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  • Woolworths - Aussies put fresh twist on Halloween
    Seasonal Events said Woolworths didn t even sell any Halloween specific merchandise six years ago In the mid 2000s you d be hard pressed to find a carved pumpkin in a living room window now they are commonplace in homes across Australia The ritual of the family carving a pumpkin is now firmly established with Woolworths customers buying 89 000 kilograms of pumpkins in the run up to Halloween this year more than ever before While Halloween might be an entrenched tradition in the USA all Australia s fresh carving pumpkins are sourced much closer to home from Bowen in Queensland In another Aussie twist we re also seeing a rise in customers buying watermelons to carve as families use it as an alternative to the pumpkin Unlike a carving pumpkin which contains lots of pips the whole family can dig into the flesh of a watermelon and enjoy a healthy treat while creating stunning jack o lanterns Woolworths has seen a 50 percent rise in the sale of Halloween costumes such as witches and skeletons outfits and a 25 percent rise in the sale of Halloween decorations Creepy confectionary has also been popular with candied pumpkins chocolate spiders and exploding eyeballs a favourite gift for trick or treaters said Humphreys Research by Woolworths has also revealed the scariest suburbs in Australia While the Halloween trend is growing all across Australia some suburbs have taken to the new tradition with gusto Residents of Indooroopilly in Brisbane buy more Halloween pumpkins than anyone else nationwide with locals of Balmain and Marrickville in Sydney not far behind Notes to editors Australia s top 10 scariest suburbs by sales of Halloween pumpkins in Woolworths stores 1 Indooroopilly QLD 2 Balmain NSW 3 Marrickville NSW 4 Lane Cove NSW 5 Neutral Bay NSW 6

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  • Woolworths - Latest News
    Woolworths commits 16 5 million to Simplot to source 100 per cent of Select frozen vegies from Australia 23 10 2013 Additional 5 100 Tonnes of vegetables to be sourced from local growers Woolworths and Jamie Oliver to inspire a healthier Australia 04 10 2013 Woolworths today announced they will partner with much loved chef and fresh food campaigner Jamie Oliver to inspire a healthier Australia Woolies customers love Aussie sourced canned fruit 01 10 2013 Customers are strongly supporting Woolworths Select Australian canned fruit since it hit shelves in July with a 38 per cent sales increase across the country and as much as a 124 per cent increase in fruit growing areas Woolworths to invest a further 3 million to source all deciduous canned fruit from Australia 04 09 2013 118 SPC Ardmona pear peach and apricot growers to benefit Quinoa customer information sheet 10 08 2013 The following Customer Information Fact Sheet is intended to provide further information in relation to Woolworths Branded foods Please feel free to contact us if you require any further explanation on this topic Donate to The Salvos Bushfire Relief Appeal at Woolworths and we ll match it dollar for dollar 10 08 2013 Woolworths supermarkets nationally are now accepting and for the next two weeks will match dollar for dollar any customer donations made through our checkouts to The Salvation Army s Bushfire Relief Appeal Woolies goes wild for Aussie Animals 09 08 2013 Did you know echidnas don t have ears And that it s the male emu that sits on the eggs until they hatch And that a Box Jellyfish has 24 eyes Woolworths Trolley Trends report reveals Australia s evolving tastebuds 03 08 2013 Australia through the lens of the supermarket trolley Woolworths to continue doubling donations for

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  • Woolworths - Latest News
    supermarket in Queensland 17 06 2013 Brisbane residents and visitors will be able to do their whole grocery shop at any time of the day or night from next month as Woolworths prepares to open its first ever 24 hour supermarket in Queensland Woolworths unveils more than 1 000 Extra Special savings 11 06 2013 Everyday Rewards members can save almost 75 in two weeks just by using their card Global Roaming SIM Card UK Offer 03 06 2013 Woolworths Mobile Global Roaming has exciting news for Australians travelling overseas new product launch increased savings with limited time special offer and more Woolies new Brookwater store to open as planned 02 06 2013 Woolworths has announced it is on course to open its new concept Brookwater store on Wednesday this week despite the challenging conditions across the state Woolworths launches hundreds of fresh and big brand price cuts 05 05 2013 Woolworths will tomorrow launch its biggest ever drive on value slashing the price of fresh food and big brand products in a move that could save families almost 400 over the next year just by doing their normal shop Woolworths scholarship aims to boost Australian agriculture and help young farmers careers 03 05 2013 Young farmers graziers station managers students agronomists jackeroos and jillaroos are being encouraged to apply for one of 24 places on the Woolworths Agricultural Business Scholarship Program Australias first click fly and collect shopping service at Melbourne Airport 02 05 2013 Woolworths has launched Australias first airport grocery collection service Taronga and Woolworths join forces to commit to a future full of fish 01 05 2013 Taronga Zoo and Woolworths have joined together to launch an ambitious program for marine conservation in Australia Woolworths congratulates Nuffield Scholars 09 04 2013 Woolworths today congratulated Nuffield scholars

