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ACCC launches extraordinary court action against Woollies over "unsafe products"

The ACCC today launched an unprecedented Federal Court case against Woolworths regarding the safety of several products the supermarket chain has historically sold through its various retail brands.

Posted Wed 17/09/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Suppliers and retailers warned to pass on Carbon Tax savings; repeal praised

The ACCC has greeted the repealing of the so-called Carbon Tax by warning wholesalers and retailers of their legal obligation to pass through savings caused by this removal onto the customer.

Posted Fri 18/07/2014 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aldi hits back at Woolworths on signing code of conduct

Aldi has argued against taking any steps to sign the food and grocery code of conduct until it receives feedback from the Australian government and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Posted Wed 11/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Woolworths agree to cap fuel discounts at 4 cents

Coles and Woolworths have come to a voluntarily agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to cap their fuel discounts to 4 cents per litre.

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

ACCC raises concern over St Kilda acquisition by Woolworths

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has outlined concerns in a Statement of Issues over a proposed acquisition of the St Kilda Renaissance Supa IGA by Woolworths Limited.

Posted Fri 06/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dick Smith lists on the ASX but shares fall flat

Dick Smith Holdings has now been officially listed on the Australian Securities Exchange but the hype around the consumer electronics business making its debut has fallen a little short.

Posted Thu 05/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Fuel shopper docket moratorium needed: Independent Nick Xenophon

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, together with representatives from Australia's grocery, retail and motor trades sectors, is calling on the government and the ACCC to nstitute an immediate moratorium on fuel discount shopper dockets.

Posted Tue 19/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Woolworths sign grocery code of conduct

Australia’s two largest supermarket Coles and Woolworths have agreed they will provide greater certainty and clarity about their dealings with suppliers without adding complexity or cost to the consumer goods sector.

Posted Tue 19/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Industry-wide push to create fair supermarket competition

Retailer associations and the federal government are working together to see enforcement action to be undertaken to address competition issues within the supermarket retail sector.

Posted Fri 01/11/2013 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 »

Coles, Woolworths strengthens marketing with international chefs

Coles and Woolworths continue to battle it out as each partner with an international chef. Coles has signed on Heston Blumenthal while Woolworths has partnered up with Jamie Oliver.

Posted Wed 09/10/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

ScanZap app to level playing field in fuel discount war

A new rewards program is being launched in November in an aim to help level the playing field of the fuel discount war, which has got the consumer watchdog and a number of retail organisations raging.

Posted Wed 02/10/2013 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 »

Retailers rally for new government to control fuel discounts

Now that the election is truly over, retailers continue their rally for the new federal government to move quickly to shut down the major chains’ “excessive” fuel shopper docket discounts.

Posted Thu 19/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths shows support for 'local' suppliers

Woolworths is considering launching a new label called 'Woolworths Local' in an attempt to build its relationship with local farmers and suppliers, according to reports by Fairfax.

Posted Mon 16/09/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths gets green light to buy three Supa IGAs

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has not opposed Woolworths' proposed acquisition of three Supa IGA supermarkets in Queensland.

Posted Fri 30/08/2013 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 »

Woolworths to buy New Zealand's EziBuy

Woolworths will pay $306 million for New Zealand-based direct retailer EziBuy.

Posted Thu 22/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Consumers are shopping on Sundays and more regularly

New research from Woolworths has revealed Sunday is fast becoming the new Saturday and consumers are no longer making weekly but daily trips to the supermarket.

Posted Mon 19/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

BWS terminates cash out transactions to stop theft

Woolworths has terminated cash out transactions at its BWS stores base on a spike in numbers of armed robberies.

Posted Fri 09/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dick Smith living and breathing omnichannel with groundbreaking new app

The new Dick Smith has immediately demonstrated that it is thinking outside the traditional bricks and mortar box, revealing that from next week, consumers will be able to purchase directly from a new app.

Posted Thu 08/08/2013 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 »

ACCC slams Coles, Woolworths for fuel discounts

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned Coles and Woolworths over escalating shopping docket petrol discounts – which in some cases are now reaching 45 cents per litre.

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

Woolworths announces departure of 22 years of board experience

Woolworths has announced the retirement of non-executive director Sir Roderick Deane and John Astbury, effective 31 August 2013.

