Retail news from Produce Plus

Important developments in the food retail arena in Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on fresh produce procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, and new product development.

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Australian researchers reveal per serve pricing boost for fresh produce


Adding per serve pricing increases loose vegetable purchases by 6.2 per cent according to new research  

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Independent Review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct releases interim report


Supermarkets could face fines of up to A$10m for undercutting suppliers under new recommendations made in a review of the Australian Food and Grocery Code  

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Woolworths cuts produce prices in autumn promotion


Prices Dropped programme delivers temporary discounts on hundreds of products including fresh fruit and vegetables 

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Woolworths CEO steps down after 13 years


Amanda Bardwell will take over the role in September  

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Coles opens applications for next round of Nurture Fund


Businesses can secure support for projects that drive innovation and provide sustainability benefits


New digital trading platform Freshey launches in Australia


Digital marketplace connects produce sellers with buyers directly 

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New data reveals South Australian growers are losing out on farmgate prices


Increased costs contribute to 20 per cent loss in farmgate prices for South Australian growers in 2023

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ACCC to investigate pricing and competition in Australian supermarket sector


Choice to receive A$1.1m to provide price transparency and comparison reports 

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Rockit Global launches Chinese New Year marketing campaign


Campaign to feature locally designed giftboxes, POS displays and sampling sessions  


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Perfection Fresh partners with Sesame Street and ’A better choice!’ for back to school promotion


New branding features Sesame Street characters and encourages shoppers to add fresh produce to school lunches

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Tasmanian blueberries get local promotional push


Fruit Growers Tasmania partners with retailers in Tasmania to highlight the blueberry season to consumers

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Australian government announces Food and Grocery Code of Conduct review


Craig Emerson appointed to lead scheduled review with industry bodies calling for changes to protect growers 


Southern Fruits to double cherry sales in second season


Pre-season interest paired with good weather and maturing trees bode well for New Zealand cherry producer

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Ausveg SA to investigate state of fresh produce industry


A State of the Industry report will provide insight into the South Australian fresh produce industry, its challenges and opportunities, and supermarket margins