Coles launches Costco-like jumbo household staples

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·3-min read

Shoppers pulling together a crowd for meal times will have their jobs made a little easier with Coles' new launch of dozens of household staples in jumbo pack sizes. 

The supermarket announced this week 40 popular products including cereals, spreads and sauces were about to appear in super-sized form on shelves nationwide.

More of the jumbo packs, which are like those available at bulk-buying retailer Costco, are expected to be rolled out in coming weeks, Coles said. 

An exterior of a Coles store is pictured.
Coles has launched a range of jumbo-sized products in stores nationwide. Source: Getty Images

Products part of the initial release include a two-kilogram tub of Bega Peanut Butter for $16.50, a one-kilogram bottle of Coles Special Burger Sauce for $6 and an 18-pack of Maggi Noodles for $10. 

Those who wish to bulk buy will no doubt appreciate the 8500-gram container of Dollar Sweets 100s and 1000s for $7.50, while parents can keep their households' Milo supply flowing with a 1.32-kilogram tin for $13. 

Home cooks can get their hands on a one-kilogram pack of Obento Panko Breadcrumbs for $5, while Uncle Toby’s Roll Ups will be available in a pack of 15 for $7.

The jumbo packs, which Coles claims can save shoppers up to 75 per cent, are exclusive to the supermarket and will only be available in stores until supplies runs dry. 

Milo in a 1.32kg tub and Bega Peanut Butter in a 2kg tub.
Milo in a 1.32-kilogram tub and Bega Peanut Butter in a 2-kilogram tub are part of the line, which is exclusive to Coles. Source: Coles

A Carman’s Porridge Honey, Vanilla & Cinnamon 24-pack will be available for $16, L'OR 40-pack Variety Capsules for $18, and the Golden Circle 24 packs of Golden Pash Fruit Drink for $10 – but only in Victoria and Tasmania. 

Other items to hit shelves are the Uncle Tobys Choc Chip Muesli Bars in an 18-pack size for $7, the Kewpie Mayonnaise in a one-kilogram bottle for $10 and five-kilogram bags of flour will also sell for $10. 

Party planners will be able to source 1.1-kilogram packs of party mix and snakes for $10, and Coles-branded chocolate milk choc chips in a 750-gram bag will sell for $8.50.

Hundreds of Coles prices reduced 

The supermarket has also reduced prices across more than 250 products since the start of the year as part of its "Down Down" program. 

Reductions have been made to Coles' eight-pack of pikelets, which were reduced from $3 to $2.

The price of Coles' 12-pack of free range eggs dropped from $4.10 to $3.90 and 500 grams of Coles Spaghetti from $1.20 to $1.

Jumbo packs will likely be welcome news to party planners who shop at Coles. Source: Getty Images
Jumbo packs will likely be welcome news to party planners who shop at Coles. Source: Getty Images

Coles Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast were also reduced to $7.50/kilogram from $9/kilogram, Coles 24-pack Cheese Slices to $6.50 from $7 and Coles Banana Bread Slices in packs of five to $4.50 from $5. 

The supermarket's commercial and express chief executive, Greg Davis, said large families would likely benefit from the new prices. 

“A lot of Australian families are looking to get better value from their weekly budget, and with people still eating more meals at home we want to deliver great prices on the quality food our customers want to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Mr Davis said.

“Since the start of the year we’ve lowered more than 250 prices – and we’re not finished yet, which is why we say prices are ‘Down and Counting’."

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