Posted Fri 26/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths admits to massive Masters losses

Woolworths revealed that its Masters home improvement business is hemorrhaging money, losing almost $160 million before interest and tax.

Posted Fri 19/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dick Smith set for "expansion" as Anchorage finalises buyout

Dick Smith has confirmed it will 'expand its footprint' across Australia and New Zealand following its final release from former parent company, Woolworths Limited

Posted Fri 19/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies changes 'misleading' car insurance ads

Woolworths has agreed to make changes to its potentially misleading advertising campaign for its car insurance products, following concerns raised by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Posted Wed 17/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths gets green light to acquire IGA supermarket

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given Woolworths the thumbs up to acquire the Supa IGA supermarket in Hawker, Australian Capital Territory.

Posted Fri 05/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Hard work pays off for NRA Young Retailer of the Year finalists

Owners and managers of retailers including Dick Smith, Myer, David Jones, Woolworths and Rebel Sport are some of top 25 finalists in the running for the National Retail Association Young Retailer of the Year title.

Posted Fri 21/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles, Woolworths: Lowered GST threshold is not the solution

Both Coles' Ian McLeod and Woolworth's Tjeerd Jegen have made clear that they do not believe lowering the GST threshold is the key to improving retail competitiveness.

Posted Wed 19/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail giants slam Bob Katter's Bill

Supermarket bosses Ian McLeod of Coles and Tjeerd Jegen of Woolworths Supermarkets and Petrol have both dismissed independent MP Bob Katter's Bill to reduce their market share to 20 per cent each.

Posted Tue 18/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Supermarket giants, AFGC form code of conduct

Details of a new voluntary code of conduct is currently being finalised following negotiations between Woolworths, Coles and the Australian Food and Grocery Council.

Posted Tue 18/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths opens round-the-clock QLD store

Grocery shopping at any time of the day with Woolworths will be available to residents and visitors of Brisbane Airport's Skygate retail precinct.

Posted Tue 18/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths adds 1,000 Extra Special savings

Woolworths is giving its customers they're after – quality products at lower prices – by adding 1,000 more products to its existing Extra Special savings.

Posted Fri 14/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC says no to Woolworth's Glenmore Ridge acquisition

Woolworth's proposed acquisition of a supermarket site at Glenmore Ridge in the suburb of Glenmore Park, New South Wales has been rejected.

Posted Thu 06/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths continues price war

Woolworths is slashing up to 33 per cent off on fresh and big brand products as part of its Every Day value price cuts.

Posted Tue 28/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths updates analytic platform with Teradata

Woolworths has completed the implementation of analytic data solutions company Teradata's data warehouse appliance platform in collaboration with Teradata professional services.

Posted Fri 17/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Click, fly & collect with Woolworths

Woolworths has launched an airport grocery collection at Melbourne Airport, the second busiest airport in the country.

Posted Thu 16/05/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aldi bounces back in consumer satisfaction

Aldi is doing a good job in keeping their customer satisfied, according to the latest Roy Morgan Supermarket Satisfaction report.

Posted Mon 29/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dairy farmers collectively bargain with Woolworths

The ACCC has decided to allow seven dairy farmers from Manning Valley in New South Wales to collectively bargain with Woolworths and Milk2Market for three years.

Posted Thu 18/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths on the rise, improvements to come

Continued focus on utilising customer data to provide targeted offers has helped Woolworths power through the challenging retail conditions.

Posted Thu 11/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths pilots beauty bar

Woolworths has launched a new beauty bar format that is currently being piloted at Sydney’s CBD supermarket at Town Hall.

Posted Thu 04/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths, CHEP streamline processes

Woolworths and CHEP Australia partnered up identifying gaps in procedures and implementing best practice.

Posted Wed 13/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

ModelCo distributes with Woolworths

ModelCo is making its products more accessible by launching a new product selection into Woolworths nationwide

Posted Mon 11/03/2013 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 »

Local giants take on international retailers

Woolworths and Wesfarmers joins Deloitte’s top 20 retailers list.

Posted Thu 17/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Australian retailers are still being Googled

Google's annual Australian Brand Zeitgest has revealed local retailers are still the most searched.

