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Woolworths CEO receives R190m since disastrous deal Down Under

Woolworths CEO receives R190m since disastrous deal Down Under

01/10/2019 - 09:22
Despite spearheading an ill-fated foray into Australia, Woolworths CEO Ian Moir pocketed R23m in the past year. This brings his total earnings over the past five years to R191m.  read more
Woolworths trials innovative 'circular economy' inspired paper shopping bags

Woolworths trials innovative 'circular economy' inspired paper shopping bags

02/09/2019 - 14:30
In its ongoing commitment to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags by 2020, Woolworths has announced its first trial of specially-designed paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases. read more
Woolworths cuts final dividend by a quarter as CEO moves to Australia

Woolworths cuts final dividend by a quarter as CEO moves to Australia

29/08/2019 - 09:13
Woolworths has cut its final dividend to shareholders by a quarter after a write-down against troubled Australian chain David Jones dragged the high-end retailer to another annual loss.  read more
Woolworths customer wins R1 million grand prize

Woolworths customer wins R1 million grand prize

21/08/2019 - 10:43
Woolworths Financial Services (WFS) is pleased to announce the winner of its Woolies Millionaire competition. The lucky winner received R1 million in a campaign that ran from 10 May to 30 June 2019, targeted at both new and existing credit card customers.  read more
Ackermans, Truworths and Pep lead in customer satisfaction rankings

Ackermans, Truworths and Pep lead in customer satisfaction rankings

19/08/2019 - 08:36
Consulta has released its latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SA-csi), showing which clothing stores have the highest customer satisfaction ratings. read more
SAFW competitions offers entry into fashion industry

SAFW competitions offers entry into fashion industry

19/07/2019 - 08:41
It opened the door for David Tlale to showcase his designs at New York Fashion Work, Mmuso Maxwell to supply his garments to retail giant Woolworths and Clinton Lotter to take his work to the UK. Now, South African Fashion Week (SAFW) is once again looking to grow the fashion and creative industry by opening it to emerging designers. read more
Woolies, Anglo, Sappi stock in demand

Woolies, Anglo, Sappi stock in demand

15/07/2019 - 16:26
Woolworths Holdings' (Woolies') share price gained a solid 12.8 percent last week after it announced a turnaround at its fashion, beauty and home business this year. The group, one of many local retailers to struggle in Australia and which also trades in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, still relies on its home market for 71 percent of operating profit.  read more
Woolworths shares hit six-month high on solid sales growth

Woolworths shares hit six-month high on solid sales growth

11/07/2019 - 13:57
The retailer’s food business has bolstered results amid an upturn in the fashion, beauty and home segment. read more
Woolworths partners with Government to launch their first intake from the YES youth initiative programme

Woolworths partners with Government to launch their first intake from the YES youth initiative programme

28/06/2019 - 09:21
Woolworths is pleased to announce the official launch of its first intake of candidates from the Youth Employment Services (YES) programme, a government-led partnership with business, labour and civil society which aims to empower one million young South Africans by offering paid, quality work experience.  read more
Woolworths Beauty goes 100% vegan

Woolworths Beauty goes 100% vegan

25/06/2019 - 09:08
Woolworths is driving the vegan lifestyle into the mainstream in South Africa with its announcement that its WBeauty ranges are 100% vegan. This is in step with worldwide trends, where more and more consumers are turning to veganism, which excludes the consumption of all animal products and products with animal-derived ingredients, as a more ethical lifestyle that is gentler on the Earth.  read more
A Woolworths window display wins big in London

A Woolworths window display wins big in London

18/06/2019 - 11:34
A Woolworths window display that incorporated milk bottles and plastic hangers has snapped up a prestigious global award.  read more
Woolworths share price recovers on renewed optimism

Woolworths share price recovers on renewed optimism

13/06/2019 - 09:04
Shares in Woolworths have rebounded in recent weeks, thanks to a recovery in the sector and optimism that the worst may be over for the high-end retailer, whose foray into Australia has proven costly for investors. read more
Woolworths appoints former Alfred Dunhill CEO as a director

