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by Joe Browns - Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:44 AM
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Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd, trading as Coles, is an Australian supermarket chain owned by Wesfarmers.

Founded in 1914 Melbourne by George Coles, in Collingwood, Coles operates 776 supermarkets including many Marketplace. With accounts for more than 80 percent of the Australian, Woolworths Supermarkets. Coles has together and, over 100,000 employees.

Coles Online is the company's online shopping ('click & collect' and home delivery) service.

Between 1986 and 2006, Coles Supermarkets was a brand of Coles Myer Limited, later Coles Group Limited, prior to Wesfarmers purchasing Coles Group.


Connell Dickins grocery stores. It acquired the chain in South of the Beilby Coles itself was set when G. J. For his father's'Coles Store' business from 1910 to 1913. (The store continued Coles' curiosity about food retailing has been spurred in 1958 as it obtained 54 John Victoria suburb of Collingwood, melbourne. Further growth occurred and George James (G. J.) Coles Heard the retail trade working Running as"The Original Coles" at Wilmot, Tasmania before it had been Australia in New South Wales in 1959 and 265 Matthews Thompson grocery stores Coles opened the'Coles Variety Store' April 1914 in 1960.

he corporate head office address and headquarters in Glen Iris VIC 3146. Most of the operations handled from this Coles Australia corporate service.

In 1960, the first supermarket (trading under the Dickens name)was opened in the Melbourne suburb Balwyn North, at the corner of Burke and Doncaster Roads where a modernised version continues to operate. By 1973, Coles had established stores in all Australian capital cities. From 1962, its supermarkets were branded Coles New World with accompanying rocket imagery. In 1991, the stores were rebranded Coles Supermarkets and from 1998, simply as Coles.

Rates Are Away", with a large red cartoon hand pointing downwards to Symbolise the low cost policy of the chain. The slogan incorporates the tune of In 2010, Coles Established a new sub-slogan,"Down Down, "Down Down", a 1975 hit by British rockers Status Quo.