ARTICLES RELATING TO WOOLWORTHS

Increased holdings in Woolworths

2014-04-16 17:32

Accounts under management of Coronation Asset Management have increased the holding in Woolworths.

Woolies eyes African expansion

2014-04-11 14:47

Woolworths aims to open 15 stores in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Kenya, Mauritius and Namibia, in two to three years, a senior official says.

Woolies to buy Australian retailer David Jones

2014-04-09 08:46

Australian retailer David Jones has agreed to a takeover by Woolworths that values the company at US$1.9bn.

Woolworths deals with rBST issue

2014-02-21 17:02

Following discussions with the authorities, Woolworths is in the process of changing its packaging regarding rBST.

Woolworths' new on-pack recycling label

2014-01-28 16:34

Only about 10% of waste in SA was recycled in 2012 and the remaining 90% was disposed at landfill and to change this Woolworths is using a new recycling label.

Woolies records double-digit growth

2014-01-15 19:14

Woolworths have reported strong growth in food and clothing sales for the first half of the year, a sign that spending remains robust among wealthier consumers.

PnP donation to honour Madiba

2013-12-12 14:15

All profits made by retailer Pick n Pay on the day of Nelson Mandela's funeral will be donated to charitable causes, says CEO Richard Brasher.

Firms should be clever about social media, says insider

2013-12-03 12:20

Companies should use social media to engage with customers individually rather than as simply another marketing channel, a reputation manager has asserted.

Woolworths fights back in hummingbird row

2013-10-22 12:37

The buzz about Woolworths' use of a hummingbird design is continuing on social media and the media, and the retailer has now tried to set the record straight.

SA firms to drive down energy costs

2013-10-17 14:20

The rising cost of energy and tighter competition has spurred some large companies to examine energy efficiency as a business advantage.

SA must do more to look after water, says WWF

2013-09-13 13:01

South Africans need to do more to conserve water resources as the country will feel the impact of water usage, particularly as climate change and poor management affect supplies of drinking water, the WWF has said.

Woolies mulls ending rock lobster sales

2013-08-20 07:19

Woolworths is thinking of phasing out the sale of West Coast rock lobster which is fast being depleted, and not crayfish as was erroneously reported.

Sun shines on solar as costs increase

2013-07-31 08:02

The rising cost of electricity supplied through the national grid has made solar technology an attractive option.

Cosatu slams retailers over meat scandal

2013-04-16 16:53

Cosatu is accusing retailers, including Woolworths and Pick 'n Pay, of negligence for stocking mislabelled meat products and wants the matter to be investigated.

Time is 'right' for Solar energy

2013-04-15 13:01

The solar energy market is maturing to the point where installations are becoming viable, particularly as the cost of electricity goes up, an industry player has said.

Woolworths: Solar makes sense

2013-03-28 10:00

Solar energy represents a sustainable way for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and their energy bills, experience at Woolworths has shown.

Woolworths suffers chicken shortage

2013-03-01 17:41

Woolworths is experiencing a shortage of chicken at various stores across Gauteng following a water supply disruption.

Woolworths restores technical issues

2013-01-24 10:45

Woolworths has announced that customers can use their debit, credit and Woolworths cards again after an outage occurred during routine maintenance.

Judgment reserved in equity case

2012-09-20 18:59

Judgment has been reserved on an application by trade union Solidarity against the SA National Blood Service for reserving jobs for certain races.

BMF rallies others to follow Woolworths

2012-09-09 16:23
83 comments

The Black Management Forum says it supports Woolworths' efforts to achieve employment equity, particularly at management level.

Don't boycott Woolworths

2012-09-06 13:00
250 comments

In SA, where white people still dominate the workforce, it's not such a big deal that Woolworths gives preference to non-white candidates, it's legally required, says Georgina Guedes.

The Woolworths boycott brigade

2012-09-06 10:48
804 comments

Before you boycott Woolworths bear in mind that, even 18 years after apartheid, we are not yet playing on an even field, says Ferial Haffajee.

Threats to boycott Woolies

2012-09-05 08:21
258 comments

Woolworths must open all job positions to all race groups or face action, Solidarity has warned.

No retrenchments, says Woolies

2012-08-27 13:08

There are no retrenchments taking place at Woolworths, only a "transition" to put employees on different contracts, the company says.

