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IGA Targets Top Spot in Australian Supermarkets

Metcash, the operator of IGA supermarkets, is strategising to become Australia’s preferred supermarket by focusing on reducing prices in its smaller and medium-sized stores. This move aims to attract value shoppers and intensify competition with major rivals Woolworths and Coles. Doug Jones, Metcash’s CEO, is determined to change the perception that IGA stores are pricier […]

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Metcash Market Share Declines; CEO Jones Stays Positive

Metcash CEO, Doug Jones, has acknowledged that independent supermarkets under their umbrella, such as IGA and Foodland, have seen a reduction in market share compared to industry giants Woolworths and Coles. Nevertheless, he emphasized the competitiveness and value offerings of Metcash’s stores. In a discussion with The Weekend Australian prior to Metcash’s annual general meeting,

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Metcash says it is closing the price gap with majors, Coles and Woolworths

Metcash says it is focusing on closing the price gap between its stores and major competitors Coles and Woolworths as it warns of accelerating food and grocery inflation. The wholesaler, which also operates IGA and Foodland brands, said prices were up 4.9 per cent for the first quarter of a financial year ending April 30,

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