Woolworths appoints former Alfred Dunhill CEO as a director

10/06/2019 - 14:10
High-end retailer Woolworths has appointed Christopher Colfer, a former CEO of Richemont’s Alfred Dunhill business, as an independent non-executive director, with effect from July 1. read more
Woolworths partners with WILDTRUST to boost innovative recycling villages

Woolworths partners with WILDTRUST to boost innovative recycling villages

06/06/2019 - 11:15
In celebration of World Environment Day, a day that encourages citizen-action to improve our environment, Woolworths has announced a partnership aimed at increasing recycling rates in South Africa.  read more
More grocery stores in malls on the cards

More grocery stores in malls on the cards

03/06/2019 - 16:08
The Competition Commission said that it wants Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Spar, and Shoprite to stop enforcing exclusivity clauses in shopping malls they do business to allow for more competition. read more
The UK will ban plastic straws and cotton buds by 2020 – here are South Africa’s plans

The UK will ban plastic straws and cotton buds by 2020 – here are South Africa’s plans

27/05/2019 - 09:31
The Guardian reports that the move is hoped to vastly reduce the litter and other environmental impacts of the nearly five billion plastic straws currently used each year in the UK, along with more than 300 million plastic stirrers and close to two billion cotton buds with plastic stems.  read more
Woolworths Australia's new app to save lost sales

Woolworths Australia's new app to save lost sales

02/05/2019 - 15:25
WG Compass is used by suppliers to prompt in-store merchandisers to check stock levels, allowing them to quickly fix potential out-of-stocks or merchandising issues.  read more
Woolworths announces next phase in plastic bag free trial

Woolworths announces next phase in plastic bag free trial

24/04/2019 - 11:40
After a six-month trial in four of its Western Cape stores, including the launch of their first plastic bag free store, Woolworths confirms that it will be rolling out its new low-cost, reusable bag to more stores across the country as well as announcing three more ‘plastic shopping bag free’ stores.  read more
Woolworths and Department of Trade and Industry launch largest ultra-fresh food manufacturing facility in the Southern Hemisphere, create 600 new jobs

Woolworths and Department of Trade and Industry launch largest ultra-fresh food manufacturing facility in the Southern Hemisphere, create 600 new jobs

11/04/2019 - 08:40
Last week, Zyda Rylands, CEO of Woolworths South Africa, together with the Department of Trade and Industry (‘the dti’) and the Gauteng Provincial Government officially opened the doors of In2food’s new 22 700m² food production facility in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg. As the largest and most diverse ultra-fresh food facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and the second largest C02 refrigeration facility in the world, the new Bonaero site was developed to Woolworths quality specifications and will create 600 new jobs. read more
Retailers cash in on customer loyalty

Retailers cash in on customer loyalty

04/04/2019 - 08:15
More and more consumers are buying into the idea of loyalty programmes — and it’s paying off for retailers in terms of valuable information, as well as increased revenues.  read more
Consumers rate SA's best supermarkets

Consumers rate SA's best supermarkets

28/03/2019 - 11:28
In an intensifying war for consumer share and brand growth and recognition, SA’s big five supermarket brands will need to do more to differentiate themselves when it comes to customer satisfaction. read more
Pick n Pay Smart Shopper vs Woolworths WRewards compared

Pick n Pay Smart Shopper vs Woolworths WRewards compared

14/03/2019 - 08:38
A July 2018 Eighty20 report found that the average South African consumer is subscribed to as many as nine different rewards programmes, covering retail, petrol, and banking, among other sectors. read more
Former Clicks boss David Kneale joins Woolworths

Former Clicks boss David Kneale joins Woolworths

11/03/2019 - 10:06
Former Clicks CEO David Kneale, who helped the retail group break into the JSE’s top 40 index in 2018, has joined the Woolworths board.  read more
Retail fallout linked to need for innovation

Retail fallout linked to need for innovation

25/02/2019 - 12:13
Retailers across the world continue to face strong headwinds. They have suffered a sharp drop in business in recent years, with bankruptcy filings and store closings almost becoming commonplace.  read more
Woolworths CEO confident that right strategies are in place

Woolworths CEO confident that right strategies are in place

21/02/2019 - 13:44
Woolworths Holdings announced results for the 26 weeks ended 23 December 2018. read more
Woolworths raises R2 Million with One Small Spoon Christmas campaign

Woolworths raises R2 Million with One Small Spoon Christmas campaign

20/02/2019 - 14:06
Christmas is a distant memory already, but thanks to Woolies and their customers, meals will be given to those who need it most throughout 2019.  read more
Is Woolworths unravelling in Australia?

