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  • Woolworths - The Australia Day Ambassador Program
    inner city suburbs the aim of the program is to inspire national pride and spirit right across the country Real Aussie Heroes While many of us enjoy the beach or a relaxing BBQ on Australia Day the Australia Day Ambassadors give up their time and energy by volunteering at local events Ambassadors come from all walks of life and are business people sporting heroes environmentalists writers and artists celebrities and community workers They attend events where they meet people from the local community officiate at Australia Day events and present Australia Day community awards They even host barbeques or judge pie eating contests For everyone involved it s a day to remember Inspiring communities The Australia Day Ambassador Program began when a rural council in NSW asked the state s Australia Day organisers if there was someone who d share the many civic duties of the day with the Mayor Specifically an Australian of note with an interesting background and a compelling story to tell And so the country s first Australia Day Ambassador was appointed Today there are over 400 Ambassadors visiting communities across the country from Broome to Burwood Adelaide to Alice Springs We re proud to be part of it Woolworths has been a proud supporter of the Australia Day Ambassador Program for over 10 years and it is through our support that local communities can enjoy an even bigger celebration by hosting an Ambassador Many of our local store managers are also actively involved in the day s activities attending 300 separate celebrations Australia wide In addition hundreds of staff attend Australia Day events Join your local Australia Day celebrations The next Australia Day celebrations will take place on Saturday 26 January 2013 To discover what s happening in your area simply visit the Australia Day

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/theaustraliadayambassadorprogram (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolworths to open its first 24 hour supermarket in Queensland
    Batycki Woolworths Queensland State Manager said a 24 hour full sized supermarket means residents airport workers and passengers will have more choice and be able to shop at a time that suits them The full range of supermarket products will be available from hot chickens and fresh fruit and veg for a midnight feast to washing up liquid and laundry detergent to clean it all up With the Woolies at Skygate opening around the clock from July customers will have the peace of mind of knowing they don t have to rush to the shops to beat closing time Customers will be able to take advantage of more savings everyday and have access to the widest choice of food and groceries We know there is demand for 24 hour shopping especially in an area where there are a lot of shift workers Customers want to be reassured that they re not paying a premium simply because they are buying food out of hours That s why at Woolworths Skygate we guarantee the price you pay at midday will be the price you pay at midnight An airport employee will be able to pick up the ingredients for a hot breakfast when their shift finishes at a time that suits them When a passenger flies in on a late arriving flight they will be able to do a full shop on the way home so they can relax and spend more time with the family Batycki said the supermarket s new hours will also benefit staff Our increased opening hours mean more employment opportunities while current staff have the flexibility to alter or extend their shifts to suit their lifestyle Brisbane Airport is the third largest gateway to Australia with flights arriving and departing around the clock more than 20 million

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolworthstoopenitsfirst24hourssupermarketinqueensland (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolworths unveils more than 1,000 Extra Special savings
    of Woolworths said Extra Special savings are yet another way Woolworths is helping Australians to take control of their household budgets It s no secret that Aussie families are more concerned than ever about managing their bills and weekly household costs Our customers have given us one clear task to deliver value for money each and every time they shop with us We are really pleased to be able to offer our customers another way to take back control of their finances by saving on their food and grocery shopping In the next two weeks alone an average Australian family could save almost 75 just by choosing Extra Special products as part of their normal shop Woolworths is uniquely placed to deliver great savings where they really count through our Everyday Rewards program We ve analysed our customer data and we know which products matter most to our loyal customers We ve turned that data into customer rewards by working with our suppliers to offer great specials on those products There are more than 7 million Australians participating in the Everyday Rewards program and it is free for customers to join Only two weeks ago we launched hundreds of Every Day Value price cuts across the store which could save an Australian family over 200 between now and Christmas and we re not stopping there We promised to give our customers More Savings Every Day and today s launch of Extra Special savings is yet another way for them to save on their normal food and grocery shop Extra Special savings for Everyday Rewards members will be refreshed every two weeks In the first fortnight Extra Special discounts include 50 per cent off Kirks soft drinks More than 40 per cent off Golden Circle sliced beetroot Crisco oils and Country

