ARTICLES RELATING TO WOOLWORTHS

Craig Martin: The Old Friends Investment Club decide to avoid gold and buy IT

2015-01-28 09:12

Craig Martin regales us with a fictional glimpse into why his investment club has decided to avoid gold and buy IT stocks.

Gary Booysen stock comments - Retailers, Mining and RMI

2015-01-16 15:42

Regular market commentator Gary Booysen chats to us about South African based retailers (Pick ‘n Pay, Woolworths [JSE:WHL] and Richemont) and miners on the back of a precipitous fall in the copper price.

Stakeholders are the jury

2014-12-24 11:32

Brands misjudge the harm that can result from bad service, says Solly Moeng.

Woolworths protesters arrested in Cape Town

2014-12-21 16:55

Four people have been arrested during a protest at the Woolworths store at Cavendish Mall, police say, but the reason for their detention is being questioned.

Black-owned SMEs a safe investment - Woolworths

2014-12-12 17:20

Ninety eight percent of the black-owned small to medium enterprises, financed by Woolworths, repay their soft loans on schedule, says the company.

Woolworths needs to nurture its reputation

2014-12-03 11:24

The retailer needs to protect its good reputation but it also has to determine a future value for its evolving customer base, says a brands reputation expert.

Israel imports not only Woolworths' problem - expert

2014-11-26 15:49

South Africa, led by its conspicuously quiet government, should decide on a clear policy on trading with Israel, says an expert.

Israel is not using apartheid policies against Palestine

2014-11-26 10:16

Building a barrier and administering hostile territory until peace is possible is not apartheid, it's common sense, a Fin24 user says in reaction to the Woolworths boycott.

Woolworths 20-week sales jump on Australia deal

2014-11-20 12:59

Woolworths has reported a jump in sales for the first 20 weeks of its financial year, lifted by the acquisition of Australia's David Jones.

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Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said Palestinians were living their own Apartheid, which is why companies like Woolworths should take an ethical stand against Israel. Watch to see footage of a protest outside a Woolworths at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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Woolworths takes Palestine protesters to court

2014-11-14 16:54

Woolworths has filed a court application against BDS SA to protect its employees and customers from unlawful protests inside its stores, says the retailer.

ANC worries over pig's head protest

2014-11-01 10:02
120 comments

The ANC has expressed concern at the action by Cosas members who placed a pig's head in the meat section of a Woolworths store.

57 detained for Woolies protest

2014-10-25 21:07
82 comments

A total of 57 people who had protested in a Woolworths store in Killarney Mall have been arrested.

Woolworths worries over staff, client safety

2014-10-06 15:22
94 comments

Due to increasing concern about the safety of customers and employees, Woolworths is considering further precautions like legal action against BDS South Africa.

BDS not involved in CT blasts

2014-09-05 18:12

Boycott Divestment Sanction's spokesperson says the group has not been involved in the explosion that affected a Woolworths store in Cape Town.

Woolworths finalises R9.98bn rights offer

2014-09-02 16:56

Woolworths has finalised the terms of a rights offer to raise nearly R10bn through 167.8 million new ordinary shares, says the company.

Woolworths plans R10bn rights offer

2014-08-29 14:12

Woolworths says it plans to raise R10bn through a rights offer to help repay financing for its acquisition of Australia's David Jones

Woolworths profit hit by David Jones costs

2014-08-28 10:36

Woolworths has reported a lower-than-expected increase in full-year profit, having been hit by costs related to its acquisition of Australia's David Jones.

Woolworths shuffles management in Australia

2014-08-12 17:04

There have been senior management changes in Australia that follow Woolworths' acquisition of David Jones and a minority interests in Country Road.

Israeli products to remain on shelves - council

2014-08-06 21:15
115 comments

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa says retail stores will not remove Israeli imported products from their shelves.

Woolworths gets nod for Country Road buy-out

2014-07-25 09:17

Woolworths has received approval from the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board for its takeover offer for the remaining shares in Country Road.

SA stocks retreat from record highs

2014-07-17 19:30

South African stocks have retreated from record highs, unmoved by the SA Reserve Bank's rate hike decision as concerns about valuation weighed on sentiment.

David Jones shareholders back Woolworths bid

2014-07-14 10:14

Shareholders of iconic Australian retailer David Jones have approved Woolworths' $2bn takeover bid, voting to create a southern hemisphere department store giant.

