When money is tight, private-label brands, also known as ‘own brands’ or ‘store brands’, have a potential advantage over other brands as shoppers seek value and become more receptive to lower-price...

Australian supermarket group Coles has launched a consumer trial of a new ‘contactless payment’ technology called the Coles Pay Tag, with 5,000 mobile phone tags available nationally. Coles said it...

A “shift in power” is taking place in the food industry, led by a group of increasingly influential consumers who want to impact the way food is raised, grown, packaged and sold, according to global...

Supermarket shoppers in Australia are more concerned about food safety than the proximity of a store to their homes, good value, trading hours or the quality and range of fresh fruits and vegetables, according...

The expanding middle class and rising food prices are set to “dramatically and permanently” reshape the consumer landscape, according to global market research organisation Nielsen, but buying choices...

Global market research organisation Nielsen has launched the first Australian ShopperLAB research facility, which has been installed in the Company’s Sydney head office. Nielsen said the lab, which will...

Despite record numbers of Australians using the internet to seek product reviews, specials and grocery coupons, the number of consumers purchasing groceries online lags significantly behind the UK signaling...

Australia’s two leading supermarket chains, Coles and Woolworths, are rolling out a new card payment system which does not require a signature or a PIN number from the customer. The system will comprise...

Newly appointed CEO of Australian retail giant, Woolworths Limited, Grant O’Brien today warned of subdued Christmas trading in Australia this year. Addressing shareholders at Woolworths’ Annual...

The Australian Government has today announced changes to food store and alcohol licensing in the Northern Territory. Under the changes, areas outside of major centres in the Northern Territory will be...