All Woolworths articles – Page 7

  • George Macdonald
    Opinion

    The value of self-help

    April 16, 2010

    Self-help is the order of the day among retailers. The phrase has consistently peppered store chiefs’ City updates and analysts have compiled buy lists based on retailers’ capacity for self-help.

  • 99p stores cards
    News

    99p Stores takes on greeting cards market

    2010-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Single price-point retailer 99p Stores is expanding its greeting cards range as it seeks to take share from value players such as Card Factory.

  • News

    Latest Woolworths imitator tests fortunes

    2010-02-05T00:00:00Z

    A Woolworths-inspired store called Wellworth It! will open at Ledbury in Herefordshire, in March.

  • News

    Woolworths Australian sales up

    2010-02-05T00:00:00Z

    Woolworths reported Aus$27.2bn (£15.17bn) sales for its first half ended January 3, a 6% increase (excluding petrol sales) on the same period last year. The company said its Australian food and liquor sales for the period were Aus$18.1bn (£10.1bn), a 6.8% increase. Woolworths chief executive Michael Luscombe said supermarkets ...

  • John Richards
    Opinion

    The reality of our virtual recession

    January 29, 2010

    Enjoy the brief honeymoon period until the election is out of the way and we will be told how much worse finances are than we all thought

  • News

    Growth in Woolworths sales

    2010-01-29T00:00:00Z

    Woolworths has announced in a preliminary statement that sales rose 9.3% in the 26 weeks to the end of 2009, increasing 4.4% on a like-for-like basis. Clothing and general merchandise sales grew 9.7%, while food achieved 8.9% growth. Less upmarket competitor Shoprite reported like-for-like sales growth of 6.4% for ...

  • News

    Australian law modification

    2010-01-29T00:00:00Z

    Australian Competition Minister Craig Emerson has unveiled planned changes to the Trade Practices Act to increase the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s powers to stop small-scale acquisitions. The changes are part of a long-standing election promise that appears aimed at Woolworths , which in recent years has been aggressively acquiring ...

  • Littlewoods
    News

    Shop Direct celebrates festive trading success

    2010-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Shop Direct Group has said electricals and partywear helped it deliver strong Christmas sales, up 6.3% in the six weeks to January 1.

  • Woolies
    News

    Deloitte racks up an extra £5.5m in fees for Woolworths administration

    2010-01-08T00:00:00Z

    The administrators of bust variety store group Woolworths have notched up an additional £5.5m in fees for their work, bringing the total so far to £9.3m.

  • Spar
    News

    Spar thrives as it grabs slice of Woolworths share

    2009-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Convenience store group Spar has reported strong second-quarter results, soaking up some of the confectionery share left up for grabs after the collapse of Woolworths.

  • creevy jennifer
    Opinion

    Will Asda and Tesco be the winners next year?

    2009-11-27T12:14:00Z

    Asda and Tesco have soaked up the majority of the market share from Woolworths’ collapse. Will their strength in non-food mean they emerge the winners in 2010?

  • Analysis

    Woolworths’ property portfolio: Well worth it?

    2009-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Woolworths’ collapse left a scar on hundreds of high streets as 807 stores shut. One year on, Sara McCorquodale investigates what has been re-let and who has benefited

  • danaher tim cutout
    Opinion

    Woolworths stood still for far too long

    2009-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Woolies didn’t need the big central infrastructure and West End head office, nor did it need shops in expensive prime locations or grand multichannel plans. Its future lay in being the biggest store in the smallest towns.

  • The 99p Stores branch in Streatham may be densely merchandised but it is unfussy and very functional
    Photo gallery

    Better by design: New uses of former Woolworths

    2009-11-27T00:00:00Z

    When you look at the retailers that have replaced Woolworths, it’s a wonder the general store had any shoppers at all. John Ryan reports on how the new guard are making use of Woolies’ former branches.

  • Woolworths
    Analysis

    Could Woolworths have been saved?

    2009-11-27T00:00:00Z

    The variety store group’s collapse angered and shocked many but why did it fail, should the administrator have done more and what can be learned from its demise? George MacDonald investigates.

  • Woolworths
    News

    Asda and Tesco: winners from Woolworths’ collapse

    2009-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Grocery giants Asda and Tesco have scooped the lion’s share of defunct variety store group Woolworths’ sales.

  • Paul Seaton has set up Woolworths Reunited for ex-staff
    Analysis

    Life after Woolworths

    2009-11-27T00:00:00Z

    The collapse of Woolworths left 27,000 people looking for work. Joanna Perry catches up with some of them and hears what they did next.

  • Woolworths
    News

    Woolworths owner looks at return to the high street

    2009-11-23T09:46:00Z

    Woolworths could come back to the high street as a 200-store chain as part of a plan by Shop Direct Group to move it from an online-only operation.

  • Most former Woolworths shops now have new occupiers
    News

    New occupants for 75% of Woolies stores a year after demise

    2009-11-19T13:35:00Z

    Three quarters of the 800 former Woolworths stores are let or under offer as the anniversary of the variety store group’s collapse approaches.

  • Peacocks will sell CDs to take advantage of the gap left by Woolworths
    News

    Peacocks to sell CDs as it goes after gap left by Woolworths

    2009-11-11T10:12:00Z

    Value fashion chain Peacocks is to start selling CDs to take advantage of the gap left in the market since the collapse of Woolworths.