Posted Tue 18/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles signs ACCC retail acquisition agreement

Coles has reached an agreement with ACCC to establish a protocol for single supermarket acquisitions.

Posted Tue 11/12/2012 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 »

Woolworths to create $1.4B property group

Woolworths has announced a proposal to create Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group, a newly established Real Estate Investment Trust REIT owning a portfolio of quality Australian and New Zealand shopping centres.

Posted Mon 08/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Masters to open second Sydney store: Chullora

Woolworths home improvement chain Masters will be opening new warehouses in along the Eastern Seaboard over the next few months, including a new store in Sydney, where it has struggled to find suitable locations.

Posted Wed 03/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dick Smith finds new owner

Woolworths Limited has just announced the signed share sale agreement for the divestment of Dick Smith Electronics, with private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners coming on board.

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

ACCC calls for comment on Woolworths' proposal

The ACCC has called on for comments on Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of a supermarket site in Glenmore Ridge in Sydney.

Posted Fri 21/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths launches special stickers

Woolworths has introduced 'Sticky Specials' that allow customers to pick, stick and save on selected products.

Posted Fri 14/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Costco awaits petrol approval

Big box retailer Costco is looking to go against Woolworths and Coles in the discount petrol market.

Posted Tue 28/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dick Smith restructure costs Woolworths

Due to the restructure of Dick Smith electronics business, which is costing the company $420 million, Woolworth’s has reported a net profit of $1.8 billion, down 14.5 per cent for the 2012 full year to June 24.

Posted Fri 24/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles corrects Woolies' claim on drive-thru concept

After RetailBiz reported the launch of Woolworth's drive-thru option, we were contacted by Coles, informing us the concept is in fact not Australia’s first drive-thru supermarket.

Posted Mon 13/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Debra Singh resigns as Dick Smith MD

Dick Smith’s managing director, Debra Singh, is set to depart in August following 11 years working with the company.

Posted Thu 02/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Major grocery retailers sign up to recall system

Australia’s major food and grocery retailers have united in a call for suppliers to use the recall notification system GS1 Recallnet to better protect consumers.

Posted Wed 01/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dick Smith sell-off imminent?

The plan by Woolworths to off-load its Dick Smith electronic stores is moving ahead with formal negotiations taking place with a number of parties.

Posted Thu 21/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths to open at Hamilton Harbour retail hub

Hamilton Harbour is on its way to becoming Brisbane's best new retail, dining and lifestyle destination with Woolworths signing on as key anchor tenant.

Posted Thu 14/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Westfield gift cards accepted at Woolworths

Westfield Group is expanding its gift card offering with Woolworths being the latest retailer to accept the cards.

Posted Fri 08/06/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' proposed acquisition open for comment

The ACCC has called for for comment on Woolworths/Lowe's joint venture's proposed acquisition of three hardware stores owned by G Gay & Co in Victoria.

Posted Fri 18/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths puts metro store for sale

For the first time in 24 years, Woolworths is putting one of its Sydney metropolitan supermarkets up for sale.

Posted Fri 27/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths posts sales increase

Sales continue to improve for Woolworths after it announced total group sales reached $14.1 billion, an increase of 3.8 per cent on the previous year in its third quarter sales.

Posted Mon 23/04/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

New player declares war on liquor's big two

Two major independent liquor groups have announced their intention to merge, in a bid to take on Woolworths and Coles’ liquor businesses.

Posted Mon 26/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Suppliers dob on Woolies, Coles

Suppliers to the two supermarket giants have dobbed them in to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for "unconscionable conduct'".

Posted Wed 07/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Support for parents from Woolworths

At Woolworths' 'baby shower' the company unveiled its new 'baby' with the announcement of the Woolworths Baby and Toddler Club.

Posted Tue 06/03/2012 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 rated most valuable brand in Asia Pacific

Woolworths has been listed as Australia’s top most valuable Asia Pacific retail brand for 2012 at $4.2 million, according to Interbrand’s Best Retail Brands report.

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

Woolworths pilots virtual supermarket

The virtual supermarkets, which are only trial for a week, will allow customers to purchase more than 120 products by scanning barcodes using their phones.

Posted Mon 20/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

TorchMedia assists supermarket with online ads

TorchMedia has partnered with Woolworths to offer the retailer online advertising solutions and sampling through its online shopping portal.

