Coles chief John Durkan to take retail battle up to Woolworths

 In Coles, Woolworths
Incoming Coles boss John Durkan will waste no time taking the fight to Woolworths, signalling prospects of a fresh price war across the supermarket aisles this year and a review of his laggard liquor stores to peel customers from Woolies’ dominant Dan Murphy’s chain.


Mr Durkan, who will take over from long-serving Coles chief executive Ian McLeod on July 1, mapped out his blueprint for building Coles into a world leading retailer at Wesfarmers’ strategy day on Wednesday, with other divisional heads, from coal to Kmart, also delivering their Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…



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