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March 20

Kaufland a Weird Aldi Style Discount Store Is Coming to Australia

Posted by on March 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM

None of you may have heard of Kaufland before, but we wouldn’t blame you either because it’s big in places like Bulgaria and other eastern European countries. The big supermarket chain has announced that it is coming to Australia, its first English speaking country to date.

Kaufland a Weird Aldi Style Discount Store Is Coming to Australia

Kaufland stores are different to those of Aldi because they are usually 20,000 square meters in size, that’s 15 times larger than Aldi and five times larger than a big Coles or Woolworths. The large discount store is known for cheap money saving deals and discounts, holding roughly 40,000 items compared to Aldi’s 1,300 different products.

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March 8

Costco Forces Groceries to Grow in Size at Coles and Woolworths

Posted by on March 8, 2017 at 8:52 AM

If you’ve noticed that things seem to be ‘super-sizing’ at Coles and Woolworths then you are not alone. This is a tactic the supermarkets are using to fend off competition from the large discount supermarket chain Costco.

Costco Forces Groceries to Grow in Size at Coles and Woolworths

Costco is a membership-based retailer that opened its doors in Australia in 2009. If Coles and Woolworths didn’t think Aldi was doing enough damage by itself, the addition of Costco is really hurting their performance. Therefore the growing  maximum packaging sizes of our groceries is a direct result that offer customers greater value for money.

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July 18

How Much Is Your Private Data worth to Coles and Woolworths Through Their Loyalty Programs

Posted by on July 18, 2016 at 8:21 AM

Coles and Woolworths are notorious for collecting data on their customer’s shopping habits, but you would have thought that this data would have at least stayed within Australia. Wrong. Some of that data is being sent as far as South Africa and the Philippines. The main culprits for collecting data is Coles’ Flybuys and Woolworth’s Rewards programs which recently have been cautioned for sending shopper’s information abroad, discovered by Australia’s privacy watchdog.

How Much Is Your Private Data worth to Coles and Woolworths Through Their Loyalty Programs

You’ll be happy to hear though that the privacy check ups didn’t reveal mishandling of customer data, but we all know the saying “nothing in life is free”. If this comes as a shock, perhaps you didn’t read the privacy policies because both Coles’ and Woolies’ programs make their data sharing practices clear in accordance with the Privacy Act. What I wanted to find out though, was how exactly are these companies using our data?

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May 12

Woolworths Promises Bigger Discounts in Massive Pricing Overhaul

Posted by on May 12, 2016 at 8:29 AM

Woolworths has bee struggling recently due to heightened competition from Coles and ALDI causing their sales to continue to decrease. In an attempt to prevent the haemorrhaging of sales, the supermarket is planning on doing a complete overhaul of its pricing to bring its products in line with competitors.

Woolworths Promises Bigger Discounts in Massive Pricing Overhaul

Brad Banducci, the chief executive of Woolies made an announcement that the group will be restructuring after a drop in sales of 0.3% in the third quarter, during which time both ALDI and Coles experienced growth. This has resulted in Woolies pumping $150 million into reducing prices, which only means that customers may be able to save more money shopping with them in the coming months.

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April 20

Save Money with Woolworth’s New Product Price Drop

Posted by on April 20, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Woolworths have been coming under fire from all angles recently with Aldi taking the market by storm and Coles playing the price game very aggressively too. Despite Woolies revamping its rewards program recently to now include Qantas points, many customers are still disgruntled by the fact that discounts are only provided on selected products.

Save Money with Woolworths New Product Price Drop

However, as of today they have changed tact by slashing the prices of everyday products which it considers to be Australian grocery staples. The chain will focus on one category per week for the coming month. If you haven’t shopped at Woolworths in a while, then it could be a money saving exercise to do so whilst these discounts are active.

