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Freshly Squeezed: 02.10.19

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Coles opens the first 'grocerant' and Kogan launches Kogan Money Credit Card. Get a healthy dose of news as we uncover the day’s top stories in e-commerce and retail.

Kogan Launches Kogan Money

Kogan is launching Kogan Money Credit Cards, a new rewards card by Visa that provides ‘access to a range of loyalty incentives and special offers on everyday purchases’. “Kogan.com delivers what Australians need at some of the most affordable prices and rates available in the market, and Kogan Money is extending this concept to a range of in-demand financial products and services,” said Ross Metherell, Director of Strategy at Kogan.com.

“The Kogan Money Black Card and the new rewards program launched in conjunction with it, provide Aussies with a new Visa credit card with access to rewards that provide unmatched value. Digital efficiency continues to be Kogan.com’s key driver in being able to deliver a rich uncapped rewards program while also charging no annual fee and simultaneously providing a bonus launch offer of $300 Kogan.com Credit to cardholders..”

Wesfarmers Underpaid Workers by $15m

Wesfarmers has admitted to underpaying its staff by $15m, as the Guardian reports. Up to 6,000 past and present employees at Wesfarmers’ industrial division were underpaid, due to an ‘inadvertent error’. “These were inadvertent errors but they are deeply regrettable and we apologise sincerely and unreservedly to our team members who have been affected over a number of years,” explained David Baxby, the Head of Wesfarmers Industrial Division.

“Our priority is to back pay all affected team members as quickly as possible, including interest, to ensure affected team members are fully compensated,” Baxby said. “We are also investing heavily in our payroll system, processes and capabilities to fix this issue and ensure it cannot happen again.”

Coles Opens ‘Grocerant’

Coles has unveiled Australia’s first ‘grocerant’, a supermarket and food hall hybrid for customers. They can dine on sandwiches, freshly made sushi and sliders while they pick up their groceries. The ‘grocerant’ (grocery and restaurant), has opened in Tooronga’s flagship store. “It means for breakfast, lunch and dinner we have all the bases covered,” explained Steven Cain, the Chief Executive at Coles.

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