Australia news

30 July 2021
Australia’s convenience sector is dominated by forecourt-based stores, however evolution of the sector has been slow and innovation has been stop start in recent years. As Ampol and Woolworths launch their first Ampol Woolworths Metro store in Victoria, we explore whether the partnership’s drive to open more stores will unlock further value in the Australian convenience channel. 14 Ampol Woolw...
14 July 2021
Aldi Australia has launched a new smaller format store called Aldi Corner Store on Mount Street in North Sydney, with the store featuring both some standard Aldi features and some interesting new concepts. Still Aldi, but format design and operations flexed to suit the location The new store at around 500-600 sq m is about half the size of a standard Aldi stores and is the first of its kind...
06 July 2021
Having seen a surge in demand for online grocery retail over the past year, we have remodelled how we expect the channel to grow in Australia over the coming years, predicting that online grocery will achieve a market share of 9.9% by 2026, up from an estimated 5.0% by the end of FY21. COVID-19 has accelerated online grocery by three years in Australia Woolworths and Coles currently control...
30 June 2021
Metcash has released its annual results for the year ending 30 April 2021 with sales up 10.1% to AU$16,361.1m and EBIT up 19.9% to AU$401.4m. With sales significantly benefitting from changing shopping habits driven by the pandemic, as well as the retailer's progress against its strategy, we pull out our key learnings from the results and what to expect next. Food sales up 3.1% to AU$9,389.7m ...
11 June 2021
Australia’s market leading retailer continues to make progress against its strategic priorities, we round up some of the biggest developments over the last few weeks. PFD Food Services acquisition approved Woolworths has finally been given permission to acquire Australia’s second largest foodservice supplier, PFD Food Services. The retailer originally announced its intent to buy a 65% s...
02 June 2021
Woolworths private label products are now available in the Philippines, through its partnership with Robinsons Supermarket, as well as its other retail banners The Marketplace and Shopwise. Over 150 Woolworths products in 35 stores and online Woolworths has been exporting products outside of Australia for the past five years, with the Philippines being the latest to have a local partner....
24 May 2021
Coles has opened its first Local store in Sydney's CBD and will open a further two urban supermarket stores under the banner by the end of June. New format is allowing Coles to open in new locations The new Coles Local on Sydney's York Street is the first Coles store to open in Sydney's CBD in 15 years and the fourth in the city, following openings in Chatswood, Manly and Rose Bay. The stor...
24 May 2021
Aldi in Australia has set up a new platform through which it plans to sell its popular Special Buys online. New website: shop.aldi.com.au The new trial service launched last week and is offering Special Buys in selected postcodes in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. According to Simon Padovani, Group Director Customer Interactions at Aldi Australia, the basic website is the retailer...
24 May 2021
Leading Australian retailers such as Woolworths, Coles and Aldi have signed up to the ANZAC plastics pact that will significantly reduce plastic waste from supply chains by 2025. Retailers will look to achieve four targets The new pact looks to address a significant challenge for the food and consumer goods industry and will be adopted by business and governments across Australia, New Zeala...
04 May 2021
In the last few weeks we have seen both Coles and Woolworths announce new AI-enabled solutions that it hopes will make stores both more efficient and better to shop. Coles to automate fresh produce replenishment Coles has partnered with Relex Solutions to replace its manual fresh produce ordering system with a new cloud-based AI platform. The new technology will help Coles maintain and impr...