Articles with tag big-w


Multi-million dollar makeover for shopping centre

More than $400 million will be spent on the development.

Posted Tue 16/08/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths cuts 500 jobs, may sell EziBuy

Store rollouts slowed.

Posted Tue 26/07/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W plans to cut 180 jobs

Poor performance woes bite.

Posted Tue 12/07/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W buying team restructure attracts complaints

Leaves uncertainty for suppliers.

Posted Thu 30/06/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Is BP circling Woolworths petrol stations?

Caltex might also bite.

Posted Fri 03/06/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Spiders, mice and Big W plague Woolies

Woolies profits eaten away.

Posted Fri 06/05/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

Mother's Day strategy blows up for Big W

What appliance not to promote during this important season.

Posted Tue 03/05/2016 12:00:00 / Read More »

The Good Guys, Harvey dominate the world of small appliances

One in four small appliances from Harvey Norman or Good Guys.

Posted Thu 01/10/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail First shopping centres launch rewards program app

Loyalty program will make it easy for shoppers to redeem points.

Posted Wed 08/07/2015 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail rebates in spotlight as ACCC launches action; Buyers' friction

Coles is in the ACCC's firing line after it was alleged the supermarket giant was placing undue pressure on smaller suppliers to agree to rebates on goods purchased at wholesale and then sold at retail. Plus, friction between suppliers and buyers.

Posted Mon 05/05/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Round Up: Signing off and PINning in from 1 August; Ten trends for the 2014

Only overseas visitors will be able to sign to authorise debit and credit card transactions from 1 August 2014. Which retail MD has won a 5-city world tour to learn from the masters? Consumer sentiment is low but it is not all bad news.

Posted Wed 22/01/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Discount campaigns drive Woolworths' positive first quarter results

Supermarket giant Woolworths has achieved a 4.5 per cent increase in first quarter sales for the 2014 financial year.

Posted Fri 01/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W launches eBooks platform with competitive pricing

Big W has launched a website dedicated to selling eBooks at a fraction of the price of most eBooks.

Posted Mon 30/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' strategic priorities are in motion

Woolworths continues to focus on its strategic priorities, which were initially outlined in 2011, as it continues to see good momentum in its results.

Posted Mon 30/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths conquers with 25 per cent profit jump

Despite reporting losses in its Masters business, Woolworths has still managed to come out on top for the full year of 2013 achieving a net profit of $2.25 billion.

Posted Wed 28/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W expands online offering with women's apparel

Around 2,000 items from brands such as Peter Morrissey and Wonderbra, as well as Emerson range and Avella plus size collection are now available at

Posted Mon 05/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Amidst transformation and uncertainty, Woolworths posts solid sales

Woolworths Limited has reported group sales of $59.2 billion for the past financial year, saying that, despite consumer uncertainty, the retailer is undergoing "transformation" and seeing solid growth.

Posted Tue 30/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys lead industry in Facebook popularity

JB Hi-Fi and CatchOfTheDay have been named the most popular retailers on Facebook.

Posted Wed 26/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Pressure mounts on retailers to sign Bangladesh Safety Accord

Retailers are being urged to sign a Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety that will assure people who work in Bangladesh factories making clothing garments are working in safe conditions.

Posted Mon 24/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' results still lags behind Coles

Woolworths continues to run second after Coles following the release of the grocery giant’s first half year sales results.

Posted Fri 01/02/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W, Target top list for customer satisfaction

Discount department stores are giving online and premium outlets a run for their money when it comes to customer satisfaction.

Posted Wed 31/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Paul Frank to sell in Big W

Fashion brand Paul Frank has launched a partnership with Australian retailer Big W.

Posted Tue 30/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths releases final Dick Smith results

Woolworths Limited has released its first quarter results for the 14 weeks until 30 September, seven days before it sold the struggling Dick Smith retail business to Anchorage Capital Partners.

Posted Fri 19/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Winners, losers for in-store customer service

Choice recently conducted a Shadow Shopper survey for the top ten retailers in Australia to see how their customer service skills stack up against one another.

Posted Thu 27/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W talks store layout, CE strategy

When Big W opened the doors on its new store in Canberra last month, the brand took the opportunity to showcase a new store format to consumers.

Posted Thu 26/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths to focus on Masters expansion

Woolworths’ net profit after tax has dropped more than 16 per cent to $966.9 million, as a result of the Dick Smith restructure but said there are plans for future grwoth in the home improvement market.

