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   Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
   Fuel Retailing in Australia
   Liquor Retailing in Australia

Woolworths Ltd - Profile Company Report Australia

26-06-2016, 17 pages

Woolworths Ltd is an Australian-owned, listed public company that derives the bulk of its income from retailing food & groceries, liquor, petrol, general merchandise and home improvement products in Australia and New Zealand. The company employs approximately 205,000 people in over 3,000 locations across Australia and New Zealand and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the code WOW. Woolworths is headquartered in Bella Vista, New South Wales.

Woolworths Limited operates as a food, liquor, petrol, home improvement and general merchandise retailer, and also operates in the hospitality and gaming sector. The group's main business operations are categorised into the following divisions:

Supermarkets and Petrol:

The company operates 992 Woolworths Supermarkets, 5 Thomas Dux grocery stores, 184 Countdown grocery stores (in New Zealand), and 530 petrol stations (through its co-branded Caltex Woolworths and Caltex Safeway outlets).


Endeavour Drinks Group:

Woolworths retails liquor in-store and online through its liquor businesses: Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Cellarmasters, Langtons and



The company operates 186 Big W discount department stores in Australia, a retailer of hardware, stationery, books, homewares, toys, sporting goods, clothing, recorded media, software, automotive goods, pet food and health & beauty products.


Masters Home Improvement:

The company's Masters Home Improvement brand launched in 2011, selling more than 35,000 products such as tools, paint, kitchens and kitchen appliances, bathroom and plumbing supplies, flooring and tiles, lighting and fans, building supplies and timber, storage and cleaning supplies, decorating materials, electrical and hardware items and gardening and outdoor living products. Masters also operates an online store.



Through its majority-held subsidiary, Australian Leisure & Hospitality Group, the company operates 331 licensed venues and gaming operations across Australia.


Financial Services:

Woolworths offers financial services through its Woolworths Money division, offering gift cards, credit cards, reloadable MasterCards and resold insurance products.


Woolworths Rewards:

Woolworths launched its rewards point system in 2007 Australia-wide. Woolworths Rewards can be redeemed for Frequent Flyer points, fuel discounts and other exclusive offers.



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