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Encyclopedia > Woolworths (supermarkets)
Woolworths/Safeway Supermarkets
Type Supermarket
Founded 1924
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Key people Michael Luscombe, CEO
Industry Retail
Revenue $42.3 Billion AUD (2007)
Employees 175,000 (2007)
Website www.woolworths.com.au
The exterior of a Woolworths supermarket in Southlands Boulevarde, Willetton, Western Australia.
A small, suburban Woolworths supermarket in Charnwood, Australian Capital Territory.

Woolworths, is the largest supermarket chain in Australia, owned by Woolworths Limited. It is colloquially known as Woolies. In Victoria, the supermarket trades as Safeway. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2034x754, 253 KB) © Woolworths Supermarkets 1997 - 2006 . ... 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. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 3. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1228 KB) The Woorworths supermarket in Southlands Boulevarde File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Woolworths (supermarkets) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1228 KB) The Woorworths supermarket in Southlands Boulevarde File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Woolworths (supermarkets) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Southlands Boulevarde is the name of a shopping centre located in Willetton, Western Australia, along Pinetree Gully Road and facing Willetton Senior High School. ... Willetton is a suburb in the south of Perth, Western Australia, in the City of Canning. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 517 KB) A suburban Woolworths supermarket in Charnwood, Australian Capital Territory. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 517 KB) A suburban Woolworths supermarket in Charnwood, Australian Capital Territory. ... Charnwood shopping centre Charnwood is a suburb in the Belconnen district of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. ... Woolworths Limited is a major Australian company with extensive retail interest throughout Australia and New Zealand. ... Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place to Be Motto(s): Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Constitutional monarchy Governor David de Kretser Premier Steve Bracks (resigning effective 30th July 2007) (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 37  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05... Safeway is an supermarket chain located in Victoria, Australia owned by Woolworths Limited. ...

Contents

History

Woolworths supermarkets began as a single inner-city store in Sydney just over eighty years ago. Since then, Woolworths has expanded into almost every metropolitan and regional area of Australia. This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ...


Woolworths Supermarkets are part of the wider Woolworths Limited corporation, the second largest private employer in Australia with over 320,000 shareholders. Woolworths Limited is a major Australian company with extensive retail interest throughout Australia and New Zealand. ...


1920s

In December 1924, Woolworths opened its first ever store in the old Imperial Arcade in Pitt Street, Sydney. This store was called the Woolworths Stupendous Bargain Basement. Pitt Street is a major street in the central business district of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...


1930s & 1940s

Woolworths expanded rapidly and soon there were 31 stores in Australia and 9 in New Zealand. Twenty-five new Woolworths stores opened in the first months of World War II. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


1960s & 1970s

During this period Woolworths started offering low cost products to rural Australia, particularly in remote areas such as Alice Springs and Darwin. Woolworths diversified into fresh food which led to the opening of Woolworths first Food Fair store, which soon become one of Australia's biggest retailers of fresh fruit and vegetables. Aerial, Alice Springs Alice Springs Landsat image Alice Springs is a town and the second largest centre in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Darwin is the capital city of the Australian Territory of the Northern Territory. ...


1980s

During the 1980s Woolworths adopted the "Fresh Food People" slogan that is still in use today. In 1985, Woolworths acquired its Safeway stores through the acquisition of an American company. At this time, Woolworths was the market leader in grocery sales, serving up to 10 million customers per week. In two years, profit rose from $8 million to $136 million. Safeway is an supermarket chain located in Victoria, Australia owned by Woolworths Limited. ...


1990s

In 1993, the $2.45 billion Woolworths share float was the biggest in Australia's history. The one billion shares on offer were purchased by more than 33,000 investors, including 19,000 Woolworths employees.


2000s

The Purity and Roelf Vos stores were renamed Woolworths. Roelf Vos was a wealthy Tasmanian businessman who, amongst other achievements, established a supermarket chain carrying his name initially in Launceston, but later expanded throughout the whole of Tasmania. ...


By 2006, Woolworths had over 13 million customers in over 750 supermarkets every week and profits for the group exceeded $1 billion for the first time. On January 23rd 2007, Woolworths Supermarkets donated the profits for the entire day to the Country Women's Association as relief for drought-stricken farmers. CWA building at Bungendore, New South Wales CWA building at Braidwood, New South Wales The Country Women’s Association of Australia (commonly abbreviated as CWA) is the largest womens organisation in Australia. ...


In 2006 Woolworths started the roll-out of WOWpos, an upgraded point of sale system including running-total display and pictorial operator menus for produce and bulky items. And a change of uniform with the "fresh" green shirts. And no longer have to wear a tie to scarf.


Advertising

Woolworths advertises through TV, radio, newspapers, catalogues, on their website and in-store. The main slogan Woolworths has been using since the 1980s has been "The Fresh Food People" which is used prominently as part of their logo. Safeway, Purity and Roelf Vos also used the slogan as part of their logo. In the early 1990s, an advertising campaign for Woolworths was launched with an advertising jingle that continues today. However, when Woolworths introduced its second slogan "Bringing food to life", that was replaced with a newer one which used both slogans in their jingle. That slogan was eventually dropped and soon after that, reverted back to the original jingle. In late 2005, a new second slogan "Low prices you can count on everyday" was launched. As of 2007, that second slogan has changed to "Low prices you can count on".


Frequent Shopper Club

The Frequent Shopper Club or F$C is a reward program for shopping in Woolworths stores in Tasmania. It was started by Purity Supermarkets in the early 1990's before it was sold to Woolworths in the 1990s and is still in use today. Woolworths Limited is a major Australian company with extensive retail interest throughout Australia and New Zealand. ... Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $16,114...


Woolworths Brands

  • Woolworths Fresh
  • Woolworths Select
  • Woolworths Home Brand
  • Woolworths Organics
  • Woolworths Naytura

Other Woolworths Limited Supermarkets

Safeway is an supermarket chain located in Victoria, Australia owned by Woolworths Limited. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ... Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $16,114... Roelf Vos was a wealthy Tasmanian businessman who, amongst other achievements, established a supermarket chain carrying his name initially in Launceston, but later expanded throughout the whole of Tasmania. ... Food For Less is an Australian discount supermarket chain owned by Woolworths Limited. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  4,164,590 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Motto(s): Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004... Flemings is a chain of supermarkets in Sydney, Australia. ...

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  • Woolworths - Official Site
  • Woolies News Autumn 2006 (PDF) - WoWPoS Advantages (Page 11)
  • List of registered names for Woolworths Limited
Woolworths Limited

Supermarkets (including Liquor and Petrol): Woolworths Supermarkets | BWS | First Estate | Dan Murphy's | Woolworths Petrol
General Merchandise: Big W
Consumer Electronics: Dick Smith Electronics | Tandy
Hotels: Australian Leisure and Hospitality
Woolworths Limited is a major Australian company with extensive retail interest throughout Australia and New Zealand. ... Dan Murphys is an Australian liquor seller, with many locations across Australia. ... A typical Woolworths Petrol outlet. ... Big W is the second largest discount department store in Australia, with over 120 stores located nationwide. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tandy is an electronics retailer in Australia, owned by Woolworths Limited External links Tandy - Official Site Category: ...


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