Tag Archives: Woolworths

Woolworths launches The Kitchen in Sydney’s east

Double Bay in Sydney’s eastern suburbs is now home to a brand-new custom-made concept offering from Woolworths called The Kitchen. Organic, healthy options and sustainability initiatives are at The Kitchen’s heart, says Woolworths. The new store complements the extensive offer already available to local customers at the Woolworths supermarket situated …

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Just their cup of tea: Woolworths honours Twinings

AB Foods (Twinings) has won the top prize at Woolworths’ annual Supplier of the Year Awards. The awards recognise suppliers to Woolworths in 23 categories. AB Foods is the beverages company that makes Twinings tea. It carried off the 2018 Overall Supplier of the Year award, as well as the …

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Can Amazon challenge Woolies’ and Coles’ online domination?

As online grocery shopping surges, Woolies and Coles enjoy an 85 per cent stranglehold on the Aussie market. But can the great disruptor, Amazon, loosen their grip? For online grocery shopping in Australia, it seems, the only way is up. Or so says Nielsen’s just-released quarterly Grocery Ecommerce Report. According …

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Woolworths biggest fish in seafood market

Woolworths continues to be the biggest fish in seafood retail, says the latest research from Roy Morgan. In fact, Woolworths still dominates the fresh-food market overall. According to Roy Morgan’s September quarter Supermarket & Fresh Food Currency Report, it’s ahead of Coles at 24.6 per cent and ALDI at 9.8 per …

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1.5bn single-use plastic bags saved in 4 months

A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic bags have been saved since July, says the National Retail Association (NRA). This staggering figure emerged once major supermarkets put their self-imposed bans into action in the winter. Woolworths’ and Coles’ voluntary bans also coincided with a state-wide government ban coming into effect …

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Woolworths partners with WWF for ‘sustainable’ seafood

Woolworths and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have teamed up to “improve sustainable sourcing” in the seafood sector. From now on, WWF-Australia says it will assess all Woolworths’ Own Brand seafood on shelves and at the seafood counter. Using its own methodology, it will “implement standards of traceability” …

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Supermarkets taking alcohol market share from hotel bottle shops

Supermarkets are continuing to tighten their grip on the alcohol retail sector, according to the latest data from Roy Morgan. The trend continued apace over the year to September. Roy Morgan’s data showed that Woolworths Group-owned outlets picked up 250,000 customers, while hotel bottle shops lost almost the same number …

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Woolworths first-quarter results reflect ‘underlying health’, says CEO

Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci has hailed the supermarket’s ‘strong’ metrics and praised customers for weathering single-use plastic-bag ban. He was commenting on Woolworths’ first-quarter sales results for the financial year 2019 14 weeks to 30 September 2018 (Q1’19). In a statement, Woolworths Group listed its progress against “key priorities”, …

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Woolies creates $30m organic fruit and veg fund

Woolworths has launched a $30 million fund to help Aussie farmers meet the growing demand for organic fruit and vegetables. The supermarket established the fund, the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund, in partnership with Heritage Bank. It will allocate grants and interest-free loans over the next five years to Australian organic …

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Ten-year anniversary for Woolworths logo

Woolworths redesigned its logo for the first time in more than 20 years in October 2008. This redesign, which celebrates 10 years this October, represented the biggest change in the communication of the business. Woolworths Supermarkets says it wanted a modern identity that not only reflected its positioning as “the …

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