Posted Mon 20/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Danks adds Victorian hardware to portfolio

Danks has added the Victorian G Gay & Co hardware network to its group, acquiring three stores as part of the process.

Posted Mon 13/02/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies sells Dick Smith

Expected to see the closure of up to 100 underperforming stores over the next two years, Dick Smith will be divested to interested buyers.

Posted Tue 31/01/2012 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 »

New board members join Woolworths

Christine Cross, David Mackay and Michael Ullmer have all been welcomed to the company as non-executive directors.

Posted Mon 30/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths launches daily deal site

Woolworths has quietly leaped into competition with likes of DealsDirect, Scoopon and CatchoftheDay, launching its very own daily deal website, Door Buster.

Posted Thu 19/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dan Murphy's gets green light

A liquor regulator has approved an application by supermarket Woolworths to open a new Dan Murphy's outlet despite concerns raised by a public health agency.

Posted Fri 13/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Masters opens in NSW

Continuing its expansion across the country, Masters Home Improvement has opened its first NSW store in Gregory Hills, a south western suburb of Sydney.

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

Woolworths' five year plan

Stepping up to his new position as company CEO, Grant O'Brien highlighted that while there are succeeding parts of the business there are also others that are not performing so well.

Posted Tue 29/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC reviewing Woolies' liquor deal

Woolworths is seeking approval from Australia's competition watchdog to acquire a takeaway liquor licence in an area in which it already operates three liquor stores.

Posted Tue 22/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Sustainable seafood at Woolworths

As part of the supermarket chain's long-term plan, it aims to ensure all seafood is sourced from sustainable outlets by committing to have all of its wild-caught seafood range MSC certified or equivalent

Posted Mon 21/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Supermarkets slammed for market power abuse

Federal industry minister Kim Carr has lashed out at supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths for abusing market power.

Posted Fri 04/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' grand plans

At its investor briefing, Woolworths Limited announced several plans for the company including its multi-channel ambitions, a a push on own brand products and revising the strategy for Dick Smith.

Posted Wed 02/11/2011 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 »

Danks acquires Vic business

Danks has acquired the business and assets of Tait Timber and Hardware in Victoria, which includes two stores located in Tooronga and Somerville.

Posted Fri 21/10/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' grand plan for Masters

Woolworths will spend up to $100 million rolling out its Masters big box outlets during the 2012 financial year, with 15-to-20 warehouses planned per year.

Posted Tue 27/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths 1, Myer 0

Myer has restructured its executive team after its executive general manager merchandise Penny Winn resigned, moving over to Woolworths.

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

Masters opens first store

The highly anticipated joint venture project between Woolworths and US company Lowe's finally opened its first doors last week in Braybook, Melbourne.

Posted Tue 06/09/2011 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 »

Graeme Danks retires from Danks Group

Woolworths will wave goodbye to Graeme Danks, general manager of Danks, who will be retiring after 40 years in the hardware business.

Posted Thu 01/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths enters insurance sector

Woolworths will be raising its competitiveness by expanding its financial services offer with the launch of Woolworths Insurance.

Posted Tue 30/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' profits up 5.1%

Net profit rose from $2.04 billion to $2.12 billion from the previous year while revenue increased 4.9 per cent to $54.51 billion.

Posted Mon 29/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths appoints new director

This comes following Greg Foran's recent announcement of stepping down from the position to "pursue other interests".

Posted Sun 21/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aldi launches 'real reductions' campaign

Beefing up its battle against Woolworths and Coles, Aldi will be reducing prices on a number of its products to help customers particularly at a time with rising costs of living.

Posted Fri 05/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies' supermarket boss quits

After 10 years serving in senior roles at Woolworths, Greg Foran has resigned from his current position as director of food, liquor and petrol for Australia and New Zealand.

Posted Mon 01/08/2011 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 »

Supporting consumer demand, Coles says

Having taken part in the supermarket price war with rival Woolworths, Coles has reiterated that dropping grocery prices significantly is not hurting Australia's agricultural sector.

Posted Mon 06/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworth commits to DIG labels

DIG thumbnail labels already feature on more than 4000 supermarket products across Australia and Woolworths’ plans to increase the use of DIG to its full range of products within the next 12 months.