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  • Woolworths - Latest News
    aims to raise half a million dollars this ANZAC week ANZAC Day and Legacy support 01 04 2013 During ANZAC month show your support for Legacy and the families of the fallen Fundraising for Salvos Bushfire Appeal passes 1 5 million mark 10 03 2013 Woolworths would like to thank its customers for generously donating to The Salvation Army s Bushfire Relief Appeal Woolworths transforms beauty shopping 07 03 2013 Woolworths today unveiled its new full service beauty department in its flagship Town Hall supermarket in Sydney Woolworths to partner with Manning Valley Dairy Farmers on milk trial 05 03 2013 A trial to give dairy farmers a better deal and customers a range of new milk Statement on Own Brand products with beef 13 02 2013 Sensationalised media reports this morning about meat require urgent clarification 1 million boost for Salvos Queensland flood relief efforts from Woolies and its customers 12 02 2013 Families struggling to rebuild after the recent floods in Queensland and northern NSW will receive a boost today with The Salvation Army receiving a donation of 1 million from Woolworths Woolworths at the Royal Hobart Show 10 02 2013 No day at the Royal Hobart Show is complete without at visit to the Woolworths displays in the Showcase Pavilion Woolies milk trial gives Manning Valley farmers a boost 09 02 2013 Woolworths has launched Farmers Own milk in eight supermarkets across the Manning Valley as part of a trial that will see local dairy farmers supply milk directly to the retailer for the first time Staff discount no longer available on tobacco products 01 02 2013 On 22 January 2013 the staff discount on tobacco and related products purchased from all Woolworths Limited businesses will be removed Prev 2 3 4 5 6 Next 4 117

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/Website/Woolworths/About%20Us/Woolworths-News/?WCM_PI=1&WCM_Page.947430004fd67d5094ff9c4ce5a4b69d=4 (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Latest News
    boost for Salvos bushfire relief efforts from Woolies and its customers 01 02 2013 Families struggling to rebuild after the recent bushfires will receive a boost today with The Salvation Army receiving a donation of over 400 000 from Woolworths Thousands donated by customers as Woolworths aids bushfire relief 11 01 2013 Customers raised more than 55 000 for Tasmanian communities Woolworths launches search for the next great Aussie sausage 10 01 2013 To celebrate Australia s obsession with sausages Woolworths has launched a competition to find the next great Aussie snag in the lead up to Australia Day Natural Disaster Relief Bushfires 09 01 2013 Woolworths donates 100 000 to The Salvation Army Variety and Woolworths join forces to support NSW and ACT disadvantaged kids 07 01 2013 Kids in need are set to benefit to the tune of 500 000 following a new partnership between Woolworths 254 stores in NSW and the ACT and Variety the Children s Charity Woolworths launches Local Food Sourcing Strategy 04 01 2013 NSW Acting Premier unveils first range of delicious local products to arrive on shelf Woolworths brings Australia s first virtual supermarket to Melbourne 02 12 2012 Located at Melbourne s Flinders Street Station Aussies take a fresh approach to food at Christmas 12 11 2012 Woolworths today released findings from its Australian Christmas Survey Galaxy research commissioned by Woolworths revealing almost every Australian 92 will celebrate Christmas this year Woolworths welcomes greater access for Australian consumers to sustainable seafood 05 11 2012 Woolworths is Australia s Fresh Food People 06 10 2012 New multi million brand campaign tells our iconic Australian grown story and addresses key customer issues around sourcing quality and freshness Prev 3 4 5 6 7 Next 5 117 Share on Facebook Tweet this Bookmark at Delicious

