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Woolworths

Woolworths Limited is an Australia-based company. The segments of the Company are supermarket group, general merchandise group, consumer electronics group, hotels group and wholesale group. The supermarket group encompasses supermarkets, retail liquor outlets and petrol outlets. The general merchandise group encompasses BIG W discount department stores. The consumer electronics group encompasses Dick Smith Electronics, Tandy and Dick Smith Electronics Powerhouse stores. The hotels group encompasses on premise liquor sales, food, accommodation, gaming and venue hire. The wholesale group is comprised of the statewide independent wholesalers (SIW). The Company operates in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and India. During the fiscal year ended June 28, 2009 (fiscal 2009) the Company operated 3,162 stores in Australia and New Zealand. It operates 951 supermarkets under the Woolworths and Safeway brands in Australia, and under Woolworths, Foodtown and Countdown brands in New Zealand.

Headlines Around the Web

The Entertainer to franchise stores abroad

Nov 19, 2012 - Financial Times

Dreams are over for ex-Woolies boss

Nov 01, 2012 - Independent

The Entertainer bucks high street trend

May 26, 2012 - Financial Times

Coles may fall victim to discount wars

Apr 23, 2012 - News.com.au

Woolies lifts sales but remains cautious

Apr 20, 2012 - News.com.au

Brewer calls for curbs on Coles and Woolies

Mar 28, 2012 - News.com.au

Senator's plan to smash Coles and Woolies

Mar 27, 2012 - News.com.au

Bill targets Coles Woolies duopoly

Mar 26, 2012 - News.com.au

Woolworths found liable for chip slip

Mar 07, 2012 - News.com.au

Woolworths boss denies Dick Smith a failure

Mar 04, 2012 - News.com.au

Woolies deflated as profit drops

Mar 02, 2012 - News.com.au

Woolworths profit falls on restructure

Mar 01, 2012 - News.com.au

Coles' next salvo in grocery battle

Feb 01, 2012 - News.com.au

Retailers boost shares at noon

Jan 31, 2012 - News.com.au

Asia Markets: Asia stocks post modest gains

Jan 31, 2012 - MarketWatch

Australian shares waver, Woolworths gains

Jan 31, 2012 - MarketWatch

Articles About Woolworths

Pedestrians walk past a David Jones department store in central Melbourne in this September 24, 2009 file photo. South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion, trum
Court Approves $2.2B Sale of David Jones to South Africa’s Woolworths

By IBTimes AU

The Sydney Federal Court approved on Thursday the $2.2 billion sale of Australian department store David Jones to Woolworths Holdings of South Africa. The go signal came after shareholders of the second-largest department store in the country approved the sale on Monday. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, RETAIL, SOUTH AFRICA, INVESTMENT

A employee walks by a meat cooler in the grocery section of a Sam's Club during a media tour in Bentonville, Arkansas June 5, 2014.
Aussies Enjoy Free Grocery Due to Woolworths Glitch That Priced Items Below 10 as Free

By IBTimes AU

A computer glitch hit Australian grocery giant Woolworths on Thursday afternoon, causing scanners to charge as free items with price tags below $10. (Jul 18)

An employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) places his hand next to the TSE logo at the bourse in Tokyo
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 17, 2014

By Comsec

A nice start for the Australian market, at the open of trade the ASX 200 hit a 6 year high of 5559.4 points the highest level since June the 10th 2008. Today the early volumes on the market were also solid and by lunch time the All Ordinaries Index was at 5,528.9 points. (Jul 17)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, COURT

Asian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 14, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market started the week's trade in positive territory after the US and European markets closed higher on Friday. The All Ordinaries opened up 16pts higher at the beginning of the session and by lunchtime the markets had added 28.6pts to 5,503pts. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, TELECOMS, SOUTH AFRICA, RIO TINTO

NYSE
Global Markets Overview – July 14, 2014

By IG Markets

Financial stress in Europe has seen the US market log its worst week in four months. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, NEW YORK

Tony Abbott
Carbon Tax Repeal Measure Loses in Senate by 2 Votes, Abbott Government to Try Again Next Week

By IBTimes AU

Mining magnate and MP Clive Palmer continued to push his weight around the repeal of the carbon tax issue by playing kingmaker and withdrawing his party's support for the measure on Thursday. The result is the measure that Prime Minister Tony Ab... (Jul 11)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, JULIA GILLARD, TONY ABBOTT, QANTAS

Stock Market
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 10, 2014

By Comsec

After a solid night in US Aussie market lifted from the open of trade and by the close ended higher. The All ordinaries Index added 12.1points to 5454.3 points with most sectors closing higher. (Jul 10)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, TRADE BALANCE

4th of July celebrations
Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 7, 2014

By Comsec

It was an uneventful start to the trading week, with the Australian market closing largely flat. The All Ordinaries index (XAO) eased by just 0.1 per cent or 5.5pts while still remaining above the key 5500pt level. The Independence Day holiday in the U.S. (Jul 07)

MORE TOPICS: WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday June 30, 2014

By Comsec

Sellers have been largely unopposed in the first part of the session on Monday. Almost every sector measured by the ASX has been in retreat in the absence of any strong lead from Wall St. Mining stocks were generally lower although the influences from underlying prices weren't significant. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, CRUDE OIL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, INVESTMENT

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon June 18, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian share market closed lower for a second consecutive session on Wednesday, taking weekly losses so far to 0.4 per cent. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) closed lower by 17 points or 0.3 per cent to 5363.9 points. (Jun 18)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, MORTGAGE