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Per-Serve Pricing

Per-Serve Pricing: A Game-Changer for Healthy Eating

In a groundbreaking effort to reshape how we think about the affordability of fruits and veggies, a new approach to marketing is underway. The goal? To boost consumption and encourage healthier eating habits. Partnering up with a major supermarket chain, two universities in Victoria are spearheading a trial that introduces per-serve pricing for fresh produce. […]

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South Australian Supermarket Implements GPS Tracking to Combat Meat Theft

A pioneering initiative is underway at a leading South Australian supermarket chain to safeguard prized cuts of meat from the grasp of thieves. Drakes Supermarkets has embarked on a trial of GPS trackers affixed to packages of premium meats at two of its stores, marking a significant step in theft prevention tactics. Director John-Paul Drake

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The Impact of “Buy Now, Pay Later” Options on Everyday Shopping

In the bustling aisles of a typical supermarket, a seemingly ordinary snapshot captured the attention of online shoppers. This innocent image, however, sparked a heated debate when it revealed the promotion of a “buy now, pay later” option for basic groceries. The photograph, taken at a Drakes Supermarkets chain in South Australia, quickly circulated on

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Farmers Insist On Protecting Their Supply Agreements To Testify In Supermarket Inquiries

Farmer Dale Williams, a seasoned figure in the agricultural world, has long been privy to the challenges faced by farmers dealing with supermarkets. However, he’s often kept mum about the darker side of these dealings, fearing repercussions from the big buyers. “There’s always this looming fear that if you speak out, you might lose out

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Coles Experiences Decline in Profits Despite Increase in Sales

In a recent announcement, Coles’ CEO Leah Weckert has revealed exciting news for savvy shoppers on a budget. She predicts more discounts and special offers to come at Coles, as the company’s research indicates that many customers are feeling the pinch, especially with mortgage repayments. Despite Coles Group reporting an 8.4% drop in net profit

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Woolworths Drops Aussie-Owned Norco Milk, Faces Backlash

Woolworths, Australia’s largest supermarket chain, is facing criticism after announcing the removal of Norco branded milk from the shelves of nearly 100 of its Metro stores. Norco, a farmers’ cooperative established in 1895 and based in Lismore, Northern New South Wales, produces a range of dairy products, including milk, flavoured milk, cheese, and butter. The

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ACCC Pledges a Comprehensive Investigation into Supermarket Pricing

In a monumental move that marks the first comprehensive investigation into Australia’s supermarket sector in 15 years, the nation’s competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is poised to delve into the intricate world of pricing. This significant development comes in the wake of the Albanese government’s announcement to investigate industry gouging, a

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Supermarket Boss Criticises Woolworths’ ‘Woke’ Move on Australia Day Merchandise

The head of one of Australia’s major independent supermarkets has publicly criticised Woolworths, referring to the company as “woke” for its decision to stop selling Australia Day merchandise. JP Drake, who serves as the director of Drakes Supermarkets, voiced his concerns shortly after Drakes unveiled its latest catalogue that featured an “ingredients for Australia Day”

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Australia’s Supermarket Duopoly: Navigating Price and Competition Challenges

Canada is pressuring supermarkets to reduce prices by threatening heightened taxes and regulations, but such tactics might not be as effective in Australia due to its powerful supermarket duopoly. The Canadian public and opposition are criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government for not addressing the soaring cost of living and escalating grocery bills. In response,

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Coles and Woolworths Workers Launch Historic National Strike

Employees from the two major supermarkets in Australia, Coles and Woolworths, are set to strike this weekend, seeking improved pay and work conditions. This action is being recognised as Australia’s first-ever nationwide supermarket strike. The planned two-hour strike will occur on Saturday at 10 a.m. in regions including Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Western Australia, the ACT,

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