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19 June 2018

WOOLWORTHS PARTNERS WITH FOODFORWARD SA FOR FOOD SECURITY

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15 June 2018

SHOW YOUR MAIN MAN HOW MUCH YOU CARE THIS FATHER’S DAY WITH WOOLIES

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11 June 2018

TRYING SOMETHING NEW THIS CHILLY SEASON JUST GOT EASIER, THANKS TO WOOLIES

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11 June 2018

TRAVEL THE GLOBE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR OWN HOME THIS WINTER, WITH WOOLIES

You’re craving your favourite restaurant meal, but it’s cold outside and you can’t think of anything worse than braving the outdoors.

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05 June 2018

WOOLWORTHS ANNOUNCES ZERO PACKAGING WASTE TO LANDFILL VISION

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25 May 2018

WOOLIES FOODIES FIND A JUST CAUSE IN INSTALLING A LIBRARY AT PAUL OTTO EDUCARE

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25 May 2018

WOOLWORTHS UNVEILS THE BEAUTY TREND COLLECTIVE

Woolworths introduces the ‘Beauty Trend Collective’ - a group of five influential individuals with extensive beauty expertise who’ll be showcasing the Woolworths beauty offering this year.

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03 May 2018

WOOLWORTHS BRINGS INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY FASHION & BEAUTY DUO SIR JOHN & TY HUNTER, TO SOUTH AFRICA

In remaining true to their commitment in creating unique customer experiences, Woolworths is set to host international celebrity fashion & beauty duo Sir John & Ty Hunter this May.

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01 May 2018

WOOLWORTHS BEAUTY LAUNCHES GREY WATER SAFE BEAUTY WASHES

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01 May 2018

SPOILING HER ON MOTHER’S DAY JUST GOT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT EASIER, THANKS TO WOOLIES

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01 May 2018

GIVE HER HER VERY OWN MICHELIN-STAR CHEF THIS MOTHER’S DAY WITH WOOLWORTHS AND JAN HENDRICK VAN DER WESTHUIZEN

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25 April 2018

WOOLIES INVESTS IN CREATIVITY BY DONATING TO UNDER-RESOURCED SCHOOLS

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19 April 2018

BOTTLED WATER PUTS PRESSURE ON CAPE TOWN RECYCLING

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09 April 2018

WOOLWORTHS AND MYSCHOOL LAUNCH WATER FUND FOR SCHOOLS

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28 March 2018

SHOW YOUR MAIN MAN HOW MUCH YOU CARE THIS FATHER’S DAY WITH WOOLIES

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26 March 2018

WOOLWORTHS STRIKES GOLD AGAIN AT THE 2018 NATIONAL DAIRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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15 March 2018

WOOLWORTHS BRINGS WATER SAVING LESSONS TO PELICAN PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL IN WATER MONTH

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12 March 2018

WOOLWORTHS HOMEWARE COLLECTION: NOW FEATURING TWO INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC APPLIANCE BRANDS

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05 March 2018

MAKE SURE YOUR LITTLE ONES MUNCH ON THE GOOD STUFF WITH WOOLWORTHS’ EXCITING NEW SNACK RANGE

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05 March 2018

REDISCOVER THE SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION WITH WOOLWORTHS’ NEWEST HOMEWARE REVEAL

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25 February 2018

REFUEL YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE WITH WOOLIES’ NEW ON THE GO PACKS

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22 February 2018

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED ANNOUNCES INTERIM RESULTS FOR 26 WEEKS ENDED 24 DECEMBER 2017

INTERIM RESULTS FOR 26 WEEKS ENDED 24 DECEMBER 2017

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14 February 2018

WOOLWORTHS COLLABORATES WITH FOUR OF SA’S GEST GRAFFITI ARTISTS TO BRING RELOVEOLUTION TO LIFE

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15 January 2018

WOOLIES MAKES IT EASIER THAN EVER TO EAT WELL WHILE ON THE GO IN 2018

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08 January 2018

START THE YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH WOOLWORTHS’ NEW AND IMPROVED KIDDIES FOOD RANGE

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30 October 2017

WBEAUTY PARTNERS WITH CELEBRITY MAKE-UP ARTIST, SIR JOHN, FOR SAFW 2017

Sir John, make-up artist to Beyoncé, Serena Williams, Joan Smalls, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, and Viola Davis, has partnered with WBeauty for South African Fashion Week (SAFW).

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27 October 2017

WOOLWORTHS MAKES FASHION & BEAUTY HISTORY AT SA FASHION WEEK

South African Fashion Week, an iconic event on South Africa’s fashion radar, is set to take place in Sandton, Johannesburg this year.

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25 October 2017

WOOLWORTHS TO LAUNCH SA’S FIRST SUSTAINABLE FASHION CAPSULE AT SA FASHION WEEK

Sustainable fashion is the future – a front-and-centre sentiment held by high-end global fashion brands, designers and retailers alike.

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25 October 2017

WOOLWORTHS RECOGNISED AS GLOBAL LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE WATER

Woolworths is among ­­­­10% of companies participating in CDP’s water programme to get onto the Water A List, comprised of 73 global companies, in recognition of its actions in the last reporting year to manage water more sustainably.

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20 October 2017

20 YEARS & R500 MILLION OF GIVING BACK THANKS TO SOUTH AFRICAN CONSUMERS

South Africa’s biggest and most established community loyalty programme, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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27 September 2017

WOOLWORTHS REINTRODUCES rBST-FREE LABELLING ON AYRSHIRE MILK BOTTLES

Woolworths is pleased to announce the reintroduction of rBST-free labelling onto their milk packaging, starting with all of their fresh Ayrshire milk products.

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04 September 2017

WOOLWORTHS PICKS THE BEST TO BRING YOU THEIR NEW SIGNATURE SERIES

Woolworths has partnered with six of the country’s best wine makers to bring to life their exclusive Signature Series. Offering three reds and three whites, the range consists of a Sauvignon Blanc, a Chenin Blanc, a Chardonnay, a Shiraz, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Merlot.

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24 August 2017

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED: PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR 52 WEEKS ENDED 25 JUNE 2017

Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHL) today announced results for the 52 weeks ended 25 June 2017.  Group sales increased by 3.0% to R74.3 billion, with growth in the second half impacted by increasingly difficult trading conditions in both South Africa and Australia.

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15 August 2017

WOOLWORTHS AND DE VILLIERS CHOCOLATE

Woolworths and De Villiers Chocolate have collaborated to launch the retailer’s first in-store DV Chocolate ‘pod’.

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14 August 2017

FIND A FEW OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS AT WOOLWORTHS THIS CHRISTMAS


When family and friends come together for the festive season, there’s the pleasure of adding trimmings to your table or home in anticipation of a great meal and, of course, an unspoken excitement for what you might find under the tree on Christmas morning.

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14 August 2017

FIND A FEW OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS AT WOOLWORTHS THIS CHRISTMAS

When family and friends come together for the festive season, there’s the pleasure of adding trimmings to your table or home in anticipation of a great meal and, of course, an unsopken excitement for what you might find under the tree on Christmas morning.

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07 August 2017

BIG BEAUTY HITS WOOLWORTHS COUNTERS

Woolworths has reached a milestone in their business, having positioned themselves as the ‘big beauty destination’, with their most recent acquisition being the House of Chanel, to name one of thirteen luxury brands joining the beauty stable.

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03 August 2017

DAVID JONES REIMAGINES FOOD; UNVEILS NEW CONCEPT IN SYDNEY

David Jones today unveiled its flagship food concept in Bondi Junction Sydney, marking a fresh and exciting new direction for David Jones Food, and an unparalleled food experience for Australian customers.

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01 August 2017

MAKE EVERY DROP COUNT WITH WOOLWORTHS’ NEW WATERWICK SELF-WATERING PLANT SYSTEM

To make it easier for you to care for your much-loved plants, and promote responsible water use, of course, Woolworths has launched a special planter pot, cleverly fitted with a reservoir and Waterwick.

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03 July 2017

BRING WANDERLUST HOME WITH WOOLWORTHS’ SUMMER HOMEWARE COLLECTION

This summer is about the great escape, and taking inspiration from soothing gardens, the beach and tropical retreats.

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01 May 2017

EATING WELL JUST GOT EASIER

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder and those woollen jerseys and scarves are now part of your daily wardrobe again. Yes!

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27 April 2017

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF THE GOOD BUSINESS JOURNEY

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of its Good Business Journey (GBJ), a flagship South African sustainability programme that was launched in 2007 by Simon Susman, now Chairman of WHL, as a commitment by Woolworths to make a difference to people, communities and the environment.

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27 April 2017

FIND EVERYTHING HE NEEDS (AND MORE) AT WOOLWORTHS THIS FATHER’S DAY

Finding the perfect Father's Day gift never seems an easy task, but Woolworths has a few tricks up its sleeve for those in need of some inspiration.

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07 April 2017

WOOLWORTHS ZYDA RYLANDS BECOMES THE FIRST EVER RECIPIENT OF THE WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Woolworths is pleased to announce that, Zyda Rylands, CEO of Woolworths South Africa received the inaugural Woman of The Year award at the World Retail Congress’s International Women in Retail Reception held on 5 April.

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03 April 2017

WANT FAST, FRESH, DELICIOUS FOOD? SEE YOU NOW NOW

On the go? Need something to stop your stomach growling, but hate waiting? Same here.

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29 March 2017

FROM RUNWAY TO RAIL WOOLWORTHS EMPOWERS THE FUTURE OF SA FASHION

SA Fashion Week (SAFW) opened last night to a flurry of excitement, showcasing some of the most innovative and cutting-edge designs the South African fashion industry has to offer.

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23 March 2017

WHL AUSTRALASIAN MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE UPDATE

Woolworths Holdings Limited, South Africa (WHL) is pleased to announce a new regional structure for its Australasian businesses, David Jones and Country Road Group.

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16 March 2017

MAKE MOMENTS MATTER THIS MOTHER’S DAY

In the fast pace of our day to day lives, it’s often hard to find quality time to spend with your loved ones.

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01 March 2017

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES SA’S FIRST RETAIL BRANDED MSC-CERTIFIED CANNED TUNA

After four years of working closely with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and WWF-SASSI, Woolworths has succeeded in securing an MSC-certified source of canned tuna, caught using the pole-and-line catch method, for its Woolworths branded canned tuna range.

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23 February 2017

WOOLWORTHS AND MYSCHOOL EXCEED R100 MILLION FUNDRAISING TARGET FOR EDUCATION

Woolworths is pleased to announce that the MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education’ campaign has managed to raise R104.9 million, exceeding the original target of R100 million set in April 2015.

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16 February 2017

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR 26 WEEKS TO 25 DECEMBER 2016

Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHL) today announced results for the 26 weeks to 25 December 2016.

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01 February 2017

CELEBRATE AN EXCITING EASTER THIS YEAR WITH FAMIILY, FRIENDS AND WOOLWORTHS

You might be feeling a little shell shocked to think that Easter is around the corner, but Woolworths has such an eggs-citing selection of products lined up for the occasion, that you won’t help but look forward to celebrating this special time with your family and friends.

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01 February 2017

TOP HOMEWARE TRENDS TO COSY UP TO THIS WINTER

From rich clay colours and natural fabrics to delicate botanical details, Woolworths draws inspiration from nature this winter. Here are some of the top décor trends to look forward to:

 

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26 January 2017

WOOLWORTHS PALMYRA STORE RECIEVES SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST 5-STAR RETAIL TENANT GREEN BUILDING RATING

The Woolworths Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town has become the first retail outlet in South Africa to achieve a 5-star rating certified by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), using the Green Star SA – Existing Building Performance Custom Tenant rating tool.

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20 January 2017

WOOLWORTHS WILL MELT YOUR HEART THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

With 14th February around the corner it’s that time again, to give something truly meaningful to your special someone to show your affections.

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21 November 2016

WOOLWORTHS FINDS THE MAGIC IN CHRISTMAS…

If the voice of Santa Claus in Woolies’ new Christmas 2016 campaign sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the unmistakably smooth baritone of world-renowned musician and philanthropist, Hugh Masekela.

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17 November 2016

WOOLWORTHS REPLACES MICROBEADS WITH OCEAN-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES

Woolworths has announced that all plastic microbeads have been removed from its private label beauty and personal care products, making it easier for consumers to avoid being part of an environmental problem that is causing worldwide concern.  The good news for those who love using face and body scrubs is that the microbeads have been replaced with biodegradable ingredients that provide the same quality of exfoliation.

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02 November 2016

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES 85 YEARS OF QUALITY BY GIVING BACK R1 MILLION TO EDUCATION

Woolworths today announced that it is marking its 85th anniversary by partnering with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme in order to provide 50 educational bursaries of R20 000 each, totaling R1 million.  These bursaries, sponsored by MySchool, are available to all Woolworths customers as part of a special competition which runs until 31 January 2017.

