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  • Coles general manager Dimitrios Bairaktaris called for grocers to study store cupboards

    NRF: Coles calls for grocers to study store cupboards


    Grocers should operate their supply chains based on what is in their customer’s pantry in the future, says Coles general manager, merchandise and logistics, Dimitrios Bairaktaris.

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    Former Phones 4U director to drive online retail at Coles


    Former John Lewis and Phones 4U director Brendan Sweeney has joined Australian grocer Coles to head up its online retail business.

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    Coles Group Q1 sales increase 4.9% to £4.5bn


    Coles Group posted a rise of 4.9% in sales to Aus$7.49bn (£4.5bn) for its first quarter ended September 26. The retailer’s strong performance was attributed to lower prices and last year’s revamping of its fresh food areas. Growth rates at the chain proved to be outpacing larger rival Woolworths ...

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    The Asda family tree


    In the past 20 years, Asda has proved to be a finishing school for many of the retail industry’s highest flyers. Here Retail Week maps the connections, and the faces, that go to make up the family tree

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    Australian chain Coles poaches UK retailers


    Australian grocer Coles has hired another clutch of UK retailers, reporting to retail and operations director Stuart Machin.

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    Coles offers online groceries to Northern Territory


    Coles has become the first major grocery retailer in Australia to introduce an online shopping service to the Northern Territory with the launch of to residents in Darwin and the Top End, Retail World reported. Separately, rival Woolworths will introduce its online shopping service into Western Australia for ...

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    Coles posts better than expected results


    Coles posted better than expected results for its first quarter to September 27, thanks to rising food and alcohol sales. The grocer’s food and alcohol sales rose 7.3% compared with the same period a year earlier, and were up 6.1% on a same-store basis. Fuel and convenience sales climbed 6.5% ...

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    Coles hires UK retail veteran Tony Buffin


    Grocer Coles has hired another UK retail veteran, appointing former Boots group financial controller Tony Buffin as its finance director. Buffin was most recently European managing director of Groupe Aeroplan, an international loyalty management company. Previously, he headed Boots’ international healthcare strategy team. Buffin, who takes up his role ...

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    Coles scores another UK hiring


    Australian grocer Coles has snapped up another UK stalwart with the appointment of former Boots group financial controller Tony Buffin as its finance director.

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    Halfords chief quitting for Oz presents an opportunity


    The resignation of Halfords chief executive Ian McLeod could prove a “perverse” opportunity for the motor accessories retailer, broker Shore Capital has argued.