Woolworths Ltd news

 
07 August 2019
Woolworths has partnered with Takeoff Technologies to test its automated micro fulfillment technology in three locations. Test to start in the next 12 months before potential further roll out The implementation of the automated sites will take place within the next 12 months, with Woolworths hoping that the trial will help it both meet the growing demand for online grocery orders, but also ...
02 August 2019
Woolworths in Australia has started building a new AU$135m fresh food distribution centre in Melbourne. New fresh food hub for Victoria The retailer has a 15 year lease on the new 57,000 sq m facility that will be located next to its meat supplier, Hilton Meat's distribution centre, in Truganina, west Melbourne. The new facility, due for completion towards the end of 2020, will replace the ...
24 July 2019
Woolworths has created a new standalone retail media function called Cartology, which it hopes will better connect its suppliers to its shoppers. Cartology: new digtal marketing service As a result of the changing path to purchase and taking inspiration from activity in North America, Woolworths hopes that the new service will use customer data to allow suppliers to better target shoppers. ...
19 July 2019
The subsidiary of Woolworths has announced the first batch of stores to close next year. Three store closures in the same city The first three of about 30 Big W stores to close over the next three years are all in Sydney - Chullora, Auburn and Fairfield. There would have been some cannibalisation between the stores as they are in close proximity to each other. These three stores will shu...
04 July 2019
Woolworths Group has announced plans to spin off its drinks and hospitality operations, Endeavour Drinks and the ALH Group. Creating a new entity, Endeavour Group Woolworths Group will combine Endeavour and ALH to form Endeavour Group Ltd. The new entity will combine the 1,500+ BWS and Dan Murphy’s drinks outlets and 327 ALH pubs and hotels, as well as the Pinnacle Drinks, Cellarmasters, an...
11 June 2019
Woolworths in Australia has invested AU$30m into meal kit delivery company Marley Spoon. Benefits and learnings for both companies The investment by the market leading retailer will see it form a strategic partnership with Marley Spoon, as well as take ownership of 9% of the business. Although no details have been released it is expected that the two companies will work together to develop ...
05 June 2019
Woolworths has announced that it will focus more on delivering every day low prices on products and cut back on weekly promotions. Price is a key metric of store choice Speaking last week, Director of Buying at Woolworths, Peter McNamara, explained that shoppers have been telling the retailer that although getting a "good deal" remains important, having prices that are trustworthy is "one o...
05 June 2019
Woolworths in Australia has announced a restructure of its in-store fresh food teams. Two in-store teams to oversea fresh food The new structure will see the creation of two teams in each supermarket; the 'fresh service' team that will run the butchers, seafood and deli counters and the 'fresh convenience' team that will operate shelf-orientated fresh food such as dairy, packaged meat, eggs...
17 May 2019
Woolworths' flagship liquor banner has poached Alex Fruedman from Coles to head up its operations.  20 years of experience in Australian and UK retail Alex Freudmann will take over as Dan Murphy's managing director from Faye llhan who has been overseeing the business in an interim role. Freudmann will bring over 20 years of retail experience to the role having worked in the industry both in...
09 May 2019
Woolworths in Australia continues to enhance its neighbourhood Metro network through opening new stores and flexing the offer. Metro footprint and sales continue to increase Woolworths now trades 36 Metro stores, having started rolling out the format five years ago. The smaller neighbourhood format stores have been a success for the retailer, driving double digit growth in its last trading ...