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18 October 2016

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES FIRST PLANT-BASED MILK BOTTLE

Woolworths has announced the launch of an innovative green milk bottle consisting of 30% plant-based plastic, a first for the dairy industry in South Africa.  The entire Woolworths fresh milk range will now be packaged in the new plant-based bottles, giving consumers the opportunity to enjoy milk today with tomorrow in mind.

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05 October 2016

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED TO ACQUIRE POLITIX, A LEADING AUSTRALIAN MENSWEAR BUSINESS

Woolworths Holdings Limited (“WHL”) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Country Road Group had entered into an agreement to acquire Politix, a market-leading retailer in Australian designer menswear.

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16 September 2016

COUNTRY ROAD PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL

Country Road has issued a product safety recall on the Country Road Indigo Elephant crew top, as we were not satisfied with quality of the garment, and in particular its press studs, during routine safety tests.

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16 September 2016

WOOLWORTHS TO LAUNCH CAPSULE COLLECTIONS WITH

In the latest of a series of collaborations celebrating local design, Woolworths has officially joined forces with SA Fashion Week (SAFW) as the exclusive retail sponsor, a significant partnership aimed at fast-tracking South African fashion from the runway to the rails.

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28 July 2016

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE MANDELA DAY BY WALKING IN NEW SCHOOL SHOES

Each year, Mandela Day, celebrated on the 18th of July, invites citizens across the globe to walk in Nelson’s Mandela’s shoes by performing a service for those in need.  Traditionally, many people donate 67 minutes of their time to a cause, symbolic of the 67 years Mandela was in service to his country and people.

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17 July 2016

WOOLWORTHS WINS WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SETA GOOD PRACTICE AWARD

Woolworths is pleased to announce it has won the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education Training Authority (W&RSETA) Good Practice Award in the ‘Enterprise: Super Large Retail Category’ for 2016.

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14 July 2016

WOOLWORTHS HOSTS ANNUAL ‘INSIDE RETAIL’ PROGRAMME AIMED AT CONTRIBUTING TO IMPROVED TERTIARY EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Woolworths recently hosted its annual ‘Inside Retail’ programme with six Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in Cape Town.

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01 June 2016

WOOLWORTHS REPORTS ON 2015 SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD GOALS

Eight years ago, Woolworths introduced our sustainable seafood policy and we have reached significant milestones since becoming South Africa’s first retailer to sign the WWF-SASSI Retail Charter.

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31 May 2016

WOOLWORTHS GROUP COMMITS TO REMAIN FUR FREE

Leading South African retailer Woolworths Holdings has joined the Fur Free Retailer Program (FFR).

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29 May 2016

WOOLWORTHS IS THE CREAM OF THE CROP AT THE 2016 SA NATIONAL DAIRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Offering a wide range of top quality dairy products, Woolworths’ selection process is carefully considered, with many of the products exclusive to stores.

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24 May 2016

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED (WHL) CHALLENGES ITSELF TO BOLD, GROUP-WIDE SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is on an ambitious journey of continuous change in the way it does business and has put sustainability at the core of its strategy. Central to this is the setting of sustainability targets for the Group, and WHL is proud to announce its Good Business Journey goals for 2020.

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29 March 2016

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES THE MAN OF THE MOMENT THIS FATHER’S DAY

With Father’s Day fast approaching (Sunday, 19th June– save the date), it’s all about buying Dad that perfect gift, whether he’s a smooth corporate animal, a food-and-wine connoisseur or the boss of the braai.

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16 March 2016

WOOLWORTHS LOOKS TO INNOVATION TO CONSERVE WATER, OFFERS TIPS AND LEARNINGS

Woolworths is on a journey to drastically reduce the amount of water it uses by putting water use in focus in stores, offices, distribution centres and across the supply chain.

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01 March 2016

MOM’S THE WORD AT WOOLWORTHS THIS MAY

She’s the one who packs a scrumptious lunchbox every day, drives the lift club to soccer practice on a Saturday morning, helps soothe a broken heart with words of comfort, and lights up at news of your achievements.

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11 February 2016

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR 26 WEEKS TO 27 DECEMBER 2015

Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHL) today announced results for the 26 weeks to 27 December 2015.

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27 January 2016

DAVID JONES PRIVATE LABEL LAUNCHES AT WOOLWORTHS

Launching on the 1st of February 2016, David Jones Classic Collection joins Woolworths Holdings’ clothing portfolio with a new private label brand encapsulating the essence and heritage of one of the world’s leading department stores, David Jones

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14 January 2016

TRADING UPDATE AND TRADING STATEMENT: 26 WEEKS ENDED 27 DECEMBER 2015

Group sales increased by 17.1% for the first 26 weeks of the 2016 financial year, over the comparable 26-week period in 2015. Excluding David Jones, Group sales increased by 12.3%.

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31 December 2015

‘HOP’ AROUND WOOLWORTHS FOR A FUN-FILLED EASTER

Easter may be coming a little earlier in 2016, but don’t let that drive you ‘hopping’ mad. Woolworths has a diverse range of chocolate and candy-coated treats that will not only ensure the Easter Bunny is well-prepared, but everyone’s favourite chocolate-filled holiday has never tasted so good!

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17 December 2015

PUBLICATION OF FINANCIAL YEAR 2014 AUSTRALIAN TAX INFORMATION

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) notes the publication of income tax reports for Financial Year 2014 on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website regarding its subsidiaries David Jones Pty. Limited (David Jones) and the Country Road Group Pty. Ltd (CRG).

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26 November 2015

WOOLWORTHS ANNOUNCES THE NEXT PHASE IN THE REMOVAL OF SWEETS AND CHOCOLATES FROM CHECKOUT AISLES

Following the statement in August that sweets and chocolates would be removed from the checkout aisles of new and large format stores, Woolworths is pleased to announce that the first phase of this initiative has been completed.

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20 November 2015

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES FIRST PRIVATE LABEL ASC-CERTIFIED FISH IN SOUTH AFRICA

Woolworths has achieved another significant milestone in our Good Business Journey with the launch of our new ranges of responsibly farmed fish. The fish are the ASC-certified tilapia products.

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13 October 2015

WOOLWORTHS PRODUCT RECALL

Woolworths is committed to providing customers with sufficient and accurate product information to make informed product choices.

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06 October 2015

WOOLWORTHS TAKES FOOD SECURITY AWARENESS TO SCHOOLS

Leading South African retailer, Woolworths, is setting out to make a meaningful difference for World Food Day, marked every year on 16 October.

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02 October 2015

WOOLWORTHS WREWARDS MEMBERS CAN NOW EARN 15% BACK IN SAVINGS, INSTANTLY

Woolworths today launched changes to its loyalty programme, WRewards, making the ground-breaking offering the most rewarding way for customers to shop with Woolworths.

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30 September 2015

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF JOHN DIXON AS CEO OF DAVID JONES

Woolworths Holdings Limited (“WHL”) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Dixon as Chief Executive Officer of David Jones.

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10 September 2015

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS APPOINTS GAIL KELLY AS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Woolworths Holdings Limited is delighted to announce that Gail Kelly has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 1 October 2015.

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02 September 2015

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED (“WHL” or “GROUP”) APPOINTS ZYDA RYLANDS AS CEO OF WOOLWORTHS SOUTH AFRICA

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is delighted to announce the appointment of Zyda Rylands to the new role of CEO of Woolworths South Africa.  Zyda will take responsibility for the entire Food and Clothing business across South Africa and Africa.

 

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28 August 2015

WOOLWORTHS REMOVES SWEETS AND CHOCOLATES FROM CHECKOUT AISLES AHEAD OF OTHER LOCAL RETAILERS

Woolworths has been on its Good Food Journey for over 10 years, during which time significant steps have been taken towards providing customers with better choices.  Some noteworthy milestones have included the announcement in 1999 that MSG and tartrazine would no longer be used, as well as substantial salt and sugar reductions in many existing foods products.

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27 August 2015

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES STRONG RESULTS; DAVID JONES TRANSFORMATION AHEAD OF EXPECTATIONS

Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHL) announces results for the year ended 28 June 2015, including David Jones for the first time.

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20 August 2015

WOOLWORTHS PRIVATE BRAND, STUDIO.W, LAUNCHED AT DAVID JONES

Cape Town:  A year since Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) acquired Australian luxury department store chain, David Jones, the retailer has launched its private brand, Studio.W, across all 38 David Jones stores.

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19 August 2015

WOOLIES AND MYSCHOOL CELEBRATE THE REAL HEROES THIS TEACHER’S DAY

Woolworths Educational Programmes and MySchool have launched the 2015 Teacher’s Day competition by inviting all South African learners to recognise the teachers who have made a difference in their lives.

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20 July 2015

WOOLIES TAKES ON 67 PROJECTS FOR MANDELA DAY

During Mandela Month, the world joins a call to devote at least 67 minutes to helping others, as a tribute to Madiba’s legacy.

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20 July 2015

WOOLWORTHS BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT SHARE SCHEME MATURES

Woolworths today announced the maturity of its Black Economic Empowerment Employee Share Ownership Scheme (BEEESOS).

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04 June 2015

DAVID JONES TO ENTER NEW ZEALAND

David Jones today announced its intention to enter the New Zealand market for the first time with the launch of David Jones in Wellington next year. This will be the first David Jones store to open outside Australia, marking a significant moment in the department store’s 177-year history.

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03 June 2015

SOW-FRIENDLIER PORK

In 2014, we announced plans to start sourcing pork from farms that no longer use sow stalls to restrain pregnant sows for prolonged periods of time. The introduction of sow-friendly pork was a first for South African retailers and represents another milestone on our Good Business Journey.

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11 May 2015

CREATEWITHUS X PHARRELL T-SHIRT COMPETITION- FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

Last call for South Africa’s creative community to enter Woolworths' CreateWithUs T-shirt design competition with Pharrell Williams.

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08 May 2015

POPULAR ‘CLOTHING BANK’ INITIATIVE LAUNCHES DURBAN BRANCH TO UPLIFT SELF-EMPLOYED BUSINESSWOMEN

THE Clothing Bank opened its fifth outlet in South Africa, based in Durban, today. The local non-profit organisation (NPO), which focuses on developing sustainable business practices amongst underprivileged self-employed businesswomen through a pioneering method, is gaining increasing national reach.

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09 April 2015

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES “ARE YOU WITH US?” A SUSTAINABLE COLLABORATION WITH PHARRELL WILLIAMS

CEO for Woolworths Holding Limited, Ian Moir, has announced a partnership with Grammy Award-winning musician, record producer and philanthropist, Pharrell Williams.

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23 March 2015

WOOLWORTHS OFFERS LECTURERS TO TVET COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY “AN INSIDER VIEW’

Woolworths, South Africa’s leading retailer, is running the 2nd instalment of “Inside Retail” programme with five Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

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19 March 2015

WOOLWORTHS TAKES EMPLOYEES ALONG ON IT’S DRIVE TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

Woolworths is on a mission to cut back on its use of scarce resources, and is encouraging others to do the same – so much so, that some of its staff have gone as far as implementing what they learn at work, at home, impacting not only their household’s bottom-line but saving water along the way.

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19 March 2015

WOOLWORTHS VALUES BLUE GOLD

Utilities govern global everyday existence, from business to private lives, and without certain key services, modern life as we know it would collapse. 

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18 March 2015

TO SAVE WATER: WOOLWORTHS CHANGES STORE DESIGN, ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Water is a precious – vital for life, development and the environment. While Africa appears to have abundant water supplies in its basins, rivers, lakes, and even ocean, this precious natural heritage cannot be taken for granted.

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18 March 2015

WOOLWORTHS IS CROWNING DAD AS THE KING OF COOL THIS FATHER’S DAY

You might think dad is embarrassing with his silly jokes that don’t really make sense, when he tries to keep up with the latest slang and gets it all wrong, or when his favourite dance move is seriously old school… But dad’s the one who lets you get away with more than mom does.

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12 February 2015

WOOLWORTHS ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR 26 WEEKS TO 28 DECEMBER 2014

Woolworths today announced results for the 26 weeks to 28 December 2014.

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12 February 2015

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES MOM’S HEART OF GOLD THIS MOTHER’S DAY

Show mom how much you appreciate everything she does for her family this Mother’s Day. 

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30 January 2015

LONG WALK TO SCHOOL IS A THING OF THE PAST FOR IBHONGO HIGH SCHOOL IN SOWETO

For the first time ever, the Making the Difference Through Design Program has developed a winning design into an actual product.

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29 January 2015

HOW TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Water and extreme weather crises are among the greatest risks the world currently faces.

