All Woolworths articles – Page 4

  • The retailer has filled the toy gap
    News

    Sales soar at The Entertainer as sector rivals close down

    2012-05-25T00:00:00Z

    Specialist toy retailer The Entertainer posted a surge in sales in its first quarter as it filled the gap left by closed Woolworths, Early Learning Centre and Hawkin’s Bazaar stores.

  • Woolworths’ collapse in 2008 marked the beginning of a number of high-profile retail failures
    Analysis

    How to survive administration

    2012-05-09T07:00:00Z

    In the past few years a raft of formerly big names have been bought out of administration. Can these businesses be saved, or is it just delaying the inevitable?

  • News

    Woolworths’ results slow on deflation

    2012-04-26T07:00:00Z

    Woolworths ’ results slowed on deflation during its third quarter, growing 3.8% to AUS$14.1bn (£9.15bn). The retailers’ supermarket division experienced solid growth of 3.7% to AUS$12.2bn (£7.92bn), while the retailer’s non-food fascias had a mixed result. Consumer electronics fascia Dick Smith reported a 1.7% decline in sales to AUS$269m (£174.6m), ...

  • The retail empire that emerged in the early 1980s has produced some of retail’s best-known names.
    Analysis

    The Kingfisher family tree

    2012-04-18T07:00:00Z

    The retail empire that emerged in the early 1980s has produced some of retail’s best-known names. Who are they and why was it such a hotbed of talent?

  • Martyn Gibbs
    Analysis

    Profile: Martyn Gibbs, Game chief executive

    2012-04-12T07:00:00Z

    Parachuted back into Game under new owner OpCapita, the keen gamer will lead a quest for its turnaround.

  • Former Woolworths employees have won compensation totalling £68m
    News

    Former Woolies staff share £68m payout

    2012-01-23T09:44:00Z

    Former Woolworths employees have won compensation totalling £68m after being made redundant when the retailer collapsed in 2008.

  • 807 shops were vacated in 2009
    News

    Former Woolworths stores almost filled

    2012-01-19T00:02:00Z

    Just over 100 former Woolworths stores vacated following its collapse in January 2009 remain empty.

  • Retail Week March 18
    Analysis

    Review of the Year 2011: 03. March

    2011-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Tesco’s attempts to go head-to-head with Asda ’s Price Guarantee backfired after it was forced to issue a flood of refunds.

  • Natalie Berg
    Analysis

    South Africa’s Pick n Pay seeks to follow Tesco’s lead

    October 28 2011

    South Africa’s second-largest grocery retailer Pick n Pay has launched a premium private-label line.

  • Hilco UK boss Paul McGowan took home a £4.5m bonus last year
    News

    Hilco boss rakes in £4.5m in 2010

    2011-09-26T10:02:00Z

    Hilco UK boss Paul McGowan took home a £4.5m bonus last year as the restructuring firm benefitted from snapping up ailing retailers.

  • News

    Woolworths confirms expansion plans

    2011-09-16T07:00:00Z

    South African retailer Woolworths has confirmed it plans to expand its presence in Sub-Saharan Africa by more than doubling its store numbers on the continent. The move comes in response to Walmart ’s African market entry in June. Woolworths spokesman John Fraser said: “We are now getting very serious ...

  • News

    Joint venture between Woolworths and Lowe’s opens

    2011-09-08T07:00:00Z

    Woolworths and US DIY retailer Lowe’s have opened their first store in Melbourne, Australia. The joint venture is a 145,315 sq ft hardware warehouse, and is the result of three years of planning. The store represents Lowe’s first foray outside North America and is the first joint venture of ...

  • John Lewis is developing a full-line department store at Birmingham New Street Station
    Analysis

    Retail Week On The Road: Midlands

    2011-08-26T07:00:00Z

    We visit Birmingham, Leicester, Derby, Market Harborough and Nottingham

  • Louise Howarth, retail analyst, Planet Retail
    Analysis

    DIY is the next frontier for Australia’s grocery giants

    2011-08-10T13:27:00Z

    Australia is a market that fared well during the economic recession thanks to its proximity and strong ties to Asia’s emerging markets.

  • Tim Danaher, Editor
    Opinion

    Retail’s week of woe could be just the start

    July 1 2011

    In bad times, weak retailers fail. None of the names that have hit difficulty in the past week will have come as a surprise to anyone who follows the sector.

  • WHSmith
    News

    In focus: WHSmith

    2011-06-03T00:00:00Z

    WHSmith remains a retailing enigma.

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    News

    Poundstretcher returns to profit as it snaps up Alworths stores

    2011-05-13T10:46:00Z

    Poundstretcher managing director Charles Kay said the variety chain returned to profit in the year to the end of March 2011 for the first time in six years.

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    News

    In Focus: Frozen food retailers

    2011-05-13T00:00:00Z

    The frozen food specialists seem to be benefiting from current market conditions. Retail Week Knowledge Bank has recently updated its Farmfoods profile and added a new profile for Frozen Value.

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    Analysis

    Reasons to be cheerful

    2011-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The bank holiday festivities are over and it is back to the grind of tough trading and ferocious competition. But it’s not all doom and gloom for the industry. Here we highlight why there is plenty of reason for optimism…

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    News

    Five Alworths stores closed

    2011-04-15T15:02:00Z

    Five Alworths stores have closed after the ‘son of Woolworths’ chain collapsed last month.