The Coles division was formed in November 2007 as a result of the acquisition of the Coles Group. Coles is a leading food, liquor and convenience retailer, with a presence in every Australian state and teritory. The business operates more than 2,200 retail outlets across Coles and BiLo supermarkets, First Choice Liquor, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and Coles Express. With more than 99,000 team members and approximately 19 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 741 supermarkets (including a number of BiLo branded 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, value and service.
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 785 stores trading as Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and 1st Choice Liquor Superstores and 93 hotels.
Under an exclusive alliance agreement with Shell, Coles is a fuel and convenience store operator with over 635 outlets nationwide.
Customers who make purchases over a certain amount in-store at Coles or BI-LO or online with Coles Online receive a fuel discount.