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26 January 2015

WOOLWORTHS DONATES TO THE EBOLA FUND

Woolworths has made a donation to the Ebola Relief Fund.

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15 January 2015

WOOLWORTHS WARMS THE COCKLES OF THE HEART THIS WINTER

Banish dreary chills and dull moods this winter by incorporating beautiful artisanal products, pretty exotic or feminine accents into your home.

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18 December 2014

WOOLWORTHS: ‘SMALL BUSINESSES ARE A SAFE INVESTMENT’

While some institutions are hesitant to offer loans to previously disadvantaged entrepreneurs, Woolworths’ start-up funding model enjoys great success.

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15 December 2014

WOOLWORTHS EXPANDS AFRICA FOOTPRINT, WITH A NEW STORE IN GHANA

Woolworths has opened a new store in Accra’s upmarket West Hills Mall, the retailer’s second store in Ghana

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11 December 2014

WOOLWORTHS, BDS MEETING

Woolworths had a cordial meeting with the BDS on 9.12.2014 to discuss the best way to bring an end to their illegal protests in our stores.

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05 December 2014

JOHNNY CLEGG “ASIMBONANGA” | MADIBA TRIBUTE 2014

To mark the first anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela, Johnny Clegg’s 1987 struggle song, "Asimbonanga", takes on a new meaning.

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26 November 2014

BDS PROTESTS: COURT ORDER

“Woolworths welcomes the court decision to protect our customers and employees from unlawful in-store protests.

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17 November 2014

WOOLWORTHS COMMITS R4.7 MILLION TO SOURCING WILD-LIFE FRIENDLY LAMB

The conflict between farmer and predator has existed ever since man first domesticated sheep, cattle and other prey animals.

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13 November 2014

BDS PROTESTS: CUSTOMER & EMPLOYEE SAFETY

While we respect the right to protest peacefully and lawfully, the safety of our employees and customers come first.

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12 November 2014

DEAL WITH DIABETES WITH HELP FROM WOOLWORTHS

Diabetes is a growing concern in South Africa and around the globe – so Woolworths is hosting dietitian-led store tours during  the week of World Diabetes Day (14 November) to help its customers understand the importance of  good nutrition in managing the symptoms of diabetes.

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28 October 2014

WOOLWORTHS POSITIVE ABOUT NAMIBIAN PROSPECTS

Woolworths has opened its ninth store in Namibia at The Grove in Windhoek.

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27 October 2014

WOOLWORTHS AND MYSCHOOL MYVILLAGE MYPLANET AIM TO GIVE CHILDREN THE GIFT OF HEARING

Joyful carols, the wrinkling of wrapping paper, the tapping of dancing feet, the crackle of the braai – these are all the sounds of Christmas we love.

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24 October 2014

HOLDING STATEMENT ON INCIDENT IN SEA POINT

“Woolworths is appalled by this incident."

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21 October 2014

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES CARBCLEVER MEAL SOLUTIONS

If you are watching your carbohydrate intake but can’t always find the time to cook from scratch, help is at hand.

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20 October 2014

WOOLWORTHS EXTENDS WREWARDS TO FOODSTOPS AT ENGEN

Woolworths is the first major retailer in South Africa to extend its loyalty offer to its customers in foodstop forecourts.

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16 October 2014

WOOLWORTHS CULTIVATES FOOD SECURITY WITH FUNDING AND FARMING ON WORLD FOOD DAY

World Food Day is marked every year on 16 October – and Woolworths is donating R3 million towards sustainable food security during the course of this year via the EduPlant programme & staff volunteer days in honour of World Food Day.

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16 October 2014

FRUITFUL WOOLWORTHS PROJECT ENSURES FOOD SECURITY AT COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Armed with garden tools and plenty of enthusiasm, dozens of staff from several Woolworths stores in KwaZulu-Natal including La Lucia Mall, McKeurtan Ave, Mtubatuba, Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Kengsington, Bridge City and Mt Edgecombe converged at Avoca Primary School, north of Durban this week (16 October 2014) to assist learners, parents and staff with their food gardening programme.

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22 September 2014

WOOLWORTHS RETAINS LEADING POSITION ON GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY INDEX

Woolworths has been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth successive year.

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10 September 2014

SHOE MANUFACTURER ILLUSTRATES THE POWER OF ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Chic Shoes, a small family owned business, has witnessed growth significant enough to require a move to new, larger premises.

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09 September 2014

ABOUT WOOLWORTHS MILK

We’d like to begin by assuring you that our labelling is accurate.

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08 September 2014

WOOLWORTHS AIM TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF GM LABELLED PRODUCTS BY 50 PERCENT WITHIN 12 MONTHS

In keeping with our commitment to remove or replace ingredients from genetically modified crops in our foods where possible, Woolworths has announced plans to reduce the current number of products containing ingredients derived from genetically modified (GM) crop sources in private label foods by 50 percent over the next year.

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02 September 2014

WOOLWORTHS ANNOUNCES STYLE BY SA COMPETITION WINNERS

In a celebration of street style, local fashion, and fresh Summer collections, Woolworths’ second StyleByNight event had fashionistas buzzing in early September.

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28 August 2014

WOOLWORTHS POSTS STRONG ANNUAL RESULTS DEMONSTRATING GROWTH ACROSS THE GROUP

Woolworths today announced strong results for the year ended 29 June 2014, reporting a turnover of R39.7bn and a 20.1% improvement in profit before tax to R4.4bn.

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25 August 2014

WOOLWORTHS DRIVES INDUSTRY RELEVANT FASHION EDUCATION

Inspired by the quality of fashion education offered in fashion capitals like London and New York

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24 August 2014

JT ONE LAUNCHES STANDALONE STORE

Woolworths has launched its first two standalone stores for its youthful, high fashion in-house lingerie brand, JT One.

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21 August 2014

WOOLWORTHS ON SOURCING FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

“We know that the current conflict in the Middle East has affected many of our customers and our employees.

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14 August 2014

WOOLWORTHS ACQUIRES REMAINING 49% STAKE IN ITS ZAMBIAN BUSINESS

Woolworths has concluded terms to purchase the remaining 49% shareholding in its Zambian business.

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12 August 2014

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED: CHANGES TO DAVID JONES AND COUNTRY ROAD MANAGEMENT

Woolworths Holdings Limited (JSE:WHL)(“WHL” or “Woolworths”) today announced a number of senior management changes in Australia that follow the completion of WHL’s acquisition of David Jones Ltd (“David Jones”) and its buy out of the minority interests in Country Road Limited (“Country Road”).

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05 August 2014

NATIONAL BUSINESS INITIATIVE AND WOOLWORTHS PARTNER TO DRIVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY THROUGH THE SUPPLY CHAIN

The UK Department For International Development (DFID), in partnership with the National Business Initiative (NBI), a voluntary coalition of South African and multinational companies, committed to working towards sustainable growth and development in South Africa, is enabling corporates to provide their suppliers with free energy advice and assessments.

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24 July 2014

WOOLWORTHS BECOMES FIRST MAJOR SOUTH AFRICAN RETAILER TO INTRODUCE SOW-FRIENDLY PORK PRODUCTS

Woolworths has announced that from the end of September, all fresh pork sold at Woolworths will be sourced from farms that no longer use sow stalls to restrain pregnant sows.

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18 July 2014

WOOLWORTHS EMPLOYEES SUPPORT 67 COMMUNITY PROJECTS ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA ON MANDELA DAY

As a proud South African company, this Mandela Day, Woolworths employees will be devoting their time to 67 community projects throughout the country.

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19 June 2014

RECORD NUMBER OF SOUTH AFRICANS MEASURED IN SIZING DATA ASSISTS WOOLWORTHS IN CREATING THE ‘PERFECT FIT’

Woolworths has measured a record number of South Africans in its recent national sizing survey, the results of which will be seen in store by 2015.

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10 June 2014

WOOLWORTHS HOMEWARE SUMMER 2014: A SEASON OF INNOVATIONS

Your home sets your mood for the season, and this summer Woolworths Homeware will surround you with bold colours, natural freshness and exciting innovations.

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03 June 2014

W&RSETA AWARDS WOOLWORTHS TOP HONOURS FOR RETAIL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

On Thursday 29 May Woolworths won the inaugural Good Practice Award for Skills Development at a ceremony hosted by the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education Training Authority (W&RSETA).

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02 June 2014

GMOs: WHAT ARE THE ISSUES?

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food is a topical issue and one that, we know, concerns many of Woolworths customers.

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02 June 2014

WOOLWORTHS TO OFFER MORE VALUE IN BOTSWANA

Woolworths has announced that it will reduce the price of both food and clothing in Botswana after taking over the management of its stores from the previous franchisee.
 

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02 June 2014

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES NEW LINGERIE RANGE – CIARA

Woolworths has launched a modern, feminine new range of lingerie.

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24 May 2014

WOOLWORTHS WBEAUTY LAUNCHES NEW MASCARA

Woolworths' own beauty brand, WBeauty, has introduced a new range of mascaras. 

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16 May 2014

LINGERIE FOR EVERY WOMAN AVAILABLE AT WOOLWORTHS

Woolworths has launched four diverse in-house ranges for summer that cater to a variety of styles.

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13 May 2014

THE WOOLWORTHS CHILDSAFE RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL CENTRE OPENS ON 15 MAY 2014

Woolworths is delighted to announce the opening of its first Childsafe Centre in Africa.

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20 April 2014

WOOLWORTHS MODERN RANGE – A CELEBRATION OF LOCAL STREET FASHION

Woolworths Modern range for Winter 2014 ­– backed by four of the hottest local celebrities and bloggers – has just been unpacked in stores nationwide.

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16 April 2014

WOOLWORTHS BECOMES THE FIRST AFRICAN RETAILER TO RECEIVE THE INTERNATIONAL GOOD EGG AWARD

Woolworths today became the first African retailer to receive the prestigious “Good Egg Award” from international farm animal welfare organisation Compassion in World Farming (Compassion), for its ongoing commitment to leading the free range egg industry in South Africa.

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09 April 2014

WOOLWORTHS SOUTH AFRICA TO ACQUIRE DAVID JONES TO CREATE A LEADING SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RETAILER

Woolworths Holdings Limited (JSE: WHL) ("WHL") offers R21.4 billion (A$2.1 billion)1 to acquire the entire issued share capital of David Jones Limited (ASX: DJS) ("David Jones") for cash consideration of A$4.00 per share.

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08 April 2014

NOW YOU CAN SAVE INSTANTLY AT WOOLWORTHS FOOD STOPS AT ENGEN

WRewards members can now save while on the move.

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31 March 2014

WOOLWORTHS SUPERMARKET DESIGN, NAMED WORLD’S BEST

At a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom in Las Vegas, the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) awarded Woolworths flagship Waterstone store in Somerset West the Grand Prize for Design in the Supermarket / Grocery category.

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27 March 2014

WITCHERY AND MIMCO ARRIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA

This week Woolworths celebrates the opening of two iconic Australian brands, Witchery and Mimco.

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13 March 2014

WOOLWORTHS DELIVERS ON WATER BALANCE COMMITMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH WWF

As South Africa prepares for National Water Week, Woolworths is working to deliver against its commitments to the WWF Water Balance Programme by 2015.

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27 February 2014

THE CLOTHING BANK OPENS JOHANNESBURG BRANCH TO SUPPORT UNEMPLOYED WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN GAUTENG

The Clothing Bank, a fast-growing women’s empowerment enterprise has opened its first Johannesburg branch in Half Way House.

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26 February 2014

WOOLWORTHS CHAIRMAN SIMON SUSMAN OPENS DESIGN INDABA

Woolworths Chairman, Simon Susman opened the 11th Design Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) today by hailing South Africa’s creative spirit.

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21 February 2014

THE MILK HAS NOT CHANGED. THE LABEL HAS

Following discussions with the authorities, Woolworths is in the process of changing its packaging.

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14 February 2014

SAY “I LOVE YOU MORE THAN…” WITH A VALENTINE’S DAY

No matter what you’d like to tell your special someone this February, at Woolies you’re sure to find a gift to express just how you feel. 

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13 February 2014

WOOLWORTHS REPORTS STRONG RESULTS, HIGHLIGHTING SUCCESS OF THE GROUP’S STRATEGIC FOCUS

Woolworths today announced strong results for the 26 weeks ended 29 December 2013, reporting a 16.0% increase in revenue and a 21.1% improvement in profit before tax.

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12 February 2014

WOOLWORTHS WANTS TO SEE HOW CUSTOMERS MEASURE UP

In another first for South African retail, Woolworths is inviting South Africans – women and men – to become part of a national sizing survey.

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10 February 2014

WOOLWORTHS APPOINTS CHRISTO CLAASSEN

Woolworths is pleased to announce the appointment of Christo Claassen as MD elect of its Clothing and GM business.