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March 30

Large Retailers Threaten to Raise Prices Spiting Customers and Government

Posted by on March 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Malcolm Turnbull could be the culprit for forcing large retail chains such as Coles, Woolworths and other big firms to raise their prices at the detriment of consumers across the country. The reason for these price increases is as a result of Federal Government changes to competition laws designed to protect smaller businesses.

Large Retailers Threaten to Raise Prices Spiting Customers and Government

 

The Federal Government is increasing its efforts to minimise the market power of the bigger players. The Cabinet signed off on the ‘effects test’ this week and on Wednesday 16th March the coalition party room was briefed on the new legislation. The funny thing is that previously Mr Turnbull argued against this motion saying, ‘yet again my government taking long overdue reforms out of the too-hard basket.’ So how will this change affect Australian shoppers?

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March 17

Advice on How to Avoid Overspending on Groceries While Eating Healthier at the Same Time

Posted by on March 17, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Throughout my time here at Buckscoop, I have written a number of posts on the topic of grocery shopping. I myself like to cook, so it could be partially linked to that, but also I believe that food brings a family together, so why not do that without breaking the bank. Shopping is something we all have to do and supermarkets know this. There’s plenty of advice available online to take advantage of which can speed up and increase the value of our weekly / monthly shops, while allowing us to make significant savings at the same time.

 

Advice on How to Avoid Overspending on Groceries While Eating Healthier at the Same Time

Awareness is the key in applying yourself to reduce your costs in an effort to increase the healthy produce you eat. Without certain knowledge and awareness, this could be very tricky. Extreme coupon utilisation might be a hassle for some, but whether you’re somebody who’s less inclined to use coupon discounts or someone who doesn’t mind, the following tips will definitely improve your buying strategy whilst cutting your grocery bills at the same time.

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March 14

Woolworths and Coles Groceries Could Be Getting Cheaper

Posted by on March 14, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Woolies have been in the news again in recent weeks due to its profits being announced to shareholders. Shareholders have a right to be disappointed with the group because they have taken a hit. As a result the chain has dedicated itself to improving its offerings to customers.

Woolworths and Coles Groceries Could Be Getting Cheaper

This commitment was backed by the brands decision to pump $500 million into slashing prices on its products and improving its stores to try and increase sales and profits. As a result, this huge investment by Woolies will very likely trigger a competing investment from competitor Coles. What we need to be asking ourselves then is how likely are we to benefit from all this?

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February 9

Perpetuating Pricey Petrol and the Result of Local Competition

Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 7:55 AM

In recent months the price of Crude Oil has plummeted far below the lowest levels in the past five years. Brent Crude Oil at the time of writing this post sits at US$57.55 per barrel with WTI Crude Oil at a lower US$50.48. January 2010 saw the last drop in prices to a value of circa $70 per barrel.

Perpetuating Pricey Petrol and the Result of Local Competition

Here we are with the lowest prices for oil since 1974-75, so why are we the customers still waiting for an equivalent price to drop at our local pumps? The reason is quite simple actually, it’s all based on the competition. The competition all play to the following rules of economics, known as Rockets and Feathers.

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January 22

Prolong Fruit and Veg Life to Prevent Losing Money to Spoilage

Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 7:52 AM

Supermarkets are known for always having fresh looking vegetables on their shelves to help them sell. But, you may know that there are certain things even supermarkets do to prevent spoilage within their stores. A trade fact is to never store Banana’s near other fruits because of the chemicals they release that make other fruits turn.

Prolong Fruit and Veg Life to Prevent Losing Money to Spoilage

To be fair to supermarkets, it’s not always about how good their fruits look though, as can be see with the recent ‘Odd Bunch Campaign’ at Woolies (who are offering disfigured/oddly shaped fruit and veg at a discount). However, whether you’ve bought pristine looking or somewhat oddly shaped items, there are plenty of things you can do to continue preserving them once they get home. Spoilage equals money wasted, equals bad value for money, equals time wasted trying to find good deals in the store. So let me tell you about various ways that you can add value to your purchase after you get home.

