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  • Woolworths - Woolworths and Jamie Oliver to inspire a healthier Australia
    Jamie is world famous for his passion for fresh food and Woolworths is Australia s fresh food people Woolworths customers have told us that they want help to make healthier food choices We re really excited about working with Jamie to help Australia live and cook well by choosing fresh options all while keeping the shopping budget under control Jamie Oliver said I m incredibly proud and excited to be working with Woolies Australia s fresh food people Together our aim is to inspire Aussies to cook more fresh food from scratch and to have fun with it all safe in the knowledge that they re feeding themselves and their families with quality affordable and local ingredients they can trust We ve got loads of great stuff planned that ll help all you lovely Aussies make some healthier choices and get excited about what you can achieve in your kitchen at home I can t wait to get started As part of the partnership Jamie Oliver has been working with Woolworths on a number of significant changes that are already underway These include phasing out all caged whole eggs sold in store by 2018 including those used in Own Brand products As well Woolworths will move to RSPCA or equivalent approved standards for all fresh chicken sold in store by the end of next year Additionally the chicken used in Own Brand products will also be RSCPA or equivalent approved by the end of 2018 For 15 years Jamie Oliver has been inspiring people all over the world to cook and eat better food His books and TV series are enjoyed by millions across the globe and his charity the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation works tirelessly to raise the profile of food education through its work in communities and schools

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/jamie+oliver (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolies customers love Aussie sourced canned fruit
    are pleased to report that our customers have thrown their support behind these Australian sourced products Overall in the month after Woolworths Select Australian canned fruit was available on shelf sales are up 38 per cent across the country Individual states and territories recorded increases of Queensland 42 per cent Tasmania 39 per cent Victoria 35 per cent South Australia and the Northern Territory 30 per cent New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory 28 per cent Western Australia 28 per cent Most pleasing is that our stores in the surrounding areas of the SPC Ardmona processing site in Mooroopna Victoria are leading the charge with sales up significantly All our stores in the Shepparton Albury Wodonga Benalla and Wangaratta areas have recorded sales significantly higher than the national average Not surprisingly our Mooroopna store saw sales up by more than 124 per cent Jim Stephan Woolworths Head of Canned and Frozen Goods said We are thrilled that our customers are getting behind this great Aussie product and supporting local growers They are clearly telling us that they want to support Australian producers and manufacturers This is the first time in years that we have seen such a significant uplift in sales of canned fruit and it s a clear message that Australian supply is integral to the success of such an iconic Aussie product Woolworths would like to thank our customers and we hope they are enjoying this great product Mr Stephan said Background Earlier this year Woolworths announced a deal worth 7 million to source 13 lines of Select canned fruit from SPC Ardmona to replace lines that were previously imported from South Africa Additionally we have announced that we will invest a further 3 million to source all own brand canned fruit products from SPC Ardmona

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolies+customers+love+aussie+sourced+canned+fruit (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolworths to invest a further $3 million to source all deciduous canned fruit from Australia
    fruit products from SPC Ardmona This decision will ensure that the supply of all Woolworths own brand canned apples pears peaches and apricots will soon be Australian sourced SPC Ardmona projects that the move will save 50 000 trees in the Goulburn Valley benefitting 118 local fruit growers This announcement builds on the work Woolworths has already done to source 13 lines of Select canned fruit from SPC Ardmona in a deal worth 7 million to replace lines that were previously imported from South Africa Jim Stephan Woolworths Head of Canned and Frozen Goods said Canned fruit is an iconic pantry item Our customers are passionate about great food and so are we they want to see more Australian sourced products on our shelves wherever possible and so do we Woolworths is very pleased to be able to extend its contract with SPC Ardmona by an additional 3 million to ensure that all of our own brand canned deciduous fruit is Australian sourced The new Australian sourced products from SPC Ardmona are expected to hit our shelves in September 2014 Woolworths already ranges SPC Ardmona s branded lines SPC Goulburn Valley and Ardmona they are our single largest supplier of canned fruit They are a great local partner and we re pleased that we have been able to work together to get even more Aussie canned fruit onto our shelves for our customers to enjoy Peter Kelly Managing Director SPC Ardmona said it was a great day and a momentous announcement This commitment to Australian grown and produced products is exactly what the industry and our Australian farmers need The volume generated by this decision from Woolworths equates to approximately 50 000 fruit trees per year in the Goulburn Valley These are trees which may have otherwise been destroyed This

