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Woolworths Ltd - Profile Company Report Australia

29-06-2014, 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 198,000 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 divisions are as follows:


Australian Food and Liquor:

The company operates Woolworths supermarkets, Thomas Dux grocery stores and liquor stores trading as Dan Murphy's, BWS, Cellarmasters and Langton's throughout Australia. Also included in this division are Woolworths' house brands, which include Woolworths Fresh branded meat, bakery goods and fresh produce, Woolworths Select specialist food products and merchandise, and Woolworths Home Brand discount household goods and food products.


New Zealand Supermarkets:

The company operates its New Zealand supermarkets under the Countdown brand.



Woolworths operates over 600 petrol stations jointly with fuel retailer Caltex, co-branded as Caltex Woolworths and Caltex Safeway.



The company operates over 160 Big W discount department stores in Australia, retailers 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.



Operating in the apparel and homeware catalogue market, Eziby is an omni-channel retailer that supplies a range of products to customers via catalogues, a call centre, online ordering and retail outlets (New Zealand only).



Through 75% owned subsidiary Australian Leisure & Hospitality Group, the company operates over 320 licensed venues and gaming operations across Australia.


Financial Services:

Woolworths offers financial services through its Woolworths Money brand including gift cards, credit cards and reloadable MasterCards.



Woolworths operates online grocery store, as well as Statewide Independent Wholesalers, a grocery wholesale business based in Tasmania. The company also owns a 75% stake in hardware buying group and administrative services company Danks and as well as Gunns retail division in Tasmania which included five hardware stores, one timber joinery and one truss manufacturing plant. Woolworths also operates an Everday Rewards program that allows customers to accrue Frequent Flyer points and have access to exclusive offers and fuel discounts.

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