Wine snobs must learn to love Coles, Woolies

ONE of Australia's biggest wine companies says the entire $5 billion industry needs to accept the market power of Woolworths and Coles will only increase.
ONE of Australia's biggest wine companies says the entire $5 billion industry needs to accept the market power of Woolworths and Coles will only increase.
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NATIONAL lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, was 26pc higher week-on-week, at 128,604 head. NATIONAL lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, was 26pc higher week-on-week, at 128,604 head.
JOHN Deere has released an 800 Series mower-conditioner plus three new 400 Series fixed chamber round balers. JOHN Deere has released an 800 Series mower-conditioner plus three new 400 Series fixed chamber round balers.
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation says a recent survey of landholders shows its community wild dog control program is working. AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation says a recent survey of landholders shows its community wild dog control program is working.
THE federal government’s green paper on the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper will be discussed in cabinet today. THE federal government’s green paper on the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper will be discussed in cabinet today.
GRAINCORP chairman Don Taylor is expected to step down from the board after a transition period with incoming chief executive Mark Palmquist.
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AGRICULTURAL levy-payer groups are considering a joint attack on the government’s inquiry into the sector’s levy system.
4:00 AM  8 AGRICULTURAL levy-payer groups are considering a joint attack on the government’s inquiry into the sector’s levy system.
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott says Barnaby Joyce is “absolutely right” in declaring Australia’s practical inability to become Asia’s food bowl.
01 Oct 14  8 PRIME Minister Tony Abbott says Barnaby Joyce is “absolutely right” in declaring Australia’s practical inability to become Asia’s food bowl. | 'Not Asia's food bowl': Joyce  | China trip progresses trade talks 
THOSE who have seen the future of the big grocery chains believe it doesn't look very healthy.
01 Oct 14 THOSE who have seen the future of the big grocery chains believe it doesn't look very healthy. | Coles' IGA purchases no threat:...  | Woolies, Coles slash sliced... 
GOODMAN Fielder CEO Chris Delaney said he wants to stay in the job if the breads and spreads maker is acquired.
01 Oct 14 GOODMAN Fielder CEO Chris Delaney said he wants to stay in the job if the breads and spreads maker is acquired. | Goodman Fielder buyout a good... 
AN ALLIANCE of supply chain groups has released a report recommending regulatory overhauls to improve farmgate returns.
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THE federal government’s green paper on the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper will be discussed in cabinet today.
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LEGENDARY logistics businessman Chris Corrigan has denied being the mystery buyer of a 10pc stake in rural company Tandou.
30 Sep 14 LEGENDARY logistics businessman Chris Corrigan has denied being the mystery buyer of a 10pc stake in rural company Tandou. | Investments lift Tandou's worth 
FONTERRA may establish an investors' fund for its farmers in Australia and New Zealand to boost its milk pool.
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EAST coast grains handler GrainCorp has appointed former Mondelez International executive Rebecca Dee-Bradbury to its board.
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CHINA'S thirst for Australian milk is now part of the A2 success story, with A2 milk on Chinese internet retailing site Jingdong.
30 Sep 14  4 CHINA'S thirst for Australian milk is now part of the A2 success story, with A2 milk on Chinese internet retailing site Jingdong. | Freedom looks for Asian partner  | A2 Brute? Dairy's showdown 
THE key players in the $311 billion food industry have joined forces to call for an end to excessive regulation threatening jobs.
29 Sep 14  4 THE key players in the $311 billion food industry have joined forces to call for an end to excessive regulation threatening jobs. | Consumers face price hike if...  | Woolies, Coles slash sliced... 
BARNABY Joyce is planning to use his review of competition in the farm sector to challenge the Harper review.
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WA growers are set to benefit from a landmark agreement between the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) and China's Academy of State Administration of Grain (ASAG). 
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two agencies in China last week as part of a trade mission to the country.
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WHEN India scuppered a WTO agreement that would have been the first in the WTO's history, its government defended the decision.
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QUEENSLAND Palmer United Party Senator Glenn Lazarus has asked the federal government whether ginger growers will be compensated for losses incurred by the importation of fresh ginger from Fiji.
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TRANSFORMING agricultural waste into niche green products for export markets has the potential to generate a $21.5 billion industry.
26 Sep 14 TRANSFORMING agricultural waste into niche green products for export markets has the potential to generate a $21.5 billion industry.
SHOULD women in agriculture form a political party in an effort to get their voices heard on a national level?
25 Sep 14  1 SHOULD women in agriculture form a political party in an effort to get their voices heard on a national level?
THE ACCC today announced it would not oppose the joint acquisition of packaged edible oils company Goodman Fielder by Wilmar and First Pacific.
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AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers can expect to earn less in coming months, with the world's biggest milk exporter forecasting softer farmgate prices.
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GLOBAL animal health and nutrition company Alltech has bought SA premix manufacturer and feed ingredient supplier Lienert Australia.
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ONE of the biggest egg producers has misled consumers, trying to pass off product as free range when their hens were housed in crowded barns.
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GRAINGROWERS LTD this year plans to roll out a mobile version of its flagship web-based ProductionWise online crop management system.
25 Sep 14 GRAINGROWERS LTD this year plans to roll out a mobile version of its flagship web-based ProductionWise online crop management system.
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Barker- how about you go overseas to where these "barbaric" practices actually happen and let
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Levies are an essential part of a civilised development, breeding, marketing organisation. Why
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Yeah, basically we pay them to make submissions, on their behalf. But we then have to find extra
AS CIDER sales soar, a Tasmanian apple tipple is to feature at an international salon event in Turin, Italy.
4:00 AM AS CIDER sales soar, a Tasmanian apple tipple is to feature at an international salon event in Turin, Italy.
SHOULD women in agriculture form a political party in an effort to get their voices heard on a national level?25 Sep 14  1 SHOULD women in agriculture form a political party in an effort to get their voices heard on a national level?