Woolworths Ltd news

 
20 August 2020
Woolworths is set to launch its latest Ooshies collectables campaign on 26 August, with the exception of in Victoria due to the current COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne. 36 Disney+ characters will be available for collection The campaign will build of the Lion King Ooshies that it ran last year, with the new theme focused on the Disney+ that launched in Australia in November last year. When s...
20 August 2020
Woolworths has invested AU$552m (US$396.0m) in acquiring a 65% stake in PFD Food Services, Australia's second largest foodservice supplier. Another cog in the Woolworths ecosystem The deal involves AU$302m (US$216.7m) for the equity interest in the business and a further AU$249m (US$178.7m) that will see Woolworths acquire its 26 freehold properties and distribution centres. Woolworths Grou...
07 August 2020
Woolworths in Australia is using QR codes and its Rewards data to track and trace customers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. QR code and Rewards scheme data usage Woolworths has installed a QR code contact tracing initiative into 12 of its stores in Australia, 11 supermarkets in Victoria and a Metro stores in NSW. Shoppers are asked to voluntarily scan a QR code at the entrance to th...
30 July 2020
Woolworths has rolled out its Scan&Go technology to its first store in Queensland. Service is linked to Woolworths Rewards The technology has been introduced to the Logan Hyperdome store, south of Brisbane and is now live in 19 Woolworths stores across Australia, 17 in NSW and ACT and one each in Victoria and Queensland. The service is available to Woolworths Reward loyalty members and allo...
23 July 2020
Woolworths in Australia is testing a new app that will allow customers to reduce the amount of time they need to queue at their supermarkets. See real time queue info and book a slot via your phone The app, known as Q Tracker, uses tech that was originally designed for smart car parks. It allows users to both see predictive information on the wait time of a queue at a store, as well as allo...
09 July 2020
Following a spike in new cases and the renewed lockdown of parts of Australia's second largest city, how have retailers responded and what can other businesses and markets learn? 1. Short term buying restrictions As reports of new COVID-19 cases in Melbourne were revealed, Coles and Woolworths were both quick to respond to reinstigating buying restrictions on certain products in response to...
08 July 2020
Woolworths has announced that it is testing cashless stores, as well as plans to launch a dedicated B2B online platform. Metro stores switch to cashless payment Woolworths has revealed that 11 Metro stores across Sydney and Melbourne have been converted to accept cashless payments only. The move is designed to make shopping even more convenient and seamless, particularly for stores in trans...
02 July 2020
Woolworths has responded by rolling out increased online capacity in the state of Victoria, after a spike in demand of 40% over the past week. Thousands of new online slots for Victoria The surge in demand followed the news that Coronavirus cases in Victoria continued to grow. In response, Woolworths said that it was rolling out dozens of new delivery vehicles and making thousands of more s...
02 July 2020
Coles and Woolworths in Australia have decided to reinstate buying limits on toilet roll and paper towels after a surge in demand. Reacting quickly is vital to manage stock flow Coles was the first of the two major retailers to lift all of its buying restrictions a few weeks ago, followed by Woolworths shortly afterwards. However, the recent demand has led Coles to restrict buying to one pa...
22 June 2020
Woolworths has restructured the leadership of its commercial team, creating two roles that will allow it to capitalise on future growth opportunities. One buying director for Supermarkets business Woolworths currently has two buying directors; Peter McNamara who heads up packaged goods and Paul Harker who leads the fresh food team. Under the new structure, Harker will be the retailer's prim...