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28 January 2014

NUMBER ONE MODEL IN THE WORLD, JOAN SMALLS, IS THE FACE OF WOOLWORTHS’ STUDIO.W FOR WINTER 2014

In line with a move towards offering their fashion-loving customers access to exciting fashion year-round, Woolworths is collaborating with one of the hottest models on the globe, Joan Smalls, to re-launch their sophisticated Studio.W urban fashion collection for Winter 2014.

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09 December 2013

MADIBA TRIBUTE: SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

On 7 December 2013, Woolworths had planned an in-store performance at our Parkview store in Pretoria. The plan was to support our Operation Smile Christmas campaign with a performance of the Soweto Gospel Choir’s rendition of James Brown’s I Feel Good.

 

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04 December 2013

INNOVATIVE NEW LABELS MAKE RECYCLING EASIER FOR CUSTOMERS

In an industry first, Woolworths has initiated and introduced a new on-pack recycling label (OPRL), intended to assist recycling efforts by making it easier for customers to recycle correctly, while stimulating the growth of the recycling sector.

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03 December 2013

WOOLWORTHS ADDS ANOTHER NEW CONCEPT STORE AT WATERSTONE VILLAGE

On Thursday, 28 November, the biggest Woolworths food market to date opened at Waterstone Village, Somerset West. With a truly comprehensive range of Woolworths own products including some exciting innovative ideas and more product categories, as well as more of South Africa’s favourite brands – the new Woolworths Waterstone is taking the Woolies shopping experience to a whole new level.

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28 November 2013

WOOLWORTHS TO ROLL OUT 45 MORE FOODSTOPS ON ENGEN FORECOURTS OVER THREE YEARS

Woolworths opened its 50th Foodstop at Engen in Sea Point, Cape Town today in line with its strategy to bring Woolworths quality and convenience to more customers.

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22 November 2013

INTRODUCING YOUR NEW BFF: THE JT ONE POP-UP STORE AT THE V&A WATERFRONT

You’re invited to come in store, #BYBS, #GYSO & #HAB.

There’s nothing like quality time with the person who knows you inside out – your bestie.

JTOne gets this, and in the spirit of the special bond between girlfriends, have created the ultimate ‘girl cave’ in the form of a pop-up store at the V&A Waterfront, where for 3 months girl friends can come in and enjoy some #girltime while they get their shopping on.

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14 November 2013

TOP BILLING’S BONANG MATHEBA COLLABORATES WITH WOOLWORTHS TO LAUNCH THE NEW DISTRACTION LINGERIE RANGE

Woolworths winter 2014 lingerie range offers the perfect combination of the latest international catwalk trends and innovative design, with everything from trending animal print pieces to a gorgeous new Distractions range created in collaboration with Top Billing’s Bonang Matheba.

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06 November 2013

IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD DIABETES DAY, WOOLWORTHS INVITES DIABETIC CUSTOMERS TO A DIETITIAN-LED STORE TOUR

Diabetes is a growing concern in South Africa and around the globe. At Woolies, we’re helping customers understand the important role good nutrition plays in managing the symptoms of diabetes by hosting dietitian-led store tours on World Diabetes Day,14 November.

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06 November 2013

WOOLWORTHS PARTNERS WITH ORIGAMI ARTIST FOR BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN

The 2014 Woolies Back to School campaign sees the retailer partnering with internationally acclaimed origami artist, Sipho Mabona, to create bespoke artworks for an ad campaign that centers around safety features and the unique innovations that make their Back To School range different.

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01 November 2013

WOOLWORTHS BRINGS MORE INTERNATIONAL FASHION TO OUR SHORES

Following the successful introduction of Country Road and Trenery to South Africa, Woolworths will exclusively offer the iconic Australian brands Witchery and Mimco from March 2014.  This means Woolworths will have even more up-to-the-minute, on-trend fashion and accessories to offer South African women.

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17 October 2013

WOOLIES CEO ESCAPES FROM THE BOARDROOM IN NEW BBC SERIES

A unique new BBC World News series (DSTV Channel 400) profiles six companies from around the globe, in a bid to learn how leading brands are adapting to globalization and tougher market conditions.

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16 October 2013

WOOLWORTHS’ PROJECTS DELIVER FRUITS ON WORLD FOOD DAY

Countries across the globe will be observing the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ World Food Day on the 16th of October this year against the stark backdrop of almost 870 million chronically undernourished people worldwide.   The official 2013 theme, “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”, focuses on understanding the problems and solutions to the on-going degradation of the natural environment and the increasing threats to the ecosystems and biodiversity that we need for a secure food supply today and in the future.

 

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17 September 2013

WOOLWORTHS RE-LAUNCHES ITS WBEAUTY SKINCARE RANGE

At Woolworths, we’re passionate about innovation, and are always working to offer our customers the latest in beauty technology.  When it comes to skincare, we have extended the WBeauty range to offer a range of newly formulated skincare products that leave the skin looking radiant and feeling great.

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13 September 2013

WOOLWORTHS ACHIEVES ANOTHER GOOD BUSINESS JOURNEY MILESTONE

Woolworths’ leadership in corporate sustainability in the retail industry has been recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the third consecutive year.  Woolworths is one of only five South African companies, and the only retailer, to be included in the Sustainability World Index.

 

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29 August 2013

WOOLWORTHS REPORTS STRONG RESULTS

Woolworths today announced good results for the year ended 30 June 2013 on the back of good sales growth which continued through into the second half of the year.

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20 August 2013

WOOLWORTHS CONTINUES TO REACH NEW MILESTONES IN SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD SOURCING

Woolworths is passionate about the environment and has for a number of years been concerned about the impact of overfishing in our own waters as well as globally.

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01 August 2013

HEAD DOWN TO MAPONYA MALL TO PLEDGE YOUR COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY

Every year in South Africa, over 570* children are killed in pedestrian accidents because someone didn’t see them. Another 250* die because someone didn’t buckle them in. Over 325* children drown because an adult turned their back. Nearly 230* die of burns because an adult wasn’t watching over them. Overall, a staggering number of children – some 6500 -- die in South Africa due to injury. Most of these deaths, and the thousands of accidents that leave children scarred or disabled, are preventable.

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25 July 2013

WOOLWORTHS UNVEILS REVAMPED ONLINE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Woolworths has revamped its website with a fresh look and a number of new features to offer its customers an enhanced online shopping experience.

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23 July 2013

WOOLWORTHS PARTNERS WITH THE WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR PRINCIPALS CONFERENCE

As leaders, school principals are vital to the upliftment of education standards in South Africa. That’s why, as part of the Woolworths Making the Difference Educational programme, we’ve teamed up with the Western Cape Education Department to provide support to school principals at our third Quality Management conference. The aim of the conference is to equip principals with additional leadership skills they need in order to manage their schools more successfully.

 

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15 July 2013

IF THE SHOE FITS: FAMILY-RUN SHOE MANUFACTURING BUSNESS SEES ENORMOUS GROWTH AS A RESULT OF ASSOCIATION WITH WOOLWORTHS

Despite the challenges faced by some in the manufacturing sector, one entrepreneur has bucked the trend with help from Woolworths.

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11 July 2013

THE TEACHER WHO MADE THE DIFFERENCE COMPETITION

Every year, the United Nations encourages communities worldwide to celebrate World Teachers’ Day on 5 October and acknowledge the important role teachers play in society. This year, Woolworths is celebrating the 4th year of our “The teacher who made the difference” competition. The competition encourages learners to show their appreciation by nominating a ‘teacher who made the difference’, someone who has positively impacted their young lives.

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11 July 2013

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES THE THIRD ANNUAL CHEESE MAKER’S CHALLENGE

Woolworths, home of award winning cheese, invites small cheeseries in South Africa to participate in the third annual Cheese Maker’s Challenge. The winning cheese will be sold exclusively through Woolworths.

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01 June 2013

WOOLIES FILLS MASTERCHEF SOUTH AFRICA PANTRY AGAIN

When viewers watching the second season of MasterChef South Africa (premiering 11 June) catch their first glimpse of the MasterChef pantry, they’ll spot a familiar name. Woolworths is once again the official food sponsor for the local edition of the popular TV cooking competition.

 

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22 April 2013

WOOLWORTHS EARTH FRIENDLY RANGE OF HOUSEHOLD CLEANING AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS ARE BACK

At Woolworths, we’re committed to helping you live a lifestyle that’s as good for the planet as it is for you and your family. If you’re concerned about the products you use around the house and for your family every day, you’ll be happy to know that our Earth Friendly range of household cleaning, personal care and baby toiletry products are back – and even better.

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28 March 2013

WOOLWORTHS WINE MASTER ALLAN MULLINS NAMED A CHEVALIER IN THE ORDRE DES COTEAUX DE CHAMPAGNE

Allan Mullins, who has been selecting and blending wine for Woolworths for 22 years, has

been inducted as a Chevalier in the Ordre Des Coteaux De Champagne, a highly prestigious international Champagne society, as of 1 March 2013. We would like to congratulate Allan on this momentous achievement in his career, as his expertise has played an integral role in shaping our wine offering.

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28 February 2013

ENERGY-SAVING ADDITION TO THE CAPE TOWN SKYLINE

Woolworths recently installed its pilot solar roof system on one of the buildings of its Head Office in Cape Town’s central business district.

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25 February 2013

COFFEE THAT CARES

This year, FAIRTRADE WEEK is celebrated from 25 February to 3 March. Woolworths invites all coffee aficionados to indulge in their favourite pastime with abandon, and a clear conscience.

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04 February 2013

KILIMANJARO WINS THE 2012 WOOLWORTHS CHEESE MAKERS CHALLENGE

Kilimanjaro, a goats’ milk cheese produced by Belnori Boutique Cheesery in Gauteng, has been named the winner of the 2012 Woolworths Cheese Makers Challenge. The cheese also received a silver medal at the 2012 World Cheese Awards.

 

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20 January 2013

KLEIN RIVER CHEESERY WINS THIRD ANNUAL

Klein River Cheesery has been named the winner of the third annual Cheese Maker’s Challenge with their Oak Smoked Stanford, a cheese inspired by a study tour in France and named after the cheesery’s local village in the Western Cape near Hermanus.

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12 November 2012

MYSCHOOL AND WOOLWORTHS GIVE 100 KIDS A SMILE FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a time for giving and this year MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and their partner, Woolworths, will give 100 kids a smile for Christmas when they help Operation Smile, a MyVillage beneficiary, perform 100 life changing operations for South African children born with cleft palates and cleft lips. Dubbed the ‘Smile for Life’ Campaign, MySchool and Woolworths have committed to raise more than half a million rand to perform these lifesaving operations.

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08 November 2012

KEEPING KIDS SAFE OVER THE HOLIDAYS

For children, the December holidays are a time for fun. Unfortunately, it’s also when most childhood accidents occur. Woolworths, in partnership with Childsafe, would like to remind parents and other caregivers of what they can do to keep kids safe while they’re enjoying all the activities summer offers.

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07 November 2012

DIETITIAN-LED PLATFORM FOR HEALTHY LIVING EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Many of today’s children face challenges when it comes to good nutrition and healthy living.

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06 November 2012

WOOLWORTHS DIETITIAN-LED MOMS TOURS PROVE POPULAR WITH PARENTS

With a range of nutritional challenges facing South Africa today, Woolworths, in partnership with the Sports Science Institute and its dietary practice Shelly Meltzer & Associates, have continued to offer dietitian-led ‘Moms Tours’ of Woolies Foodmarkets to give parents the opportunity to learn about good food options, balanced lunch boxes and smart snacking ideas.

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17 October 2012

WOOLWORTHS TAKES FIRST STEP TOWARDS CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE CHOCOLATE

Chocolate may be one of those ‘guilty pleasures’, but now that 25% of the cocoa that Woolworths is sourcing for its boxed chocolate range is certified sustainable, you now have another reason for chocolate to make you feel good.

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15 October 2012

NEW AROMATHERAPY BATH AND BODY RANGE FROM WOOLWORTHS

Already offering our customers a wide range of affordable Woolworths skincare, fragrance, and beauty products that cater to their every need, we’re now bringing them even more choice with the launch of an exciting new bath and body addition - Aroma Essence - on our shelves in August.

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15 October 2012

GAUTENG LEARNER'S SUSTAINABLE DESIGN WINS TOP NATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

This year, the national Making the Difference Through Design competition, jointly sponsored by Woolworths and Sappi, has uniquely challenged high school design students in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape to identify a sustainability issue in their own communities, and to then find a sustainable design solution.

