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Why Aldi's New Store Format Could Be A Big Mistake

While Aldi’s launch of their new “trial” stores may seem to be an attempt to capture middle income shoppers, it may end in disaster.

How Shoppers Get Conned By Supermarket 'Deals'

On first glance, it seems that supermarkets are offering consumers great deals these days. Many do save us money and the majority of consumers manage the task of judging the value of a deal. However, our new research shows confusion among some consumers about how much they’re saving through price promotions.

Woolworths Wants To Sell You Even More House Brand Goods

One of the most frequently expressed concerns about supermarket house brands is that they will squeeze out rival products. If that bothers you, you won’t like this: Woolworths is planning to expand its range of house brands even more — including more products at the pricier end of the market.

Coles Is Testing A Smart Fridge Magnet You Can Dictate Your Shopping List To

So this is strange. Coles is running a trial of a device that lets you essentially dictate your shopping list to a device attached to a fridge magnet, and then automatically transmits that into information a Coles shopping list app or into a Coles Online order.

Top 10 Mistakes We Make At The Supermarket (And How To Fix Them)

Shopping at the supermarket is one of those universal chores most of us could do better at. Here are ten common mistakes at the supermarket — and how to avoid them.

Stop Searching For The Barcode To Get Through Self-Checkout Faster

Self-checkout at the supermarket can be very convenient. If you want to speed up your self-scanning game, here’s a tip: Stop looking for the barcode, just swipe it. If you get good at it, you can walk out with a cart of shopping in less time than it would take a checkout assistant to scan and bag them for you.

Avoid Unnecessary Food Purchases With The Supermarket Drinking Game

You shouldn’t shop when you’re hungry, but if you absolutely have to (or have a problem with impulse buys), a simple drinking game can help. Before you go whipping out your flask, though, this is a water drinking game.

Shop At A Smaller Supermarket To Avoid Overspending

Shopping at a supermarket should save you money since you won’t be eating out as much. But if you tend to overspend at the supermarket, try shopping at a store with less choice.

What Will Happen To Coles And Woolworths In 2015?

Coles and Woolworths spent much of 2014 defending their behaviour in court. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought several actions against one or both of them throughout the year for breaching undertakings, misleading consumers and bullying suppliers.

Kogan Pantry Wants To Be Your New Supermarket

Not content with flogging you cheap TVs and Android phones, online retailer Kogan is pushing into the supermarket space. Its new Kogan Pantry store sells a broad range of food and home supplies, with a capped delivery fee of $9.99 anywhere in Australia.

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