores in 17 markets. In 2012 Aldi had an approximate turnover of €59.5bn with strong growth of 6.7% forecast for 2013. The domestic German market remains the most profitable for Aldi but as it nears saturation, international expansion remains a vital growth d...
12 June 2013
Just weeks after Woolworths launched its new Every Day Value price offensive, the retailer has unveiled a re-launch of its Extra Special savings scheme for Everyday Rewards loyalty card holders. Over 1,000 new Extra Special savings on popular products Woolworths has moved to strengthen the communication of its Extra Special in-store savings scheme, which it launched in May 2012 . From Wedne...
10 June 2013
Coles has introduced a new range of private label ready meals under the name 'Coles Made Easy'. Initial range of meats, roasts and seasonal vegetables The new range of 'Made Easy' ready meals has been introduced via an advert featuring the Coles new girl 'Jenny', a new personality which the retailer has created to generate excitement and shout about all the new products at Coles supermarke...
07 June 2013
Coles is currently running an exclusive promotion, whereby customers can win over 10,000 tickets to One Direction concerts across Australia. Buy one of 600+ products for a chance to win The retailer has partnered with the British band to promote their 'Take Me Home' tour of Australia in October this year. The majority of tickets can be won by purchasing selected products in-store between 5 Ju...
29 May 2013
Following continued price cutting by main rival Coles, Australia's market leading retailer has moved to cut the price of hundreds of family essentials across its stores. 'Every Day Value' on family essentials The new campaign called 'Every Day Value' sees the retailer introduce price reductions on customers' most popular products, with some lines seeing reductions  of up to 33%. Woolworths ...
22 May 2013
SPAR International has reported worldwide retail sales up 2.8% in 2012, and revealed its new strategy: "Growing our future together." International expansion has always been a strategic goal SPAR's new strategy builds on its long-term objectives. It sets out the strategic objectives for 2013-2015 under three broad headings: Growing our partners - Developing a multi-format presenc...
16 May 2013
Australia's market leading grocery retailer has installed a convenient Click & Collect location at Australia's second busiest airport. Walk-in or drive through service available The concept is located outside the airport next to a new public pick up lane.  Woolworths hopes that passengers returning from trips will be able to order fridge and pantry essentials up to a week in advance of their ...
14 May 2013
Coles has cut the prices of some of Australia's most popular brands in the latest round of price reductions under its popular 'Down Down' campaign. Great value on four big brands The latest round of cuts will see 40 new products added to the retailer's 'Down Down' list of EDLP products. However, following customer research that found 75% of Australians would purchase big brands when discounte...
14 May 2013
Woolworths has declared its rollout of iPads to its store managers a success, with the initiative allowing them to spend an extra working day every week on the shop floor. Technology enabling more time in customer facing roles In August 2012, the retailer issued all of its 890 store managers with iPads, enabling them to free up time traditionally spent in the backroom in front of a computer a...
03 May 2013
Costco has received planning approval to open its first depot in the Australian state of Queensland. Decision signals entry into fourth state Member club cash and carry operator Costco has been given planning to open its first depot in Brisbane. The development will see the retailer enter a new state, building on its existing coverage where it already has stores in ACT, New South Wales and...