Coles was once the market leader thanks to its ‘down down’ low pricing marketing.
Coles plans to compete with competitors by moving away from low prices to a focus on other attributes, such as sustainability, local produce and community.
'Parasitic' or copycat brands which mimic famous names are creating a market place of their own but they are treading on thin ice when it comes to copyright and intellectual property law.
Aldi’s decidedly Germanic expansion strategy continues to eat into Woolworths’ earnings.
For consumers of Australia's retail sector, choice and convenience will continue to emerge. For incumbents unable to deliver on these outcomes, the future is bleak.
Aldi has mastered the phantom product, even though customers know it’s not a brand in disguise.
More supermarkets are starting to stock "phantom brands"- private label products without any reference to the business' brand or logo.
The success of companies like T-shirt brand Threadless shows innovation matters in retail.
It's a tough time to be a retailer in Australia, but there are some retailers that have found the formula for success.
Woolworths, along with other big grocery retailers, is backing away from smaller convenience stores.
Some of the bigger grocery retailers are moving away from convenience stores because of increased costs, difficulties reading the market and cannibalisation.
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci has an unenviable task.
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Woolworths must turn its fortunes around. Does it have the right strategy?
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Supermarkets are finally catching on to the fact that consumers have disliked the proliferation of private labels.
Woolworths is changing its “Homebrand” label name to “Essentials.”
Woolworths' move to rebrand its private labels may lead to no points of difference for customers between supermarket products except price, where Aldi is strongest.
Eating more frozen food could help us reduce waste, beat the obesity epidemic and have more money in our pockets – what's not to like.
In the past large retailers could squeeze out competitors but new challengers like Aldi are still in the game.
The big supermarkets, Woolworths and Coles, will need to think of new strategies to compete with new chains such as Aldi which continue to steal market share.
It couldn’t get worse, could it?
Shareholders should be worried about how much it's costing Woolworths to run its business.
The next Woolworths AGM will be a challenging one for the board.
The retail giant's attempt to head off Aldi's growing market share is causing more headaches for shareholders.
Convenience stores could be the next big focus for Australia's grocery retailing giants.
The now-tired David Jones’ food halls could do with a revamp.
While grocers slug it out with discounters, the South African owners of David Jones may be planning to exploit a gap at the upper end of the market.
Lidl has “no current plans” to expand to Australia but that hasn’t stopped speculation.
The possible entrance of another German discount retailer - Lidl - is bad news for the supermarket giants and good news for shoppers.
Aldi’s “no frills” approach and private labels have been very successful.
Aldi is announcing trial stores that will attempt to capture more of the middle income market. But does it risk killing the golden goose?
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