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Coles and Coles Express


Fuel and convenience.

About Coles Express

Coles Express is one of Australia's leading fuel and convenience retailers providing customers with quality Shell fuels and a diverse range of food and grocery items. Coles Express has more than 700 stores nationwide and employs more than 5,000 team members.

Coles Express is owned by Wesfarmers Ltd.

Partnership type

Integrated partnership in support of Daffodil Day:

  • merchandise sales (box supporter)
  • customer engagement and donations
  • staff engagement and donations.

Partnership history

Coles Express has partnered with Cancer Council in support of Daffodil Day since 2011.


Coles Express seek to:

  • support the community in a highly relevant way and demonstrate social responsibility
  • enable team members across the country to make a difference to a cause that they strongly support, enhancing recruitment and retention
  • create an enhanced shopping experience through in-store promotions and engage customers in supporting a high profile cause by offering multiple opportunities (eg donations, buying merchandise).

What we have achieved together so far

  • Coles Express and its customers have together raised over $4.6 million since 2011 Cancer Council's Daffodil Day, to help achieve our vision of a cancer-free future.
  • Money raised helps fund local Cancer Council support services across Australia and provides funding for Cancer Council's vital research, education and prevention programs.
  • Each year, employees and customers come together through various fundraising activities in support of Daffodil Day, making a vital contribution to their communities.

How Coles Express supports Cancer Council

Coles Express and their customers raised more than $200,000 in 2017 by:

  • selling Cancer Council's Daffodil Day merchandise at checkouts nationally
  • taking customer donations at the checkout
  • hosting staff fundraising activities, including morning teas, dress in yellow, auctions and raffles, as well as filling tanks and washing windscreens for a gold coin donation
Want to help Cancer Council to achieve our vision of a cancer-free future? Please call the national Corporate Partnerships team at Cancer Council Australia on +61 2 8063 4100 or email 

This page was last updated on: Thursday, August 16, 2012

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