Coles Australia, commonly referred to as Coles, is one of the largest supermarket chains in Australia. The company operates as a subsidiary of Wesfarmers, a diversified conglomerate, and has a rich history dating back to 1914 when it was established as a single store in Collingwood, Melbourne.
Coles operates a vast network of supermarkets and convenience stores throughout Australia, serving millions of customers each week. The company offers a wide range of grocery items including fresh produce, packaged food, dairy products, meat, seafood, bakery items, frozen foods, and household essentials. Coles also features an extensive selection of private label brands alongside national and international brands, providing customers with a diverse range of choices.
Beyond groceries, Coles provides additional services and products to enhance the shopping experience. This includes in-store services like Coles Bakery, Coles Deli, Coles Butcher, and Coles Seafood, offering freshly prepared food options. Coles also has partnerships with various companies to provide financial services, insurance products, and fuel discounts to its customers through programs such as Coles Financial Services, Coles Insurance, and Coles Express.
In recent years, Coles has placed a strong emphasis on sustainability and community initiatives. The company has made commitments to reduce its environmental impact, with goals such as responsible sourcing, waste reduction, and energy efficiency. Coles also actively supports local communities through programs like the Coles Community Box, which donates surplus food to hunger relief organisations.