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolworthsunveilsmorethan1000extraspecialsavings (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Global Roaming SIM Card UK Offer
    roaming has long been a bone of contention for Australians travelling overseas with their mobile devices The Woolworths Global Roaming SIM allows you to stay connected in over 230 countries and save up to 90 on roaming costs compared to local Australian mobile operators Woolworths Global Roaming is a voice sms and data SIM costing 29 which includes 10 credit making it the best value international SIM card in the Australian market It is a prepaid service meaning no contracts no bills no shocks returning home from your trip We have some exciting news for Australian travellers Woolworths Global Roaming SIM Card has a new special offer called the UK Lite Double Bundle Offer This bundle could cover Australians with all their mobile needs at one low cost for their trip in the UK The bundle contains 200MBs of data 400 minutes of calls and 600 texts all for just 34 The 200MB alone would typically cost a user over 2000 with any of the local Australian mobile carriers The UK Lite Double bundle is available to buy online at www woolworthsglobalroaming com au This is a limited time special offer ends on the 31 st July 2013 We are also happy to announce that Nano SIMs are available for our customers online at Woolworths Global Roaming You can now roam using your iPhone 5 and iPad Mini wherever you may travel Woolworths Global Roaming is available online or in any of the 860 Woolworths stores The Woolworths Global roaming SIM will soon be available to purchase in 170 of the Big W stores across Australia The SIM is compatible with most unlocked mobile phones iPads tablets and mobile internet dongles Simply replace your ordinary SIM card with a Woolworths Mobile Global Roaming SIM while overseas Share on Facebook Tweet

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/globalroamingsimcardukoffer (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolies new Brookwater store to open as planned
    Morrison and Councillor Paul Tully of Ipswich City Council Woolworths will employ approximately 120 people in the Tournament Drive supermarket with 80 positions brand new to the company Woolworths store manager Robert Draper said Luckily our new Brookwater store was spared from the worst of the weather which has meant our staff have been full steam ahead to bring the local community a brand new food destination At over 3 977 square metres Woolworths Brookwater will offer local shoppers the ultimate shopping experience Draper said the store format at Brookwater focuses on the freshness of the produce in store We have set about creating a food market which brings customers into the fresh area inspires meal ideas provides a wide choice of healthy options and delivers a huge range of fresh food and groceries at great prices Our aim is to connect customers directly with our fresh producers as much as possible With 100 per cent of fresh meat and 96 per cent of fresh fruit and veg sourced from Australia our store will highlight the wonderful seasonality of Aussie meat fruit and veg our growers their regions and the best uses for their products The new Woolworths will feature an in store bakery butcher delicatessen and seafood department It will also include a focus on wellness and healthy living products such as Woolworths own Macro Wholefoods Market brand which includes many free from free range and organic choices Seventeen checkouts will be available including traditional express and self serve checkouts allowing customers to scan and pay for their shopping themselves Woolworths Brookwater is celebrating the new store opening with specials across all departments Customers are welcome to join in all the opening day festivities with entertainment and giveaways from Wednesday morning The store will be open from 8am to

