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  • Woolworths - Woolworths Insurance
    eligible products Woolworths Head of Insurance George Hughes said We intend to have a long term presence in the insurance sector with the ability to cater for all our customers insurance needs Insurance is the next growth phase of our well established financial services offer and will enable us to continue to bring innovative affordable and no nonsense products to our customers Whether it s groceries credit cards mobile phone plans and now insurance our customers trust Woolworths to deliver products and services that are reliable uncomplicated and great value for money Our research tells us that many everyday Australians find insurance difficult to understand and access to the extent that 95 of families do not have adequate levels of life cover 2 We very much view our role as that of a market challenger to provide everyday Australians with access to insurance products that may previously have been out of their reach or new types of cover that can protect against unforseen expenses Woolworths Life Insurance Woolworths Life Insurance will offer peace of mind cover from 100 000 to 1 5 million dependant on age and income all Australian Residents aged between 18 and 65 are eligible to apply with cover starting from as little as 1 42 a week 3 It s easy to apply over the phone with no medicals blood tests or complex forms to fill in Premiums are flexible and affordable with fortnightly monthly or annual payment options as well as optional benefits to cover children or total and permanent disability The policy is guaranteed renewable for life provided premiums are paid on time regardless of any changes to health or lifestyle Woolworths Pet Insurance The pet insurance segment is one of the fastest growing areas of the insurance market but there are still millions of uninsured pets in Australia Woolworths Pet Insurance will give comfort when it comes to caring for the four legged members of the family It can cover up to 80 of the cost of eligible vet bills and is available for domestic dogs and cats Premiums are also flexible with fortnightly monthly or annual payment options Background Woolworths will partner with Swiss Re one of the world s leading reinsurance firms and The Hollard Group a leading international insurance provider Under the alliance Woolworths will be responsible for marketing and the overall value proposition of the offer Woolworths will leverage the skills expertise and infrastructure of established providers Swiss Re and Hollard For general insurance products Swiss Re will act as reinsurer to the underwriter Hollard For the Life Insurance product Swiss Re will act as the underwriter and Hollard will act as the distributor and administrator of the products using their proven insurance systems and call centre expertise Mr Hughes added Clearly this is a first step into the sector with plenty more opportunities still to explore but we are very confident we have structured an effective and low risk model with solid backing from our two highly experienced

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  • Woolworths - Good Food and Wine Show
    friend Print Good Food and Wine Show As the major sponsor of the 2011 Irresistible Gluten Free Show which is part of the Good Food Wine Show in Brisbane macro wholefoods market will be on site demonstrating the great range of gluten free products that are available from macro The Gluten Free show provides a wealth of information for anyone with food intolerances including Coeliac Disease gluten intolerance irritable bowel syndrome fructose malabsorption and those following a gluten free diet for health reasons macro wholefoods market kitchen Experience live cooking demonstrations from leading gluten free chefs such as Rowie Dillon Jo Richardson Sue Shepherd Tobie Puttock and Lola Berry Be inspired by delicious gluten free meals you ll want to add to your everyday home recipes macro advice centre Hear the latest medical information and advice on all things gluten free from leading medical professionals including Dr Sue Shepherd For more information visit www goodfoodshow com au Book tickets via Ticketek on 13 48 39 or online Brisbane Exhibition Convention Centre Friday 4th November 10am 6pm Saturday 5th November 10am 6pm Sunday 6th November 10am 5pm Share on Facebook Tweet this Bookmark at Delicious Digg this Share this page on

