Tag Archives: Woolworths

Wesfarmers and Woolies among Australia’s top 10 companies

Wesfarmers and Woolies have taken two of the top spots in IBISWorld’s 2018 list of Australia’s Top 1000 companies. Significantly, given the rapidly evolving retail landscape, online shopping businesses were among the biggest movers. “The firms on IBISWorld’s 2018 Top 1000 list account for $2.22 trillion in revenue,” IBISWorld Senior …

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Woolies expands food range to cater for dietary needs

Woolworths has introduced 24 new products in the Woolworths Free From and Macro Wholefoods Market range. The reason, it says, is “to cater to the growing number of Australians living with a dietary need or who are choosing to be more health conscious”. According to Woolworths, coeliac disease affects about …

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Well-meaning shoppers confused about sustainable labelling

Australians are confused about sustainable labelling and ecofriendly shopping, claims the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC carried out the research for Sustainable Seafood Week. It found that 63 per cent of respondents were keen to do the right thing. But they also find the number of diets, fads and ‘green’ …

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A good Patch: compostable bandages now in Woolies

Patch Bamboo Bandages, claimed to be the world’s first organic, hypoallergenic compostable wound-care solution, are being launched in Woolworths nationally this month. A product of “natural solutions” company Nutricare, Patch Strips are said to have reached a global market in just over 12 months and are now available in more …

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Woolworths fires up $57m Adelaide expansion

Woolworths is starting a $57 million expansion of its existing Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre (ARDC), which will include 3,500 solar panels. The ARDC’s sustainability credentials will include thousands of solar panels and expanded recycling facilities. The project will also create about 140 local jobs throughout construction. Woolworths and Hutchinson Builders …

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Chan’s cites convenience with Woolies range

Chan’s Yum Cha products are now available at Woolworths in the chilled meals section. The company says it has made it more convenient and quicker to prepare its dumplings with an innovation claimed to be an Australian first. Winner of the Fine Food Australia Best New Retail Product award for …

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Online grocery latest ‘battleground’ for supermarkets

Online grocery retailing is the latest “battleground” for supermarkets, according to industry research company IBISWorld. Coles, Woolworths and others are busy ramping up their click and collect services. IBISWorld predicts the online grocery sales industry to generate $3.3 billion in revenue in 2018-19. Bricks-and-mortar supermarkets will generate $103.4 billion, the …

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Woolworths ends sale of $1 per litre fresh milk

Woolworths has removed $1-per-litre fresh milk from sale to aid what it describes as the dairy industry’s “long-term sustainability”. The supermarket is selling two and three litre varieties of Woolworths-branded fresh milk for $2.20 and $3.30, respectively. “Every cent of the increase will end up with Australian dairy farmers,” Woolworths …

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Woolworths coin celebrates 60 years of Mr Squiggle

Woolworths is commemorating 60 years of TV character Mr Squiggle, with the release of limited-edition coins in its supermarket registers. The supermarket giant describes Mr Squiggle as “one of Australia’s most loved TV characters ”. ‘Mr Squiggle has entertained millions’ The Royal Australian Mint is fashioning the special $2 coins. …

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2018 a bumper year for global retailers – Deloitte

The world’s top 250 retailers generated US$4.53 trillion ($6.41 trillion) in revenues in FY18, up 5.7 per cent year-on-year, according to Deloitte. In addition, three retailers with a local Australian presence – Wesfarmers, Woolworths and JB Hi-Fi – remain in the top 250, after JB Hi-Fi broke through last year. …

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