Is Woolworths unravelling in Australia?

15/02/2019 - 16:35
The sudden departure of two Australia-based nonexecutive directors of Woolworths has fuelled speculation that the troubled retailer will be forced to announce another huge write-down related to the R21bn acquisition of the David Jones department store. read more
Woolworths denies that it copied Superlatte products

Woolworths denies that it copied Superlatte products

14/02/2019 - 12:10
Woolworths has categorically denied allegations by Michelle Legge, who founded beverage company Superlatte in 2016, that the retailer has copied her product. read more
Struggling Woolworths shares fall after two more directors leave

Struggling Woolworths shares fall after two more directors leave

12/02/2019 - 11:20
Struggling retailer Woolworths saw its share price decline to the lowest level since 2012 after saying two nonexecutive board members with extensive business experience in Australia resigned with immediate effect on Monday. read more
Woolworths to donate profits from baby carriers and pay back Ubuntu Baba

Woolworths to donate profits from baby carriers and pay back Ubuntu Baba

11/02/2019 - 15:10
Woolworths will not be keeping the profits it made from the sale of baby carriers similar to those of a Cape Town-based small business, Ubuntu Baba. read more
Woolworths loses third David Jones CEO

Woolworths loses third David Jones CEO

07/02/2019 - 13:20
The CEO of Woolworths’s Australian department store chain David Jones has resigned after less than two years in the job, and the JSE-listed retailer is now headhunting its fourth CEO for its Australian chain since it acquired it in 2014. read more
Put a pork in it... Woolworths ordered to change meat label

Put a pork in it... Woolworths ordered to change meat label

05/02/2019 - 11:20
The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has instructed Woolworths to change the labelling on some of its pork product packaging. read more
Woolworths rolls out paper-stemmed earbuds

Woolworths rolls out paper-stemmed earbuds

30/01/2019 - 14:26
Woolworths has kickstarted the year with its latest announcement in its journey to ZERO packaging waste to landfill, with the rollout of Woolworths branded paper-stemmed earbuds.  read more
Are major retailers doing enough to grow emerging businesses?

Are major retailers doing enough to grow emerging businesses?

24/01/2019 - 10:22
Major retailers insist they’re doing their bit to help mentor emerging businesses. But are they really doing enough to help entrepreneurs overcome the many hurdles they face? read more
SA's war on plastic bags appears to be working

SA's war on plastic bags appears to be working

23/01/2019 - 08:40
With more restaurants saying no to plastic straws in South Africa, and amid a concerted effort from retailers to cut down on the use of one-time plastics in their products, the move against plastic appears to be is resonating with the wider public, too. read more
Woolworths bedeviled by declining sales

Woolworths bedeviled by declining sales

18/01/2019 - 10:35
As Woolworths tries to recover from the impairments of A$712.5 million (R7.02 billion) it suffered last year in its Australian subsidiary David Jones, the retailer continued to experience declining sales in the 26 weeks to end December trading period in South Africa.  read more
Retail sector facing subdued operating conditions

Retail sector facing subdued operating conditions

10/01/2019 - 08:44
Despite South Africa exiting the technical recession following growth in the economy in the three months to September, the outlook for the country’s retail sector for 2019 continues to be subdued. read more
Woolworths acknowledges 'striking similarities' with Ubuntu Baba carrier, removes product from stores

Woolworths acknowledges 'striking similarities' with Ubuntu Baba carrier, removes product from stores

09/01/2019 - 15:40
Woolworths has said it will remove the baby carrier product from its stores, following a meeting with a business owner who claimed the retailer had copied her idea. read more
Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

Woolworths pies, first SA food products with sustainable palm oil certification

27/11/2018 - 10:06
Woolworths pies are the first South African food products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) https://rspo.org/  read more
Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

