Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is one of the top 40 companies listed on the JSE Limited Securities Exchange (JSE) with operations across the southern hemisphere and 34% of operating profit generated in Australia.

The Group consists of three major operating divisions

  • Woolworths South Africa (Woolworths or WSA) based in South Africa and operating across 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • David Jones (David Jones or DJ) based and trading in Australia; and
  • Country Road Group (Country Road Group or CRG) based in Australia and trading in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Woolworths Financial Services (WFS) is a joint venture between Woolworths and Barclays Africa Group, with Barclays Africa Group owning 50% + 1 share. The WFS board is constituted with directors from both WHL and Barclays Africa Group, with direction on credit policy, risk and funding aspects received from Barclays and direction on customer integration from Woolworths.

From 1 September 2017, a new regional structure, WHL Australia, was introduced for our Australian businesses, David Jones and Country Road Group.

The Group employs more than 44 000 employees across 14 countries and trades in more than 1 400 store locations.