Waitrose has withdrawn its free coffee offer to loyalty cardholders – but on what grounds?
Battling the discounters with Sushi bars.
The upmarket store is reining in expansion but doubling down on value-added for its core clients.
A shopper prepares to pay at an informal shop in Soweto, South Africa. Smaller retailers are struggling to grow.
Southern African economies need more organised and sustainable measures to increase the participation of emerging suppliers in supermarket value chains. This will help economic transformation.
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Recycling leftovers from supermarkets does not address the roots of food poverty and removes responsibility from the government.
Australia has a long history of poaching retail management from UK supermarket giants like Tesco.
Australian supermarkets businesses have relied on management talent from the UK but perhaps it's time to look elsewhere.
From women in the kitchen to Santa’s huge ego, Christmas ads are still ridden with conservative gender messaging.
Northern bites not northern lights.
Can Iceland (the country) force Iceland (the supermarket) to give up its trademark?
Will Marmite shortages drive consumers towards inferior brands?
Tesco tries to fend off Unilever's price hikes – and Marmite lovers aren't happy.
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.
Shoppers have had it with supermarket science and instead are embracing more holistic styles of eating.
Higher prices on milk in supermarkets doesn’t necessarily translate into profit for Australian dairy farmers.
Paying a higher price for milk at the supermarket won't help farmers much as the Australian dairy industry is more exposed to international markets.
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.