Supermarket giants are coordinating immediately to ensure consumers have reliable and fair access to groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) granted interim authorisation that will allow supermarkets to coordinate with each other when working with manufacturers, suppliers, and transport and logistics providers. The purpose of this is to ensure … Continue reading Coles and Woolworths collaborate to guarantee grocery supply
Woolworths Supermarkets is introducing temporary measures across its stores to help support the shopping needs of the elderly and people with disability in the community. For the rest of this week Woolworths Supermarkets will be opening exclusively for the elderly and those with a disability to shop from 7am to 8am, where permitted. The move … Continue reading Woolworths to introduce a dedicated shopping hour for the elderly
Endeavour Drinks has entered into a strategic partnership with business-to-business drinks specialist Shorty’s Liquor to help take the proposition to more customers across Australia. Established in 2001, Shorty’s Liquor is a leading drinks retailer servicing corporate customers and on-premise venues in Sydney. Shorty’s Liquor offers online ordering and delivery to corporate offices in Sydney, and … Continue reading Endeavour Drinks joins forces with Shorty’s Liquor
Coles has lowered the price of more than 300 products, introduced new big value packs and more own brand products as it starts upping the ante against main competitor Woolworths. Customers will save on products they need to feed their family every day like RSPCA approved whole chickens down to $3.90 per kilo (down from … Continue reading Price war looms in supermarket sector as Coles drops prices
Based in north-east Victoria, Merriwa is a company that specialises in supported employment enterprises. They have hired more than 105 supported employees out of a team of 300. They work across five business divisions – contract packaging, contract processing and packaging, timber beams and flooring and as service staff in the Park Lane Nursery and … Continue reading Processing and packaging facility offers inclusive working environment
Cobbitty agtech farming group Green Camel has become the first New South Wales beneficiary of Woolworths’ $30 million Organic Growth Fund. Green Camel has developed technology that helps overcome environmental risks often associated with growing organic produce. Through a range of biological processes, Green Camel produces organically certified leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and barramundi in … Continue reading Organic farm to expand with $250,000 grant
In a bid to tackle the $20 billion food waste problem in Australia and its commitment to reduce food waste from going to landfill, Woolworths has announced that 100 per cent of its supermarkets now have an active food waste diversion program in place. From rescuing surplus fresh food and distributing it to hunger relief … Continue reading Woolworths reaches major milestone in fight against food waste
Woolworths Supermarkets has one of the most recognised brands in Australia, with all own in-house and exclusive brands developed and managed by a business unit within the Woolworths Group, Woolworths Food Company, or FoodCo. It includes Australia’s and New Zealand’s leading supermarkets Woolworths and Countdown. They partner with dynamic suppliers to provide a range of … Continue reading Woolworths deepens partnership with its Own Brand suppliers
Woolworths Limited has won a tariff dispute with the Australian government following a ruling by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) on its import of Savanna Dry alcoholic cider. Woolworths had been required to pay duty on the cider after the Department of Home Affairs claimed the product, which features caramelised apple juice, did not meet … Continue reading Woolworths wins cider duties dispute
Woolworths Group has entered into a wholesale food supply agreement, which will offer customers a greater product range and competitive pricing. The company announced this on November 9, along with an agreement to sell its 540 Woolworths-owned fuel convenience sites to EG Group for $1.725 billion. The EG Group is a global competitor in fuel and … Continue reading Woolworths wholesale food agreement gives customers more choice
The RSPCA has launched a nationwide campaign that focuses on Australia’s largest hospitality and food retailers who have switched to cage-free eggs. The celebratory ‘Cage Free and Proud’ campaign recognises brands such as McDonald’s, Subway, Grill’d Healthy Burgers, Nando’s, Harris Farm Markets, Arnott’s and IKEA, as industry leaders who have acted on consumer concerns and … Continue reading RSPCA celebrates industry leaders in food services sector that use cage free eggs
Woolworths Group and Nestle rank in top 15 for Reuters most diverse and inclusive organisations globally
Woolworths Group and Nestle, have taken out 14th and 15th, respectively, in Thomson Reuters D&I index ranks 2018 Top 100 list. Management consulting firm Accenture has the top spot on the Thomson Reuters most diverse and inclusive organisations list, with the two food companies following close by. The index ratings are informed by Thomson Reuters environmental, … Continue reading Woolworths Group and Nestle rank in top 15 for Reuters most diverse and inclusive organisations globally
Australia’s $2.9 billion fresh bread market is dominated by the two supermarket companies –Woolworths Group and Coles Group. These companies represent a combined 51.9 per cent of the fresh bread market, according to the Roy Morgan results for the year to June 2018. In total, supermarkets now comprise more than two-thirds of the entire fresh bread market … Continue reading Woolworths and Coles dominate Australia’s $2.9 billion fresh bread market
Supermarkets in Australia continue to provide farmers with help during the drought, including Coles with its pledge to match customer donations dollar-for-dollar. Coles’ promise to match customer donations will go for the entire month of August, in order to help farming communities doing it tough due to drought conditions. The combined donations raised at checkouts and … Continue reading Supermarkets match customer donations dollar-to-dollar to help farmers
At an AIP NSW meeting in Sydney earlier this month in July, Aleah Back was awarded the prestigious Harry Lovell award for academic excellence. In 2014, Aleah Back, a qualified packaging technologist who is currently employed as Quality Specialist – Fresh – In-Store Bakery at Woolworths Limited, was awarded the APPMA Annual Scholarship to undertake the Diploma … Continue reading Woolworths Ltd packaging technologist wins top AIP award
Analysis of long-term market trends by analysts at Roy Morgan shows that in 2018 Australia’s two largest supermarkets captured more than 51 per cent of Australia’s $18 billion fresh fruit and vegetable market between them. According to market analysts, Roy Morgan, the Woolworths Group with a 27.4 per cent share, up 1.3 per cent points … Continue reading Coles and Woolworths still lead fresh fruit and vegetable market
Analysis of long-term market trends shows that for the first time in 2017 Australia’s two largest supermarkets captured more than half of Australia’s fresh meat market between them.
Woolworths’ first-half profit has risen by 38 per cent to $969m and the supermarket giant has also recorded a 3.8 per cent increase in sales.
Steve Donohue, current Director of Buying and Merchandising for Woolworths Supermarkets, has today been announced as the new Managing Director of Endeavour Drinks, effective from April this year.
Woolworths has committed to working collaboratively with the NUW and other interested stakeholders, to identify and address concerns in fresh food supply chains.