Woolworths Ltd news

 
15 January 2018
Woolworths has appointed Steve Donohue as Managing Director for its liquor business. New MD has extensive experience Steve Donohue will start the role in April, taking over from Martin Smith, who will retire from the business at the end of June 2018. Donohue has significant experience of working within Woolworths' liquor business, having begun his career as a store manager in Dan Murphy's, ...
23 November 2017
The two leading retailers in Australia continue to set standards not only in retail execution, but also in social and environmental issues too. We review Coles's latest autism-friendly shopping initiative and Woolworths' commitment to reducing food waste.  Coles launches autism-friendly shopping hour Following a successful trial in early 2017, Coles has rolled out its Quiet Hour programme a...
23 November 2017
Woolworths in Australia will step up its online service and offerings as Amazon enters the market. Woolworths to open four 'dark stores' Woolworths has launched a number of different initiatives during the last three months; the country's first nationwide grocery Pick Up service, linking its Everyday Rewards loyalty card with Apple Wallet and enhancing its supplier portal . ...
06 November 2017
Woolworths has made changes to its online supplier portal that it believes will help "deliver great quality products for our customers." Growing transparency of company policies Woolworths FoodCo supplier portal launched in August 2017 and was designed to provide more data and transparency for suppliers to help develop better products and build engagement with suppliers. The new enhancement...
06 November 2017
Countdown in New Zealand has launched a new app for its click & collect online pick up service, which will help enhance its service. Alerts for both customers and the store The new app will make click & collect even more convenient for customers, plus help drive more efficient in-store operations. The app is able to tell customers when their shopping is available for collection, plus will a...
31 October 2017
Australia-based Woolworths has released Q1 sales for the 14 weeks to 1 October, registering growth of 3.7% to AU$14,520m. Australia Food sales up 4.7% to AU$9,634m Despite price deflation of 2.4%, driven mainly by price reductions in fruit and vegetables, LFL sales grew 4.9%. Ongoing work by the retailer resulted in improvements to customer satisfaction, volume growth of 6.0%, as well as a ...
06 October 2017
Countdown in New Zealand has announced that it will be phasing out the use of plastics bags, with New World also testing a similar policy. Countdown leads ban on bags Countdown has announced that they will remove single-use plastic bags from its stores by the end of 2018. Their proposed policy is currently the strongest amongst the leading retailers in the country, and will mean 350 million...
05 October 2017
The Australian competition regulator has delayed its decision over the sale of Woolworths' 528 service stations to BP. The potential deal The proposed AUD1.8bn deal (US$1.4bn) will rebrand Woolworths' stations to BP in Australia, but the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has expressed some concerns over the potential impact on prices to convenience groceries and general supply ...
21 September 2017
Australia's market leading retailer is making further moves to develop seamless retailing, through linking its Everyday Rewards loyalty card with Apple Wallet. Digital: clearly a priority ahead of Amazon entry Woolworths customers can already pay for their groceries using their iPhone or Apple Watch, however the latest development will now see the digitisation of its Everyday Rewards loyalt...
14 September 2017
Woolworths has launched online grocery Pick Up service across all its supermarkets in Australia. Grocery Pick Up available to entire network Derived and renamed from Click & Collect, Woolworths' Pick Up service allows customers to make online orders and pick up their purchases in store. The service is available seven days a week and is free when customers spend over AUD $30. To offer furthe...