Woolworths does Black Friday with a difference

21/11/2018 - 09:30
Black Friday has developed a reputation for frantic shopping frenzies and incredible deals. This year, in addition to offering incredible deals of up to 50% off, Woolworths has decided to do Black Friday with a difference.  read more
Woolworths to return to profit

Woolworths to return to profit

15/11/2018 - 14:16
Woolworths will return to profit in the first half of its 2019 financial year following the loss caused by its R7bn impairment of Australian department store chain David Jones in the matching period.  read more
Woolworths chair Simon Susman to step down

Woolworths chair Simon Susman to step down

12/11/2018 - 10:10
Woolworths chair Simon Susman will be succeeded by former Imperial and Sanlam Personal Finance CEO Hubert Brody at its 2019 annual general meeting (AGM), which is likely to take place in a year’s time. read more
Woolworths launches 'One Small Spoon' campaign in celebration of World Food Day

Woolworths launches 'One Small Spoon' campaign in celebration of World Food Day

16/10/2018 - 09:35
Woolworths celebrates World Food Day with the launch of the One Small Spoon campaign to unite its employees, customers, suppliers, farmers, and other partners in a consolidated drive to contribute to ensuring that every South African accesses sufficient, nutritious food every day. read more
Woolworths to trial plastic bag free store

Woolworths to trial plastic bag free store

09/10/2018 - 09:39
Following the announcement of its commitment to phase out single-use shopping bags by 2020, Woolworths is launching a new in-store reusable bag trial. The trial aims to test whether, given a choice of a more affordable reusable bag, consumers will make the shift away from buying single-use plastic shopping bags.  read more
Woolworths launches in-app shopping

Woolworths launches in-app shopping

28/09/2018 - 14:22
Woolworths has launched in-app shopping through its integrated lifestyle app, which the group says now makes it the most comprehensive retail app in the country. read more
Woolworths faces possible further S&P downgrade

Woolworths faces possible further S&P downgrade

26/09/2018 - 08:11
S&P Global Ratings said it could downgrade southern hemisphere retailer Woolworths again if its position in the non-food markets in SA and Australia weakens further. read more
Woolworths' Australian albatross

Woolworths' Australian albatross

30/08/2018 - 11:19
With only the food division shining, the retailer needs to smarten up its business wardrobe. read more
Woolworths posts R3.5bn loss on R7bn David Jones impairment

Woolworths posts R3.5bn loss on R7bn David Jones impairment

23/08/2018 - 08:55
The R6.9bn impairment of Australian department store chain David Jones knocked Woolworths into a loss of R3.5bn for its 2018 financial year, from a profit of R5.4bn in the prior year, it reported. read more
Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

08/08/2018 - 09:08
In line with its recent announcement to achieve ZERO packaging waste to landfill by 2022, Woolworths has launched the customer trial of an integrated reverse vending machine in its flagship green store, Woolworths Palmyra in Claremont. This is good news for the many South African consumers who have called on retailers and manufacturers to reduce packaging waste. read more
David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

David Jones impairment to send Woolworths into the red

19/07/2018 - 13:44
Woolworths will report a loss due to the impairment of its Australian department store chain David Jones. read more
 Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

Woolworths recalls Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precaution

11/07/2018 - 07:41
Following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency, and purely as a precautionary measure, Woolworths is recalling their Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product (6009173621740). read more
Research reveals SA's love for loyalty programs

Research reveals SA's love for loyalty programs

29/06/2018 - 13:40
Research shows that most people in SA belong to more than one programme, scoring cash or points and discounts on everything from travel, fuel, healthy foods and activities, to washing powder. read more
Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

29/06/2018 - 10:07
Woolworths’s ailing Australian department store chain, the value of which has already been slashed by more than R7bn, has wielded the axe once again. read more
Woolworths partners with FoodForward SA

Woolworths partners with FoodForward SA

19/06/2018 - 14:27
Woolworths has announced that it is joining forces with national non-profit organisation (NPO), FoodForward SA to increase access to food across the country.  read more
Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

07/06/2018 - 11:12
Woolworths plans to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own products — as well as plastic shopping bags, straws and earbuds — by 2022. read more
Woolworths Australia CEO resigns

