Woolworths Ltd news

 
15 May 2015
After just over a year in the role, Woolworths has confirmed that its Chief Marketing Officer, Tony Phillips has left the retailer. New interim CMO until permanent replacement is found Tony Phillips, who joined Woolworths from main rival Coles in March 2014 , has left the retailer as part of what is believed to be a restructure. Woolworths reported a disappointing performance in its Q3 ...
13 May 2015
Alibaba's B2C e-commerce site Tmall is cooperating with international retailers to bring imported goods to Chinese consumers, who are increasingly demanding a wider range of high quality and safe products. It enables the international retailers to tap into the booming Chinese market with limited investment. Tmall's International section was launched in October 2014, and by the end of the year,...
06 May 2015
Following slowing performance over the last year and an admission that it had lost focus on its customers. Woolworths senior managers have set out the companies new three year vision for growth at its strategy day in Sydney. So what are the key things you need to know? 1. Putting the customer first and differentiating the offer Woolworths Food Group Managing Director, Brad Banducci, said th...
06 May 2015
Woolworths has released Q3 results for the 13 weeks to 5 April 2015, with sales down 1.6% to AU$15bn, or up 3.0% excluding petrol. Top line sales were impacted by a restructure to petrol operations, slowing sales in Australian food and liquor and the on going Big W transformation, although performance in New Zealand appears to be improving. Australian food and liquor sales up 2.3% to AU$10.6bn...
08 April 2015
Strong price and promotions activity in Australia's grocery market is nothing new, however there is increasing concern that the market is heading towards a full on price war. So what can the industry learn from other markets? To date volume growth has remained strong Price deflation has become part of the market in recent years in Australia as both Woolworths and Coles have continued to dri...
27 March 2015
Following a period of relative stability amongst senior management in Australia's grocery market, we have started to see some significant job changes over the past few weeks... Metcash loses CEO Supermarkets The Metcash CEO Supermarkets, Fergus Collins, has decided to leave the company after 13 years of Service. Collins was appointed to his current position in December 2013, as part of inco...
13 March 2015
Australia's market leading grocer has been developing an Apple Watch app that will be available to users of the device when it launches on 24 April. Watch app will take existing expertise to the next level Woolworths has been given early access by Apple to launch the new app via its watch, although it is yet to comment on what features will be included. During Apple's Spring Forward event i...
27 February 2015
Australia's leading retailer has reported sales of AUD32.4bn for the first half of FY15, an increase of 1.8% (+3.4% excluding petrol). Investing in Australian Supermarkets business to restore momentum Woolworths said, in its results announcement, that it was not satisfied with sales performance. In the Australian Food, Liquor and Petrol business promotional programs were not as successful a...
24 February 2015
Australia’s leading retailer has partnered with eBay to offer more click and collect options for online shoppers. Online alliance to drive in-store foot traffic More than 90 pilot Woolworths and BIG W stores will offer product collection points for online shoppers under click & collect deal with eBay. By May 2015 it is expected that 250 eBay merchants will be able to offer collection at Wo...
12 February 2015
After Costco opened its flagship store on Alibaba's Tmall, a few other retailers have followed suit. Countdown from New Zealand and Fresta from Japan have opened their stores on Tmall and E-Mart from Korea is also planning its store opening. Countdown's Tmall store Operating 160+ stores in New Zealand, Countdown is part of Woolworths and this is their first attempt to break into the Chinese...