Coles Own Brand - Meet the Team

  • Thursday 5 September
  • 10:00 am - 16:00 pm
  • Melbourne, Melbourne Showgrounds Epsom Road Ascot Vale, VIC 3032, Australia
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About the 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 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. A 3-day pass Discovery pass ($56.50) will give you access to our Meet the Team event. Please visit


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 ageing

· 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 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.