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...

PREDICTIONS US supermarket giant Walmart will be the new owner of Coles are strengthened by sales figures showing the American’s comparable sales for the last quarter grew 4.5 per cent. It’s the company’s...

WESFARMERS Ltd posted record earnings in core divisions on Wednesday, sending its shares to an all-time high as investors glimpsed the rapid growth promised by a seismic overhaul of the company’s portfolio. Although...

SO what if Coles extended the free handout of its “better”, thicker plastic bags to better serve the rollout of even more plastic, albeit non-recyclable, in the form of its mini toy promotion. Sure...

AFTER a decade of turning Coles around, Wesfarmers will demerger their $20 billion supermarket business. Retail expert Gary Mortimer tells Australian Food News why Wesfarmers is cutting Coles loose, and...

AFTER a decade of turning Coles around, Wesfarmers will demerger their $20 billion supermarket business. Retail expert Gary Mortimer tells Australian Food News why Wesfarmers is cutting Coles loose, and...

DICK Smith has laid the blame for closing his Australian-made processed food lines squarely at the feet of Aldi Australia. He accused the German retailer of “extreme capitalism” and warned the CEOs...