Posts Tagged ‘retail’

The Coles Supermarket with no customers

Next door to East Richmond station is car park full of Coles delivery trucks. The nearest Coles supermarket is a few blocks away at the former Dimmeys store – so why are the trucks there? I found four in this row. A few more here. And over there. Outnumbering the cars! But on the other […]

Which discount department store are you again?

Kids playing with toys, low prices highlighted in a red bubble, and a bouncy pop soundtrack to back it all up. Can you tell which discount department store these TV commercials are for? Can’t tell the difference? The first advert is for Kmart. The second is Target. Go it? Can’t tell the difference Turns out […]

When supermarket chains poach their own market share

Australia’s supermarket sector is a cosy duopoly between Coles and Woolworths, but sometimes you’ll find two stores owned by the same company located right next door to each other. So why does it happen?

Two Coles supermarkets next door to each other in Coburg, Victoria