Woolworths Australia CEO resigns

22/05/2018 - 11:07
South African retail giant Woolworths said that it had discontinued the role of regional chief executive in its Australian operations in a bid to simplify the leadership structure in that country following a strategic cost review. read more
Woolworths and MySchool shine light on literacy in SA

Woolworths and MySchool shine light on literacy in SA

16/04/2018 - 11:38
Every festive season, Woolworths and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet embark on a special drive to raise funds in order to make a meaningful life-long impact on children in need. Over December 2017, for the second year in a row, they raised funds for Shine Literacy.  read more
Woolworths and MySchool launch water fund for schools

Woolworths and MySchool launch water fund for schools

04/04/2018 - 14:06
In response to the National Government’s declaration that the drought in South Africa is a national disaster, Woolworths has announced a R1.5 million investment in water infrastructure for schools, and the launch of an ongoing MySchoolMyVillageMyPlanet fund, the LOVEH2O WATER FUND. read more
Woolworths pins its hopes on the Ramaphosa effect

Woolworths pins its hopes on the Ramaphosa effect

23/02/2018 - 08:59
Woolworths has pinned its recovery on SA’s new political leadership under President Cyril Ramaphosa as the retailer’s woes have prompted it to cut its interim dividend for the first time in eight years. read more
Annual retail report reveals most customer centric retailers in SA

Annual retail report reveals most customer centric retailers in SA

20/02/2018 - 08:50
With economic conditions in South Africa likely to remain weak, the apparel retail industry growth forecast for 2018 is muted. In addition, the entrance of international brands has added further challenge for local incumbents. read more
Woolworths launches first locally-made beauty products with RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil

Woolworths launches first locally-made beauty products with RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil

14/02/2018 - 13:40
Woolworths has achieved a significant milestone on the road to its 2020 Good Business Journey target to only offer products made with certified sustainable palm oil. read more
Offshore markets: SA retailers face the reality of expansion ambitions

Offshore markets: SA retailers face the reality of expansion ambitions

30/01/2018 - 09:37
A herd mentality has seen many local retailers burn their fingers in the UK and Australia. read more
Is Woolworths 'in need of a shake-up?'

Is Woolworths 'in need of a shake-up?'

29/01/2018 - 10:36
Analysts are divided on whether Woolworths CEO Ian Moir should fall on his sword after the retailer was forced to impair the value of its Australian department store chain, David Jones, by nearly R7bn. read more
Woolworths reveals R7bn David Jones setback

Woolworths reveals R7bn David Jones setback

25/01/2018 - 09:14
Woolworths said on Wednesday it had impaired the value of Australian department store chain David Jones by nearly R7bn, or about a 10th of the South African retailer’s total market capitalisation. read more
Woolworths down on poor sales

Woolworths down on poor sales

16/01/2018 - 09:46
The Woolworths share price dropped nearly 9% on Monday as the retailer reported poor sales in some of its businesses and lower headline earnings per share. read more
Woolworths adds Balmain brand in Australia

Woolworths adds Balmain brand in Australia

11/01/2018 - 08:21
Clothing and food retailer Woolworths is looking to bolster sales in the struggling Australian unit by adding the Balmain brand to its offerings. read more
Stanford team lauds Woolworths Farming for the Future programme

Stanford team lauds Woolworths Farming for the Future programme

10/01/2018 - 10:36
A leading South African retailer is sporting a huge green feather in its cap from US researchers studying one of its environmental initiatives. read more
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet goes digital for card free giving

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet goes digital for card free giving

18/12/2017 - 11:27
Just in time for the festive shopping season, one of South Africa’s largest consumer-driven fundraising programmes, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, has gone digital with its mobile app. The app’s new virtual card feature now allows you to give back, card-free.  read more
Woolworths in eye of a storm

Woolworths in eye of a storm

29/11/2017 - 09:57
Woolworths chairman Simon Susman told shareholders at Tuesday’s annual general meeting that the board was confident of the group’s Australian strategy.  read more
Woolworths will be dreaming of a prime Christmas