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10 October 2012

NEW RESOURCE BRINGS INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER TO SOUTH AFRICAN CLASSROOMS

Six years after the very successful launch of the Making the Difference Through Design Programme, Woolworths, together with the Western Cape Education Department, Sappi and Design Indaba, has introduced a second Design Resource Guide for high school Design and Visual Arts teachers. The new Design Resource Guide features case studies from some of the world’s best design practices.

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17 September 2012

WOOLWORTHS AND THE DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX

Five South African companies have been included in the world’s most respected sustainability index, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) his year. Woolworths remains the only South African retailer and one of only five South African companies to be listed on the DJSI.

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13 September 2012

WOOLWORTHS AND EMPLOYMENT

You may be aware that over the past few days, Woolworths has been accused of racist recruitment practices – specifically, of not employing white people.

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06 September 2012

WOOLWORTHS HAS EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE THIS CHRISTMAS

No matter how grown-up you are, everybody loves the excitement of opening a Christmas gift. No-one understands this better than Woolies. Which is why we stock a wide range of beautiful gifts for adults from gorgeous soaps to yummy treats to interesting gizmos and gadgets. Woolies is the one-stop shop for the perfect gifts.

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06 September 2012

DECORATE YOUR HOME THE WOOLIES WAY THIS CHRISTMAS

This Christmas, Woolies has everything for tree and home --from bright lights to fine dinnerware, Woolies is the one-stop shop for glamorous entertaining, especially as this year’s theme -- ‘SHINE, MERRY AND BRIGHT’ -- brings back the sparkle.

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06 September 2012

KIDS LOVE A WOOLIES CHRISTMAS GIFT

When it comes to gifts kids will love, Woolies knows best.

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31 August 2012

REDHILL LEARNER'S SUSTAINABLE DESIGN WINS TOP GAUTENG HONOURS

This year, the national Making the Difference Through Design competition, sponsored by Woolworths and Sappi, has uniquely challenged high school design learners in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to identify a sustainability issue in their own communities, and to then find a sustainable design solution.

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31 August 2012

STELLENBERG HIGH LEARNER'S SUSTAINABLE DESIGNS WINS TOP WESTERN CAPE HONOURS

This year, the national Making the Difference Through Design competition, sponsored by Woolworths and Sappi, has uniquely challenged high school design learners in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to identify a sustainability issue in their communities, and to then find a sustainable design solution.

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31 August 2012

NORTHWOOD HIGH LEARNER'S SUSTAINABLE DESIGN WINS TOP KWAZULU-NATAL HONOURS

This year, the national Making the Difference Through Design competition, sponsored by Woolworths and Sappi, has uniquely challenged high school design students in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to identify a sustainability issue in their communities, and to then find a sustainable design solution.

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01 August 2012

COUNTRY ROAD, AUSTRALIA ACQUIRES TWO LEADING RETAIL BRANDS

Woolworths Australian subsidiary, Country Road today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Witchery Group from Gresham Private Equity for A$172 million.

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01 August 2012

CHILDSAFE & WOOLWORTHS PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON CHILD SAFETY DURING CHILD SAFETY MONTH

Every year in South Africa, over 570* children are killed in pedestrian accidents because someone didn’t see them. Another 250* die because someone didn’t buckle them in. Over 325* children drown because an adult turned their back. Nearly 230* die of burns because an adult wasn’t watching over them.

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30 July 2012

STYLE IS RIGHT AT HOME AT WOOLWORTHS THIS SUMMER

From the bright, tropical-inspired prints and gorgeous linens that are summer’s hottest trends to the unmistakeable style of Studio.W and the timeless elegance of W Collection, you’ll find a wealth of ways to give any room in your home a fresh new look for summer.

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30 July 2012

WOOLWORTHS NOW HAS MORE TO OFFER YOUR BEST FRIEND

Pet lovers will be happy to know that Woolies now offers more for the four-legged members of the family.

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30 July 2012

WOOLWORTHS RECYCLING SUCCESS

Following the success of our recycling facilities pilot project in the Western Cape, we are now rolling-out recycling bins for our customers convenience at selected stores in KwaZulu-Natal.

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25 July 2012

WOOLWORTHS NOW HAS MORE TO OFFER YOUR BEST FRIEND

Pet lovers will be happy to know that Woolies now offers more for the four-legged members of the family.

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25 July 2012

STYLE IS RIGHT AT HOME AT WOOLWORTHS THIS SUMMER

From the bright, tropical-inspired prints and gorgeous linens that are summer’s hottest trends to the unmistakeable style of Studio.W and the timeless elegance of W Collection, you’ll find a wealth of ways to give any room in your home a fresh new look for summer.

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24 July 2012

WOOLWORTHS EXPANSION INTO AFRICA BOOSTS SMME

The expansion of South African based retailer Woolworths into the rest of the African continent has opened new doors for African entrepreneurs including a family-owned and run shopfitting business based in Ottery in the Western Cape.

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01 July 2012

HELPING TOMATO FARMERS TO GROW

Chances are, when you put a pack of Woolworths tomatoes in your shopping trolley, you don’t think anything of it.

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11 June 2012

HELP MYSCHOOL DRESS 1000 CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL

If you’re wondering how you can celebrate Youth Day this year, why not do something meaningful in the lives of thousands of underprivileged children and help them get dressed up for school? With all of us feeling the winter chill, MySchool and The Clothing Bank are imploring every single person to help provide suitable clothing for school going children on Friday 15 June.

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01 June 2012

WOOLWORTHS HELPING FYNBOS NURSERY TO GROW

As a born and bred South African company, Woolworths is proud to have a range of indigenous plants, including fynbos and fruit trees, as part of its horticulture range.

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24 May 2012

WOOLWORTHS MAKES BAKING EASY AS PIE

Everyone can bake like a MasterChef with Woolworths brand-new and extensive range of baking kits, dessert kits, baking ingredients and accessories.

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15 May 2012

WOOLWORTHS AGAIN CHALLENGING CHEESE MAKERS TO CREATE EXCITING NEW CHEESES

The 2011 Woolworths Cheese Makers Challenge was such a huge success that we’re again asking South Africa’s small cheeseries to create some exciting new cheeses and enter them in this year’s edition of what we hope will become an annual event.

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01 May 2012

WOOLWORTHS CAFE'S NOW OFFER FAIRTRADE CERTIFIED COFFEE

From 1 May 2012, all coffee sold at Woolworths Cafés are certified Fairtrade. This will double the amount of Faitrade certified coffee on sale in South Africa and is another milestone on Woolworths ambitious Good Business Journey. The coffee sold by Woolworths café’s is already certified organic.

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26 April 2012

Win R50 000 And Have Your Soup On Woolworths Shelves In 2013

Do you love experimenting with ingredients until you find the perfect recipe?

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26 April 2012

WOOLWORTHS OPENS FIRST ‘SUPERMARKET’ AT NEW NICOLWAY BRYANSTON CENTRE

On Thursday, 26 April, the biggest Woolworths food market to date opens at Nicolway Bryanston.

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19 April 2012

DIETITIAN-LED PLATFORM FOR HEALTHY LIVING EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Many of today’s children face challenges when it comes to good nutrition and healthy living. Teaching learners about the importance of healthy eating choices and regular physical activity is included in the Life Orientation curriculum in South African schools.

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18 April 2012

MASTERCHEF CONTESTANTS TO COOK UP A STORM AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW WOOLWORTHS NICOLWAY BRYANSTON

On Thursday, 26 April, the biggest Woolworths food market to date opens at Nicolway Bryanston. Adding to the excitement will be the appearance of some of the contestants taking part in the first MasterChef South Africa, currently airing on M-Net, along with favourite judge Benny Masekwameng.

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02 April 2012

Woolworths “Brain Food For Exams” Mom's Tour Promotes Healthy Eating

Learners need specific nutrients to keep their bodies functioning optimally on a day-to-day basis to encourage growth and development.

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02 April 2012

WOOLWORTHS “BRAIN FOOD FOR EXAMS” MOM'S TOUR PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING

Learners need specific nutrients to keep their bodies functioning optimally on a day-to-day basis to encourage growth and development. This is even more important during exam time, as proper nutrition helps facilitate the learning process.

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01 April 2012

WIN R50 000 AND HAVE YOUR SOUP ON WOOLWORTHS SHELVES IN 2013

Do you love experimenting with ingredients until you find the perfect recipe? Not quite a Masterchef but have the makings of one? Do you have a soup recipe that has been handed down over generations? Is there one your family and friends beg you to make every winter? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you just might have what it takes to win the third Woolworths Soup Recipe Competition.

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27 March 2012

HEALTHY LIVING EDUCATION COMES ALIVE IN WESTERN CAPE CLASSROOM

Rising levels of child obesity and physically inactive lifestyles; as well as the challenges of engaging children in bringing about a more sustainable world, are currently high on the Western Cape education agenda.

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01 March 2012

WESTERN CAPE SCHOOL GIRLS ROCK NATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Each year, the national Woolworths Educational Programme’s Making the Difference through Design competition, jointly sponsored by Sappi and Woolworths, challenges high school design learners in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to engage in a meaningful experience of the exciting and competitive world of South African design.

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01 March 2012

Woolworths Has Improved Our Boerwors Recipe, And Just In Time For MasterChef South Africa

Nothing says "South Africa" like the traditional, beloved South African braai.

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01 March 2012

WOOLWORTHS IS HELPING TO FORM THE DESIGN MINDS OF TOMORROW

As an extension to our successful high school design education enrichment programme - Making The Difference Through Design - Woolworths has facilitated a 10-day ‘exchange programme’ between design students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Kingston University in London.

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01 March 2012

WESTERN CAPE SCHOOL GIRLS ROCK NATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Each year, the national Woolworths Educational Programme’s Making the Difference through Design competition, jointly sponsored by Sappi and Woolworths, challenges high school design learners in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to engage in a meaningful experience of the exciting and competitive world of South African design.

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01 March 2012

THIS WINTER, WOOLWORTHS HAS YOUR KIDS COVERED

Of course moms can also rely on the things that make Woolworths kids clothing different -- like our colourfast and hardwearing pure cotton corduroy, our anti-pill polar fleece that keeps its good looks for longer and our easy-care, easy-wear knits.

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01 March 2012

WOOLWORTHS HAS EVERYTHING FOR WINTER, BABY

For generations moms have trusted Woolworths to take care of their bundles of joy. After all when it comes to safety, baby food and skincare, only the best quality will do. This season is no different -- you’ll find everything for every step of baby’s development at your favourite Woolies.

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01 March 2012

WOOLWORTHS HAS IMPROVED OUR BOEREWORS RECIPE, AND JUST IN TIME FOR MASTERCHEF SOUTH AFRICA

Nothing says "South Africa" like the traditional, beloved South African braai. And with MasterChef South Africa now on our screens, we hope to see some delicious boerewors sizzling on the coals.

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27 February 2012

HEALTHY LIVING EDUCATION COMES ALIVE IN WESTERN CAPE CLASSROOM

Rising levels of child obesity and physically inactive lifestyles; as well as the challenges of engaging children in bringing about a more sustainable world, are currently high on the Western Cape education agenda.

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01 February 2012

Winter at Woolworths – Right Now

Military detail? Check. Chunky scarves? Check. Chukka boots? Check. Stripes? Check. Woolworths brings autumn/winter’s strongest looks straight from the catwalk to your closet.

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01 February 2012

WINTER AT WOOLWORTHS – RIGHT NOW

Military detail? Check. Chunky scarves? Check. Chukka boots? Check. Stripes? Check. Woolworths brings autumn/winter’s strongest looks straight from the catwalk to your closet.

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01 February 2012

WINTER AT WOOLWORTHS – RIGHT NOW

Jewel tones? Check. Androgyny? Check. Chunky knits? Check. Midi skirts? Check. ‘60s silhouettes and op art colours? Check. Woolworths brings autumn/winter’s strongest trends and hottest looks straight from the catwalk to your closet.

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30 January 2012

ECKARD LEICHER’S ROYAL ASHTON CHEESE WINS INAUGURAL WOOLWORTHS CHEESE MAKERS CHALLENGE

Dairy farmer turned cheese maker Eckard Leicher of La Montanara, a small cheesery near Ashton in the Breede River valley, has taken home top honours in Woolworths first-ever Cheese Makers Challenge. His Royal Ashton, a Maasdam-type cheese with a sweet, nutty flavour, will join the ranks of award-winning cheeses available at Woolworths stores countrywide from February.

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12 January 2012

WOOLWORTHS “BACK TO SCHOOL” MOM'S TOUR PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING

Woolworths will once again host dietitian-led Mom’s Store Tours to give parents the opportunity to learn more about healthy school lunchbox options at the beginning of a new school year.

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20 December 2011

WOOLWORTHS NOW HAS MORE TO OFFER YOUR BEST FRIEND

Pet lovers will be happy to know that Woolies now offers more for the four-legged members of the family.

