Woolworths Ltd news

 
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...
23 August 2017
Woolworths Group has reported annual sales growth of 3.7% to AU$55,475m from continuing operations. Profitability was impacted by significant items, declining 4.9% to AU$2,336m, however with these stripped out this grew 55.6%. Australian Food sales grew 4.5% to AU$36,371m The resurgence of Australian Food continued throughout the year, with sales growing 1.7% in Q1, but by Q4 growth was rec...
17 July 2017
Woolworths in Australia has announced that it will be phasing out the use of plastics bags, with Coles then swiftly confirming a similar policy. Major retailers to ban bags by July 2018 Woolworths, who gives out more than 3.2bn plastic carrier bags each year, has confirmed that these will be removed from its supermarket, Big W and BWS stores by July 2018. The retailer's Dan Murphy's and Cel...
14 June 2017
Australia's market leading retailer has officially launched its new mid-tier private label range, which will see the 'Select' brand removed from its shelves. Focusing on improving quality and customer perception Last June, Woolworths announced that it would be replacing its 'Select' brand with a new range simply known as 'Woolworths' and the retailer has now officially launched the new...
24 May 2017
Woolworths in Australia has launched a new initiative that allows members of its loyalty scheme to test private label products for free, in exchange for product reviews. The Brunch is an online community The new initiative is called  'The Bunch' and having been trialled in 2016, is now open to all Woolworths Reward card holders. The retailer has launched a new website to support the program...
02 May 2017
Australia's leading retailer Woolworths has reported strong quarterly results surging ahead of its main competitor Coles . Total third-quarter sales increased by 3.7% to AU$13.81bn (US$10.39bn) from AU$13.32bn (USD$10.02bn), previous year. Australian Food division healthy Woolworths supermarkets posted a strong growth of 5.1% to AU$9.3bn (US$7bn) in Q3, with like-for-like (LFL) sales up by...
19 April 2017
After getting rid of its orange ticket programme, which only rewards shoppers for a limited range of products, Woolworths Australia's simplified Rewards programme has won 9.7m members. Simplified reward scheme yields rich data The new loyalty program rewards shoppers with AU$10 (US$7.50) for every AU$2,000 (US$1,511) spent. Shoppers simply have to scan their card at the checkout to collect ...
13 March 2017
Europe-based buying alliance EMD has announced that it is expanding globally as Australia-based Woolworths, which operates in its home market and New Zealand, becomes a member. The announcement marks a new stage in buying alliance membership, taking them outside Europe for the first time, suggesting that there could be more such developments in future. Woolworths to buy private label ranges th...
22 February 2017
Australia’s leading retailer Woolworths has reported that its sales grew 2.6% to AU$29bn (US$22bn) for the half-year ended 1 January 2017. Profits also grew to AU$725m (US$558m), from a loss of AU$973m (US$748m). Australian food division grows in H1 Woolworths supermarkets posted a strong growth of 2.8% to AU$19bn in H1 2017, and 1.9% increase in like-for-like (LFL) sales. This is helpe...