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  1. By Miriam Watson (Currency Conversion Rate: 1.74 AUD equals 1 GBP) There are a few noticeable differences between grocery shopping in Australia and grocery shopping in the UK. One of the main things that stands out is the fact there is a much more varied choice of supermarkets in the UK than there are here in Australia. Woolworths and Coles are the two major supermarkets in Australia and they account for 80 percent of the Australian market. In addition to Woolworths and Coles, there are also ALDI and IGa who both have a good reputation albeit whilst operating on a much smaller scale. In fact, Aldi began trading in Australia in 2001 and since then they have already gained approximately 11% of the east coast market. In the UK, however, there are seventeen major supermarkets, including Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose, to name but a few. Whilst there may be more to choose from in the UK, the quality of food here in Australia tends to be that bit better considering the fact that the majority of products are Australian Made and fresh produce is generally imported very seldomly. In researching, we have discovered the following comparisons: ● 1 gallon of milk - Australia 5.38, the UK 5.38 ● 1 llb of bread - Australia 1.36, the UK 1.49 ● 1 llb of rice - Australia 1.26, the UK 0.95 ● Eggs (12) - Australia 4.65, the UK 3.31 ● Beef Round, 1 llb - Australia 7.10, the UK 6.19 ● Chicken Breast, 1 llb - Australia 4.71, the UK 4.72 ● Tea Bags (25) - Australia , the UK 2.10 ● Instant Coffee 500g - Australia , the UK 11 ● Potatoes - Australia 3.78, the UK 3.49 ● Onions - Australia 2.73, the UK 1.40 per kg ● Garlic - Australia 2.93, the UK 3.12 per 500g ● Tomatoes - Australia 4.98, the UK 2.09 ● Oranges - Australia 3.98, the UK 2.62 ● Apples - Australia 4.63, the UK 3.49 ● Bananas - Australia 4.63, the UK 1.80 Whilst some of the prices may seem expensive in comparison to the UK, the salary in Australia makes up for it, being 6,000 GBP, or 10,456 AUD, higher than the average UK salary. This is bound to make a difference when it comes to shopping for your favourite groceries. SuperMarket Specials One thing to look out for each week is the Supermarket specials. Unless you opt out of receiving unsolicited mail, each week you're likely to get catalogues in your mailbox detailing all the discounts a supermarket is having that week. If you take the opportunity to stock up on these products (assuming they're not perishable or have a long expiry date), this can be a great way of saving money in the long run. If you don't wish to recieve the paper based versions of the catalogues, then online digital copies are also available at: https://www.coles.com.au/catalogues-and-specials/view-all-available-catalogues https://www.woolworths.com.au/Shop/SpecialsGroups/catalogue http://www.iga.com.au/catalogue/ https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/ Reward Cards Supermarkets also offer rewards cards, offering you another way to save money: Coles uses the flybuys card - https://www.flybuys.com.au/collect#/partners/coles Woolworth uses the rewards card - https://www.woolworthsrewards.com.au/
  2. i am managing a small business here in our town, i am planning to apply at any kinds of job in supermarkets that will suit my qualifications. do you know supermarkets sponsoring employees?
  3. Guest

    Groceries going up

    Popped to the shop yesterday to get some milk,lo and behold a 3lt of homebrand milk has gone up 30c,was $3.09 now $3.39.It is to be expected on account of the floods I suppose.Fruit and veg going up too and bread will be the next to follow they say.Just wondering if this will be used as an opportunity for some profiteering on the part of the supermarkets and if it is truly flood related will we see the prices come down again once supply gets back to normal a bit?Does Queensland normally supply a high percentage of wheat and dairy?Or is it mainly a fruit and veg growing area?Interested to know because I really do not know a lot about the Queensland farming and growers industry.Anyone have any insight they could share?
  4. gaz n family

    Price list for Groceries

    Sorry if this has been asked before, does anyone have access to, can point me in the right direction, or can email me an up to date, or recent list of how much the typical grocery item costs down under?
  5. Hi, I own 2 British Shops in Sydney and am currently looking for people in other States as we continue our rapid expansion. A good knowledge and passion of British groceries is essential. Friendly and Trustworthy people please contact me on 0423296233 or visit the website at osCommerce Glen
  6. Hi all, Thought you may be interested to read this article I just copied from the yahoo 7 news website. Aussie working less to pay for groceries The average Australian is working less time to pay for essential groceries today than they did almost 30 years ago, research shows. The Australian National Retailers Association study showed Australians today have to work 229.5 minutes to pay for a typical basket of groceries, compared with 250 minutes in 1978. Hobart residents required the most work, at 260 minutes, to pay for the groceries, with Perth workers needing to work the least at 209 minutes. "Australians will be happy to know they are now doing less work for the same basket of goods and are much better off than their parents were," the association's chief executive officer Margy Osmond said. "Food now takes up a much smaller portion of people's budgets than it did over the past three decades." In the last 10 years (1996-2006) the amount of work required to buy the basket of groceries remained remarkably stable. The association said the independent study examined a basket of typical grocery goods including milk, bread, butter, flour, steak, eggs and assorted fruit. The study examined the time it took someone on the average male wage to buy the typical grocery basket.
  7. Hi all, Thought you may be interested to read this article I just copied from the yahoo 7 news website. Aussie working less to pay for groceries :yes: The average Australian is working less time to pay for essential groceries today than they did almost 30 years ago, research shows. The Australian National Retailers Association study showed Australians today have to work 229.5 minutes to pay for a typical basket of groceries, compared with 250 minutes in 1978. Hobart residents required the most work, at 260 minutes, to pay for the groceries, with Perth workers needing to work the least at 209 minutes. "Australians will be happy to know they are now doing less work for the same basket of goods and are much better off than their parents were," the association's chief executive officer Margy Osmond said. "Food now takes up a much smaller portion of people's budgets than it did over the past three decades." In the last 10 years (1996-2006) the amount of work required to buy the basket of groceries remained remarkably stable. The association said the independent study examined a basket of typical grocery goods including milk, bread, butter, flour, steak, eggs and assorted fruit. The study examined the time it took someone on the average male wage to buy the typical grocery basket. The Tuckers
  8. Hi all We have been in WA for about 4 months now and have recently been introduced to doing our grocery shopping online and having it delivered direct to our door. Thought I would spread the word as its currently the only company we know of that do this......................we used to use Tesco Direct in UK. They also do a discount card for the partner stores - Harvey Norman, Optus, Hertz etc http://www.a2k.com.au A2k was first set up in USA about 40 years ago. They now operate in UK, Australia, Africa.............. We recently signed up as IBO's with them and now get 80% of of shopping delivered direct to us which is great cos we don't have the stress of going to Coles with the kids!!! Anyway thought you may be interested. Best Wishes Adam & Jen Burgess IBO number 7204109
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