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Coles to be anchor tenant at new Amaroo Group Centre

By Canfan - 1 August 2014 25

Coles Property Director Greg Chubb and Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr are pleased to announce that a full line Coles supermarket will be the anchor tenant for the new Amaroo Group Centre.

The centre will include a 2,300 to 2,500sqm supermarket, a Liquorland, around 1100sqm of space for between five to 10 specialty retail shops, more than 30 residential apartments and parking for around 160 cars.

The construction phase will create around 200 jobs and work is expected to commence in the latter part 2015 and take approximately 15 – 18 months to complete, with the centre expected to open for business during the 2016-17 financial year.

Once opened, the development will also significantly contribute to the local employment market with around 150 ongoing jobs in Coles and Liquorland and additional employment opportunities in the centre’s specialty retail outlets.

The inclusion of medium density residential apartments as part of a new group centre development, confirms the ACT Government’s ongoing commitment to provide Canberrans with the opportunity of living closer to services and major public transport routes.

Additional medium density housing will also be constructed in the areas adjacent to the centre.

Coles Property Director Greg Chubb said that, “Amaroo is a growing suburb in Canberra with great potential. Our development will mean local residents can have a full-line supermarket for the first time in their suburb.”

He also confirmed that local architectural firm Cox and other local consultants would be used to provide concept plans and building and engineering services.

(Andrew Barr Media Release)

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Coles to be anchor tenant at new Amaroo Group Centre
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AmarooStu 1:57 pm
01 Aug 14
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Excellent news!

Yet I question that Amaroo ….”is a growing suburb…….”.

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John Moulis 5:50 pm
01 Aug 14
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Stanhope and his phobia about Coles and Woolworths has gone and now commercial reality is back. Like the vast majority I prefer Coles and Woolies rather than Brand X and their high prices and out of date stock.

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dungfungus 7:44 pm
01 Aug 14
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Here is an example of today’s cheap Woolies (Erindale) bread prices:
Burgen Bread Rye 700G $5.65
TipTop Cafe Style Fruit Toast 650G $5.65
Helgas Pumpkin 5 Seed 720G $5.39
Can anyone beat that?

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rommeldog56 11:18 pm
01 Aug 14
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dungfungus said :

Here is an example of today’s cheap Woolies (Erindale) bread prices:
Burgen Bread Rye 700G

$5.65
TipTop Cafe Style Fruit Toast 650G $5.65
Helgas Pumpkin 5 Seed 720G

$5.39
Can anyone beat that?

I have no idea whether these prices are good or bad – ’cause I don’t shop at Woolies at Erindale anymore and have switched to Coles at Chisholm and Superbarn/IGA.

Why ? Because of the queues at Woolies Erindale.

They seem to often have total disregard for the time their customers spend in the queues to get through the checkouts (the few that are open that is !). True, it is often so at both Woolies and Coles stores most places from time to time – but Woolies at Erindale is most consistently the worst I have ever experienced – by a country mile. So, because of their appalling treatment of customers, I have switched my shopping to Coles at Chisholm and local Superbarn/IGA.

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dungfungus 7:57 am
02 Aug 14
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rommeldog56 said :

dungfungus said :

Here is an example of today’s cheap Woolies (Erindale) bread prices:
Burgen Bread Rye 700G

$5.65
TipTop Cafe Style Fruit Toast 650G $5.65
Helgas Pumpkin 5 Seed 720G

$5.39
Can anyone beat that?

I have no idea whether these prices are good or bad – ’cause I don’t shop at Woolies at Erindale anymore and have switched to Coles at Chisholm and Superbarn/IGA.

Why ? Because of the queues at Woolies Erindale.

They seem to often have total disregard for the time their customers spend in the queues to get through the checkouts (the few that are open that is !). True, it is often so at both Woolies and Coles stores most places from time to time – but Woolies at Erindale is most consistently the worst I have ever experienced – by a country mile.

So, because of their appalling treatment of customers, I have switched my shopping to Coles at Chisholm and local Superbarn/IGA.

