The latest trend within consumer culture is the transparency of knowing what’s in our food. Now, supermarkets are starting to realise the demand for healthier choices. We went along to Countdown's health and nutrition seminar to hear about their latest plans.
At the start of this week Woolworths Group announced its earnings results for HY17, boasting a 1.6 percent sales increase for a total of NZ$3.2 billion.
Woolworths Food Group has announced that Dave Chambers will return to New Zealand to resume his former role as managing director of Progressive Enterprises. He departed the position to become director of Woolworths supermarkets in Australia less than a year ago.
Australian electronics retailer Dick Smith has posted an annual net profit that’s down by 71 percent in New Zealand and solid in Australia, while Woolworths owner Progressive Enterprises has seen the opposite effect. Its New Zealand brands Countdown and Fresh Choice are performing well while Woolworths struggles at home.
The most valuable global brands have no physical stores. WPP’s global marketing and brand consultancy Millward Brown carries out its ‘BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands’ study every year, looking at consumer perceptions and financial performance.