Coles news

19 December 2019
Leading Australian retailer Coles Group has selected Infor Nexus for its global trade platform.  This forms part of a wider IT transformation project by Coles, which has also involved the adoption of SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba for finance and procurement systems improvement. Real-time international stock visibility Infor Nexus will provide the following benefits to Coles: Real time vis...
11 November 2019
Coles has launched a new online subscription service, offering unlimited home deliveries. New service has two subscription options Coles' new service, called ‘Delivery Plus’, will allow shoppers who spend over AU$100 per order to get free delivery of their online grocery shopping. The new service offers two subscriptions; Any Day Saver and Mid Week Saver: Any Day Saver costs AU$19 a m...
30 September 2019
Delivery service now available for fresh and frozen foods. Providing added convenience for shoppers Back in March 2019, Coles partnered with eBay to offer over 4,000 products via the eBay website. However, at that time, shoppers still needed to wait two to four days for their orders and it did not include fresh food. The new offer now includes an extended range, including fruit and vegetabl...
09 July 2019
Coles has announced it will work with Microsoft to help future-proof its business, with automation, data, AI – and specifically machine learning, a move to the cloud and personalisation all part of the mix. The announcement adds to the growing list of retail-tech partnerships that have emerged in recent times and demonstrates the importance of a robust technology strategy to commercial success...
10 October 2018
Coles has announced that it plans to open two new automated distribution centres over the next five years. Bringing global best practice to Australia Coles has partnered with Witron Logistics, a specialist in automated warehousing, to open the two ambient facilities. The new centres will be a big step forward for Coles in terms of modernising its supply chain, which delivers over 1bn carton...
12 September 2017
Suzannah reflects on recent last mile delivery updates from Australian retailer, Coles.   Just last month, Coles was piloting last mile delivery in conjunction with Uber. It’s now unveiled its latest partnership, with Deliveroo, to offer 30 minute deliveries to customers within a 3km radius of its store in Richmond, Melbourne. If it’s a success, the retailer could roll this out to the retai...
05 September 2017
Coles has piloted a small-scale grocery home delivery service with Uber in Australia. Becoming more agile Coles has partnered with Uber’s UberRUSH brand, currently operational in several US cities. It will support customers who have missed items from their original online orders to be delivered same day, offering customers greater flexibility. This allows the retailer to be more agile and c...
22 August 2017
Coles has reported sales growth of 0.3%, following a challenging year with supply chain disruptions. Supply chain disruption Coles' overall performance was impacted by ongoing price cuts that resulted in price deflation for the year of 0.8%, coupled with cost inflation and supply chain disruption caused by Cyclone Debbie. Its core business continued to see modest growth, aided by new store op...
27 June 2016
Coles has launched its first dark store in Melbourne, as it explores new ways to fulfil the growing demand for online orders. Coles' online business has grown 25% this year The first dark store is located in Richmond, an inner suburb just to the east of Melbourne's CBD. The operation will initially serve customers located within 5km of the facility. This is the first dark store that the ...
24 February 2016
Coles has reported a solid set of H1 results for the period ending 31 December 2015, with revenue increasing 3.1% to AU$20,087m and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) up 5.6% to AU$945m. Initiatives in the supply chain to drive efficiency are starting to pay off with lead times reducing in grocery and a stockless operating model coming into effect. These improvements in efficiency hav...