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.
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Humans are programmed to chose colourful, symmetrical food. But ugly alternatives are cheap and cut waste.
Moonshot. Enough reward points to take a longer trip?
It's a collosal business. But who gets the most out of 'rewards'? And what if we all used ours at once?
It’s all about plastic bags these days.
Since the heyday of retail bans on products containing genetically modified ingredients 15 years ago, the tide has been heading in the other direction.
Convenience stores could be the next big focus for Australia's grocery retailing giants.
Sugar and spice and all things pumpkin.
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It was a humid, sticky 32°C when I made a quick trip to the grocery store in shorts and a tank top earlier this week. Despite the heat, however, the store clearly wanted me to think it was the fall season…
Research suggests the size of big supermarkets prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.
Large supermarkets are undoubtedly very convenient, with a huge variety of products on offer. But evidence suggests their size prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.
Farmers' protests against the big supermarkets demonstrates the importance of good supply chain management.
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Across the world prices have dropped 64% as too much milk is being produced.
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.
Poundland sold well over a billion items last year.
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Discount stores thrive on their ability to attract the shoppers who want to shop there – not just the ones who need to.
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.
The supermarket’s in a trolley load of trouble.
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The supermarket giant has posted a record loss. But this could be the start of something new.
Is this why supermarkets offering fewer, cheaper products do well?
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Does anyone really know the proper price of anything in supermarkets anymore?
“All we want is the chance to go to a supermarket.”
Cheap "ugly food" campaigns in supermarkets have been criticised as not really helping to cut food waste. But they do, by ensuring that more of what farmers grow actually makes it into the shops.
Australian supermarket chains don’t go beyond compliance with industry and regulatory standards, and a patchy collection of additional animal welfare requirements.
Animal welfare and environmental sustainability are important ethical issues but Australian supermarkets don't do much about them. Germany's Aldi Süd chain could teach them a thing or two.
They all taste the same once they’re mashed.
The battle to reduce food waste and increase access to nutritious food just got a whole lot cheaper and uglier in Australia. In early December, Woolworths launched its “odd bunch” campaign, becoming the…
The Serious Fraud Office is conducting a formal criminal investigation into accounting practices at Tesco. In contrast, the Financial Reporting Council, whose primary remit is to regulate accounting, is…