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I was trying to be cynical – those prices are outrageously high.
I agree entirely with you about the service at Woolies Erindale. I only used them on this occasion because I was filling some scipts at the chemist on the other side of the forecourt.
Like you, I use Coles at Chisolm most of the time now – wide aisles, fast service and the F&V seems always fresher. Also, the grog is in under the same roof which saves time. I am also doing Aldi (just around the corner) as their prices are much lower for similar brand names and there is no compromise on quality and freshness.
Once a week I go to Supabarn in Wanniassa which would have the best variety of groceries in Canberra, particularly the stuff that used to be called “continental”. For example, they have several types of Grissini (Italian breadsticks) which Woolies no longer sell and Coles don’t restock them often enough.
I am advised that Woolies will be rebuilding their Erindale store along the lines of their rebuild in Calwell which is twice the size. Can’t happen soon enough.

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Zan 8:29 am
02 Aug 14
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The big two (now three with Aldi) are manipulators of choice. There is very little choice for those who do not like highly manufactured foods by multinationals. The small manufacturers have nowhere to sell their products. In the past few years choices of goods in W & C is getting less. It will only get worse.

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watto23 10:30 am
02 Aug 14
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dungfungus said :

Here is an example of today’s cheap Woolies (Erindale) bread prices:
Burgen Bread Rye 700G

$5.65
TipTop Cafe Style Fruit Toast 650G $5.65
Helgas Pumpkin 5 Seed 720G

$5.39
Can anyone beat that?

What you want “Gourmet bread” at white loaf prices? Thats probably standard for those brands. I don’t buy a lot of bread but bought a fruit loaf the other day from the corner store and paid $6.50 for it.

I will agree that the queues at woollies Erindale are ridiculous and self serve checkouts should ban trolleys as well. They are not setup for people with a trolley.

Everyone does realise inflation affects wages and things we buy don’t they?

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Maya123 10:31 am
02 Aug 14
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Zan said :

The big two (now three with Aldi) are manipulators of choice. There is very little choice for those who do not like highly manufactured foods by multinationals. The small manufacturers have nowhere to sell their products. In the past few years choices of goods in W & C is getting less. It will only get worse.

“There is very little choice”
I find that I often need to go to smaller supermarkets, or fruit & vegetable markets to buy Australian products. I might do a shop in Coles, but refuse to buy their non-Australian products when I know they are available elsewhere. I go to smaller supermarkets and the f&v market to get those products. The products at the market might not only be Australian, but local(ish) Australian. I like to buy products as locally as possible. As an example, at the markets I can buy honey that comes from towns near Canberra. Not only is it Australian, but it often says from where is Australia. The smaller supermarkets are also likely to get a product in if asked to.

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Maya123 11:06 pm
02 Aug 14
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watto23 said :

dungfungus said :

Here is an example of today’s cheap Woolies (Erindale) bread prices:
Burgen Bread Rye 700G

$5.65
TipTop Cafe Style Fruit Toast 650G $5.65
Helgas Pumpkin 5 Seed 720G

$5.39
Can anyone beat that?

What you want “Gourmet bread” at white loaf prices? Thats probably standard for those brands. I don’t buy a lot of bread but bought a fruit loaf the other day from the corner store and paid $6.50 for it.

I will agree that the queues at woollies Erindale are ridiculous and self serve checkouts should ban trolleys as well. They are not setup for people with a trolley.

Everyone does realise inflation affects wages and things we buy don’t they?

If they banned trolleys at the self-serve checkouts, imagine the length of the queue the one person on the checkouts would have.

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dungfungus 8:46 am
03 Aug 14
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watto23 said :

dungfungus said :

Here is an example of today’s cheap Woolies (Erindale) bread prices:
Burgen Bread Rye 700G

$5.65
TipTop Cafe Style Fruit Toast 650G $5.65
Helgas Pumpkin 5 Seed 720G

$5.39
Can anyone beat that?

What you want “Gourmet bread” at white loaf prices? Thats probably standard for those brands. I don’t buy a lot of bread but bought a fruit loaf the other day from the corner store and paid $6.50 for it.

I will agree that the queues at woollies Erindale are ridiculous and self serve checkouts should ban trolleys as well. They are not setup for people with a trolley.

Everyone does realise inflation affects wages and things we buy don’t they?

