The Coles division was acquired in November 2007 and is a leading food, liquor and convenience retailer with a presence in every Australian state and territory. The business operates more than 2,200 retail outlets across Coles and Bi-Lo supermarkets, First Choice Liquor Superstores, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and Coles Express. With more than 102,000 team members and approximately 18 million transactions a week, the Coles division is an integral part of the Australian retail sector.
Coles is a national full service supermarket retailer operating over 750 supermarkets (including a number of Bi-Lo stores) throughout Australia. Coles has a rich history in Australia, with the first Coles Variety store opening in Melbourne in 1914. Today, Coles aims to give the people of Australia a shop they trust, delivering quality, service and value.
Coles Online is an online supermarket where customers can log in anytime to order grocery items. Orders are delivered by Coles Online drivers in temperature-controlled vans within a specified time to areas in all states and territories of Australia.
Coles is also a national liquor retailer and hotel operator with over 800 stores trading as Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and First Choice Liquor Superstores; it operates over 90 hotels.
Under an exclusive alliance agreement with Shell, Coles is a fuel and convenience store operator with over 630 outlets nationwide.
Customers who make purchases over a certain amount at participating stores, including Coles, BI-LO, Liquorland, or with Coles Online, receive a fuel discount.