Stone baked pizzas, smoothie stations and cut-to-order fruit and veg: Inside the new look Coles supermarkets which will change the way you shop forever
- Coles has launched Australia’s first sustainable supermarket in Moonee Ponds
- Supermarket giant will aim to make weekly shop healthier and more sustainable
- Eco grocer will offer woodfire pizza, juice bar and fresh cut fruit and vegetables
- Use of recycled plastic packaging will work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Supermarket giant Coles has officially opened its first environmentally conscious supermarket and it’s expected to change the way you shop forever.
The new store located in Moonee Ponds, in Melbourne, offers Australians a new experience of the weekly shop, without hurting the environment.
Woodfire pizza, coffee, pressed juices and made-to-order fresh fruit and salads are just a few of the perks customers will experience in store.
A sustainable coffee bar, wood fire pizzas, a juice bar and made to order fresh cut fruit and vegetables will be available at the newly launched Moonee Ponds Coles (pictured)
In good news for foodies, Coles has partnered with iconic Melbourne eateries Roll’d, Tremila Pizza and The Fishery (pictured) to provide customers with more fresh produce
The supermarket giant will aim to make shopping healthier and more sustainable.
Coles aim to reduce its carbon footprint by committing to 100 per cent renewable energy and reducing the use of plastic packaging.
The store has introduced new packageless refill stations that dispense cleaning agents and laundry detergents from Aussie brands Omo and Surf.
A fruit and vegetable bar will also be available to customers who can receive their veg sliced or juiced, made with the ripest ingredients to reduce waste.
Coles has also improved its stance on plastic by introducing plastic bags made with 80% recycled content, 20% of which is recycled marine industry waste.
Trolley baskets have also undergone a makeover and are now Australian made from 90% recycled milk bottles and 10% recycled plastic.
The roof of the Moonee Ponds store is also contributing to the theme of sustainability, capturing rain water to reduce external water use.
Customers also have the opportunity to recycle their coffee cups at a recycling station, and enjoy a hot beverage guilt free with Rainforest Alliance certified beans.
Coles has also partnered with iconic Melbourne eateries Roll’d, Tremila Pizza and The Fishery to provide customers with more fresh produce.
Sam Cheetham from restaurant ‘Cumulus Inc’ will collaborate with Coles to provide customers with local catches as well as cured fish from a local smokehouse.
Tremila Pizza will be providing customers with stoned baked pizzas that can be cooked in just 90 seconds in the woodfire oven.
The Moonee Ponds concept store has been launched to set an industry standard for sustainable supermarkets and reduce the giant’s impact on the environment.
The Moonee Ponds concept store has been launched to set an industry standard for sustainable supermarkets and reduce the giant’s impact on the environment
Coles Group CEO Steven Cain said the launch of ‘Together to Zero’ as well as new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were important steps for Coles.
‘As part of these targets that we are setting today, we are delighted to introduce Together to Zero which underlines our commitment to work together with all stakeholders towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions,’ Mr Cain said.
‘A key part of our ambition to be Australia’s most sustainable supermarket will be reducing our environmental impact, and we have a responsibility to help create a better Australia for future generations.’