Woolworths news

09 December 2019
Woolworths, in collaboration with Queensland builder Spaceframe, have begun the expansion work of the existing Townsville Regional Distribution Centre (TDRC). Improving availability for North Queensland customers Upon conclusion of the expansion work, the site will more than double its original size, increasing to 10,000 square metres, hence becoming the largest food and grocery distributio...
17 September 2019
The Woolworths Group has introduced a new subscription-based grocery delivery service, becoming the latest major retailer to do so. ‘Delivery Unlimited’ The new service, called ‘Delivery Unlimited’, offers free delivery to its customers in Australia through two options: a monthly subscription of A$19 or an annual subscription of A$169. If customers opt for their deliveries to take place bet...
08 August 2019
Woolworths has partnered with Takeoff Technologies to test its automated micro fulfilment technology in three locations. Test to start in the next 12 months before potential further roll out The implementation of the automated sites will take place within the next 12 months, with Woolworths hoping that the trial will help it both meet the growing demand for online grocery orders, but also enh...
02 August 2019
Woolworths in Australia has started building a new AU$135m fresh food distribution centre in Melbourne. New fresh food hub for Victoria The retailer has a 15-year lease on the new 57,000 sq m facility that will be located next to its meat supplier, Hilton Meat's distribution centre, in Truganina, west Melbourne. The new facility, due for completion towards the end of 2020, will replace the re...
10 September 2018
Australian retailer Woolworths has spoken more about its new automated distribution centre, which we highlighted in April 2018. The DC isn’t due to open until February 2019 but is being tested now. AU$500m project It’s been reported that the facility being built near Melbourne will now cost over AU$500m, but the automation will deliver not just efficiencies in supply chain operations. It wi...
25 April 2018
Woolworths is building a new fully automated distribution centre in Melbourne that is expected to be operational later this year. Largest distribution centre in Australia The new facility is costing AU$215m to build and will be located on a 15.9 hectare site in Dandenong South, 35km south of Melbourne's CBD. Once live, it is believed that the warehouse will be the largest distribution centr...
23 February 2018
Woolworths has reported H1 sales up 3.8% to AU$29,807m and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) up 9.9% to AU$1,430m. Australian Food sales up 4.9% to AU$19,339m Woolwoths' Australian Food business has benefited significantly from the retailer's stronger focus on the customer in H1, with its Voice of the Customer (VOC) scores showing overall satisfaction reaching 82%, compared to 78% for...
22 November 2017
Woolworths in Australia will step up its online service and offerings as Amazon enters the market. Woolworths to open four dark stores Woolworths has launched a number of different initiatives during the last three months including the country's first nationwide grocery  Pick Up  service and enhancing its supplier portal. Its latest announcement is to open four 'dark stores' to solely pack ...
14 September 2017
A nationwide initiative Woolworths Pick Up service provides its online customers with a convenient, nationwide collection service. The service – the first to be available nationally – incorporates 970 Woolworths locations with 670 stores added in the last month alone. Pick Up is available seven days a week and is free for orders over $30. Customers can keep track of orders via an app, whic...
03 May 2016
Woolworths has reported that Q3 sales from continuing operations in the 13 weeks to 3 April 2016 declined 0.7% to AU$14,400m. Australian food, liquor and petrol sales declined 0.6% to AU$11,736m Australian food and liquor sales in the period grew 0.4% to AU$10,659m, however LFL store sales declined 0.9%. Although Woolworths said that customer numbers increased in the quarte...