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolies+new+brookwater+store+to+open+as+planned (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolworths launches hundreds of fresh and big brand price cuts
    by making sure they are saving on the essential items that they buy most often We have taken a single minded focus to delivering savings to our customers lowering the price of literally hundreds of our most popular products across the store On average customers will find between 40 and 50 Every Day Value price cuts in every single aisle While we know that Woolworths is consistently cheaper than Coles on a comparable basket across the store we are constantly looking for new ways to offer our customers ways to save Looking at an average basket Every Day Value price cuts could save Australian families more than 200 between now and Christmas and almost 400 in a year on some of the most popular products on their shopping lists The hundreds of Every Day Value price cuts that we are launching are just the beginning of our commitment to delivering more savings every day on essential family items These prices will stay down for at least six months and we have even more great savings in store for our customers every day More savings every day at breakfast lunch and dinner There s nothing more delicious than a tender juicy rump steak for dinner it s Australia s most popular cut of beef Unfortunately many customers feel like they can t afford to enjoy steak unless it s a special occasion That s why we have cut the price of MSA Australian rump steaks by almost 30 per cent per kilogram Woolies customers will also save between 10 per cent and 18 per cent on a number of other great MSA cuts of beef Delivering more savings every day is Woolies bread and butter and we ve taken it literally Lunchtime sandwiches are now more affordable with Tip Top bread

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolworths+launches+hundreds+of+fresh+and+big+brand+price+cuts (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Woolworths scholarship aims to boost Australian agriculture and help young farmers careers
    scenes at Australia s largest food retailer Applications for the course held at Woolworths national support office in Sydney are open now with the successful candidates course fees accommodation and transportation being covered by the retailer Woolworths Head of Fresh Food Pat McEntee said the course arms young people with the tools they need to build a successful and rewarding career in agriculture The Woolworths Agricultural Scholarship is a positive development helping to build future careers and give a boost to an industry suffering from multiple challenges including the high average age of Aussie farmers and the dwindling number of agriculture courses available at our universities The program gives young people just starting out an extraordinary insight into how food gets from the farmer to the consumer with a focus on business strategy leadership skills sustainability and the role of government It s this insight combined with the candidates passion for agriculture which will prove invaluable when it comes to their ongoing career development and put them in pole position for high grade job opportunities For many of the participants however the most rewarding aspect of the course is meeting bright committed young people like themselves from around Australia and across a number of professions At Woolworths we want to be part of the solution when it comes to growing Australian agriculture increasing jobs in the industry and ensuring the future success of the sector said McEntee Damien Donelan a Cattle Breeder from Talwood in South West Queensland took part in the course in 2012 He said he was attracted to the program due to the strong focus on the consumer The opportunity to learn the retail side of the supply chain was the catalyst that encouraged me to apply for the scholarship program It was an invaluable experience learning

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/woolworths+scholarship+aims+to+boost+australian+agriculture+and+help+young+farmers+careers (2014-01-05)
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  • Woolworths - Australias first click fly and collect shopping service at Melbourne Airport
    via the Woolworths App and choose to collect them at Melbourne Airport with the peace of mind that they never need to come home to an empty pantry or fridge Our customers are increasingly embracing online and mobile platforms as a convenient and hassle free way to shop The addition of Melbourne Airport to our already extensive click collect service means that our customers can collect their groceries as soon as they walk out of the airport saving them time and allowing them to get home sooner Melbourne Airport is the second busiest airport in the country and the Sydney to Melbourne route is the fourth busiest route in the world so we were excited to work with Melbourne Airport to launch this new service said Ms Langford Chris Woodruff CEO for Melbourne Airport said We were very pleased to work with Woolworths on this innovative new service Passengers using Melbourne Airport will be the first in Australia to experience this revolution in supermarket shopping With approximately 80 000 passengers travelling through Melbourne Airport every day we know the Woolworths airport click collect service will appeal to many busy travellers In addition the new service will provide a convenient way for the more than 14 000 people who work on the Melbourne Airport precinct to complete their grocery shopping said Mr Woodruff The click collect service has been set up in Melbourne Airport s terminal forecourt allowing our customers to collect their groceries after they step off the plane Woolworths customers can order their groceries up to seven days in advance and request to pick them up via click collect at Melbourne Airport when they shop at Woolworths Online www woolworthsonline com au or via the Woolworths App Customers can select Melbourne Airport as their collection location once an order

    Original URL path: http://www.woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/website/woolworths/about+us/woolworths-news/australias+first+click+fly+and+collect+shopping+service+at+melbourne+airport (2014-01-05)
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