It’s another Flashback Friday and this week we’re heading back to 1964 with a look at some of our most popular products from that year! For those who are not old enough to remember, before there was Coles Brand there was Embassy.
Dating back to 1929, Embassy was first introduced as a stationary range, but expanded to include a wide-range of great value products, including everything from nylon stockings to light bulbs and stamp albums! Take a look at the photos and let us know how many things do you recogise? We’d also love to hear from anyone who remembers buying any of these products.
And, for your viewing pleasure we have dug up a vintage Coles New World tea ad from 1966, so hit play and take a trip down memory lane!
Flashback Friday! We’ve dusted off the archives and uncovered this gem from 1986. Press play and dance along to this Coles New World Dollar Dazzler ad… 26 years later and we’re still singing about our low prices!
It’s time for another Flashback Friday! Put on your sunglasses, because we’re going back to the 70’s with this great photo we found in our archives! This photo was taken in one of our Coles New World stores in 1979. We’d love to hear from anyone else who remembers the Orange Registers and Green Uniforms as fondly as we do!
Friday Flashback… Did you know we used to have Cafeterias in many of our stores? This photo was taken in the Coles Cafeteria in Brisbane circa 1932. We love hearing stories from our customers who remember visiting the cafeterias with their parents and grandparents, so if you remember visiting the Coles Cafeteria back in the day, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Or for a bit of nolstagia, we recommend reading through some of the comments from our Cafeteria post on Facebook!
Where better to start than the beginning? Our very first Coles variety store opened in 1914 in the working class suburb of Collingwood, Victoria (yes, we’re very old). The first store was a small, single storey building and was founded by two brothers, George (GJ) and Jim Coles. GJ and Jim learnt their trade from their father who had owned stores in St James, Victoria and Wilmont, Tasmania. GJ also travelled to the United States to study best practices in retailing in the early 1900′s. Long before ‘Down Down’, our first official tagline was ‘Nothing over 2/6’.
So, as you can see quality food has always costed less at Coles!