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  • Woolworths - Woolworths Reconciliation Action Plan
    s diverse population It will help drive the establishment of effective training and employment programs to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to access and retain jobs across all Woolworths Limited businesses The scope of the plan also considers how Woolworths can provide more opportunities and more effective outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers and supply partners The plan centres on four key pillars as follows Relationships building and fostering positive working relationships with key stakeholder groups and community leaders Respect developing a deeper cultural understanding within the business and creating appropriate protocols and policies to further this Opportunities continuing to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to access employment training education and business opportunities with Woolworths Initiatives include formal and informal access to work programs working with indigenous owned small businesses community investment programs and developing more appropriate product ranging for stores with a high indigenous customer base Reporting monitoring our progress tracking the effectiveness of the outcomes and continuing to consult with stakeholder groups The Woolworths Reconciliation Action Plan has been in development for 18 months and is supported by Reconciliation Australia CEO Leah Armstrong said Reconciliation Australia congratulates Woolworths on the launch of its first Reconciliation Action Plan and acknowledges its commitment and contribution to reconciliation With a name known by most Australians and a presence that spreads as far and wide as our country Woolworths has the unique ability to influence relationships respect and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia Woolworths CEO Michael Luscombe said We have in the last year through formal pre employment programs offered jobs to more than 200 Indigenous people whilst at the same time ensuring that we provide these new employees with mentor support Critical to this employment strategy is retention and managing

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  • Woolworths - New grants for sustainable agriculture projects
    grants will provide opportunities across many agricultural sectors for farmers to improve the sustainability of their operations The new grants now available in the Woolworths Fresh Food Future program is an important investment by Woolworths to continue supporting the sustainable production and supply of Australian food and is open to all farming groups or organisations involved in the primary production sector Landcare Australia CEO Heather Campbell hopes that the grants available will encourage farmers to investigate the new innovations available in the sustainable agriculture sector We are delighted to be involved with the Woolworths Fresh Food Future program It is an opportunity for Landcare to provide further support for sustainable agriculture practices The Woolworths grants now available in this program will give farming groups the funding they need to explore new and improved methods of increasing sustainability she commented Applications close on Monday May 30th and further information criteria and application forms can be found at Landcare Online For more information please contact Trish O Gorman Public Relations Manager Landcare Australia Tel 02 8440 8811 E mail trish ogorman landcareaustralia com au About Woolworths Fresh Food Future Woolworths has partnered with Landcare Australia since 2007 to support the Woolworths Sustainable Agriculture program which has delivered funding to over 150 projects around Australia These include projects across many rural industries that have engaged large numbers of farmers through training developing new technology and or validating farm management options A wide range of issues have been addressed including improved grazing management in beef production better climate adaptation responses in mixed farming new crop and orchard species evaluation of low rainfall pasture cultivars better fertiliser decisions cereal stubble management improved fallow efficiency in dryland cropping precision agriculture and carbon mitigation in horticulture and dairying In 2010 Woolworths reviewed their Sustainable Agriculture program to

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  • Woolworths - Woolworths launches Australia’s first virtual supermarket
    virtual supermarket and will feature more than 120 of Woolworths most popular products across all product categories including our famous fresh food Sydney commuters going through Town Hall station will be the first in Australia to experience the cutting edge of supermarket innovation The wall which looks like a Woolworths supermarket shelf when coupled with the Woolworths App demonstrates just how simple mobile shopping is in five easy steps Step 1 download or update the Woolworths App on your iPhone or Android smart phone Step 2 scan the product barcodes off the virtual supermarket wall Step 3 add them to your shopping list Step 4 place and pay for your order Step 5 your products are delivered to your kitchen bench Following Woolworths App mobile shopping update earlier this week Woolworths is proud to showcase another innovative and convenient concept we are developing to make our customers shopping experience easier and tailored to their needs The virtual supermarket wall is just one idea we are working on to make our customers lives easier The virtual supermarket will be at Town Hall for a week and we will take feedback from customers throughout this time This experience will provide us with important information on how we can develop this concept into the future said Mr Jegen The Woolworths virtual supermarket is located on the concourse level at Town Hall station in between the Park St QVB and George St exits Woolworths supermarket The Woolworths App is available to iPhone and Android customers and is free to download Customers can simply search for Woolworths in the App store Key features available on the Woolworths App for iPhone and Android include Mobile shopping Browse or scan products order and pay on your mobile Shopping lists Create edit and save shopping lists that will