Posted Fri 03/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

DealsDirect launches online grocery store

DealsDirect.com.au launched SupearmarketDeals.com.au, an online grocery store that sells discounted groceries at up to 30 per cent off the recommended retail price.

Posted Thu 02/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Evolution is key to growth

E-commerce represents only three to four per cent of the Australian retail industry, which is half compared to the US and the UK, showing there is still e-commerce growth yet to come.

Posted Thu 02/06/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

The new Goliath - why there is room for Costco

In a market ruled by supermarket giants like Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, the arrival of a new mega-retailer is not exactly a David and Goliath story. It’s more of an epic battle of the Titans.

Posted Tue 31/05/2011 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 »

Woolies speeds up checkout

Woolworths will be offering its customers contactless payment through Visa payWave for transactions of up to $100. It will be rolled-out across all of its brands.

Posted Mon 23/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies, Coles fined for false labelling

The NSW Food Authority has busted Woolworths and Coles for falsely describing the origin of fruit for sale in two Sydney stores, Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson said.

Posted Thu 12/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths reviews safety controls

Following an incident at one of its distribution centres, supermarket chain Woolworths has introduced a new national standard for training forklift operators.

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

Mitre 10's three year business plan

A year after Metcash’s acquisition of a 51 per cent share in Mitre 10 Group, the hardware is reorganising its operations and growing its network across the country.

Posted Fri 06/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Insight into buying behaviour at Woolies

Brand owners, marketers and vendors are now able to pay to gain access to rich customer data that will enable them to learn about different customer segments within traditional supermarket categories.

Posted Tue 03/05/2011 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 »

Salmat, Woolies contract for three more years

The company will continue its two decade long relationship by providing catalogue distribution services for the supermarket giant, with the agreement covering all brands within the group

Posted Tue 05/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers spend big on ads

The Nielsen Company's Top Media Advertisers report found that the industry spent $2.18 billion on advertising in 2010, which is a 7 per cent increase from 2009.

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

Woolies announces sustainable strategy

Supermarket retail Woolworths is listening to its customers and has announced a sustainable fish sourcing strategy where it will introduce MSC-certified canned salmon and tuna

Posted Fri 18/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Private labels vs. brands

Research f the Asia-Pacific region by Datamonitor has revealed that almost half of consumers are choosing to shop based on where they can buy private labels.

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

Woolworths call for supply chain input

Woolworths has put out a request for information (RFI) to all suppliers and importers of palm oil in Australia to provide insight into the current availability of sustainable palm oil that is certified by the RSPO.

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

Woolworths' $340M liquor acquisition

The business, which had recently announced a 6 per cent increase in its half-year, said The Cellarmasters Group will be an add-on to its existing liquor portfolio of Dan Murphy's, BWS, Woolworths Liquor and Langton's.

Posted Mon 28/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Uncertainty changes Woolies' profit guidance

Supermarket giant Woolworths has reported a 6 per cent increase of its net profit after tax to $1.16 million for the 27 weeks ended 2 January.

Posted Fri 25/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

The aftermath of cyclone Yasi

Both Woolworths and Coles are still on the ground and have begun assessing the condition of stores, indicating little damage was done except Woolworths at Mission Beach suffered some roof damage.

Posted Fri 04/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths dobs on Bunnings

Woolworths has confirmed with Retailbiz that it has lodged a complaint with the ACCC over the behaviour of Wesfarmer's hardware retailer Bunnings.

Posted Tue 25/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retail channel booming for Amaysim

The high uptake of Amaysim through the retail channel has surprised CEO Rolf Hansen, with the German boss of Australia’s newest telecommunications player saying that his pared down alternative to the Big Threes moving swiftly towards mass market.

Posted Tue 25/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths: sales up, guidance down

Woolworths has downgraded its full-year 2011 net profit growth guidance to a range of 5 to 8 per cent from a range of 8 to 11 per cent despite seeing a sales increase in its first half year results.

Posted Mon 24/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aus brands make world retail list

Woolworths and Wesfarmers are the only locals that made it to Deloitte's Global Powers of Retail 2011 list of 250 largest retailers, which was based on their sales performance for the fiscal year 2010.

Posted Thu 20/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers get behind flood victims

Leading supermarkets and retail organisations are working together to resupply existing stores, Scott Driscoll, United Retail Federation national president, told Retailbiz.

