Woolworths Holdings news 

31 July 2020
David Jones and BP have announced that they will convert an additional 21 sites to David Jones Food stores by the end of 2020. Further sites across Melbourne and Sydney David Jones and BP teamed up last year, with the first David Jones Food store on a BP forecourt opening in November 2019 at BP Bayside Gateway in Melbourne. Since then the retailer has opened 9 further sites in both Melbourn...
15 January 2020
South Africa-based Woolworths has appointed a new chief executive, Roy Enzo Bagattini. He will take charge of the company from February 2020. New chief executive joins from Levi Strauss Bagattini is presently executive vice president and president for Levi Strauss Americas. He oversees operations that generate about US$3.0 bn in revenues, which is about half of what Woolworths Holdings does...
29 November 2019
Following initiatives from South Africa-based Checkers, Pick n Pay, results from the same country’s Woolworths and reports of Carrefour’s market entry into Uganda, we round up news from the region. Checkers launches one-hour delivery option Checkers is set to introduce a one-hour delivery option under the Sixty60 brand name. Initially launched at selected stores in the Western Cape and Gaut...
20 November 2019
David Jones and BP have opened their first convenience store on a petrol forecourt in Bayside, Melbourne. A new offer for petrol forecourts David Jones announced in August that it would partner with BP to open David Jones branded stores on petrol sites in Sydney and Melbourne, with the store at Bayside on the corner of North Road and Nepean Highway marking the start of the partnership. Th...
07 August 2019
As Shoprite and Massmart-owned Game discuss new store openings in Kenya, Jumia and Vivo Energy announce a tie up between the two companies and South Africa-based Woolworths releases a trading statement, we round up news from the region. Shoprite to open first store outside Nairobi… As it continues its expansion in the country, Shoprite will open its first store, and its third overall, outsi...
12 February 2018
South Africa-based Woolworths has announced plans to open its first standalone food store in South Yarra, Melbourne through its ownership of Australia-based David Jones. Woolworths has said the store, which will open in 2019, will be a premium convenience store measuring 500 sq. m. The retailer said it plans to open several more standalone food stores over the coming years across Australia. ...
03 July 2017
As Woolworths closes more of its Thomas Dux stores, David Jones is set to invest AU$100m in rolling out a new premium format over the next few years. Thomas Dux brand being phased out Woolworths continues to close down its small premium chain of Thomas Dux store, with two of its stores in Sydney, at Paddington and Mona Vale, closing down over the past few weeks. The two stores will be re-la...
11 April 2017
South Africa-based Woolworths has opened a new store concept under the Now Now brand. The retailer has said that Now Now is designed to meet customers' meal on-the-go needs. The outlet has been opened in the retailer's flagship Longmarket Street store in Cape Town. More Now Now stores are expected to open across South Africa in the short term. How it works Now Now can be accessed via an ...
18 January 2017
As South Africa-based retailers Massmart, Shoprite and Woolworths publish trading updates, we round up how they have performed. Shoprite enjoys strong growth in H1 Shoprite said that in the 26-week period to 25 December, total sales rose by 14.0% to ZAR71.3 bn (US$5.3 bn), aided by like-for-like growth of 8.6%. The retailer said that it remained pleased by the performance of its operations ...
27 December 2016
With our team of analysts visiting over 20 countries in 2016, we’ve identified the top stores you should visit in the year ahead to see some of the key trends shaping format development in the sector, including: The development of new offers and services Investment in new channels  The re-purposing of space to ensure the future relevancy of existing stores Here’s our first ins...