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  • Woolworths - Woolworths and QUT to spearhead retail revolution
    will focus particularly on people process and technology and aim to improve the experience of customers as they go about their supermarket shopping Three initial research streams will investigate the reason fresh food operations were more successful in some stores than others better methods of shelf restocking and design of the retail experience of the future Director of Supermarkets Tjeerd Jegen said he was excited by the potential learnings and changes that this partnership will generate for the benefit of Woolworths customers Woolworths is a leading innovator in retail in Australia and has been for many years Our online platform click then collect services Woolworths App and virtual shopping wall have all helped improve the ability of our customers to shop the way they want I m looking forward to working with Professor Recker and QUT on exciting concepts that will improve our business and how our customers shop Mr Jegen said QUT Science and Engineering Faculty Executive Dean Professor Martin Betts said the move would help shape the future of retail Woolworths is to be congratulated for recognising that research is crucial to finding better and smarter ways to shop he said This mutually beneficial arrangement will position QUT at the forefront of retail innovation research while at the same time providing Woolworths with cutting edge ways of using IT to develop brand and customer base While the research itself will be publicly available trials of new technologies processes and systems will be developed with Woolworths in a way that propels the company ahead of competitors Professor Recker said We aim to identify the characteristics that make some fresh food outlets more successful than others and then develop best practice policies for implementation across all Woolworths stores We will also develop new technologies and processes to enable shelves to

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  • Woolworths - Woolworths guarantees quality with MSA graded Australian beef
    customers a guarantee on consistent eating quality including tenderness flavour and juiciness Woolworths have been working closely with Meat and Livestock Australia MLA for over a decade on developing the MSA grading system that takes the guesswork out of buying and cooking Australian beef MSA is an industry audited program that delivers an eating quality guarantee The grading system has been developed following years of research and more than 550 000 consumer product tests on 78 500 cuts of meat using eight cooking methods Pat McEntee General Manager of Woolworths Fresh Food said Woolworths is proud to be the first national supermarket to deliver MSA graded Australian beef to our customers Woolworths is the country s favourite butcher and we sell more Australian beef than any other retailer The introduction of this grading system offers our customers an independent endorsement of the quality we know we have been offering customers for decades One of the most commonly asked questions our butchers receive from our customers is how do I cook my beef This grading system now takes the guesswork out of how to cook the perfect steak or roast From today Woolworths customers can look for the MSA graded logo on 12 of our most popular cuts of beef There will also be information booklets in stores to guide customers on how to cook these cuts of beef to achieve the best results said Mr McEntee The MSA logo identifies that specific cuts of beef have been graded to meet high standards for tenderness juiciness and flavour Twelve of Woolworths most popular cuts of beef have been certified as MSA Australian graded beef including Fillet Steak Scotch Fillet Steak Rib Steak Bone in Porterhouse Steak Rump Steak Blade Steak Boneless Oyster Blade Steak Fillet Roast Scotch Fillet Roast Standing Rib

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  • Woolworths - Aussie community digs deep for sick kids
    Latest News Media Contacts Our Story Our People Our Stores Environmental Commitment Our Community Product Recalls Send to a friend Print Aussie community digs deep for sick kids 15 November 2011 Woolworths today announced that more than 8 million was raised nationally through the Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Hospital Appeal Throughout the year Woolworths supermarkets around the country raised money through local fundraising activities such as sausage sizzles lamington drives trivia nights and muftidays giving Australians the opportunity to help children s hospitals in their communities We want to thank our customers and staff for their generosity and hard work in achieving this great result said Tjeerd Jegen Woolworths Director of Supermarkets All money raised instore goes to children s hospitals in each state and we want to thank Australians for making a difference to facilities in their communities The Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Hospital Appeal has been an annual event for more than 20 years and this year s efforts have pushed to the total raised to over 69 million for medical equipment facilities and research to help Australian children 100 per cent of funds raised through the Appeal go towards research funding and purchasing vital medical equipment at specialist children s healthcare facilities Children s hospitals around the nation decide on what the funding will be used for The Appeal funds initiatives ranging from research fellowships to equipment for patient monitoring specialist paediatric Intensive Care and infant medical imaging Children in hospitals and their families around Australia will benefit from the generosity of the community and customers and the hard work of Woolworths staff said Jegen Share on Facebook Tweet this Bookmark at Delicious Digg this Share this page on Specials Promotions Weekly Catalogue Promotions Competitions Fresh Food Inspiration Australia s Fresh Food People Delicious Recipes Your Guides

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