Woolies plan to take on rivals

WOOLIES plans to match or beat the prices of major rival Coles and match the range of entry-level products sold by discounter Aldi.
WOOLIES plans to match or beat the prices of major rival Coles and match the range of entry-level products sold by discounter Aldi.
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MONSANTO has approached Syngenta about a takeover that would create a giant in the market for seeds and crop chemicals with more than $US30 billion in revenue. MONSANTO has approached Syngenta about a takeover that would create a giant in the market for seeds and crop chemicals with more than $US30 billion in revenue.
THE Darling Downs is the most obese part of Australia overall, and the NSW Riverina has the highest proportion of obese residents. THE Darling Downs is the most obese part of Australia overall, and the NSW Riverina has the highest proportion of obese residents.
FORMER Independent MP Tony Windsor has left few of his old political adversaries standing in his recently released autobiography. FORMER Independent MP Tony Windsor has left few of his old political adversaries standing in his recently released autobiography.
CBH says it was “backed into a corner” by Brookfield Rail after the two parties signed off an interim access agreement on Friday night. CBH says it was “backed into a corner” by Brookfield Rail after the two parties signed off an interim access agreement on Friday night.
THE forecast for every day this week is almost identical: windy with showers in southeast, sunny elsewhere and warm in the north.
11:50 AM THE forecast for every day this week is almost identical: windy with showers in southeast, sunny elsewhere and warm in the north. | Dust storm shrouds NSW, Victoria  | ENSO sending firmer El Niño signals 
IRON ore has been Australia’s largest export, but as minerals prices plunge, Australia’s economy is under pressure to pivot toward the next big boom.
9:54 AM IRON ore has been Australia’s largest export, but as minerals prices plunge, Australia’s economy is under pressure to pivot toward the next big boom. | Westpac seeks dining boom start-ups  | Changing mindsets is farmers'... 
OPINION: THE recent Australian Crime Commission report confirmed organised crime gangs are targeting rural and regional Australia.
9:31 AM OPINION: THE recent Australian Crime Commission report confirmed organised crime gangs are targeting rural and regional Australia. | Rural focus for Ice Taskforce  | Icy outlook for Senator's tour 
A DIGITAL solution for its agribusiness customers is on the cards in the latest ag-themed round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge.
9:00 AM A DIGITAL solution for its agribusiness customers is on the cards in the latest ag-themed round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge. | Westpac honours rural women at...  | Front row seats to feeding the... 
AN Adelaide entrepreneur has secured a multi million dollar distribution agreement in China for Australian food and beverage brands.
8:13 AM AN Adelaide entrepreneur has secured a multi million dollar distribution agreement in China for Australian food and beverage brands. | China's water woes impact food...  | Fonterra CEO looks to boom 
WEAK international demand for lamb and uncertain supply into winter has taken its toll on one of Australia's largest processors.
4:30 AM  1 WEAK international demand for lamb and uncertain supply into winter has taken its toll on one of Australia's largest processors.
KALANGADOO dairyfarmers Neville Joppich and Sharon Lee say a processing facility in the South East is long overdue.
4:30 AM KALANGADOO dairyfarmers Neville Joppich and Sharon Lee say a processing facility in the South East is long overdue.  | Good news for milk when chips... 
SA can expect a new industry to emerge in the next few months, with preparations underway for SA's first commercial camel dairy.
4:30 AM SA can expect a new industry to emerge in the next few months, with preparations underway for SA's first commercial camel dairy.  | Good news for milk when chips...  | Push for 'sweeteners’ to help sale  | GALLERY: Marvellous milk enterprise
AUSTRALIAN football and Australia's natural fibre continue to celebrate their deep and on-going connection through the Fibre of Football campaign.
4:00 AM AUSTRALIAN football and Australia's natural fibre continue to celebrate their deep and on-going connection through the Fibre of Football campaign.
Sheep - Wool
CATTLE producers are enjoying the wave of high returns currently being achieved in the market.
4:00 AM CATTLE producers are enjoying the wave of high returns currently being achieved in the market.
Cattle - Beef
TWELVE months into the job, MLA chief Richard Norton appears to have succeeded in quelling a lot of the levy payer unrest around the service company.
