Moves by major supermarkets to stop providing free plastic bags could earn these businesses more than A$1 million a year, but may only have a small impact on the environment.
The notion of a sugar tax is extremely unpopular within the FMCG industry, but industry experts say a levy on sweetened drinks would drive beverages producers to innovate healthier alternatives.
Former Coles Express executive Richard Pearson will join Caltex Australia as part of the company’s “Freedom of Convenience” strategy.
Mr Yousaf, founder of data gathering and analysis service Kalido, said there’s a lot of room to build on the digital side of C-store sales, and that Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world.
That’s why C&I Week chose to join the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores in its annual Downunder Study Tour, which this year was held in and around the progressive capital city of Melbourne.
Originally published on The Shout, written by Andy Young. POPAI ANZ, the global association for marketing at retail, and shopper
I recently happened across a story that suggested eating up to six chocolate bars a week could be good for the heart.
Online home delivery, click and collect and now pick-up services like Amazon Fresh are all considered as true innovation, when in actual fact they have been around for decades.
Growth in the convenience sector has statistically outstripped packaged grocery for the fifth year running, with a massive 4.5 per cent increase in overall sales value in 2016.
The April/May issue of C&I Retailing is out now, with print editions of Australia’s leading Petrol and Convenience sector magazine making their way to subscribers around the nation.
Amazon has not committed to opening physical stores in Australia, and it recently announced a temporary hold to the rollout of its Amazon Go convenience stores.