On 24 January 2019, Coles Group Ltd announced that it has executed definitive contracts with Witron Australia Pty Ltd to develop two new automated distribution centres in Brisbane and Western Sydney. The...

COLES CEO Steven Cain has answered five key questions about 2019 as part of annual survey of key business leaders. Mr Cain gave his responses last week to The Australian newspaper. The top executives maintained...

ONLINE grocery shopping has grown significantly, up 39.7% in value sales during the 12 months to October 2018 versus the prior year – well ahead of the total grocery market which grew in value sales...

WOOLWORTHS’ counter attack to the Coles Little Shop toy promotion begins today and early social media feedback is mixed. But is its success really that important? Well, consider this. The Coles promotion...

THE race is well and truly on between Woolworths and Coles to downsize to convenience-store footprints, with petrol service stations and local grocer real estate being seized for the transformation. As...

OPINION: STRONG future earnings prospects from less capital-intensive businesses is what Wesfarmers seeks, so Coles has to go. Coles accounts for 60 per cent of the conglomerate’s tied-up capital but...

WESFARMERS on Friday entered into a trading halt as it provides details on its proposed $20 billion demerger of Coles, on which shareholders will vote November 15. If the demerger proceeds, which is subject...

TESCO in the UK is in the launch phase of a discount chain, ‘Jacks’, as a competitive response to the inroads of German discounters Aldi and Lidl, writes retail strategy analyst Allen Roberts,...

THE supermarket industry is on the threshold of a fresh wave of competition. The major players, Coles and Woolworths, are girding themselves for a fresh set of competitive threats on all sides, in an industry...

AUSTRALIA’S biggest grocer Woolworths Group flagged on Monday it was rapidly losing sales momentum after starting to charge shoppers for plastic bags, sending its shares lower. The slowdown, combined...