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Coles to buy Supabarn supermarkets in ACT and NSW

By Canfan 19 June 2015 44

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Independent supermarket chain Supabarn has today announced it will sell all but two of its ACT and NSW stores to supermarket giant Coles.

The sale will affect Supabarn’s Civic, Wanniassa, Kaleen and Crace stores, plus one under construction in Casey. Five stores in New South Wales will also be sold.

The sale is yet to be approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, but if it goes ahead, Coles will acquire the stores on a leasehold basis.

Supabarn, which opened its first store in the Canberra City in 1991, has not exited the market completely. It will retain the soon-to-be constructed store at Kingston, as well as a store in Gymea in Sydney.

According to a company statement, Supabarn’s directors have decided to scale down for family reasons.

All Supabarn store employees will be offered the opportunity to continue to work at their store.

SupaExpress stores are not included in the sale and will continue to trade as normal.

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rubaiyat 12:20 am 24 Jun 15

creative_canberran said :

If you want to boycott imports, you’ll hurt Australia literally twice as much.

How much Australian wine, olive oil and pasta are the Italians importing?

rubaiyat 11:51 pm 23 Jun 15

Maya123 said :

San Remo is not the start and end of Australian pasta. There is other Australian pasta.

Who knows if any of my other posts will see the light of day.

“Italian Semolina” is made from our excellent Australian Durum Wheat, which is fresher and better here.

Also San Remo is a brand and who knows where they have made the pasta given our labelling laws.

Finally I cook with quality Australian pasta and it cooks perfectly al dente, and the dish is what you make it. You can make a great dish with most any pasta, except for the real rubbish, and you can stuff it up with the best pasta.

Maya123 5:32 pm 23 Jun 15

creative_canberran said :

rubaiyat said :

creative_canberran said :

I stopped buying Australian made pasta and now buy imported Italian. It costs a bit more, but it’s much better quality.

You do realise that Italian pasta is made with Australian durum wheat and that the Australian pasta is made with exactly the same ingredients and even uses the Italian machinery to make it?

There are real examples of qualitative differences, unfortunately people are really bad at picking them, mostly they go for the sounds like/looks like and marketing helps them fill in the blanks in their heads.

Not the stuff I buy, made using Italian Semolina. And not all pasta is made the same way, even if pasta uses the same basic ingredients. I buy the italian stuff because it tastes better, has better texture and is available in a couple of shapes Australian brands don’t make.

rubaiyat said :

I go to source. A quality Australian pasta is a quality pasta. How you cook it and what you add to it is more important than any psychological impressions you may have as to its mythical paesano origins.

Take a look at what San Remo, the Australian brand, sells as orecchiette. Then look at what the Italians call orecchiette. San Remo should be done for false advertising. Rubbery garbage that’s the wrong shape.

San Remo is not the start and end of Australian pasta. There is other Australian pasta.

creative_canberran 5:19 pm 23 Jun 15

rubaiyat said :

creative_canberran said :

I stopped buying Australian made pasta and now buy imported Italian. It costs a bit more, but it’s much better quality.

You do realise that Italian pasta is made with Australian durum wheat and that the Australian pasta is made with exactly the same ingredients and even uses the Italian machinery to make it?

There are real examples of qualitative differences, unfortunately people are really bad at picking them, mostly they go for the sounds like/looks like and marketing helps them fill in the blanks in their heads.

Not the stuff I buy, made using Italian Semolina. And not all pasta is made the same way, even if pasta uses the same basic ingredients. I buy the italian stuff because it tastes better, has better texture and is available in a couple of shapes Australian brands don’t make.

rubaiyat said :

I go to source. A quality Australian pasta is a quality pasta. How you cook it and what you add to it is more important than any psychological impressions you may have as to its mythical paesano origins.

Take a look at what San Remo, the Australian brand, sells as orecchiette. Then look at what the Italians call orecchiette. San Remo should be done for false advertising. Rubbery garbage that’s the wrong shape.

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