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15 December 2011

MYPLANET AMBASSADOR IN A RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE

Extreme adventurer, author, environmental activist and Woolworths MyPlanet ambassador, Braam Malherbe and team mate, Peter van Kets, are set for a very chilly Christmas.

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15 December 2011

WOOLWORTHS OFFERS LEARNERS INTERACTIVE LIBRARY LESSONS DURING THE HOLIDAY PERIOD

Woolworths Educational Programmes will offer a number of interactive educational lessons at libraries during the holiday season. With many parents working through the holiday period, keeping kids busy and stimulated has become a real challenge.

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08 December 2011

WOOLWORTHS HIGHLY RATED BY THE CARBON DISCLOSURE LEADERSHIP INDEX AND THE JSE SRI INDEX

Woolworths has been ranked 6th in the latest Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index by the Carbon Disclosure Project. The Index measures the carbon performance of the top 100 JSE listed companies by analysing how listed corporations monitor, disclose and address their carbon footprints.

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21 November 2011

WOOLWORTHS GROWS ITS COSMETIC OFFERING WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF INGLOT COSMETICS

Woolworths will be adding a little more colour to two of our beauty stores with the addition of Inglot cosmetics who will be joining our broad offer of beauty products. As of November 01, Cavendish and Eastgate shoppers can find Inglot products on our shelves.

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15 November 2011

MORE WOOLWORTHS PRODUCTS TO BE MADE WITH FREE RANGE EGGS

Largely as a result of Woolworths commitment to free range, one of our main egg suppliers has invested some R20 million in a new facility to produce liquid egg from free range eggs. This latest step on a journey begun more than five years ago means that Woolworths will be better able to make good on our promise to use only free range eggs in our products.

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03 November 2011

WOOLWORTHS RECOGNISED IN BRICS FOR CARBON MANAGEMENT

Woolworths has achieved 6th place overall among the largest 300 companies in BRICS countries after an independent verification of greenhouse gas emissions and our disclosure of emissions.

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01 November 2011

WOOLWORTHS BACKS SMME'S VISION

While many entrepreneurs have vision, drive and commitment, they are often constrained by limited management capacity, compliance requirements, and difficulties in gaining access to finance.

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01 November 2011

HEALTHY LIVING EDUCATION COMES ALIVE IN WESTERN CAPE CLASSROOMS

Rising levels of child obesity and physically inactive lifestyles; as well as the challenges of engaging children in bringing about a more sustainable world, are currently high on the Western Cape education agenda.

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28 October 2011

WYNBERG GIRLS JUNIOR PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME TARGETING GRADE 4 LEARNERS’ JOURNEY

Western Cape: Recently Grade 4 learners from Wynberg Girls Junior, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference’ Educational Programme Targeting Grade 4 Learners’, visited the Fair Cape Dairy as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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28 October 2011

WOOLWORTHS BABYWORLD COMES TO BLOEMFONTEIN

Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles will be happy to hear that Woolworths Loch Logan now offers just about anything a baby might need in a bigger-than-ever Babyworld.

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12 October 2011

WOOLWORTHS ANNOUNCES JOINT VENTURE AND PLANS TO OPEN 3 STORES IN NIGERIA

Woolworths has signed a joint venture today with listed Nigerian company Chellarams Plc and will open 3 stores in December and plans to open 7 more stores over the next 2 years.

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07 October 2011

IMPORTANT NOTICE: MULTI-PLUGS

Woolworths cares about the safety of customers and as a precaution, we are recalling two multi-plug products due to a design flaw and have removed both products from sale.

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26 September 2011

WOOLWORTHS MOBILIZES SCHOOLS TO KEEP SOUTH AFRICA’S BEACHES CLEAN

On Saturday, 17 September the Woolworths: Making the Difference Educational Programme mobilised schools they work with throughout the year to join in the International Coastal Clean-Up Day. Hundreds of learners in Cape Town arrived to clean-up Sunrise Beach in Muizenburg.

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21 September 2011

WORLD RHINO DAY 2011: WOOLWORTHS CUSTOMERS RAISE OVER 700 000 RAND FOR RHINO CONSERVATION

The distressing killing of rhino seem to have captured the attention of South Africans who have voiced strong opposition to their unnecessary slaughter. However, many people still feel helpless, and unable to do something small to make a difference.

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16 September 2011

WOOLWORTHS IS RECOGNISED AS A GLOBAL LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY

Woolworths has been recognised for its sustainability achievements by two prestigious organisations: the World Economic Forum and the Dow Jones.

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09 September 2011

WOOLWORTHS EXPANDS ITS AFRICAN PRESENCE

Woolworths announced today the formation of a joint venture in Tanzania and Uganda with businessman and former franchise partner, Ali Mufuruki of Tanzania.

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05 September 2011

ARBOUR WEEK 2011: WOOLWORTHS DONATES INDIGENOUS TREES

Woolworths has sponsored over 3 000 indigenous trees to be planted during Arbour week from 1 to 7 September 2011.

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24 August 2011

WOOLWORTHS STUDIO.W BRAND GETS A MAKEOVER

South Africans looking for well-made, beautifully styled clothing and homeware that is on-trend, easy to wear and surprisingly affordable will find just what they’re looking for when Woolworths re-launches and expands its Studio.W brand this summer.

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24 August 2011

WOOLWORTHS JEANSWEAR RE:INVENTED

South Africans looking for the hottest styles in jeanswear will be able to find just what they’re looking for at Woolworths from summer 2011.

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15 August 2011

MAKE WOOLWORTHS YOUR ‘ONE-STOP SHOP’ FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER

Summer 2011 promises to be a bumper season for kids at Woolworths. This season, more than ever, South African parents can count on Woolworths as the ‘one stop shop’ for just about everything they need for their families, from the tiniest tots to teens

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11 August 2011

DURBAN MUTTON CURRY SOUP WINS WOOLWORTHS SOUP RECIPE COMPETITION

The judges were unanimous and the verdict is in. Kelly Chrystal’s tasty Durban Mutton Curry Soup has been named the best homemade soup in South Africa and taken top honours in Woolworths 2011 Soup Competition.

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27 July 2011

WOOLWORTHS FARMERS ACHIEVING REMARKABLE SUCCESS WITH FARMING FOR THE FUTURE

Results of a recent audit of Woolworths 15 largest fruit and vegetable growers, who supply some 37% of Woolies fresh produce on a total area of about 45 000 hectares, show that Farming for the Future, Woolworths pioneering holistic approach to farming, is achieving what it sets out to do: help farmers grow quality produce while protecting the environment, preserving natural resources and reducing dependence on chemical fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides – all without adding anything to the price the consumer pays at retail.

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26 July 2011

WOOLWORTHS REDUCES MUNICIPAL WATER CONSUMPTION BY 27 000 KILOLITRES A YEAR

In another innovation, Woolworths has tapped into an underground water supply to meet some of its daily water needs.

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01 June 2011

WOOLWORTHS COLOUR RANGE GETS A MAKEOVER

With an extensive makeover of its colour range, Woolworths now offers a wider choice of cutting-edge cosmetics that are as glamorous as they are affordable. Exciting new packaging and improved formulas come together in an array of compelling new products.

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01 June 2011

NEW AND IMPROVED ‘FRUITS’ BATH & BODY RANGE FROM WOOLWORTHS

For years Woolworths customers have enjoyed our fragrant ‘Fruits’ bath and body products, and now we’ve revamped the range to introduce a few incredibly fun and deliciously fruity fragrances for summer – merry Berry Crush, full-of-pep Peach Blush and zesty Lime Tang.

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01 June 2011

DAD RULES WITH A GIFT FROM WOOLWORTHS

From braai essentials and warm winter gear to tasty treats, you’ll find a great range of affordable, quality gifts for Father’s Day, which falls on Sunday, 19 June this year, at your favourite Woolworths store.

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01 June 2011

NEW FRESH DELIGHTS RANGE FROM WOOLWORTHS – PERFECT PAMPERING WITHOUT THE PRICETAG

This summer, everyday pampering becomes a cinch when Woolworths welcomes a new addition to our bath and body range. New ‘Fresh Delights’ boasts floral, fruity and fresh notes that should appeal to a wide range of tastes. And starting at R14,95, it caters to everyone’s pocket.

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30 May 2011

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES “MOMS TOURS” TO PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING

With a range of nutritional challenges facing South Africa today, Woolworths, in co-operation with the Sports Science Institute, has launched dietician-led ‘Moms Tours’ to give parents the opportunity to learn about healthy eating habits, good food options, balanced lunch boxes and smart snacking ideas.

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19 May 2011

WOOLWORTHS TEAMS UP WITH EMERGING FARMERS TO EXTEND THE LOCAL AVOCADO SEASON

South Africa’s love of avos has given Woolworths the opportunity to help develop emerging farmers in the Limpopo region.

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04 May 2011

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES COFFEE – THEMED REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG

In January 2011, Woolworths led an expedition to the melting ice-capped peak of Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of climate change and the effect it’s having on the coffee farmers in Tanzania – the very farmers who grow the organic coffee Woolworths serves in W Cafe’s. More than 60 000 small scale farmers farming on the slopes of Kilimanjaro supply Woolworths with the organic coffee beans sold in their stores and cafés.

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01 April 2011

SA STARS COME TOGETHER IN WOOLWORTHS WINTER 2011 CAMPAIGN

TV viewers and visitors to Woolworths stores may find themselves singing along to a Beatles classic this winter, as Woolworths has built its advertising campaign for the season around the theme, ‘Come Together’, and is using the well-known, much-loved song, first released in 1969, as the theme tune – but with a definite South African flavour and featuring a number of instantly recognisable artists.

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01 April 2011

WOOLWORTHS HAS THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOM THIS MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday, 8 May is Mother’s Day, and this year finding just the right way to show your appreciation is as easy as paying a visit to your nearest Woolworths store.

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29 March 2011

BIG PLANS ON THE CARDS FOR WOOLWORTHS PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRAMME

With the launch of a dedicated web site, a healthy nutrition guide for school tuck shops and the introduction of interactive classroom lessons, 2010 was a busy year for the Woolworths Making the Difference primary education programme.

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28 March 2011

ON-TREND FASHION COMES TOGETHER THIS WINTER AT WOOLWORTHS

Want to know what the hottest fashion items are for winter and how to wear them? Check out Woolworths new FASH10N for the top ten fashion essentials for women for the coming season. Woolies even shows you how to put together these ‘must haves’ to create the most fashionable looks from top to toe.

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09 March 2011

WOOLWORTHS DEVELOPS MUCH-NEEDED LOCAL RETAIL INDUSTRY SKILLS

Cape Town – 39 previously unemployed and underemployed youths graduated from Woolworths Growth Academy at a special function on the evening of Wednesday, 9 March 2011.

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03 March 2011

R50 000 TO BE WON IN WOOLWORTHS SOUP RECIPE COMPETITION

Do your family and friends celebrate when you tell them you’re making soup? Do you love experimenting with ingredients until you perfect a recipe? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then you just might have what it takes to win the Woolworths Home-made Soup Recipe Competition.

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01 March 2011

WOOLWORTHS CONTINUES TO INVEST IN SMALL COMMUNITY PROJECTS

As part of its Good business journey, Woolworths is committed to socio-economic transformation in South Africa and continues to actively support small, local, community-based enterprises. The Mokodeni Pottery project in Motsware village, Limpopo, is one of the small enterprises benefiting from doing business with Woolworths.

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28 February 2011

EMPOWERED ENTREPRENEUR CHOOSES OWN PATH VIA WOOLWORTHS

Goodenough Ngcobo promised himself he would run his own business before he turned 40. At 39 he had done exactly that, convincing his employer Woolworths, to help him launch a transport business he calls People’s Choice.

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28 February 2011

LET'S NOT SETTLE FOR THE BIG 4 – WOOLWORTHS FIGHTS RHINO POACHING

It¡¦s only March and already it is estimated that 21 rhinos have been poached since the beginning of 2011. Over 330 were poached last year. SanParks, February 2011.

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09 February 2011

WOOLWORTHS JOINS GLOBAL EFFORTS TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL

Woolworths has become the first South African company to become a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a global organisation which has developed a set of standards that address the legal, economic, environmental and social requirements of producing sustainable palm oil.

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08 February 2011

WOOLWORTHS CHALLENGES CHEESE MAKERS TO COME UP WITH EXCITING NEW CHEESES

Innovation is a passion at Woolworths, and with over 134 cheeses – many of which are exclusive – already on offer, the retailer is challenging South Africa’s small cheeseries to create new and exciting cheeses in South Africa’s first Cheese Makers Challenge.

