The ‘last kilometre’ between the supermarket and your home remains the most costly and complicated leg of the grocery supply chain.
UK supermarket chains have dropped the use of “best before” date labels to reduce the amount of food being thrown out when it’s still perfectly edible. It’s just as big a problem in Australia.
How to spot the changes made to goods and services as a result of rising costs.
Looking to save money on your grocery bill but not sure about home-brand food? It’s actually a healthy option, with a few exceptions.
A comparison of 42 urban areas in New Zealand with 500 towns and cities in the US shows how much better local urban design has to be if we’re serious about reducing reliance on cars.
British households waste nearly 32% of all purchased food items per year.
As Coles and Woolworth turn to UberEats and DoorDash for fast deliveries, supermarket workers feel ‘the gig economy is getting closer’.
It’s surprisingly difficult for most to make a profit.
Economists shape the world in many ways, but some of their conclusions are counter-intuitive to say the least.
In three different experiments, plant-based meal sales rose when there were more menu options.
New Zealand’s supermarket industry has come under fire for high food prices and lack of competition. Is it time to consider treating the supermarket industry like water and power utilities?
Fast grocery delivery services are expanding quickly, but their long-term survival is being questioned.
Most consumers want a better deal, but New Zealand’s small size and relative isolation make it hard for large-scale competitors to enter the supermarket sector.
Trademarking a shape of a product, or proving that a competitor is passing off their product as your own, is not easy. A high-profile settlement, though, is marketing gold.
Here’s how retailers can help.
Australia has a short-term distribution problem, not a lack of food problem, and most foods have substitutes.
Sainsbury’s is also experimenting with the till-free technology.
Supermarket employees, still laboring in crisis mode, continue to report significant rises in physical and mental health problems.
Everything from lorry driver shortages to container ship problems are conspiring to make it a tight Christmas for retailers.
The pandemic home-delivery boom is driving a push to automation and precarious work by Australian supermarkets.