I used to eat “white bread” but it is now so insipid and lacks integrity. I don’t see the more expensive stuff with seeds and wholemeal as boutique either. It can be a meal in itself.
Re trolleys at self serve checkouts, if I have to use a self serve because there aren’t enough human checkouts open, I spread everything out around the device and call the attendant for assistance often. This is the only way the message that we don’t want machines to replace people (and jobs) can be conveyed back to these stores.

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Nightshade 9:28 am
03 Aug 14
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dungfungus said :

Re trolleys at self serve checkouts, if I have to use a self serve because there aren’t enough human checkouts open, I spread everything out around the device and call the attendant for assistance often. This is the only way the message that we don’t want machines to replace people (and jobs) can be conveyed back to these stores.

“We”? Speak for yourself – I love self-service checkouts. Checking out my own groceries is more interesting than doing nothing while I wait in a longer line and watch someone else else check them out. It also provides a quicker option for people who have more than 12 items but much less than a full-to-overflowing trolley. I am shopping for only one person and generally have too many items for the express lane, but nothing remotely comparable to the people with massive trolley loads, and the self-service system means I don’t have to wait behind several of those trolleys any more.

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dungfungus 11:53 am
03 Aug 14
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Nightshade said :

dungfungus said :

Re trolleys at self serve checkouts, if I have to use a self serve because there aren’t enough human checkouts open, I spread everything out around the device and call the attendant for assistance often. This is the only way the message that we don’t want machines to replace people (and jobs) can be conveyed back to these stores.

“We”? Speak for yourself – I love self-service checkouts. Checking out my own groceries is more interesting than doing nothing while I wait in a longer line and watch someone else else check them out. It also provides a quicker option for people who have more than 12 items but much less than a full-to-overflowing trolley. I am shopping for only one person and generally have too many items for the express lane, but nothing remotely comparable to the people with massive trolley loads, and the self-service system means I don’t have to wait behind several of those trolleys any more.

I did say ” I use self-service checkouts whenever there aren’t enough human ones open”.
At Woolies Erindale, more often than not, there are no human checkouts open so one is forced to use the self-service devices whether one has 2 or 200 items.
Complaints to Woolies are usually met with the respone “the rostered staff haven’t turned up for work”.
I urge all unemployed people to send their weekly 40 job applications to Woolies at Erindale.

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JC 2:15 pm
03 Aug 14
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If Wollies and Coles insist on self serve checkouts then why the hell don’t they install self serve checkouts for trolleys? Or even better start scan as you go. Seen both work well overseas, wouldn’t be hard to introduce here.

Though I do note the newer Wollies trolleys have the holder for a scan as you go scanner so maybe something is in the pipeline.

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justin heywood 3:11 pm
03 Aug 14
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JC said :

If Wollies and Coles insist on self serve checkouts then why the hell don’t they install self serve checkouts for trolleys? Or even better start scan as you go. Seen both work well overseas, wouldn’t be hard to introduce here.

Though I do note the newer Wollies trolleys have the holder for a scan as you go scanner so maybe something is in the pipeline.

Good point. If Aldi can manage it why not Woolies and Coles? There must be hundreds of trolleys in the various lakes around Canberra and dumped elsewhere. The costs are of course just past on to the punters.

These companies do well enough out of Canberra, so why not insist they install a system to make sure they come back?

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thatsnotme 4:22 pm
03 Aug 14
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justin heywood said :

JC said :

If Wollies and Coles insist on self serve checkouts then why the hell don’t they install self serve checkouts for trolleys? Or even better start scan as you go. Seen both work well overseas, wouldn’t be hard to introduce here.

Though I do note the newer Wollies trolleys have the holder for a scan as you go scanner so maybe something is in the pipeline.

Good point. If Aldi can manage it why not Woolies and Coles? There must be hundreds of trolleys in the various lakes around Canberra and dumped elsewhere. The costs are of course just past on to the punters.

These companies do well enough out of Canberra, so why not insist they install a system to make sure they come back?

You’re talking about something different here. Scan as you go isn’t about making sure the trolley comes back – it’s being able to scan what you put into the trolley as you do your shopping, pay for it at the end, and head out the door.

Having to put a coin into the trolley, that you get back once you return it, is something else. Incidentally, Woolworth at Kippax do use this system. Woolies and Coles at Belconnen Mall don’t though. Not entirely sure what the difference is.

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