Australia

Pet food brands sold in supermarkets may cause severe illness to adult cats, study find

Pet food brands sold in supermarkets may cause severe illness to adult cats, study find

Study finds some supermarkets and pet shop cat food brands may cause lamene, obesity or anaemia. Out of 20 products tested eight products did not meet Australian nutritional standards because they had too much, or too little, protein and fat. The authors of the study will not release the names of the brands. Anne Jackson, […]

New Zealand sheep maker to supply lamb directly to Spanish supermarket

New Zealand sheep maker to supply lamb directly to Spanish supermarket

Alliance Group, New Zealand’s biggest sheepmeat processor and exporter has signed a deal with spanish supermarket chain Mercadonna to directly supply lamb. As per the deal, the farmer cooperative will supply lamb to  Mercadonna which has 1400 stores across Spain and a 26.5 percent share of the food retail market. In 2015, Alliance exported 3000 tonnes of meat to […]

Wholesale trade sales falls for the last quarter in NewZealand

Wholesale trade sales falls for the last quarter in NewZealand

New Zealand wholesale trade industry saw a dip in the last quarter sales for 2015. The fall in sales of  basic material  products including minerals, metals and  agriculture aided snap two quarters of gains. Seasonally adjusted sales fell 0.2% in the three months ended December 31, turning around a 3% increase in the September quarter, according to Statistics New […]

Freville Foodland named the World’s best supermarket

Freville Foodland named the World’s best supermarket

Chapleys-owned Frewville Foodland supermarket in Adelaide won the International Retailer of the Year excellence award at the IGA Conference in the US. The Chapleys-owned Frewville Foodland was awarded the best international retailer title by the Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA), which was founded in 1962, and operates in more than 30 countries. Family firm Commercial Retail […]

Australian Women Prefer More Wine, Less Beer

Australian Women Prefer More Wine, Less Beer

It appears that Australia’s love affair with beer is over. Over the years there were many different studies that has shown the shift in paradigm for Australians from beer to wine. According to recently released research papers from Roy Morgan Research, 45.1% Australians drank wine compared to 37.6% who drank beer every month last year. […]

Aldi stops selling Liquor online

Aldi stops selling Liquor online

German discounter retailer Aldi announced its plans to close its online liquor store in Australia. The company however said it will continue selling Liquor  through its stores. Three years after the launch, the website Aldiliquor.com.au would stop functioning on March 24the company said in a statement. “With our current expansion into South Australia and Western […]

Dick Smith to shut down all stores, 3000 staff to go

Dick Smith to shut down all stores, 3000 staff to go

Entrepreneur Dick Smith has charged the private equity group that recorded the Dick Smith gadgets stores in a $520 million public float of destroying  the business and putting near 3000 staff out of work after beneficiaries, Ferrier Hodgson, reported it was closing down the beset chain. The founder of the original Dick Smith business said […]

Good Food’s sausages test: Aldi wins four, Coles named the best

Good Food’s sausages test: Aldi wins four, Coles named the best

German discounter chain Aldi wins four out of 10 top positions in Good Food’s search for Australia’s best supermarket sausages. The cheapest choice in the best ten list also belongs to Aldi, for $3.69. Good Food tested as many as 36 assortments of sausages from different makers selling through four major supermarkets in Australia, including Woolsworth, Coles, IGA […]

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