Posted Fri 14/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies grows hardware portfolio

Woolworths-owned hardware group Danks has acquired two hardware businesses – Magnet Mart and Flatman's Timber & Hardware.

Posted Fri 17/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dan Murphy's at the click of a finger

Woolworths has decided to bring its liquor label Dan Murphy's online with an e-Commerce website.

Posted Wed 15/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths continues sustainability commitment

It has commenced 46 new energy saving initiatives in-store and distribution centres including retrofitting 98 supermarkets with energy efficient technology.

Posted Tue 23/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

More rewards for Woolworths' customers

Supermarket giant Woolworths has joined forces with Qantas, HSBC and MasterCard to bring an all-in-one combined credit and loyalty card that will enable customers to be rewarded with points.

Posted Mon 01/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths recognises locally grown produces

Across all North Queensland Woolworths, 'Nth Qld Grown' labelling will be introduced for all North Queensland sourced fruit, vegetables and seafood.

Posted Tue 19/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Hunter to get first Woolworths hardware store

The $13 million development for the corner of Anambah Road and Mustang Drive, is expected to create between 130 and 150 jobs once complete.

Posted Mon 18/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Store brands vs. premium labels

It may seem that "store brands" such as Woolworths Home Brand and Coles Smart Buys are ending up in shopping baskets more than ever before.

Posted Fri 10/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies denied Geelong site

The Victorian Planning Minister Justin Madden has rejected the supermarket giant's permit application and rezoning request in Geelong.

Posted Thu 09/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths offloads $900M property

Woolworths will be selling $900 million of its retail sites from its portfolio.

Posted Tue 07/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths' hardware stores on track

Woolworths says it's on track to securing 150 sites within the next five years as part of its plan to enter the $24 billion plus hardware retail sector.

Posted Mon 30/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies keeping everyone happy

The country’s largest retailer, Woolworths, has made a solid annual profit of $2 billion, which is a 10.1 per cent increase from the previous year.

Posted Mon 30/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Let's see some proof

Consumer group CHOICE has called on Australia's supermarket chains to post their shelf prices online to prove that price cuts have been made to groceries.

Posted Mon 30/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Private labels account for quarter of grocery market

The sweet taste that Australians developed for private labels during the global financial crisis shows no sign of turning sour as economic conditions improve, with IBISWorld forecasting strong growth in established and emerging markets.

Posted Fri 06/08/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths and IGA 'go local'

Australian supermarkets are adopting various strategies to tap into the growing trend to 'go local'.

Posted Fri 06/08/2010 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 »

Woolworths goes online in Darwin

Darwin shoppers may never need to visit a supermarket again with Woolworths announcing the city's residents will be the first in the Territory to experience its online supermarket service.

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

Woolworths and Lowe's open first home improvement store

Woolworths and its US joint venture partner Lowe's are opening their first Home Improvement store in Springfield Central, Ipswich.

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

Woolworths director resigns

Woolworths has announced the resignation of non-executive director Alison Watkins, who is leaving to take up a new role as CEO of GrainCorp.

Posted Fri 04/06/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Danks to acquire Gunns and Becks in Tasmania

Danks has acquired the business and assets of Gunns retail division in Tasmania. The acquisition includes five hardware stores in Tasmania, one timber joinery centre, one truss manufacturing plant and a support office.

Posted Fri 28/05/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Small town says no to Woolworths

Retail chain Woolworths is being challenged to an 'opinion poll tie breaker' by Mullumbimby, a small town on the NSW Far North Coast which is fighting plans for a new big-box supermarket.

Posted Thu 18/02/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths slashes price of 3500 products

Following Coles' announcement that it is implementing a national price policy, Woolworths announced it's reducing the shelf price of thousands of supermarket products.

Posted Mon 01/02/2010 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 »

Metcash plans takeover bid for Mitre 10

Metcash is planning a takeover bid for Mitre 10, aiming to acquire 100 per cent of the group in either 2012 or 2013 and become the 'champion of the independent hardware retailer'.

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

Woolworths gains from frugal customers

At the Woolworths Limited annual general meeting, CEO Michael Luscombe has outlined the strong performance of the entire company's retail stores and how they have taken advantage of the economic downturn.

