Tag Archives: Woolworths

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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Woolies’ Drought Relief Milk hit shelves this week

Woolworths started selling its Drought Relief Milk range in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT this week. The limited-edition range offers customers the option to buy Woolworths Full Cream and Woolworths Lite Milk varieties at $2.20 for 2L and $3.30 for 3L. The extra 10 cents per litre will go …

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Pay rise for Tesco UK’s sustainable dairy farmers

Tesco’s Sustainable Dairy Group Farmers (TSDG) in the UK will soon receive more money for the milk they produce. From November 1, Tesco will increase the price it pays farmers from 30.17ppl (54.38¢) to 31.24ppl (56.31¢). This higher price follows Promar updating its yearly cost tracker budget for the year …

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Woolworths transport partners carry off awards

Two of Woolworths’ transport partners have been recognised at the 2018 Carrier of the Year Awards. This is a program that recognises carriers that have delivered outstanding performance in safety, compliance and service. Centurion took out the Large Carrier of the Year category, while Mystgold won Small Carrier of the Year. Woolworths began …

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Woolies and Coles introduce milk levy to help farmers

Woolworths has announced a limited-edition milk range to help provide short-term relief to drought-stricken dairy farmers. Available in Queensland, NSW, ACT and Victoria from mid-October, the new drought relief range will offer customers additional Woolworths Full Cream and Woolworths Lite Milk varieties at $2.20 for two litres and $3.30 for …

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Sabotaged strawberries recalled across East Coast

Punnets of strawberries sabotaged with sewing needles have been recalled to protect consumers after a Queensland man was hospitalised. The affected brands are Berry Obsession and Berrylicious strawberries bought in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. The recall was issued yesterday. ‘Swallows half a sewing needle’ Queenslander Hoani Hearne, 21, found a …

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Supermarkets abuzz with accusations of ‘fake’ honey

Australia’s biggest listed honey company Capilano, and the supermarkets that sell it, stand accused of lining shelves with “fake” honey. Scientific testing has shown that almost half of honey samples from major supermarket shelves are “adulterated”. This means they were mixed with substances other than nectar from bees. Industry experts …

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