4:00 AM  1 TWELVE months into the job, MLA chief Richard Norton appears to have succeeded in quelling a lot of the levy payer unrest around the service company. | Hoo-roo to Aus Made brand? 
Cattle - Beef
THE wool market surged to its highest level in three years with the EMI reaching 1172c last week, and experts predict the peak is yet to come.
4:00 AM  1 THE wool market surged to its highest level in three years with the EMI reaching 1172c last week, and experts predict the peak is yet to come. | Training top dogs and jackaroos  | EMI's 78-cent April surge 
Sheep - Wool
MORE than 60 per cent of China's groundwater is too dangerous even to touch, says its Ministry of Land and Resources.
4:00 AM  6 MORE than 60 per cent of China's groundwater is too dangerous even to touch, says its Ministry of Land and Resources. | China our biggest foreign investor  | China's slump lifts dairy... 
AN unexpected side-effect of rising carbon dioxide levels will be more severe outbreaks of viruses in broadacre cereal crops.
4:00 AM AN unexpected side-effect of rising carbon dioxide levels will be more severe outbreaks of viruses in broadacre cereal crops. | GRDC plans divide Coalition  | Frosty feeling to early sowing 
AT the close of Tuesday’s markets, the eastern states restocker lamb indicator remained unchanged at 552c/kg cwt.
3:45 AM AT the close of Tuesday’s markets, the eastern states restocker lamb indicator remained unchanged at 552c/kg cwt. | Cautious hopes of wool recovery  | Training top dogs and jackaroos 
A YEAR on from the accident that claimed the life of 26-year-old Dale Kirchen at Winton, quad-bike users are still awaiting inquest outcomes.
3:00 AM A YEAR on from the accident that claimed the life of 26-year-old Dale Kirchen at Winton, quad-bike users are still awaiting inquest outcomes.
FAMILY and friends of the late Graeme Acton gathered at the Rockhampton Regional Art Galley this week to unveil a hand-woven portrait of the larger-than-life beef identity and community activist.
3:00 AM FAMILY and friends of the late Graeme Acton gathered at the Rockhampton Regional Art Galley this week to unveil a hand-woven portrait of the larger-than-life beef identity and community...
A GENEROUS slice of Australia’s cattle industry - along with half of CQ – gathered on Wednesday for the official opening of Beef 2015.
06 May 15 A GENEROUS slice of Australia’s cattle industry - along with half of CQ – gathered on Wednesday for the official opening of Beef 2015.
Cattle - Beef
VISITING US-based Rabobank proteins analyst Don Close thinks not in beef weeks but in beef years, as US herd dynamics impact markets.
06 May 15  1 VISITING US-based Rabobank proteins analyst Don Close thinks not in beef weeks but in beef years, as US herd dynamics impact markets. | US hungry for Aussie beef  | Beef breaking price barriers 
NT beef producers Fred and Sarah Hughes are counting their lucky stars today after safely landing their Cessna 206, enroute to Rockhampton.
06 May 15 NT beef producers Fred and Sarah Hughes are counting their lucky stars today after safely landing their Cessna 206, enroute to Rockhampton.
AUSTRALIA'S biggest retailer, Woolworths, is shedding about 800 jobs as it posts a rare fall in quarterly sales.
06 May 15  1 AUSTRALIA'S biggest retailer, Woolworths, is shedding about 800 jobs as it posts a rare fall in quarterly sales. | Woolies urged to think long term  | Coles' strategy to come under... 
UPDATED 1:00PM: SENATOR Christine Milne has stepped aside as leader of the Australian Greens, with Senator Richard Di Natale elected her successor.
06 May 15 UPDATED 1:00PM: SENATOR Christine Milne has stepped aside as leader of the Australian Greens, with Senator Richard Di Natale elected her successor.
AUSTRALIAN beef producers need to look beyond China and include ASEAN countries such as Vietnam in their planning.
06 May 15 AUSTRALIAN beef producers need to look beyond China and include ASEAN countries such as Vietnam in their planning. | Stars align for Australian beef  | Asian demand for live ex continues 
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A message for Woolworths - customer service should be first and last. Get some of those closed
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Jock As usual you have this all back to front Someone in Canberra understands that
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Gas Tea anyone? Instructions - Get water from your bore, light it and drink after it cools
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.27 Mar 15 STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres...
HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.27 Mar 15 HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...