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January 17

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Is Aussie Wine Cheaper Than Water?!

Posted by on January 17, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Is Aussie Wine Cheaper Than Water?! The latest stats show that around one in five regular wine drinkers in Australia have bought wine online recently, making online sales more popular than direct purchases from the cellar door. And the reason? Price.

“The growing use of the online world for wine in Australia was primarily based on a consumer need for pricing transparency” said Natasha Rastegar, country manager for Wine Intelligence Australia.

Nevertheless, if you’re on the lookout for good value wines, a thorough search online will almost undoubtedly help you save significant amounts. And who wants to spend more money than necessary, when in this day and age you can find the lowest price in a matter of minutes where that price, on occasion, will be even lower than that of water.

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January 5

Big Brands Spend Big Money to Charge You Big Prices

Posted by on January 5, 2015 at 8:02 AM

The marketers and advertisers objective is largely to lull consumers into a false sense of security, where we believe everything they say. Their ideal world is not so ideal for us consumers though, who often get burdened with over-inflated costs. If you’re a savvy shopper and save you may very well be aware of these ploys.

 Big Brands Spend Big Money to Charge You Big Prices

I would like to bring to your attention some important household products that you can still buy, without the expensive price tags. Even if you consider yourself to be the savviest shopper around, there are always ways to improve and these products may just help you do that.

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December 20

Tips for Planning for a Decadent Christmas Lunch With Minimal Expenses and Hassle

Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Christmas in certain aspects is tacky with glitter and tinsel everywhere, but that’s why we love it. Bringing everyone together to enjoy each other’s company over a celebratory meal is the most nostalgic part of any Christmas celebration. But there is no need to make it more complicated and expensive than this time of year already is.

Tips for Planning for a Decadent Christmas Lunch With Minimal Expenses and Hassle

A disastrous lunch usually results in more tears from the host than a child with a broken toy on Christmas day. In our experience, spending half an hour planning your meal properly ahead of time, will produce more cost savings compared to spending those same thirty minutes searching around for the cheapest items in-store instead. So we recommend keeping it simple and using a combination of the following tips to lower the costs and make the whole process more manageable with these Christmas lunch ideas.

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December 14

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly – Woolworths ‘Odd Bunch Campaign’ Could save You Close to 30% on Fruit

Posted by on December 14, 2014 at 9:37 AM

If you’ve ever ended up buying a funny shaped carrot or a deformed looking pear then you can expect to see their cousins very soon. A new campaign by Woolies has been launched to reduce produce thrown away by supermarkets every year, which they’re calling the “Odd Bunch Campaign.” Woolies last week launched this new policy across its stores so you can start buying ugly fruit and veg out of choice, while at the same time paying less.

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly   Woolworths Odd Bunch Campaign Could save You Close to 30% on Fruit

 

In accordance with the United Nations, roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is either lost or wasted each year. This amounts to an astonishing 1.3 billion tonnes. So yes, this is why you don’t come across those ugly foodstuffs very often, because supermarkets don’t offer the ‘uglies’. But now they are back with a bang, and Zerella Fresh who supply Woolworths with onions, carrots, and pumpkins say this campaign will save the lives of more than 50 tonnes of ugly carrots each week.

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December 3

The ‘Aldi Beast’ Continues to Shake up the Supermarket Landscape in Australia as We Know It

Posted by on December 3, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Germany’s efficiencies in business seem to generating outstanding results once again, this time on the supermarket front. According to a recent News.com.au article, the German discount chain Aldi has now reached critical mass in Australia. Its senior executives have also been quoted as commenting “Once the discounter reaches critical mass, there is no stopping it.”

The Aldi Beast Continues to Shake up the Supermarket Landscape in Australia as We Know It

Who should be worried? The consumer may experience price changes as the duopoly forces of Coles and Woolies battle against Aldi. Keep reading to find out where the customer will be safe as the battle heats up between these three mighty forces.

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