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Workplace tribunal waves through new Woolworths wage deal

Workplace tribunal waves through new Woolworths wage deal

The workplace tribunal has waved through a new wage agreement for thousands of Woolworths supermarket workers that will restore penalty rates but was challenged over whether it was a good deal for all employees. 

  • by Patrick Hatch

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Winning your loyalty: Australia's retail data war is heating up
Coles Supermarkets

Winning your loyalty: Australia's retail data war is heating up

Loyalty schemes used to be relatively simple. Customers would present one of their many loyalty cards at a checkout to be rewarded with points or other inducements to shop again. 

  • by Patrick Hatch
Costco eyes Aussie expansion with more stores, online sales
Coles Supermarkets

Costco eyes Aussie expansion with more stores, online sales

American discount giant Costco has taken a bigger bite out of the Australian retail market, reporting double-digit sales and profit growth last year.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Food price warning as wheat crop plummets
Soft commodities

Food price warning as wheat crop plummets

A massive dive in the size of the winter wheat crop on the East Coast has prompted predictions of pressure on prices.

  • by Liam Phelan
Woolworths firms on shareholder bonanza from fuel sale
Woolworths

Woolworths firms on shareholder bonanza from fuel sale

Woolworths has given a firm indication that shareholders should expect a fat payout after the sale of its petrol station to the British giant EG Group for $1.72 billion. 

  • by Patrick Hatch
Woolies to be grilled on farm exploitation at AGM
Woolworths

Woolies to be grilled on farm exploitation at AGM

Woolworths to be grilled on allegations of labour exploitation - including by a woman who says she has experienced the reality of migrant farm work first hand. 

  • by Patrick Hatch
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Coles opens its own little shop as battle for customers goes small
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Wesfarmers

Coles opens its own little shop as battle for customers goes small

Coles has unveiled the first of its “Coles Local” small-format stores, chasing what it says is a big opportunity in catering to wealthy but time-poor shoppers.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Woolworths offloads servos to British group EG for $1.7 billion
Woolworths

Woolworths offloads servos to British group EG for $1.7 billion

A brand new player has arrived in Australia's retail fuel market, with supermarket giant Woolworths selling its 540 service stations to the British company EG Group.  

  • by Patrick Hatch
Coles in $40 million claim against tax office over disappearing fuel
Coles Supermarkets

Coles in $40 million claim against tax office over disappearing fuel

Coles is seeking to claw back $40 million it paid in fuel excise, in what could prove a timely injection during its first year as an independent company.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Woolies credits online shoppers for almost 40pc of sales growth
Woolworths

Woolies credits online shoppers for almost 40pc of sales growth

Woolworths says that almost 40 per cent of the growth in its grocery business last quarter came from online shoppers, with "click and collect" transactions emerging as a major driver of expansion for the country's largest supermarket chain. 

  • by Patrick Hatch
The Little Toys that could: Woolworths falls behind Coles as sales growth hits two-year low
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Woolworths

The Little Toys that could: Woolworths falls behind Coles as sales growth hits two-year low

Coles' wildly popular toy giveaway stole shoppers from Woolworths last quarter.

  • by Patrick Hatch