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07 February 2011

SAY 'HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY' WITH A GIFT FROM WOOLWORTHS

Whether you’re looking for a delectable treat for your one love or a special something to surprise dear friends or close family members, this Valentine’s Day you’re sure to find it at Woolworths.

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01 February 2011

WOOLWORTHS RECYCLING FACILITIES EXPANDED THROUGH WESTERN AND EASTERN CAPE

Woolworths, along with partners Engen and Nampak launched a pilot project in October 2009, trialing recycling facilities at a number of Engen service stations in the greater Cape Town region.

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29 January 2011

NEW FLORAL BATH & BODY RANGE FROM WOOLWORTHS

Generations of South African women have enjoyed the pampering touch of Woolworths floral bath and body ranges.

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29 January 2011

IT’S GOING TO BE A HIP HOP EASTER AT WOOLIES

On the hunt for Easter goodies? You’ll find chocolate treats galore for young and old at Woolworths, from bags of mini foiled solid milk chocolate bunnies or white chocolate chicks with soft white filling (great value at just R14.95 per bag), to luxurious Lindt chocolate eggs (R99.95) or a Belgian milk chocolate bunny weighing in at an impressive 1 kg (R249.95).

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25 January 2011

LATEST PRESS IT'S GOING TO BE A HIP HOP EASTER AT WOOLIES

On the hunt for Easter goodies? You’ll find chocolate treats galore for young and old at Woolworths, from bags of mini foiled solid milk chocolate bunnies or white chocolate chicks with soft white filling (great value at just R14.95 per bag), to luxurious Lindt chocolate eggs (R99.95) or a Belgian milk chocolate bunny weighing in at an impressive 1 kg (R249.95).

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20 January 2011

WOOLWORTHS CHALLENGES CHEESEMAKERS TO COME UP WITH EXCITING NEW CHEESES

Innovation is a passion at Woolworths, and with over 134 cheeses – many of which are exclusive – already on offer, the retailer is challenging South Africa’s small cheeseries to create new and exciting cheeses in South Africa’s first Cheese Makers Challenge.

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17 January 2011

WOOLWORTHS COLOUR RANGE GETS A MAKEOVER

With an extensive makeover of its colour range, Woolworths now offers a wider choice of cutting-edge cosmetics that are as glamorous as they are affordable. Exciting new packaging and improved formulas come together in an array of compelling new products.

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11 January 2011

WOOLWORTHS KILIMANJARO EXPEDITION WILL RAISE AWARENESS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS ON AFRICA

Environmental terms like climate change and global warming have become part and parcel of everyday debates and discussions.

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20 December 2010

MAKE WOOLWORTHS YOUR FASHION DESTINATION FOR WINTER 2011

Winter 2011 will see Woolworths continuing to offer South African women great, on-trend seasonal fashion looks and key items at excellent value.

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22 November 2010

STAND A CHANCE TO JOIN THE WOOLWORTHS KILIMANJARO EXPEDITION

Environmental terms like climate change and global warming have become part and parcel of everyday debates and discussions.

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09 November 2010

WOOLWORTHS NOW FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN RETAILER TO USE RECYCLED PLASTIC IN FOOD PACKAGING

In line with its promise to find more environmentally friendly packaging solutions and reduce its carbon footprint, Woolworths has now become the first major South African retailer to begin using post-consumer recycled plastic in foods packaging.

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08 November 2010

WOOLWORTHS AND JUSTIN BONELLO UNITE IN NEW SEASON OF TV SERIES 'COOKED5'

The highly anticipated new season of the Cooked Living Free TV series sees well-known TV foodie Justin Bonello journey through Southern Africa in search of Good Food.

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08 November 2010

WOOLWORTHS AND JUSTIN BONELLO UNITE IN NEW SEASON OF TV SERIES 'COOKED5'

The highly anticipated new season of the Cooked Living Free TV series sees well-known TV foodie Justin Bonello journey through Southern Africa in search of Good Food.

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01 November 2010

WOOLWORTHS SUPPORTS WORLD DIABETES DAY

In its latest move to promote healthy eating, Woolworths has announced that it will be supporting World Diabetes Day, November 14, with a month of activities aimed at raising awareness of this disease and the important role nutrition plays in helping to control it. The retailer has joined forces with Diabetes South Africa in an effort to address the growing need for diabetes education and prevention programmes.

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29 October 2010

COUNTRY ROAD AND TRENERY CONCESSION STORES TO EXPAND IN PRETORIA AND JOHANNESBURG

If you’re one of the thousands of South Africans who have fallen in love with Country Road and Trenery, available exclusively at Woolworths, you’ll be pleased to learn that they are expanding their concession stores to include Woodlands and Clearwater on 7 and 28 October respectively.

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29 October 2010

COUNTRY ROAD AND TRENERY CONCESSION STORES TO EXPAND IN PRETORIA AND JOHANNESBURG

If you’re one of the thousands of South Africans who have fallen in love with Country Road and Trenery, available exclusively at Woolworths, you’ll be pleased to learn that they are expanding their concession stores to include Woodlands and Clearwater on 7 and 28 October respectively.

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28 October 2010

WOOLWORTHS OPENS ITS GREENEST STORE

The innovative Woolworths at the new Palmyra Junction shopping centre in Claremont, Cape Town, which opens on 28 October, is not only the second largest Woolworths Foodmarket in the Western Cape (after Constantia Village), it¡¦s also the ¡¥greenest¡¦ Woolworths store yet.

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27 October 2010

WOOLWORTHS NAMED RESPONSIBLE RETAILER OF THE YEAR FOR THE 2ND TIME IN THREE YEARS

Woolworths was named Responsible Retailer of the Year for 2010 at the World Retail Awards.

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22 October 2010

MORE FOR MUMS AND LITTLE ONES AS WOOLWORTHS EXPANDS ITS BABY RANGES

From October, parents and parents-to-be will find a bigger than ever range for baby and the nursery at selected Woolworths stores. The first of Woolworths new ‘Baby World’ areas have opened at Woolworths Sandton and Canal Walk, and will be extending to other selected stores around the country over time.

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19 October 2010

WOOLWORTHS' ESSENTIALS RANGE OFFERS QUALITY AT A LOWER PRICE

The Woolworths Essentials range makes it easier – and more affordable – to do your whole shopping in one convenient place.

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15 October 2010

VIRTUAL GREENIES CALLED ON TO PLANT LIVE LIVING WALL THIS WORLD FOOD DAY

In a bid to raise awareness about food security – an issue that has been exasperated by the recent recession and climate change – and help under-resourced schools, The Woolworths Trust invites all South Africans, be they a greenie or a techie, to do their bit for World Food Day, 16 October 2010, by ‘planting’ a virtual seedling on Woolworths’ Living Wall and join its national cyber-green movement.

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13 October 2010

WOOLWORTHS TOP TEN ICONS OF BEAUTY FOR SUMMER 2010

With the arrival of summer, Woolworths beauty experts have selected the products which will be featured as Beauty Icons for the season.

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13 October 2010

WOOLWORTHS TOP TEN ICONS OF BEAUTY FOR SUMMER 2010

With the arrival of summer, Woolworths beauty experts have selected the products which will be featured as Beauty Icons for the season.

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12 October 2010

WOOLWORTHS POSITION ON INTIMATE APPAREL

Intimate Apparel who is one of our key suppliers of lingerie advised us of its intention to close its doors at the end of November subject to consultation and any alternatives.

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05 October 2010

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES EASY-TO-WEAR RANGE FEATURING BRIGHT COLOURS AND BOLD PRINTS

Starting this summer, South African women looking for smart, yet easy-to-wear pieces in bright colours and bold prints will find just what they’re looking for at Woolworths.

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27 September 2010

EARLY LEARING CENTRE TOY RANGE NOW IN MORE WOOLWORTHS STORES

Woolworths is increasing the number of stores carrying Early Learning Centre products.

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27 September 2010

EARLY LEARING CENTRE TOY RANGE NOW IN MORE WOOLWORTHS STORES

Woolworths is increasing the number of stores carrying Early Learning Centre products. From October, an extensive range of educational toys from Britain’s leading educational toy brand will be available in 20 Woolworths stores around the country.

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22 September 2010

MORE FOR MUMS AND LITTLE ONES AS WOOLWORTHS EXPANDS BABY RANGES

From October, parents and parents-to-be will find a bigger than ever range for baby and the nursery at selected Woolworths stores.

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21 September 2010

WOOLWORTHS AND QVS MAKE PERFECT EYELASHES EASY

With the new QVS Natural Eyelashes and easy Eyelash Applicator, it’s easier than ever to have long, luscious lashes.

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21 September 2010

WOOLWORTHS JOINS WWF EFFORTS TO COMBAT RHINO POACHING

A dramatic increase in rhino poaching has prompted Woolworths to aid efforts to save African rhinos from extinction. Woolworths has partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and pledged funds from the sale of limited edition reusable bags to help combat rhino poaching. WWF will receive R10 from the sale of each bag.

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21 September 2010

WOOLWORTHS AND QVS MAKE PERFECT EYELASHES EASY

With the new QVS Natural Eyelashes and easy Eyelash Applicator, it’s easier than ever to have long, luscious lashes.

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20 September 2010

WOOLWORTHS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE TO SA SCHOOL TUCK SHOPS

The alarming rise of childhood obesity worldwide is resulting in an increasing focus on the nutritional quality of the food provided to children at schools. South Africa experiences a range of childhood nutritional challenges from increasing obesity to persistent malnutrition.

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09 September 2010

WOOLWORTHS HISTORIC WIN AT GLOBAL FOOD SCIENCE CONFERENCE

Woolworths scooped the President’s Award for its contribution to food science and technology at a recent international conference of food scientists and experts from around the world.

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03 September 2010

NEW FLORAL RANGE FROM WOOLWORTHS FOR CHRISTMAS

Summer will see the launch of an exciting new addition to Woolworths bath and body range. ‘Garden Flowers’ will be available in a choice of two delicious, floral-inspired fragrances, Stargazer Lily, Hibiscus & Berries and Jasmine, Freesia & Pear, in a range of pampering products and delightful gifts.

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02 September 2010

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES ARBOUR WEEK BY SUPPORTING TREE-ENTREPRENEURS

Over 2 500 ‘tree-preneurs’ who plant, grow and sell indigenous trees are developing a regular source of income in areas with little or no access to formal employment, whilst greening the environment.

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02 September 2010

THE FUTURE OF WOOLWORTHS LOCAL FRANCHISE BUSINESS

Woolworths today commenced discussions with their South African franchisees about the future of Woolworths local franchise business.

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01 September 2010

WOOLWORTHS & QVS MAKE PERFECT EYELASHES EASY

With the new QVS Natural Eyelashes and easy Eyelash Applicator, it’s easier than ever to have long, luscious lashes.

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01 September 2010

NITROGEN TRIAL FOR WOOLWORTHS TRUCKS

A few years ago, a customer’s feedback got Woolworths pondering whether stores could be replenished by quieter delivery trucks. The quest to find an answer led Woolworths to refrigeration technology that revolutionizes the transport of perishable goods on trucks.

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01 September 2010

WOOLWORTHS & QVS MAKE PERFECT EYELASHES EASY

With the new QVS Natural Eyelashes and easy Eyelash Applicator, it’s easier than ever to have long, luscious lashes.

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01 September 2010

NEW FLORAL RANGE FROM WOOLWORTHS FOR CHRISTMAS

Summer will see the launch of an exciting new addition to Woolworths bath and body range. ‘Garden Flowers’ will be available in a choice of two delicious, floral-inspired fragrances, Stargazer Lily, Hibiscus & Berries and Jasmine, Freesia & Pear, in a range of pampering products and delightful gifts.

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04 August 2010

SA’S FIRST CLOTHING BANK DRIVES ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR

Zukiswa Mngcitha matriculated in 1987 yet she still found herself in the lowest rung of the labour market – only able to secure cleaning and maintenance work.

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22 July 2010

MORE FOR MUMS AND LITTLE ONES AS WOOLWORTHS EXPANDS BABY RANGES

From October, parents and parents-to-be will find a bigger than ever range for baby and the nursery at selected Woolworths stores.

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16 July 2010

NEW ADDITIONS TO WOOLWORTHS REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS

Woolworths is well known for its colourful reusable shopping bags. But there's more to the story than you might think. These bags are not merely helping to reduce the amount of plastic waste that goes to landfill; they¡¦re also helping a small Cape Town BEE company called Isikhwama to flourish.

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14 July 2010

THE FUTURE IS OURS, SAYS WOOLWORTHS SUMMER 2010 CAMPAIGN

We’ve been waiting for it, planning for it, and building for it for six years… but what happens now that all the visitors are going home?

