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post Posted: Dec 7 2018, 02:06 PM
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The next stock to release franking credits
Leading off-market candidates are:
Woolworths (WOW)

Woolworths sold 540 fuel convenience sites last month to EG Group for A$1.725bn. This transaciton is subject to regulatory approval but should complete in early 2019. Back at their 2015 strategy day Woolworths disclosed that their maximum target net debt/EBITDA ratio is 2.7x (including leases). Based on this maximum gearing level and our FY19 estimates we believe the company will have ~A$1.5bn headroom and we expect roughly this amount to be returned via an off-market buy-back releasing over A$600m in franking credits.


The other candidate mentioned is RIO
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early birds
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saw the drops in both stock price today.
too me there will be " ,ore to come" sorta reaction from market imho.

anyway , it's good for consumers!! ohmy.gif




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Shares in Coles have been trading for only a week, and bears are already piling in. Its biggest rival, on the other hand, is doing just fine.

Short selling interest in Coles climbed to more than 12 per cent of its equity float as of November 23, five times more than Woolworths, according to the latest ASIC data published on Thursday. Short selling is essentially betting against a share price by borrowing stock and selling it on the open market with the aim of buying it back at a lower price for a profit.-

The two supermarket giants account for about 70 per cent of the Australian grocery market, Wesfarmers has said.

Coles' return to the stock exchange is reviving a direct supermarket pair trade that hadn't existed since 2007, when Wesfarmers bought the company.

"It's essentially Coles against Woolies now," said Jun Bei Liu, a fund manager at Tribeca Investment Partners...
- wot! No Amazon!?!?

https://amp.smh.com.au/business/companies/b...130-p50jau.html



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Shows the difference that inspired, enabled and capable boards/management/staff can make compared to an old boys club.
I have no sympathy for Coles or Woolies: They've had years to adapt to online: Their attempt sucks. They've had years to adapt to Aldi. Their attempt...well, did they even attempt to compete?
They've treated their customers and supply chain like scum, never evolved and wonder how these multinationals can waltz in here and roll them over and screw them.
Amazon look 10 years ahead, state what they want, then go make it happen. Investing bucket loads of $$$$$$$$. Do coles and woolies invest $$$$$, nah, they throw a bit of cashflow around, but don't build and invest. That's the real difference.

One day Amazon will be old, slow and inept. But they'll take off with billions before that happens.




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early birds
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thought Amazon gonna hurt woolies and coles once they come in aussie market. but didn't think they can be this fast.

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Amazon has launched on Australia's $100 billion food and grocery market, prompting complaints from Woolworths that multinational suppliers are favouring the e-commerce giant with cheaper prices on brands such as Colgate, Huggies, Omo and Finish.

After stepping up pressure on Woolworths and Coles by adding food and beverages to its non-food pantry range last month, Amazon Australia is now undercutting the dominant supermarket chains by as much as 50 per cent on household staples and quickly capturing a foothold in the market.

Woolworths sources said Amazon.com.au was selling food and groceries at lower prices than Australia's largest supermarket chain on a number of products and in some cases at prices below Woolworths' purchase price.

"The question is are they selling below cost, which would be inappropriate. Do they have global [pricing] deals or are Australian suppliers giving them better deals than the major supermarket chains – it's not clear," a Woolworths source told The Australian Financial Review.


Woolworths, which accounts for about 38 per cent of the food and grocery market, plans to seek a "please explain" from suppliers early in the new year.

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Suppliers found to be giving Amazon better terms risk having their brands removed from shelves and replaced with rival brands and private label brands if sales of their products underperform in Woolworths stores.

Under the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct retailers can no longer arbitrarily delist products from shelves. However, if sales fail to meet targets retailers can remove products from shelves for genuine commercial reasons or as part of a range review after giving suppliers written notice of the purpose of the review and the criteria governing their decisions.

The risk for suppliers is that if they are delisted or scaled back by Woolworths and Coles, which together account for 69 per cent of the market, they become more reliant on Amazon. Amazon has less than 1 per cent of the online food and grocery market, which grew 39.7 per cent over the last 12 months, according to Nielsen.

Suppliers risk 'cutting own throats'
At Woolworths' annual meeting in 2017, chairman Gordon Cairns warned food and grocery suppliers could "cut their own throats" by selling on Amazon and losing control over prices and losing business with the major chains.

