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2014-03-04 08:37:29

MetricStream's solution facilitates an integrated and streamlined approach to capture sustainability metrics and indicators, and manage assessments and third-party audits across the supply chain PALO ALTO, Calif., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading South African retailer, Woolworths, has implemented MetricStream's Sustainability Performance Management Solution to capture and measure sustainability metrics and indicators around energy, water, soil, and waste management. The...

2011-04-21 12:48:00

LONDON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Woolworths.co.uk has announced it is expecting high sales of party decorations and wedding memorabilia as the UK prepares for the Royal Wedding. Dan Rubel, brand director at the online family superstore commented: "With the Royal Wedding just around the corner, as well as the Easter bank holiday coming up, people are planning their street parties now and making sure they don't miss out on royal wedding souvenirs before the big day. "Many families...

2011-02-23 12:37:00

LONDON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Woolworths.co.uk is delighted to announce that it is now the major online destination for craft supplies. Woolworths.co.uk has recognised that there is a growing, nostalgic trend for making personalised gifts and cards and to meet this, the brand has created an extensive arts and crafts department within its online superstore. The craft supplies range features nearly 1500 products including pens, paints, craft tools, paper, card, envelopes,...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that Woolworths Food Division, a prestigious chain of retail stores in South Africa, has gone live with MetricStream solutions for Audit Management and Document Management. With MetricStream solutions, Woolworths can increase the efficiency of audit management, confidently meet regulatory demands, enhance reporting efficiency,...

2009-08-13 17:29:32

Eggs from caged chickens are losing in popularity to eggs from barn-raised and free-range chickens, a grocery spokesman in Perth, Australia, said Thursday. Woolworths fresh food general manager Michael Batycki told The Advertiser in Adelaide the store chain is cutting the number of cage-egg brands it sells from 15 to 11. Woolworths sells 28 barn-laid and free-range brands. Consumers are buying more of these brands, even though the cost is much higher. (Our decision) will influence our...

2009-03-16 17:15:58

Australian retailers said $3.9 billion in back-to-school bonus checks had begun to have an impact at store cash registers. The Brisbane Courier-Mail reported Monday that Big W sales last Thursday were 33 percent higher than the same day a year ago. Sales were up at Coles, Target and Kmart stores, as well, the newspaper said. Stimulus checks amounting to $950 per child were sent to 1.2 million families, while an additional 1.5 million received $900 checks. Woolworths Chief Executive Officer...

2009-02-21 23:51:57

A bag of Woolworths pick 'n' mix candy from one of the stores that closed in Britain last year sold on eBay for more than $20,000. Ed Adams, manager of the store in Petts Wood in Kent, grabbed the mixture Saturday -- the last day of bidding -- The Daily Mail reported. Proceeds from the sale are to go to the Retail Trust, a non-profit organization helping store workers. I am really proud and excited to see such an enormous sum has been raised for the last bag of pic 'n' mix, he said....

2009-02-02 12:31:15

British retail chain Woolworths is set to rise from the grave as an Internet store, the company's new owners said. The retailer went into administration and closed all 807 stores after Christmas. In the process, 27,000 jobs were lost and other retailers quickly secured many of the Woolworth locations, The Times of London reported Monday. However, retailer Shop Direct has now purchased the brand with intent to turn Woolworth's into an Internet retailer. Shop Direct Chief Executive Officer Mark...


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