The incoming boss of Coles supermarkets, John Durkan, has been named in documents as playing a key role in allegedly mistreating Coles suppliers.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken action against Coles for alleged unconscionable conduct towards its suppliers.
Third quarter earnings for Woolworths rose 4.4 percent compared to the same period last year to a total of $10.38 billion, when Coles only had a 3.9 percent rise in food and liquor sales.
Supermarket giant Coles is recalling its Coles brand Simply GlutenFree Nut Free Cereal (325g, Best Before 24/2/15) at all of its Coles and BI-LO stores throughout Australia due to an undeclared allergen.
Undeclared tree nuts have been found in Coles Easter Eggs (12 pack in plastic egg crate with various coloured foils), leading Coles Supermarkets to issue an Australia-wide recall of the product.
A South Australian council is accusing supermarket giant, Coles, of 22 breaches of Australian food standards, after an investigation uncovered it was offering out-of-date, sometimes mouldy, food.
Wesfarmers has reported a six percent rise in full year net profit, thanks, in part, to its supermarket chain, Coles.
Adding to its Down Down campaign, supermarket giant Coles has launched a new “Unreal Deals” promotion, featuring a new superhero character called Col.
Both Woolworths and Coles have agreed to stock Thankyou products following an intensive social media based marketing campaign.
Defending allegations it misled consumers by masking imported bread as freshly baked products, Coles says consumers shouldn’t assume ‘baked’ means ‘baked from scratch.’
Coles’ plan to replace traditional, independent merchandising reps with its own panel of approved field agents is also being considered for its convenience and liquor stores.
Coles is stocking a new range of Indian curry sauces on its shelves, created by British chef Anjum Anand.
Milk processor, Murray Goulburn, will invest $60m in a new milk processing facility in western Sydney.
Coles has paid six infringement notices totalling $61,200 for allegedly misleading representations about the country of origin of fresh produce in five stores.
A rumoured contract between foods group Goodman Fielder and Coles could see the end of the supermarket giants’ $1 private label bread offering.
With a number of milk processors announcing increases in opening milk prices for the next season, Coles is being pressured to stay “true to their word” and increase its payments to processors.
The code of conduct being developed to manage relationships between retailers and suppliers is nearing completion, says the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
A multi-million dollar agreement between supermarket giant Coles and Homestyle Bake will see the Toowoomba bakery showcase their products on a national stage.
The not-so-fresh bread at the centre of Coles’ latest controversy is baked up to six months before it’s sold and as far offshore as in Europe.
The former Victorian premier, Jeff Kennett, played an integral role in the latest round of bad headlines for Coles, with the supermarket giant accused of misleading and deceptive conduct.