Woolworths news

31 May 2022
Woolworths will grow fresh herbs in its Metro Park Sydney Village store, in partnership with Sydney-based AgTech company InvertiGro. Herbs will grow in “The Urban Garden” for optimal freshness The herbs are initially grown at the InvertiGro indoor farm in Rosebery, less than two kilometres from the store. Fully-grown herbs are then transported to the store in preparation for sale, whilst...
07 December 2021
Woolworths Group has begun building its first ever automated fulfilment centre in Australia, to better serve the online grocery needs of Western Sydney customers. Powered by Knapp’s automation technology The Woolworths’ Auburn Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC), due to open in 2024, will be equipped with Knapp’s automation technology. The technology will enable hundreds of personal shopper...
08 September 2021
Woolworths has released its annual sustainability report, which highlights its key sustainability achievements to date. Scope 1 and 2 emissions down 27 per cent since 2015 The report indicates that the retailer has reduced its scope 1 and 2 emissions 1 by 27 per cent since 2015, which is the equivalent of taking more than 35,000 cars off the road. At the same time, it has expanded installe...
23 August 2021
Woolworths and Uber Eats have teamed up to provide same-hour grocery deliveries in Sydney and Melbourne. A dozen locations, from next week According to the retailer, a dozen locations are set to be available on the Uber Eats app (under the Metro brand) from next week for account holders based in Sydney and Melbourne, before expanding to additional locations across the eastern seaboard in th...
13 August 2021
Woolworths has opened its first ‘eStore’ (micro-fulfilment centre) in Queensland, situated in the newly build eCom floor at its Marrochydore supermarket. 1250 sqm, 10,000 SKUs The new micro-fulfilment centre spans over an area of 1250 sqm and uses cutting-edge fulfilment technology from Takeoff Technologies and Knapp AG to sort and move products from automated storage units directly to staf...
06 August 2021
Woolworths is set to temporarily convert two stores in Western Sydney into online delivery hubs, amid the ongoing lockdown in Greater Sydney. Cecil Hills and Fairfield stores According to the retailer, it plans to close its Cecil Hills store from Friday 6 August at 10pm to focus solely on serving online grocery delivery customers until further notice. Meanwhile, Woolworth’s Fairfield sto...
21 May 2021
Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm – Primary Connect - breaks ground on new National Distribution Centre (DC) at Moorebank Logistics Park in Western Sydney. Due to open in 2024 The new DC forms part of of an integrated supply chain hub at Moorebank Logistics Park, and is set to create more than 1,300 construction jobs over the next four years and reduce truck movements on Australian road...
19 February 2021
Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm – Primary Connect - has started work on new distribution centre (DC) in Heathwood, southeast Queensland. AU$184 million, 42,000 sqm temperature controlled facility The new DC’s size is the equivalent of more than three times the size of Suncorp Stadium playing field and will enable fresher, faster and more efficient deliveries of around 4,000 frozen and...
02 July 2020
Woolworths Group and Qube, Australia’s largest logistics solutions provider, are due to build two state-of-the-art distribution centres in New South Wales. Total investment of $1.2 billion The new facilities comprise an automated Regional Distribution Centre and a semi-automated National Distribution Centre. They will be located in Moorebank Logistics Park, Sydney, and are set to open in 20...
25 March 2020
Australia’s competition watchdog has allowed major supermarket chains to work with each other to overcome supply issues, given the unprecedented demand by consumers in recent weeks during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA (Metcash) The four major supermarkets are due to sidestep competition rules for six months, to ensure consumers have a “reliable and fai...