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolworths+to+invest+a+further+3+million+to+source+all+deciduous+canned+fruit+from+australia (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Quinoa customer information sheet
    intolerance to quinoa please seek advice from your doctor and contact Woolworths on 1300 767 969 Alternatively if you are concerned about food allergies or intolerances contact your States Allergy Unit for more information NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS Quinoa has similar nutritional properties to wholegrain cereals and is therefore defined as a wholegrain It is also a source of fibre and can be eaten as a rice replacement to accompany meals and salads or as a hot breakfast cereal when boiled in water It is also a good complement to legumes PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS The outside layer of the quinoa seed contains saponins which act as a natural insecticide or defence mechanism for the Quinoa This saponin layer may impart a bitter taste and may cause foaming when cooked and some consumers may be sensitive to these compounds Macro Organic Quiona has gone through a pre wash step by agitating the outer husk and washing the Quinoa to reduce the levels of saponin However we suggest customers should rinse and soak the seed before use Please see instructions below Rinse well under cold running water Soak in cold water for 20 mins Rinse well under cold running water In a saucepan add 1 part grain to 2 parts water 1 cup of dry Quinoa produces approximately 4 cups of cooked Quinoa Bring mixture to boil reduce the heat to a simmer and cover for 15 minutes Drain any remaining liquid and then serve WOOLWORTHS QUALITY ASSURANCE In relation to our product quality and food safety particularly for all Own Brand products sourced from overseas suppliers all suppliers are subjected to the same externally audited food safety requirements and must achieve our WQA Woolworths Quality Assurance certification in order to supply to our business The WQA certification ensures that microbiological and chemical analysis occurs

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/quinoa (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Donate to The Salvos Bushfire Relief Appeal at Woolworths and we’ll match it dollar-for-dollar
    Commitment Our Community Product Recalls Send to a friend Print Donate to The Salvos Bushfire Relief Appeal at Woolworths and we ll match it dollar for dollar 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 Woolworths State Manager for New South Wales John Eales said our thoughts are with the people and communities who have been affected by yesterday s fires in New South Wales As a long time partner of The Salvation Army we stand ready to help them do what they do best and that s supporting people in their hour of need The Salvos are already on the ground providing relief to bushfire affected communities across the State and today we re asking our customers to join us and help their work by adding a donation at the checkout of any store Making a donation at your local Woolies is the easiest way to help Simply ask a Woolworths team member to add a donation to your purchase select the donation button at the self serve checkout or make a donation at woolworthsonline com au Woolworths will match any customer donations dollar for dollar for the next two weeks said Eales If for example a customer adds a 10 donation to their grocery bill Woolies will match it leading to a total donation of 20 to the Salvos All donations over 2 are tax deductible I encourage everyone to dig deep and give what you can because with Woolies matching all donations every dollar adds up for those in need said Eales Share on Facebook Tweet this Bookmark at Delicious Digg this Share this page on Specials Promotions Weekly Catalogue Promotions Competitions Fresh

