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A BUSINESS BUILT ON INTEGRITY

Unwavering dedication

We are on a mission to deliver the best in convenience, value and quality for our customers.

3,000 stores and counting

We employ over 200,000 team members who serve over 29 million customers across our brands every week.

Home-grown and proud

We are a trusted business partner to thousands of local farmers and manufacturers.

Our Approach

Our Leadership Team

  • Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    The Board’s role is to represent and serve the interests of shareholders by overseeing and appraising the Company’s strategy, policies and...

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  • Group Executive Committee

    Group Executive Committee

    The Group Executive Committee are responsible for overseeing the management decisions, operations and day-to-day running of our brands, reporting...

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  • Board Committees

    Board Committees

    The Board of Directors has established four permanent Committees – each designed in accordance with the Charter to help the Board deliver on its...

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  1. 1924

    Woolworths begins

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    Woolworths Stupendous Bargain Basement - 1924

    Woolworths Stupendous Bargain Basement - 1924

  2. 1927

    Branching out

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    Christchurch NZ opened 1930

    Christchurch NZ opened 1930

  3. 1937

    Taking over the airwaves

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    Jack Davey

    Jack Davey

  4. 1939

    Staff Assurance scheme launched

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    Team of Townsville, QLD, store - Christmas 1939

    Team of Townsville, QLD, store - Christmas 1939

  5. 1940

    Making room for more

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    Bulk Store Perth, WA - 1957

    Bulk Store Perth, WA - 1957

  6. 1940s

    The War Years

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    Woolies team present ambulances to the Army in 1940s

    Woolies team present ambulances to the Army in 1940s

  7. 1955

    Our first self-service stores

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    Woolworths' first 'Self-service' store, Beverley Hills, NSW on opening day

    Woolworths' first 'Self-service' store, Beverley Hills, NSW on opening day

  8. 1957

    Our first food stores

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    A customer with shopping 'glider' in Dee Why NSW 1957

    A customer with shopping 'glider' in Dee Why NSW 1957

  9. 1959

    Our 300th store

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    Crowds await the opening of the 300th store - Wentworthville, NSW

    Crowds await the opening of the 300th store - Wentworthville, NSW

  10. 1960

    Open for Australia

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    Local Pipe Band heralds opening of the first Supermarket at Warrawong, NSW 1960

    Local Pipe Band heralds opening of the first Supermarket at Warrawong, NSW 1960

  11. 1960

    Raise a toast

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    Leederville, WA, site of first Liquor Store - 1961

    Leederville, WA, site of first Liquor Store - 1961

  12. 1960

    The age of the supermarket

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    Centralian Traders converted to Woolworths Supermarket - 1960

    Centralian Traders converted to Woolworths Supermarket - 1960

  13. 1964

    Quality comes first

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    Quality Assurance Laboratory - 1969

    Quality Assurance Laboratory - 1969

  14. 1973

    The launch of Own Brands

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    Baby Jane - Centrepiece of Own Brands Promotion

    Baby Jane - Centrepiece of Own Brands Promotion

  15. 1976

    The first BIG W

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    Tamworth BIG W Discount Department Store: Opened 1976

    Tamworth BIG W Discount Department Store: Opened 1976

  16. 1981

    Acquisition of Dick Smith

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  17. 1985

    Acquisition of Safeway

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  18. 1987

    The Fresh Food People

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    Produce Department Neutral Bay

    Produce Department Neutral Bay

  19. 1989

    Woolworths taken over by IEL

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  20. 1993

    Woolworths Share Float

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    Chairman, Paul Simons and Managing Director, Harry Watts, acknowledge success of Float

    Chairman, Paul Simons and Managing Director, Harry Watts, acknowledge success of Float

  21. 1999

    Project Refresh kicks-off

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  22. 2004

    Acquisition of Australian Leisure and Hospitality

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    The Sail & Anchor Hotel, Fremantle, WA

    The Sail & Anchor Hotel, Fremantle, WA

  23. 2005

    Woolworths acquires Foodland New Zealand

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    Hostesses greet customers at opening of Sylvia Park, Auckland, NZ, Foodtown Supermarket

    Hostesses greet customers at opening of Sylvia Park, Auckland, NZ, Foodtown Supermarket

  24. 2006

    DSE joint venture in India

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    First customers at Croma store, Mumbai, India

    First customers at Croma store, Mumbai, India

  25. 2009

    Joining forces with Lowe’s

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    First Masters site Braybrook Victoria

    First Masters site Braybrook Victoria

  26. 2010

    Macro Own Brand launches

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    Macro Own Brand

    Macro Own Brand

  27. 2011

    Acquisition of Cellarmasters

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  28. 2011

    First Masters Home Improvement Stores

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    The Tool Shop

    The Tool Shop

  29. 2013

    20 years on the Australian Stock Exchange

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