Woolworths will be dreaming of a prime Christmas

16/11/2017 - 09:40
Woolworths will need strong Christmas sales for its interim turnover growth to outpace inflation, a trading update for the first 20 weeks of its financial year released on Thursday morning indicated. read more
Woolworths recognised as global leader in sustainable water management

Woolworths recognised as global leader in sustainable water management

25/10/2017 - 14:37
Woolworths has been identified as a global leader in sustainable water management and has been awarded a position on this year’s Water A-List by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.  read more
Woolworths reintroduces rBST-free labelling on their milk packaging

Woolworths reintroduces rBST-free labelling on their milk packaging

15/09/2017 - 15:00
Woolworths has reintroduced rBST-free labelling onto their milk packaging, starting with all of their fresh Ayrshire milk products. read more
No incentive payments for Woolworths executives

No incentive payments for Woolworths executives

04/09/2017 - 13:17
The Woolworths top management will not receive Christmas bonuses as the retailer failed to achieve profit targets. read more
 The new face of SA clothing

The new face of SA clothing

07/08/2017 - 11:21
TCI Apparel chair and CEO Herman Pillay, at the age of just 41, is arguably the face of the new generation of South Africa’s clothing and textile executives who are reviving the clothing sector – one factory at a time – and providing local fashion designers with a platform to showcase their work. read more
Trading conditions squeeze Woolworths’ growth hopes

Trading conditions squeeze Woolworths’ growth hopes

17/07/2017 - 08:40
Investors are lowering their expectations for Woolworths as the outlook for the local retail sector deteriorates. read more
Woolworths faces fight on many fronts

Woolworths faces fight on many fronts

22/06/2017 - 12:39
Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA’s stalling economy, the cash-guzzling turnaround of its David Jones acquisition in Australia and an impending competitive onslaught from Shoprite, which is moving up-market. read more
Shoprite aims to double its high-end convenience foods offering

Shoprite aims to double its high-end convenience foods offering

20/06/2017 - 11:11
As SA slides into recession and households have less and less to spend, Shoprite is adopting an unlikely strategy: pushing upmarket. read more
Retailers urged to follow Woolworths’ lead and remove sweets from checkout points

Retailers urged to follow Woolworths’ lead and remove sweets from checkout points

26/05/2017 - 12:20
The health department has urged retailers to follow Woolworths' lead and remove sweet treats from their checkout points‚ saying consumers need all the help they can get to make healthier food choices. read more
Woolworths celebrates 10 years of the Good Business Journey

Woolworths celebrates 10 years of the Good Business Journey

26/04/2017 - 10:37
Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of its Good Business Journey (GBJ), a flagship South African sustainability programme that was launched in 2007 by Simon Susman, now Chairman of WHL, as a commitment by Woolworths to make a difference to people, communities and the environment.  read more
Woolworths tops 2016 Customer Satisfaction Index with most satisfied customers

Woolworths tops 2016 Customer Satisfaction Index with most satisfied customers

20/04/2017 - 14:00
Supermarket loyalty tested in tough economic times  read more
Woolworths set to unify Country Road Group and David Jones

Woolworths set to unify Country Road Group and David Jones

24/03/2017 - 13:38
Woolworths is combining its Australian subsidiaries Country Road Group and David Jones into one group called WHL Australasia.  read more
Woolworths' nightmare in Australia

Woolworths' nightmare in Australia

28/02/2017 - 15:31
The retailer still seems to be an investment to hang on to, despite the slower growth markets it is trading in. read more
Checkers takes aim at Woolies’ convenience market

Checkers takes aim at Woolies’ convenience market

27/02/2017 - 11:43
Shoprite wants to beat the market leader at its own game. read more
Woolworths sees green shoots in Australia

Woolworths sees green shoots in Australia

17/02/2017 - 10:35
Woolworths says it is beginning to see some "green shoots" in its Australian operations, with significant changes in store for David Jones and Country Road Group. read more
Woolworths Holdings announces interim financial results

Woolworths Holdings announces interim financial results

16/02/2017 - 09:19
Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHL) announces results for the 26 weeks to 25 December 2016. read more
Woolworths pre-update trade in shares queried