Posted Mon 05/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' strong first half 5% increase

Woolworths has produced what has been described as "solid" half-year results with sales reaching $29.7 billion, a 5 per cent increase on the previous year.

Posted Tue 31/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

BIG W's Christmas glitch

Just days before Christmas, BIG W has uncovered a glitch in its online lay-by order system that will see delivery delays for about 700 customers.

Posted Wed 21/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies trails behind Coles

It food and liquor sales for the first quarter saw sales increase 4.4 per cent to $9.7 billion but it wasn't enough to beat Cole's 5.2 per cent increase.

Posted Fri 28/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Darrell Lea, BIG W partner up

In an aim to fulfil currently under represented channels and expand its distribution, Darrell Lea has signed a deal with BIG w to introduce a selection of its range to a new market.

Posted Wed 05/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Shop A Docket reunites with Woolworths

The company will be the sole provider of all docket receipt rolls that will be distributed at the point-of-sale in Woolworths and Big W stores.

Posted Mon 05/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dick Smith and Big W set to open next to Canberra Costco

Retail giant Woolworths announced on Monday that it plans to open a new Dick Smith retail shopfront in the Majura Park precinct near Canberra Airport.

Posted Wed 29/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies signs into 20-year lease deal

The Williams Landing planned community will be home to a Woolworths supermarket, Big W and a Masters home improvement store, with a total leased area of 25,400 square metres.

Posted Tue 31/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Sales growth keeps Woolies upbeat

While global economic conditions continue to be tough, Woolworths has experienced overall sales growth of 5.1 per cent in the first nine months of the trading year.

Posted Mon 18/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Time to reinvent and innovate: research

Department stores were tipped to suffer in the face of online retailing but IbisWorld research shows that their revenue is expected to increase by 1 per cent in 2010-11, reaching $20.66 billion.

Posted Mon 14/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W to open automated DC

One of the largest of its type in the southern hemisphere, the DC will utilise innovative GTP picking technology powered by Dematic's storage and retrieval system for split case operations, the Multishuttle.

Posted Thu 10/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W to open automated DC

One of the largest of its type in the southern hemisphere, the DC will utilise innovative GTP picking technology powered by Dematic’s storage and retrieval system for split case operations, the Multishuttle.

Posted Wed 09/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

DJs tops most trusted brand list

David Jones surpassed Myer by a small margin with 32 per cent of respondents stating that Myer was the most trusted department store brand while DJs came out on top with 36 per cent.

Posted Fri 08/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths posts a $2.1 billion sales increase

Woolworths this week announced full year sales of $51.7 billion, a $2.1 billion or 4.2 per cent increase on the previous year.

Posted Fri 23/07/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

First green Big W to open in Australia

The very first green Big W will open today in Inverell, using 30 per cent less energy than a standard store.

Posted Thu 24/06/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W launches online store

Big W is launching Big W Online (, a brand-new online store offering access to more than 4000 items in the Big W range.

Posted Thu 13/05/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Room for improvement in retailers email marketing campaigns

A study has found that retailers such as Big W, Dick Smith and Myer are 25 per cent more likely to offer email recipients choices during the opt-in stage than those in the US, but lag behind in offering consumers sale or discount incentives.

Posted Thu 06/05/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths half year sales up 6%

Woolworths has announced that half year sales have increased six per cent to $27.2 billion with Big W, Dick Smith and Woolworths supermarkets all showing growth.

Posted Wed 27/01/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers to spend $20.5 billion in Christmas sales

Despite economic talk turning towards recovery, IBISWorld predicts rising interest rates and the absence of cash hand-outs will see consumers saving more than spending this Christmas.

Posted Fri 27/11/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths sales increase 7.4 per cent

Woolworths announced first quarter sales of $13.4 billion, as sales increased 7.4 per cent.

Posted Sat 24/10/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Big W recalls flammable children's sleepwear

Big W has recalled 27 styles of children's sleepwear after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission revealed that the nightwear was incorrectly labelled 'low fire danger'.

Posted Thu 01/10/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths, Big W post strong sales results

Woolworths has announced full year sales of $49.6 billion, on a 52-week normalised basis sales increased by $3.4 billion, or 7.5 per cent on the previous year.

Posted Thu 23/07/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Peter Morrissey joins BIG W for clothing range

Australian fashion icon Peter Morrissey is joining forces with Australia's leading discount department store BIG W to launch a new range of stylish clothes at affordable prices.

Posted Mon 01/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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