Woolworths news

03 November 2015
Woolworths has reported a 3.6% sales decline to AU$12,395m for its Australian food, liquor and petrol division over the 14 week period to 4 October 2015. However, supermarket sales in New Zealand were more encouraging, growing 3.9% to NZ$1,559m. Australian food and liquor sales up 0.4% to AU$11,064m Like-for-like (LFL) sales in the quarter declined 1.0%, with store openings including; six n...
23 September 2015
Australian retailer, Woolworths, has announced plans to spend AU$65m refurbishing its stores and improving on-shelf availability. AU$65m investment Over the next 12 months, Woolworths will invest AU$65m upgrading its stores, including shopping trolleys, shelving fixtures and displays. The retailer will also increase labour in its stores throughout the country in order to improve on-shelf av...
08 December 2014
Woolworths Liquor Group has acquired Summergate Fine Wines and Spirits, a leading Chinese-based wine and drinks distributor. Woolworths Liquor Group has acquired Summergate Fine Wines and Spirits, a leading Chinese-based wine and drinks distributor. Boost for the Australian wine industry Summergate represents and distributes approximately 80 global brands in China. It has 13 offices and 11...
30 September 2014
Woolworths is preparing to roll out a $1 billion overhaul of its supply chain aiming to cut the cost of transport operations across Australia, according to press reports. Identifying growth opportunities Woolworths is to roll out its supply chain overhaul, Mercury II, with the aim of reducing costs. The new program will deliver productivity gains similar to those of Mercury I – Woolworths’ ...
13 August 2014
Australia’s largest supermarket chain, Woolworths, has opened its first online-only store in Sydney. First ever dark store Woolworths has opened its first ever dark store in Sydney to fulfil online orders. The facility is a move away from Woolworths’ strategy of picking online orders at the customer’s closest store. This follows other international retailers –such as Tesco- that operate a ne...
30 July 2014
Woolworths’ Director of Business Transformation, Julie Coates, is leaving Australia’s largest retailer after 10 months in the role. The next phase in supply chain innovation Ms Coates, who has served Woolworths in a variety of roles over the past 12 years, had been leading the retailer’s ambitious billion dollar business transformation programme. The programme aims to revolutionise Wool...
16 July 2013
Australian retailer, Woolworths has deployed route planning software to help boost home delivery performance. New software As Woolworths’ online presence grows, so has the complexity of its delivery operation. To help enhance the online experience and improve delivery performance, the retailer has rolled out route planning software by technology company Descartes. Increased product...