Woolworths sources said Amazon.com.au was selling food and groceries at lower prices than Australia's largest ...
Woolworths sources said Amazon.com.au was selling food and groceries at lower prices than Australia's largest supermarket chain on a number of products.
"I'm not telling them what they should do, but before they step into the breach they should perhaps consider the long-term ramifications," said Mr Cairns, the former chief executive of dairy and drinks business Lion and a former senior executive with Pepsico and Frito-Lay.

Mindshare chief strategy office Joe Lunn said Amazon Australia's share of the food and grocery market was small but growing fast.

"Back in March nobody was buying food and groceries from Amazon whereas ... now 4 per cent of Amazon buyers are buying food and grocery from Amazon," Mr Lunn told the Financial Review, citing a Mindshare survey conducted last month.

"The reality is FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) is still such a small portion of their sales ... but it's opening the door."

Woolworths chairman Gordon Cairns warned food and grocery suppliers could "cut their own throats" by selling on Amazon.
Woolworths chairman Gordon Cairns warned food and grocery suppliers could "cut their own throats" by selling on Amazon. Louie Douvis
Amazon.com.au now has more than 2500 food and grocery products on its site, ranging from packaged foods such as Carmans muesli, Kellogg's corn flakes, Milo milk powder and Mount Franklin mineral water to Finish dishwasher tablets, Omo clothes powder, Huggies nappies and wipes, Colgate toothpaste and Cuddly fabric softener.

Colgate Total toothpaste, for example, costs $3.50 on Amazon.com.au but $7 at Woolworths and Coles, Huggies nappy wipes cost between $2.99 and $3.99 on Amazon compared with $6 at Woolworths and Coles, Omo powder costs $22 compared with $30 at Woolworths and Coles and a 94-pack of Finish dishwasher tablets costs $16.99 versus $35 at Woolworths and Coles.

Some food and beverage prices are also cheaper on amazon.com including Kellogg's rice bubbles ($3.75 v $6) and Mount Franklin bottled water (20 by 500ml, $5.50 v $6.50 at Woolworths and $9.20 at Coles). After factoring in free delivery through Prime, which is available for most of Amazon's food and grocery items, the price gap is even higher.

However, prices on many other products on Amazon Pantry, such as Nestle's Nescafe Blend 43 ($9.39), Nutella ($3.70), Masterfood chilli powder ($2.90), Arnott's Tim Tams ($2.50) and Dolmio tomato sauce ($2.00) are identical to Woolworths' and Coles'.

Amazon.com.au now has more than 2500 food and grocery products on its site.
Amazon.com.au now has more than 2500 food and grocery products on its site. Mike Kane
Parallel imports
Market sources said Amazon was possibly sourcing some international brands through the grey market or parallel imports – a channel Coles and Woolworths have also used to source cheaper stock – pointing to subtle differences in pack sizes and packaging.

If this is the case, it also poses a risk to suppliers if Australian consumers baulk at different flavour profiles and blame the supplier, as they did when discounter Aldi imported Nescafe from Indonesia and Brazil in 2006.

In some instances Amazon's prices are cheaper than the major chains' on leading Australian-made products – such as Carman's fruit and nut muesli ($3.90 on Amazon.com.au, $5.70 at Woolworths and $5.70 at Coles but on special this week at $3.90) – which would not be available through grey channels.

Coles is also understood to be concerned about Amazon's pricing but declined to comment on Thursday.

Former Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder warned two years ago that Amazon, which trades 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can take advantage of its global pricing power, would "eat all our breakfasts, lunches and dinners" unless local retailers lifted their game.

Market sources said Amazon may be adopting an every-day low pricing strategy, which Coles and Woolworths are also starting to favour over high-low promotions. However, this would not explain the 50 per cent price differential on brands such as Colgate and Finish.

Amazon Australia, which appears to be more concerned about growing sales and customers and passing savings onto shoppers than making a profit, declined to comment on its supply arrangements or whether it was selling food and grocery products at a loss.

"We obsess over the things we believe customers will always care about – low prices, vast selection and fast delivery – and work hard to provide all three, all the time," a spokeswoman said.
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keep close eye on it!!


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Brad Banducci, the Woolworths chief executive, wants to turbo-charge his group's key trading period by launching a Christmas collectable promotion that he hopes will send the parents of impressionable little kids scurrying into his stores more frequently over the coming month.

