The Coles delivery isn’t all bad news
THIS week our journalists took to the streets to ask the community what they thought of the new Coles delivery option now available in North Burnett towns.
The responses were quite mixed. Some residents thought it was a great idea whereas others were concerned it could damage small businesses who rely solely on customers from the region buying their goods.
As everyone knows, Coles is a mega-giant which sources its food directly from producers, helping our farmers greatly.
By having their services in the region, this caters for a wider demographic and allows for the elderly and remote to have their food delivered to their home.
It’s also user friendly in that some people may not be in the region and they can pre-order food before they arrive home.
I understand business owners are doing it tough and it’s important that we keep supporting them and our local town, but this could really help boost our towns by providing more options for the community.
Residents voiced their frustration at another business challenging local businesses in the hopes more people would turn to online. It turns out a lot of people don’t trust the concept of online shopping and believe it to be best to get your food directly from a real person.
Instead of thinking negatively about the Coles delivery, maybe it could benefit our region?