Woolworths Ltd news

 
25 April 2018
Woolworths is building a new fully automated distribution centre in Melbourne that is expected to be operational later this year. Largest distruibution centre in Australia The new facility is costing AU$215m to build and will be located on a 15.9 hectare site in Dandenong South, 35km south of Melbourne's CBD. Once live, it is believed that the warehouse will be the largest distribution cent...
23 February 2018
Woolworths has reported H1 sales up 3.8% to AU$29,807m and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) up 9.9% to AU$1,430m. Australian Food sales up 4.9% to AU$19,339m Woolwoths' Australian Food business has benefited significantly from the retailer's stronger focus on the customer in H1, with its Voice of the Customer (VOC) scores showing overall satisfaction reaching 82%, compared to 78% for...
21 February 2018
Woolworths in Australia has launched a new marketing campaign ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, held between 4th - 15th April. Multi-channel campaign to promote local produce The new Grown for Gold campaign aims to promote Australian produce by featuring some of the country's star athletes. Kurt Fearnley, Georgia Sheehan, Adam Gibson, Kelly Cartwright, and others will feature...
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...