Coles combines innovation with sustainable agriculture
Coles is continuing to develop longer and deeper relationships with suppliers. This gives greater certainty to suppliers to invest in their businesses and more opportunity for collaboration on quality, efficiencies and product innovation.
One ground-breaking example is the 10-year contract announced in December 2014 with Sundrop Tomatoes in South Australia for the supply of truss tomatoes. This contract will ensure year-round supply for customers, and has supported investment in highly innovative technology including a 20 hectare greenhouse facility at Port Augusta which grows tomatoes using solar power and sea water.