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COLES own brand – Meet the Team

September 5, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

An opportunity to hear from the Coles Brand team and book in for a 15 min 1:1 meeting with a Coles category team representative.

About this Event



Coles Group has recently announced a new strategy to “Sustainably feed all Australians to help them lead healthier, happier lives”. Coles and Food Innovation Australia Ltd invite you to attend an exclusive event on the Coles Group and Own Brand future strategy.

You will have an opportunity to meet the Coles Own Brand team. In addition, you can book in for a 1:1 meeting with one of the Coles team. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

All participants are responsible for acquiring their own tickets to enter the 2019 Global Table exhibition (Discovery 3-day pass $56.50). Please visit globaltable.com.au.

Two ticket options are available:

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket option #2 also includes information session. Please do not register for both ticket options.

1. Information session ONLY

Information session from leading industry experts and the Coles team discussing future strategy and direction for Coles own brand.

2. Information Session + 1:1 Meeting With Coles Team

A 1:1 meeting with a Coles team member in the afternoon. Your details will be registered and sent to the relevant Coles category team for review and if selected you will be notified of your appointment time in the afternoon.

Condition of Participation – *Please note this event is tailored towards companies in the Food and Agribusiness industry and meeting places will be prioritised for companies within the industry with a product.


10.00am – 10.30am – Guest Arrival & Registration

10:30am – 10.45am – Welcome and Introduction

10.45am – 11:15am – Coles Group Strategy & Own Brand Powerhouse James Whittaker, Head Of Responsible Sourcing And Quality, Coles Own Brand

– Coles Group new strategy overview – to sustainably feed all Australians to help them lead healthier, happier lives

– Enabling the Own Brand powerhouse

11:15am – 11:35pm – Fiona Baxter, Group Manager, Responsible Sourcing, Coles Own Brand

-Sustainability and Health at Coles

11:35am – 12:20pm – Global Food Trends & Opportunities – Mintel

The latest global consumer research on the most compelling and category changing Food and Drink Global Trends for 2019 with a focus on,

· Food through the Ages – the wellness transition into more solutions for healthy aging

· Elevated Convenience – premium expectations of consumers in the on-demand age

12:20pm – 12:30pm – Q&A session

12.30pm – 12.35pm – Close – Global Tables

12:35pm – 1:30pm – Networking lunch

– An opportunity for all attendees from the morning session to network with Coles team.

1:30pm – 4:00pm – One-on-one interviews commence.

-Invitation only. Selected suppliers will be allocated a 15-min slot with respective Coles Own Brand Managers / Product Developers / Category Manager.

Tickets are expected to sell out, do not hesitate.

Register NOW!


September 5, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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(03) 9731 3422


Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Road
Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032 Australia
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(03) 9731 3422