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

Woolworths gets clearance for Danks acquisition

Woolworths' and Lowe's takeover bid for Danks will go ahead after clearance from the ACCC.

Posted Thu 12/11/2009 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 raises funds for Children's Hospital Appeal

As part of the national Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Hospital Appeal, the supermarket chain is running a raffle to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.

Posted Tue 29/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Supermarket agreement paves way for more competition

The agreement between ACCC and Coles and Woolworths to phase out all restrictive provisions in supermarket leases will create opportunities for smaller players such as Aldi.

Posted Mon 21/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

ARA welcomes change to supermarket leases

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) supports the ACCC's plan to phase out all restrictive provisions in supermarket leases.

Posted Mon 21/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC and Coles reach agreement on lease arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has reached an agreement with Coles and Woolworths to change the way lease agreements with shopping centre landlords are managed.

Posted Fri 18/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Hardware joint venture creates 15,000 jobs in Victoria

Up to 15,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created in Victoria in the next five to seven years due to Woolworths/Lowe's home improvement venture.

Posted Tue 15/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths appoints new team for home improvement joint venture

Don Stallings, formerly president of Lowe's Canada, has been appointed CEO of the new Woolworths/Lowe's home improvement joint venture, while Melinda Smith will be COO.

Posted Fri 11/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths cancels Metcash Queensland contract

Metcash stands to lose $420 million in sales in the 2011 financial year following Woolworths' decision to cancel its supply contract in Queensland with the company's liquor division.

Posted Fri 11/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths expands online shopping to Queensland

Residents of the Gold Coast will be the first in Queensland to experience Woolworths online supermarket when the service launches this week.

Posted Mon 07/09/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths sales just under $50 billion

Woolworths' final profit report for the year ending 28 June 2009 shows that the company is continuing its dominance across the retail market with a net profit after tax of over $1.83 billion and sales just under $50 billion.

Posted Fri 28/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Bunnings not worried about Woolworths entering market

Woolworth's announcement yesterday that it is entering the hardware market after acquiring Danks Holdings came as no surprise to some.

Posted Wed 26/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths enters hardware market with Danks acquisition

Woolworths has just announced it will be entering the $24 billion hardware sector with a recommended takeover of Danks Holdings Limited, Australia's second largest hardware distributor.

Posted Tue 25/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Competition keeps big supermarkets in check, says ACCC

Graeme Samuel, chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that some people need a reality check when it comes to the activities of major supermarkets.

Posted Fri 14/08/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths launches pre-paid mobile service

Woolworths has launched a pre-paid mobile service with no hidden charges, no caps, no peak or off peak rates and no lock-in contracts.

Posted Thu 06/08/2009 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 »

Large supermarkets already display unit prices

Australian consumers are already benefiting from unit pricing at the country's largest supermarkets, said the Australian National Retailers Association.

Posted Thu 02/07/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths unit pricing rollout almost completed

Woolworths is already more than three quarters of the way through the rollout of the scheme, with 15,000 products in every store now displaying the price per unit of measure.

Posted Thu 02/07/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths and Qantas team up for loyalty program

Woolworths and Qantas have entered a loyalty partnership which allows customers to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points as part of their everyday shopping.

Posted Wed 03/06/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths to crack down on Brisbane's stolen trolleys

All trolleys at Woolworths stores in Buranda, Moorooka, Toowong and Bulimba have recently been fitted with the coin lock boxes after the stores were identified as being in trolley loss hot spots.

Posted Wed 20/05/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolworths pork supplier on animal cruelty charges

A commercial piggery operator, who supplies Woolworths supermarkets, has appeared in court in Tasmania on several animal cruelty charges.

Posted Thu 14/05/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Coles & Woolworths introduce alternatives to plastic bags banned in SA

Coles and Woolworths supermarkets are offering customers a range of alternative checkout bags in preparation for the State Government's single-use plastic bag ban coming into effect today.

Posted Mon 04/05/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

Woolies tracks trolleys on app

The Trolley Tracker app will allow people to instantly report an abandoned Woolworths or BIG W trolley. It will run alongside its already established Trolley Tracker hotline and website.

Posted Thu 01/01/1970 12:00:00 / Read More »

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