 

Syd Vianello: Waving the big red flag on retail stocks

2015-01-20 15:40

Independent analyst Syd Vianello hasn’t got many comforting words for retail sector shareholders, and warns that something’s gotta give á la Ellerines, if excessive growth in space accompanied by marginal, or even negative growth in total volumes or total sales continues.

Woolworths sales rise, shares up

2015-01-15 10:36

High-end retailer Woolworths has reported a jump in sales over the first half of the year after receiving a boost from its takeover from David Jones.

Stakeholders are the jury

2014-12-24 07:12

In SA, many brands underestimate the harm that can result from bad treatment of customers, says Solly Moeng.

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As BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) South Africa wants companies to withdraw trade from Israel, The Science Inside investigates whether the boycott of Woolworths is effective. Watch.

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Attempt to resolve Woolworths boycott

2014-12-10 18:01

Representatives of BDS SA have met with a delegation of Woolworths to try and resolve the #BoycottWoolworths campaign against Israeli imports.

BDS to take #boycottwoolworths campaign to Australia

2014-11-26 17:52
79 comments

Activist group BDS SA has vowed to take its #boycottwoolworths campaign to David Jones in Australia to force the retailer to stop selling goods imported from Israel.

Woolworths AGM disrupted by protest

2014-11-26 15:24

The annual general meeting of Woolworths has been disrupted by shareholders demonstrating against the retailer’s ties with Israel.

Court bans Woolworths protests

2014-11-25 16:45
129 comments

Pro-Palestine activists have been banned from protesting in Woolworths stores, the High Court in Johannesburg has ruled.

Why I boycott Woolworths

2014-11-18 17:52
111 comments

The National Coalition 4 Palestine chairperson says he has to support the Woolworths boycott as a moral and religious stand point against what he terms Israel's Apartheid 2.0.

Woolworths shareholders send warning over boycott campaign

2014-11-18 10:54

A group of Woolworths shareholders along with Cosatu said they supported the boycott against the retailer over its trade with

Pig-head protest misguided, says ANC

2014-11-02 11:30

The ANC has expressed concern at the action by Cosas members who placed a pig’s head in the meat section of a Woolworths store in protest against trade relations with Israel.

Woolworths positive about Namibian prospects

2014-10-28 14:22

In October Woolworths will open its ninth store in Namibia at The Grove in Windhoek.

Woolworths: Pig’s head incident appalling

2014-10-24 14:32

Retailer Woolworths says it is appalled by the actions of Congress of SA Students members who placed a pig’s head in the kosher section of the store’s Sea Point, Cape Town, branch.

Cape Town blast: ‘Woolworths not the target’

2014-09-05 14:54

It appears that Woolworths was not the target of a bombing near one of its branches in Cape Town, the retail group says.

Protests against Woolworths Israeli trade

2014-09-01 15:56

Protests against Woolworths for having Israeli products on its shelves were organised by BDS SA at about 40 locations in SA.

Resources lead JSE lower

2014-08-28 14:21

Resources stocks have led the JSE lower for the second consecutive day, as the share prices of iron producers are hovering around record lows.

Cosatu to intensify Israeli goods boycott

2014-08-26 16:06

Cosatu has vowed to "intensify" mobilising South Africans to boycott companies trading with Israel and any goods imported from the country.

Woolworths expects Country Road completion soon

2014-08-08 11:12

Woolworths expects completion of the compulsory acquisition process of Country Road and its delisting to occur soon.

Gaza war results in boycott call at SA retailers

2014-08-05 12:13
164 comments

A campaign to boycott SA retailers that supply products sourced in Israel continues, despite many of the companies claiming that very few of their products are from the country.

Kalahari tops in online satisfaction

2014-07-18 18:15

South African online consumers have ranked Kalahari as the online retailer providing the best customer experience, according to a survey.

Court gives Woolies go-ahead on David Jones

2014-07-17 08:57

The Federal Court of Australia has approved Woolworths' takeover of David Jones, the South African retailer says.

Aus regulator worries about Woolies deals

2014-07-03 08:49

Australia's corporate regulator has expressed concerns about two takeovers bids by Woolworths, arguing they may benefit billionaire investor Solomon Lew unfairly.

JSE edges lower as platinum shares fall

2014-06-24 18:08

South African stocks have fallen for the second straight session, with platinum mining shares giving up some of the previous day's gains.

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