All Coles articles – Page 2

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

    2013-01-16T10:47:00Z

    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

    2012-10-01T15:23:00Z

    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

    2010-10-28T12:35:00Z

    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

    2010-09-17T00:00:00Z

    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

    2010-05-14T00:00:00Z

    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

    2010-03-26T00:00:00Z

    Coles has become the first major grocery retailer in Australia to introduce an online shopping service to the Northern Territory with the launch of Coles.com.au 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

    2009-10-30T00:00:00Z

    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

    2009-05-29T00:00:00Z

    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

    2009-05-22T10:33:00Z

    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

    2008-02-14T14:12:46Z

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