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Retailers globally are looking for ways to elevate their fresh food offer to help them differentiate and gain shopper loyalty. These initiatives need to deliver against three needs for the retailer; they need to be scalable to large store estates, cost effective, and have the shopper at the heart of their development.

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Woolworths has released its FY21 results with sales up 5.7% to AU$67,278m and EBIT up 13.7% to AU$3,663m, online continues to be a big winner with ecommerce sales up 58.1% to AU$5,602m. Australian Food sales up 5.4% to AU$44,441m Growth of 10.6% in H1 was offset by growth of just 0.2% in H2, as Woolworths cycled tough comparative trading periods vs. the year before. Similar to Coles' result...
Coles has released its FY21 results with sales up 3.1% to AU$38,562m and EBIT up 6.3% to AU$1,873m. In a year described by the Group's Chairman as 'marked by extrodinary community and business challenges', Coles delivered sales and EBIT growth across all business sectors.  A year of two halves and bumps in the road The phasing of Coles' financial year (July-June) has meant that COVID-19 saw...
Australia’s largest grocery retailer continues to accelerate the growth of its online business, with three significant developments over the past few months. Second micro fulfilment store opens in Australia, fourth in total for the group Woolworths has opened its second micro fulfilment-enabled eStore in Australia. the first store launched in Carrum Downs in Victoria in October 2020, with t...

Presentations

27/09/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
20/09/2021
An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.
16/09/2021
In Australia, Google’s drone delivery company, Wing, has reportedly delivered 10,000 cups of coffee in the last year as well as 1,700 snack packs and 1,200 roast chickens.

Key presentations

Australia country presentation

This guide to Australia explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Australia channel forecasts 2020-22

Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Australia.

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Australia retail outlook 2021

The latest retailer results, our forecasts for how the market will grow over the next few years, plus five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Australia in 2021.

Store of the month: August 2021: Aldi Corner Store, Sydney, Australia

See inside our pick for August’s store of the month, Aldi Corner Store, Sydney, Australia. It’s the retailer’s first small-format store with a new layout and convenience-driven experience.

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