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Woolworths Is Smashing Coles in Australia's Supermarket Wars

A customer pushes a shopping cart past bananas and other fruit at a Woolworths Ltd. supermarket in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Woolworths, Australia’s largest supermarket chain, appointed a new chairman and posted annual results that matched analyst estimates as its key sales measure fell for the first time since at least 2005.
Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Woolworths Group Ltd. is winning the war against Coles. 

Comparable food sales jumped 5 percent at the Australian supermarket chain in the fiscal second quarter, compared with just 1.3 percent at Coles, the chief rival owned by conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd.