The need-to-know about Coles’ private label plan

SUPERMARKET shoppers will win on price and may lose on choice as Coles moves to increase its private label penetration to 40 per cent, a plan that threatens to undermine local manufacturers, experts say. Coles boss John Durkan in his recent 2018 strategy briefing stated the aim of “40 per cent penetration by 2023”. Retail...

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Increasingly more people are reducing or even avoiding meat in favor of healthier and more ethically sound alternatives. However, many of the flavor enhancers used are produced...

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Matthews’ checkweigher solution improves QC, eliminates cost and risk

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FoodLegal announces workshop in compliance marketing

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