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/donate+to+the+salvos+bushfire+relief+appeal+at+woolworths (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolies goes wild for Aussie Animals
    transformed into virtual zoos to celebrate Aussie animals great and small Tjeerd Jegen Managing Director of Woolworths supermarkets said The Aussie Animals cards and album have been developed with Taronga Zoo to showcase Australian animals and their native habitats Our native animals aren t just in the zoo they re on the coast in the bush deserts oceans and rainforests and in our own backyards Aussie Animals will engage the natural curiosity of children as well as getting their families interested and talking about our unique Australian wildlife The trading cards and album lay it all out in an engaging way to get our kids informed and interested in Aussie animals as a great project for the coming school holidays We are proud to partner with Taronga Conservation Society Australia and support their work in engaging young Australians to learn about our wildlife This program will give them the opportunity to communicate directly with the 21 million shoppers we serve each week Mr Jegen said Director of Taronga Conservation Society Australia Cameron Kerr said Partnering with Woolworths has given us an unprecedented platform for our zoos to highlight Australia s exceptional wildlife in a vibrant and engaging way Aussie Animals stars our wonderful Zoo Keeper Danielle who gives really interesting insights into our animals and suggests fun things children can do to make a real difference for Australian wildlife This joint project shows that great community and wildlife outcomes can be achieved by working creatively with partners like Woolworths not just within the zoo but out in the community It is part of our larger partnership with Woolworths that is on track to deliver real and enduring outcomes for Australians to be able to choose sustainable seafood now and into the future said Mr Kerr Woolworths has partnered with Taronga

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolies+goes+wild+for+aussie+animals (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolworths Trolley Trends report reveals Australia’s evolving tastebuds
    well into in their twenties and still relying on mum and dad for support These changes are reflected in their shopping trolleys Tjeerd Jegen Managing Director of Woolworths Supermarkets said At Woolworths our obsession with our customers is at the heart of everything we do Looking at how our lives and food shopping have evolved is what motivated us to undertake this unique study This report provides an exceptional insight into how the last 25 years have changed the way we shop and eat A shopper from 25 years ago would be confounded by the supermarket of today As Australia has changed Woolworths has changed as well We look forward to delivering what our customer needs well into the future Woolworths Trolley Trends key findings The big weekly shop is dead On average Australians spend just 34 of their weekly food budget on their primary shopping day they are increasingly using the supermarket like a pantry Sunday is becoming the new Saturday for supermarket shopping with 18 of Australians now making Sunday their primary shopping day up 3 points since last year Aussie families focused on price Households headed by a person aged 48 49 years spend 3 548 more on food and non alcoholic beverages each year than the average Australian There was a 31 5 increase in the number of children still living with their parents between 2006 and 2011 reflected in higher food costs for longer for many households More than a third of the items in Woolworths supermarket trolleys are purchased on promotion The proportion of items purchased on promotion at Woolies is up 10 per annum The trolley transformation The potato was Australia s side dish of choice in 1984 accounting for 72 of our side dish purchases This has dropped to 39 with the

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolworths+trolley+trends+report+reveals+australias+evolving+tastebuds (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolworths to continue doubling donations for flood relief
    to match donations made to the Salvation Army s flood relief appeal after over half a million dollars was raised in a week On Tuesday 29 January Woolworths committed to matching all donations made through registers and woolworths com au nationwide Within one week customers from all over the country donated 269 324 which was matched by Woolworths raising a total of 538 648 for The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Appeal That commitment has now been extended until Wednesday 13 February with the aim of raising 1 million for flood relief If for example a customer adds a 10 donation to their grocery bill Woolies will match it up until next Wednesday leading to a total donation of 20 to the Salvos Managing Director of Woolworths supermarkets Tjeerd Jegen urged customers to get behind the appeal Together Australians and Woolworths have raised over half a million dollars in just one week for the flood relief effort The support is immense but with Woolies continuing to match all donations I encourage everyone to dig deep so we can make it to 1 million mark As the waters have receded the full extent of the devastation to communities has become all too clear so it s now more important than ever to contribute to the recovery Funds donated to the Salvation Army will provide both immediate support and longer term grants to help people on the road to recovery Woolworths and the Salvation Army have a strong relationship and have worked together for over three years providing disaster relief to Australian communities most recently in bushfire ravaged areas of Tasmania said Jegen Woolworths stores in Queensland and northern New South Wales are now receiving deliveries with the exception of the Maryborough and Bundaberg Hinkler Plaza stores which remain closed following flood damage

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolworths+to+continue+doubling+donations+for+flood+relief (2014-01-05)
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