Coles has just opened a new $43 million-dollar banana ripening facility in Melbourne that uses new ‘tarpless’ ripening technology – a first for Australia.
Over 1.37 million reusable fabric masks orders will be delivered across July and August from five Victorian manufacturers following the state government’s announcement that people living in Melbourne will now be required to wear a face covering from Thursday 23rd July.
Supermarket operators including Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, will be able to continue working together until March 2021 to ensure the continued supply of food and groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic, under the ACCC’s draft determination.
Supermarket giants have reintroduced product buying restrictions following a resurgence in panic buying across stores in Melbourne, ramping up safety measures across Victorian distribution centres. Woolworths doubled its online capacity and Coles repurposed a supermarket in Coburg as a pop-up fulfilment centre.
Ford Australia has announced it will open a new distribution centre that will be one of the largest automotive parts distribution centres in Australia, marking the biggest investment in the motor company’s parts business in 60 years.
Woolworths Group has invested over $5.9 million in local Indigenous businesses to supply over 300,000 litres of hand sanitiser for its Australian retail store teams and customers during COVID-19.
Consumer panic buying in March due to the current pandemic saw a supermarket giant record its highest-ever quarterly sales growth, whilst another says strict purchasing limits hurt its sales. Read more
Woolworths has partnered with a leading Australian food services supplier to support the temporary fulfillment of orders to its B2B customers. Read more
Supplier registrations have surged in response to assist supplying materials and equipment to help in the fight against COVID-19.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it is imperative Queensland establish and maintain a domestic production capacity for PPE now and into the future beyond this crisis. Read more