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Encyclopedia > Flemings (supermarkets)

Flemings is a chain of supermarkets in Sydney, Australia. The chain is owned by Woolworths Limited and only four supermarkets still trade under the brand name. Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people[1]. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales. ... Woolworths Limited is a major Australian company with extensive retail interest throughout Australia and New Zealand. ...


The first Flemings stores were opened in 1930 by Jim Fleming Sr. and George Fleming. They initially traded under the name "E.L. Lakin". Following World War II, the business boomed and the name changed to "Flemings Food Stores". By the time Flemings was sold out to Woolworths in June 1960, there were 55 stores operating under the "Flemings" banner in Sydney.

The Fleming family continued operating the chain through Woolworths for the next 10 years before they began operating the now-defunct Jewel Food Stores supermarket chain. Many Flemings stores were re-badged as Woolworths, Woolworths Metro stores or have closed. Woolworths, or as many Australians refer to it, Woolies, is the name of the largest supermarket chain in Australia, owned by Woolworths Limited. ...

The current Flemings logo was launched in the early 1990s, although it is no longer internally used.


The four Flemings supermarkets (internally known as Woolworths) are located at Bexley North, Jannali, Pendle Hill and Umina Beach (on the Central Coast). Bexley North is a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Jannali is a rather small suburb, located in Sydney Australia, NSW. It has a small shops area, 2 primary schools, 1 high school. ... // Pendle Hill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Umina Beach ( ) is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, as part of the Gosford City Council local government area. ...

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