Meet the coles&co editor Lisa Hudson

Lisa Hudson is a leading food and wine publisher. With more than 20 years at the helm of some of Australia’s best-read food and drink titles, Lisa will ensure customers have useful information at their fingertips that will help them feed their families on a budget, stay healthy and entertain loved ones at special times of the year.

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Lisa spent almost five years as the Head of Qantas Wine, the food and wine community for Frequent Flyers, and was the General Manager of Food and Wine at Fairfax Media, where she was responsible for the editorial content and growth of Good Food and Epicure, and the Good Food Guides.

She co-edited The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide for three years and has reviewed restaurants for Gourmet Traveller. She was a member of Tourism Australia’s Food and Wine Advisory Panel, and co-authored a cookbook (Luke Mangan’s “BLD”). Her experience in lifestyle content also saw her become CEO and Publisher of Fairfax Magazines, including Good Weekend and Sunday Life.

An article in Epicure/Good Food in October named her as someone who has “helped shape the way we eat and drink today".

Coles Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Ronson said she was excited to see the direction Lisa will take coles&co, with more relevant and entertaining content informed by her extensive experience in the food and wine industry.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Lisa on board to help launch coles&co and create a really compelling platform to engage with our customers on what is happening in the food and drink industry whether that be in our stores, on the farm with local food producers or with our Own Brand development chefs in our Coles kitchens,” she said.

"Customers are cooking from home more than ever and they want to get great value and explore new things – with coles&co Lisa will be able to guide them through the latest trends and really open up the possibilities for the home cook.”

Lisa Hudson said she is excited to be helping to bring coles&co to life for customers at a time when the desire for information online has never been higher.

“I am passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience and celebrating everything that our food and wine industry has to offer. coles&co is a really exciting platform to highlight the amazing work of Australian chefs and local food and beverage producers. To be in a position to inform Australians about how they can live healthier and happier lives is a real privilege. Coles has some incredible partnerships and I can’t wait to work with the team,” Lisa said.

“I was really impressed when Coles supported Aussie chefs and cooks during the COVID crisis with What’s For Dinner Live, and have continued to support this community through what has been a difficult period.”

coles&co will bring together the best content from Coles’ customer channels, partners and ambassadors, including Coles Magazine, What’s for Dinner Live, Curtis Stone and the AFL, as well as creating new content featuring local suppliers and food trends to inspire customers.


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