All Woolworths articles – Page 4

  • The retailer has filled the toy gap

    Sales soar at The Entertainer as sector rivals close down


    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

    How to survive administration


    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


    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), although ...

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

    The Kingfisher family tree


    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

    Profile: Martyn Gibbs, Game chief executive


    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

    Former Woolies staff share £68m payout


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

  • 807 shops were vacated in 2009

    Former Woolworths stores almost filled


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

  • Retail Week March 18

    Review of the Year 2011: 03. March


    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

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


    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

    Hilco boss rakes in £4.5m in 2010


    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


    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 about Africa expansion ...

  • News

    Joint venture between Woolworths and Lowe’s opens


    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 this ...

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

    Retail Week On The Road: Midlands


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

  • Louise Howarth, retail analyst, Planet Retail

    DIY is the next frontier for Australia’s grocery giants


    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

    Retail’s week of woe could be just the start


    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

    In focus: WHSmith


    WHSmith remains a retailing enigma.

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    Poundstretcher returns to profit as it snaps up Alworths stores


    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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    In Focus: Frozen food retailers


    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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    Reasons to be cheerful


    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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    Five Alworths stores closed


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