The promotion will inevitably be seen as Woolworths' answer to the ridiculously successful Little Shop promotion run by Coles, where children could pester their parents into spending up to get their hands on miniature versions of products including Tim Tams, White King and orange juice. The promotion was so strong that Coles' like-for-like sales in the September quarter soared 5.1 per cent, the group's best result in almost three years....

.... imitation being the sincerest form of flattery

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Woolworths, by comparison, delivered its slowest like-for-like sales growth in two years, at 1.8 per cent.

It might seem slightly laughable that the fate of our biggest grocery chains can rest so heavily on the whims of our youngest consumers, but it's clear that collectables are becoming a key differentiator in a commoditised sector.




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the share price of Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) is outperforming the market today on speculation that it could be looking to spin-off assets into a new listed company.

Shares in our largest supermarket jumped 1% in late morning trade to $28.57 as the S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) index struggled to keep its head above breakeven after the Australian Financial Review reported that several investment bankers are hoping to present the divestment idea to Woolies later this year.

Management has denied that it’s considering the move that will see its gaming, hotel and liquor businesses rolled into a new entity, but that won’t quell the rumours given that shedding assets is in vogue in this market.

It’s archrival Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) is working on plans to divest its Coles supermarket division, while a host of other companies from Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB) to Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) have also announced similar plans to sell or list non-core businesses.

Divestments are generally well received by shareholders as these transactions have historically unlocked value and I believe this is one of the reasons why shares in Wesfarmers have outperformed Woolworths by 20% in the past six months.

But Woolworths has the opportunity to excite investors if the deal stacks up. The report suggested that the group could combine its 75% ownership in pubs business ALH with its $8 billion Endeavour Drinks business that owns Dan Murphy’s and BWS, to form a new ASX entity with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of up to $1 billion a year.

Such a move will allow management to focus its resources on growing its core supermarkets business at a time of increasing competition.

Endeavour Drinks was a growth engine for Woolworths, but the retail liquor market has reached saturation with the business now controlling around half the market and earnings growth slowing to CPI-like levels.

It’s too early to say if the ALH/Endeavour spin-off will happen, let alone if it will take the shape of an initial public offer (IPO) or an in-specie offer where existing shareholders will be entitled to a proportionate number of shares in the new company based on their existing Woolworths’ holdings.

Management is probably too busy to think about this at the moment when it is still in the process of flogging off its petrol station business after the competition watchdog blocked BP from buying the assets.

Nonetheless, investors should keep an eye on the stock even though I prefer the outlook of Wesfarmers over Woolworths at the moment after the former delivered an impressive profit result last month..
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WOOLWORTHS will charge a $3.50 “crate to bench” home delivery fee if customers don’t want to fork out to buy reusable plastic bags with their online orders from next week.

The nation’s biggest supermarket, which is bringing forward the nationwide ban on single-use plastic bags a week ahead of the July 1 deadline, said customers could otherwise opt for a flat $1 fee to have their order packed using heavy-duty bags made from 80 per cent recyclable material.

“We’re working to create a greener future for Australia with our customers as we phase out single-use plastic bags both in-store and online from June 20,” a Woolworths spokesman said.
sounds messy .... hope the average (urban green time poor) customer doesn't notice

More at https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/re...0a3f8841b8ae522



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Self-service checkouts shake-up set to stop common practice

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It's been more than a decade since self-serve checkouts arrived in Australia, and soon there will be another shake-up that's lightning-fast and cheat-proof. No longer will customers need to search menus and tap in the right fruit or vegetable - the new technology does it automatically and records the correct price.

Smart checkouts" can also tell the difference between products, so customers can't cheat, saving supermarkets up to billions of dollars a year in theft. The technology is so smart, it can tell the difference between a Royal Gala and Golden Delicious apple, to speed up shopping, while cracking down on theft.

With this self-checkout technology shoppers will no longer need to search through menus trying to identify fresh items for scanning. A camera stores product information to identify items at the scanner, without the reliance on barcodes, and preventing customers from under-scanning.

The automated product recognition technology was developed by Aussie start-up company Tiliter Technology. ...The technology is being tested in several grocers and the aim is that retailers, like supermarkets and hardware stores, start implementing it towards the end of this year




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well, I'm old enough to remember when people (customers) took their trolleys back to the store. Voluntarily



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