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/Website/Woolworths/About%20Us/Woolworths-News/?WCM_PI=1&WCM_Page.947430004fd67d5094ff9c4ce5a4b69d=5 (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Latest News
    Us You are here Home About Us Latest News Latest News Media Contacts Our Story Our People Our Stores Environmental Commitment Our Community Product Recalls Send to a friend Print Latest News Woolworths Salvos flood appeal reaches 15 8 million 03 05 2011 Following a commitment to match customer donations dollar for dollar Woolworths today announced that a final total of 15 8 million will be donated to the Salvation Army to help flood relief efforts across Australia Woolworths makes shopping for kosher easier every day 11 04 2011 Toowoomba Bread Awards 04 04 2011 Woolworths wins at the 2011 Toowoomba Bread Show Allergy sufferers can hop into Woolies for Easter chocolate 04 04 2011 Woolworths is answering the call from allergy sufferers this Easter Woolworths supports Queensland Dairy Farmers 03 04 2011 Woolworths supports Queensland Dairy Farmers with 5c per litre donation on all fresh milk in all stores nationally Flood Update 24 03 2011 Flood update 14 January Boost to sick Tassie kids 24 03 2011 Health Minister accepts 153k for children s wards Banana Prices Following Cyclone Yasi 24 03 2011 Woolworths statement on banana prices following Cyclone Yasi Woolworths Announces Sustainable Fish Sourcing Strategy 17 03 2011 The supplier Australian International Foods Pty Ltd and Woolworths Supermarkets Limited wish to advise customers that they are conducting a consumer level recall on the above product due to an important product safety issue NZ Earthquake Appeal 03 03 2011 Donate to Salvos NZ Earthquake appeal at Woolworths checkouts Prev 6 7 8 9 10 Next 10 117 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 to Fresh Food Fresh Food Update Fresh or Free

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  • Woolworths - 1924 December
    Our Story Latest News Our Story Our People Our Stores Environmental Commitment Our Community Product Recalls Send to a friend Print 1924 December On Friday 5 December 1924 Woolworths Stupendous Bargain Basement opened for business in Sydney s Imperial Arcade The opening advertisement said Every city needs a Woolworths Sydney has it now Every man woman and child needs a handy place where good things are cheap At 9 a m it seemed that every man woman and child was waiting for the roll up wooden doors of the store to open Queues at the two entrances stretched out of the Imperial Arcade and along Pitt and Castlereagh Street Inside all was ready Staff had been at work since 6 30 a m Stock was piled high on the dark wooden counters The doors went up and the crowds poured down the two narrow stairways Some unhappily went over the banisters Ventilation was poor it was a hot December day and very soon customers were fainting and the lunchroom had to be converted to a casualty station There were bargains galore Cup saucer and plate usually 2 6 only 9d cut glass engagement rings 2 and on the sixpenny counters were scrub brushes jars of Vaseline vegetable shredders and all over Sydney people were carrying straw brooms They were a special at 1 unwrapped The most expensive items on sale were ten quart aluminium preserving pans priced at 9 11 No one had been asked to buy all had been given a money back guarantee of satisfaction two principles that became intrinsic to the Woolworths way 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 to Fresh

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  • Woolworths - 1924 September
    Our Story Our People Our Stores Environmental Commitment Our Community Product Recalls Contact Us You are here Home About Us Our Story Latest News Our Story Our People Our Stores Environmental Commitment Our Community Product Recalls Send to a friend Print 1924 September The founders of Woolworths incorporated the company with a Nominal Capital of 25 000 shares of 1 2 each The original prospectus showed the proposed company as Wallworths Bazaar Ltd an obvious play on the famous F W Woolworths name However when it was discovered that F W Woolworths hadn t registered the name in Australia and had no plans to open in Australia the name was changed to Woolworths On 22 September 1924 the Company was registered as Woolworths Limited Although 15 000 shares were offered to the public there was little confidence in the venture Only 11 707 shares were subscribed for by 29 people mostly friends and business colleagues of the promoters including the proprietors of the Adelaide Cash and Carry store The Woolworths Bargain Basement store traded through December and January quite successfully but the initial capital subscribed proved to be insufficient However a meeting of the shareholders brought more capital and from then on steady progress was made In its first year the Company paid a dividend of 5 in the second year 40 and in the third 50 The founders policy of selling goods in popular demand on a cash and carry basis had been vindicated 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 to Fresh Food Fresh Food Update Fresh or Free Guarantee Fresh Magazine Meet Our Growers Fresh Living Health Wellbeing Baby Toddler Club Fresh

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