Woolies facing wrath over hot cross buns

2012-03-29 09:26
896 comments

Woolworths is facing the wrath of angry Christians for putting a Halaal certification mark on its hot cross buns, but a bishop says it is “nothing more than a storm in a baking pan”.

 

Klein Rivier Cheesery takes the Cheese Makers' Challenge

2014-04-14 12:25

The 3rd annual Cheese Makers Challenge saw Klein Rivier Cheesery take the crown.

Woolies CEO: Department store isn't dead

2014-04-09 14:57

Woolworths boss Ian Moir says the retailer is buying David Jones to build a bigger brand and suggested that the future of department stores is still bright.

Labels to tell where meat came from

2014-03-31 13:20

A US court is allowing labels on meat products that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Woolies posts profit amid consumer debt crisis

2014-02-13 09:27

Retailer Woolworths has reported a 17% rise in first-half profit as its customers splashed out on luxury goods, even as many consumers grapple with high debts.

Truworths honours Madiba by donating to hospitals

2013-12-13 13:23

Truworths has honoured the name of former president Nelson Mandela by donating R1.75m towards the refurbishment of a series of hospitals and healthcare clinics.

Retailers close shop for Madiba funeral

2013-12-11 15:37

Retailers Woolworths and Clicks have joined Massmart in closing all shops across the country for the funeral of Nelson Mandela in Qunu.

Woolworths pulling out of Nigeria

2013-11-07 12:56

As part of its strategy for increasing business in the rest of Africa, Woolworths is buying back certain franchises and has decided to pull out of Nigeria.

Woolies versus the underdog

2013-10-21 10:16

South Africa loves the underdog – so much so, in fact that we're willing to overlook the facts in our fervent support of the unfortunate canine, says Georgina Guedes.

Consumers happy with clothing retailers

2013-10-03 20:15

South African clothing retail outlets have scored a customer satisfaction rating of 82 out of 100, according to an index.

Woolies shoppers still splash out

2013-08-29 14:35

The current economic climate does not seem to deter consumers shopping at Woolworths, according to its CEO Ian Moir.

Woolies set to stop selling crayfish

2013-08-18 11:43

The sale of crayfish at certain restaurants and shops is under question as costs of the dwindling fish rise amid widespread poaching, a report says.

Global green brands recognised

2013-06-12 14:01

A global survey of brands revealed that motor manufactured to have the top green credentials.

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Labour probes Woolworths crane crash

2013-04-09 18:50

A shopping mall in Gauteng has been ordered to halt construction pending a probe, after a crane crashed through the roof of a Woolworths store, an official says.

News24 tests supermarket meat

2013-03-08 12:04
154 comments

News24 has had samples of meat taken from various retailers tested in a genetics lab. Here’s what we found.

No name and shame of meat culprits

2013-03-01 16:49
82 comments

Despite consumers baying for blood, the food researcher who exposed the meat scandal refuses to name and shame them.

Woolworths gets top accolade

2012-09-25 13:47

Woolworths says it is honoured to have been named responsible retailer of the year at the World Retail Congress for the third time.

Woolworths joins sustainability index

2012-09-17 15:12

Upmarket retailer Woolworths is among five SA companies’ to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index this year.

Questions over Woolworths whistleblower

2012-09-06 14:02
86 comments

The integrity of blogger Justin Harrison, who started a war of words on social networking sites on Woolworths’ allegedly racist job policies, has come under fire.

Young communists back Woolworths

2012-09-06 12:13
86 comments

The Young Communist League has lauded Woolworths' efforts to comply with the Employment Equity Act and ensure its labour force is representative.

Solidarity ramps up pressure on Woolies

2012-09-06 07:51
92 comments

Trade union Solidarity has launched a campaign to make Woolworths retract job advertisements it believes discriminate against whites.

Woolworths douses racial fires

2012-09-04 12:55
99 comments

White workers at Woolworths have come to the retailer's defence, tweeting as individuals that racist employment claims are “baseless” and “100% untrue”.

Christians all hot and cross about Woolies

2012-03-29 09:30
311 comments

Christians who are upset about the “Halaal” label on Woolworths hot cross buns should cool down a little, says Georgina Guedes.

Frankie's vs Woolies: ASA ruling out

2012-02-01 13:35

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has ruled in favour of Frankie's beverages and Woolworths is to remove their similarly styled products from their shelves.

 
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