Woolworths pre-update trade in shares queried

13/01/2017 - 08:40
A number of investors have raised suspicions about possible irregularities in Woolworths share trading ahead of the release of its worst interim trading update in recent memory. read more
Woolworths’ nightmare after Christmas

Woolworths’ nightmare after Christmas

12/01/2017 - 09:09
Retailer blames the exclusion of Boxing Day from the first half figures for its 2017 financial year for part of its lacklustre sales growth figures read more
Woolworths launches free Wi-Fi in 85 stores

Woolworths launches free Wi-Fi in 85 stores

15/12/2016 - 13:50
Woolworths said on Thursday it had launched free Wi-Fi in 85 stores nationally, as customers continue to shift to online and mobile shopping platforms this festive season. read more
Woolworths shareholders rebel

Woolworths shareholders rebel

05/12/2016 - 09:36
Woolworths’ shareholders latched on to two of the most controversial issues in corporate governance when substantial numbers voted against the reappointment of the auditors and also against the remuneration policy at Wednesday’s annual general meeting. read more
Woolworths pins its hopes on summer sales

Woolworths pins its hopes on summer sales

11/11/2016 - 11:53
Summer sales might offer a helpful fillip for clothing retailer Woolworths after a poor winter start to the first 19 weeks of this financial year. read more
Woolworths tops the scoreboard in renewable commitment

Woolworths tops the scoreboard in renewable commitment

28/10/2016 - 09:20
A bi-annual update on Greenpeace's Shopping Clean: Retailers and Renewable Energy report shows that Woolworths is still making the greatest progress in its renewable energy commitment, while Shoprite is bottom of the heap. read more
Woolworths to buy Australia’s Politix chain

Woolworths to buy Australia’s Politix chain

05/10/2016 - 08:49
WOOLWORTHS is acquiring Australian men’s wear chain Politix for an undisclosed amount, it announced on Wednesday morning. read more
Cornubia Shopping Mall to open next September

Cornubia Shopping Mall to open next September

15/09/2016 - 09:19
Cornubia Shopping Mall, currently being developed on the north coastal development corridor of Durban, is set to open in September 2017. The 85,000m² mall is rising from the old cane fields alongside the M41 at Flanders Road. read more
Scan Retail innovates display with its LED Fabric Lightbox

Scan Retail innovates display with its LED Fabric Lightbox

12/09/2016 - 10:21
The LED Fabric Lightbox is a product that can be used in multiple ways in retail spaces. It has been installed for many of Scan Retail's clients to create powerful in-store branding. read more
Woolworths to cut food prices in tight year

Woolworths to cut food prices in tight year

26/08/2016 - 10:26
UPMARKET food and clothing retailer Woolworths will focus on bringing its prices down in certain categories after it forecast another hellish year for consumers. read more
Warm weather impacts Woolworths winter sales

Warm weather impacts Woolworths winter sales

15/07/2016 - 16:27
Cape Town - Woolworths Holdings [JSE:WHL] said on Thursday group sales for the 52 weeks ended June 2016 increased by 16.4% (12.0% excluding David Jones, acquired in August 2014). read more
SA retail stocks volumes surge

SA retail stocks volumes surge

15/07/2016 - 10:52
Johannesburg - Trading volumes in South African retail stocks including Truworths and Woolworths jumped following indications that consumer spending is starting to recover. read more
 Woolworths hosts annual ‘Inside Retail’ programme aimed at contributing to improved tertiary education South Africa

Woolworths hosts annual ‘Inside Retail’ programme aimed at contributing to improved tertiary education South Africa

14/07/2016 - 12:31
Woolworths recently hosted its annual ‘Inside Retail’ programme with 32 Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in Cape Town.  read more
Woolworths well on its way to healthier queues

Woolworths well on its way to healthier queues

10/06/2016 - 11:53
By the end of June, half of all Woolworths stores will have removed sweets and chocolates from the checkout aisle, and replaced them with "better snacking options", says the retailer. read more
The surprising health habits from around the world

The surprising health habits from around the world

19/04/2016 - 15:15
No matter where you are in the world, healthy eating is always at the forefront of what constitutes to a healthy lifestyle. read more