Woolies stop stocking iconic Victorian biscuits
Grocery giant Woolworths has delivered a major blow to small town success story.
They have decided to take Kooka's Australian made and produced products off the shelf in all states and territories, except Vic & Tassie.
Kooka's Country Cookies, based in Donald, have said they are disappointed with the decision and took to Facebook, where they quickly rallied support.
We do apologise to all our loyal customers who have supported us over the years.
As you know Kookas is a small Australian owned & operated business employing up to 28 staff in the rural township of Donald (population 1700).
The Kookas team is proud of their products and it is with disappointment that we find we cannot supply to Woolworths customers throughout Australia.
Coles, Officeworks and independent supermarkets countrywide continue to stock the biscuit brand, which began with a team of just five staff in 1994.
A sad day for the famed Kooka's cookies. https://t.co/8UJ6n9rkcY— FarmOnline (@FarmOnline) August 6, 2017
Woolworths defends controversial Kooka’s decision https://t.co/kBennYFlZi— The Courier (@ballaratcourier) August 6, 2017
EARLIER: A truckie from Humpty Doo has donated a lifetime supply of cookies to the senior citizens of Donald.
Ged Ryan won a nationwide competition held by Kookas Country Cookies in Donald, he donated his prize to the Donald Senior Citizen’s Club.
He tells Nick McCallum says he’s not a hero, but he is humbled it’s gone this far.
‘I admire our senior citizens, they’ve been through drought, fire, flood and good times,’ he tells 3AW Drive.
Ged has since created an account with Kookas County Cookies and has given the senior citizens of Donald the power to order all the cookies they need.
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