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02 July 2010

HEALTHY LIVING EDUCATION COMES ALIVE IN SA CLASSROOMS

Rising levels of child obesity and physically inactive lifestyles; as well as the challenges of engaging children in bringing about a more sustainable world, are currently high on the global education agenda.

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01 July 2010

NEW ADDITIONS TO WOOLWORTHS REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS: GOOD NEWS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Woolworths is well known for its colourful reusable shopping bags. But there’s more to the story than you might think. These bags are not merely helping to reduce the amount of plastic waste that goes to landfill; they’re also helping a small Cape Town BEE company called Isikhwama to flourish.

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01 July 2010

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE NEW RANGE OF VANITY BAGS

With the introduction of an innovative new range of vanity bags, Woolworths beauty department is fast becoming the perfect one-stop shop for all your beauty needs – both at home and on the go.

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30 June 2010

ARLENE NEWMAN IS WORKING WONDERS FOR FURRY FRIENDS

After a long day at work, most of us are happy to take it easy. Not so for Monte Vista resident Arlene Newman who has been recognised by the Woolworths Trust for making a difference at the Adopt-A-Pet animal rescue centre in Milnerton.

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22 June 2010

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCES YOGHURTS WITH AN AFRICAN FLAVOUR

Woolworths has launched a range of yoghurts made with traditional African botanicals including baobab, buchu and rooibos. Each of the botanicals has been paired with favourite South African fruits including naartjie and peach. The introduction of the new range represents another delicious step on Woolworths Good Food Journey.

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22 June 2010

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCES YOGHURTS WITH AN AFRICAN FLAVOUR

Woolworths has launched a range of yoghurts made with traditional African botanicals including baobab, buchu and Rooibos. Each of the botanicals has been paired with favourite South African fruits including naartjie and peach. The introduction of the new range represents another delicious step on Woolworths Good Food Journey.

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19 June 2010

WOOLWORTHS TAKES OFF AT DURBAN’S NEW KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

With the opening of Woolworths at Durban’s new King Shaka Airport, travellers passing through this KZN hub are now able to take advantage of the same convenience offered at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International and Cape Town International airports.

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08 June 2010

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCES A NEW HIGH FASHION FOOTWEAR RANGE

If you struggle to find just the right shoe to wear with your most fashionable outfits, you’ll be very pleased to hear that from October 2010, finding the perfect pair of high-fashion, on trend, heels or sandals will be easier than ever, as Woolworths is introducing a new range of platforms, stilettos, sling backs and sandals inspired by the latest looks from the catwalks of New York and London.

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04 June 2010

WOOLWORTHS BARISTA BREWS ANOTHER WINNER

Ishan Natalie, national beverage manager and trainer for Woolworths Café and the TriBeCa Coffee Roasting Company, has scooped the title of South Africa’s (SA) Barista Champion for the second consecutive year.

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02 June 2010

HEALTHY LIVING EDUCATION COMES ALIVE IN SA CLASSROOMS

Rising levels of child obesity and physically inactive lifestyles; as well as the challenges of engaging children in bringing about a more sustainable world, are currently high on the global education agenda. There is a great need for innovative educational resources and experiences that can help teachers and schools to empower learners to take charge of their own well-being and care of their environments.

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01 June 2010

WOOLWORTHS ADDS GUEST DESIGNER RANGES TO ITS SA DESIGNERS COLLECTION

From summer 2010, Woolworths SA Designers collection will feature fashions by selected guest designers for each season. The summer 2010 line-up features Lalesso, Sway and Thulare Monareng and will include dresses, skirts and tops. Good news for shoppers is that all these designer items will be reasonably priced, with dresses from around R450, skirts from R350, and tops from R250.

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01 June 2010

WOOLWORTHS ADDS GUEST DESIGNER RANGES TO ITS SA DESIGNERS COLLECTION

From summer 2010, Woolworths SA Designers collection will feature fashions by selected guest designers for each season.

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24 May 2010

WOOLWORTHS, ENGEN, NAMPAK RECYCLING PILOT A BIG HIT IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Last October, Woolworths, along with partners Engen and Nampak began trialing recycling facilities at eight Engen service stations in the greater Cape Town region.

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21 May 2010

WOOLWORTHS, NETCARE PHARMACY PILOT PROJECT CONCLUDED

A pilot pharmacy project initiated by retailer Woolworths and Netcare has been concluded.

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20 May 2010

WOOLWORTHS WINTER BEAUTY FESTIVAL

Make sure your beauty kit has everything you need for a beautiful winter at Woolworths annual Winter Beauty Festival, from 21 April to 2 May at selected Woolworths stores countrywide.

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17 May 2010

EMPOWERED ENTREPRENEUR RECRUITS FOR WOOLWORTHS

Recruitment consultant and entrepreneur Cikizwa Nqolobe says she owes her success to Woolworths’ efforts to empower black and black women entrepreneurs.

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01 May 2010

PRODUCING WOOLWORTHS ROOIBOS TEA INVIGORATES A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY

Woolworths continues to demonstrate its commitment to socio-economic transformation and specifically Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) in South Africa by supporting small, local, community-based enterprises. One of the latest projects to benefit is the Strandveld Tea Farmers Association, which is now growing premium fine rooibos tea for Woolworths.

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12 April 2010

WFS'S NEW CREDIT CARD TARGETS TOP-END

Woolworths Financial Services has introduced a new and exclusive credit card designed to meet the needs of – and reward – high-earning South Africans.

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01 April 2010

DON’T MISS THE FREE GIFTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS AT WOOLWORTHS WINTER BEAUTY FESTIVAL

Make sure your beauty kit has everything you need for a beautiful winter at Woolworths annual Winter Beauty Festival, from 21 April to 2 May at selected Woolworths stores countrywide.

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31 March 2010

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES NEW, LOWER PRICED PRIVATE LABEL RANGE IN FOODMARKETS

With the launch of a new private label range called Woolworths Essentials, consumers will be able to do what they’ve always wanted: get the superior quality they expect from Woolworths at everyday prices. Woolworths Essentials includes core basic products across all food departments as well as household cleaning products and toiletries, making it easier for customers to do their full weekly shopping at Woolworths.

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24 March 2010

JAMA KATANGANA IS WORKING WONDERS IN HIS COMMUNITY

After a long day at work, most of us are happy to take it easy. Not so for Langa resident Jama Katangana who has been recognised by the Woolworths Trust for making a difference in his community at Nants'Ingqayi (NAD), a non-profit organisation (NGO) based in Langa.

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24 March 2010

JAMA KATANGANA IS WORKING WONDERS IN HIS COMMUNITY

After a long day at work, most of us are happy to take it easy. Not so for Langa resident Jama Katangana who has been recognised by the Woolworths Trust for making a difference in his community at Nants'Ingqayi (NAD), a non-profit organisation (NGO) based in Langa.

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23 March 2010

DESIGN LEARNERS SHOW THEIR METTLE WITH DESIGNS FOR DESIGN INDABA 2010

Nomaswati Sopotela, a Grade 10 pupil at Rustenburg High School, is one of six talented learners participating in the Woolworths ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ programme that was recently given the opportunity to create designs to be featured on delegate bags and t-shirts at this year’s Design Indaba. Woolworths is once again a major sponsor for this internationally acclaimed design forum.

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15 March 2010

EAT WELL! GET ACTIVE! MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!NEW WOOLWORTHS WEBSITE TO INSPIRE SA KIDS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS

Woolworths has significantly expanded the reach and scope of its innovative Making the Difference (MTD) educational programme with the launch of a dedicated website www.makingthedifference.co.za/primary.

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15 March 2010

WOOLWORTHS SUPPORTS SA NATIONAL WATER WEEK: 15 – 19 MARCH 2010

At least 60% of our country’s water is used in farming irrigation, and Woolworths, as a major supplier of fresh produce has to play a role in water conservation. We are deeply committed to being part of the solution and have a long history of working with our suppliers to influence change. In addition, the quality of our water is increasingly threatened, in part by industrial and agricultural activity.

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12 March 2010

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES NEW, LOWER PRICED PRIVATE LABEL RANGE IN FOODMARKETS

With the launch of a new private label range called Woolworths Essentials, consumers will be able to do what they’ve always wanted: get the superior quality they expect from Woolworths at everyday prices. Woolworths Essentials includes core basic products across all food departments as well as household cleaning products and toiletries, making it easier for customers to do their full weekly shopping at Woolworths.

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11 March 2010

CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2010: WOOLWORTHS WINS RETAIL SECTOR CATEGORY

Woolworths was named winner of the retail sector category at the inaugural Climate Change Leadership Awards on Thursday, 11 March 2010.

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02 March 2010

WOOLIES SUPPORTS SA NATIONAL WATER WEEK: 15 – 19 MARCH 2010

At least 60% of the country’s water is used in farming irrigation, and Woolworths, as a major supplier of fresh produce has to play a role in water conservation. We are deeply committed to being part of the solution and have a long history of working with our suppliers to influence change.

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02 March 2010

WOOLWORTHS SUPPORTS WWF's EARTH HOUR – 27 MARCH 2010

Woolworths makes every effort to play its part in addressing climate change. Saving energy is a key part of this effort.

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01 March 2010

WOOLWORTHS CONTINUES ITS GOOD FOOD JOURNEY WITH THE REMOVAL OF AZO DYES FROM ITS OWN-BRAND FOOD

From April 2010 Woolworths-branded foods will no longer contain azo dyes, a type of artificial colorant frequently used to colour sweets and other brightly coloured foodstuffs. It’s the latest step on what Woolworths refers to as its Good Food Journey, and follows the removal of the artificial sweeteners aspartame, saccharin and cyclamate last year.

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01 March 2010

WOOLWORTHS WINTER 2010 CAMPAIGN A STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR

With only a few short months to go before the world’s attention is focused on football and South Africa, Woolworths has enlisted some top local and international names for its winter 2010 campaign, themed ‘Play the World’.

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01 March 2010

PRODUCING WOOLWORTHS ROOIBOS TEA INVIGORATES A PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY

Woolworths continues to demonstrate its commitment to socio-economic transformation and specifically Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) in South Africa by supporting small, local, community-based enterprises. One of the latest projects to benefit is the Strandveld Tea Farmers Association, which is now growing premium fine rooibos tea for Woolworths.

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01 March 2010

WOOLWORTHS CONTINUES ITS GOOD FOOD JOURNEY WITH THE REMOVAL OF AZO DYES FROM ITS OWN-BRAND FOOD

From April 2010 Woolworths-branded foods will no longer contain azo dyes, a type of artificial colorant frequently used to colour sweets and other brightly coloured foodstuffs.

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27 February 2010

DESIGN LEARNERS SHOW THEIR METTLE WITH DESIGNS FOR DESIGN INDABA 2010

Joel Zanon a Grade 12 pupil who attends the Frank Joubert Art Centre, is one of six talented learners participating in the Woolworths ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ programme that was recently given the opportunity to create designs to be featured on delegate bags and t-shirts at this year’s Design Indaba. Woolworths is once again a major sponsor for this internationally acclaimed design forum.

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25 February 2010

DESIGN LEARNERS SHOW THEIR METTLE WITH DESIGNS FOR DESIGN INDABA 2010

Danica van der Merwe, Emile Uys, Kaylin Ball and Lasché van Heerden from Stellenberg High School, are four of six talented learners participating in the Woolworths ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ programme that was recently given the opportunity to create designs to be featured on delegate bags and t-shirts at this year’s Design Indaba. Woolworths is once again a major sponsor for this internationally acclaimed design forum.

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25 February 2010

DESIGN LEARNERS SHOW THEIR METTLE WITH DESIGNS FOR DESIGN INDABA 2010

Joel Zanon a Grade 12 pupil who attends the Frank Joubert Art Centre, is one of six talented learners participating in the Woolworths ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ programme that was recently given the opportunity to create designs to be featured on delegate bags and t-shirts at this year’s Design Indaba. Woolworths is once again a major sponsor for this internationally acclaimed design forum.

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25 February 2010

DESIGN LEARNERS SHOW THEIR METTLE WITH DESIGNS FOR DESIGN INDABA 2010

Nomaswati Sopotela, a Grade 10 pupil at Rustenburg High School, is one of six talented learners participating in the Woolworths ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ programme that was recently given the opportunity to create designs to be featured on delegate bags and t-shirts at this year’s Design Indaba. Woolworths is once again a major sponsor for this internationally acclaimed design forum.

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18 February 2010

WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED INTERIM TRADING RESULTS

Woolworths Holdings Limited interim results were announced on 18 February 2009. The condensed group results can be found at www.woolworthsholdings.co.za. These are additional notes on the results.

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01 February 2010

WOOLWORTHS HAS THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOM THIS MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday 9 May is Mother’s Day, and this year finding just the right way to show your appreciation is as easy as paying a visit to your nearest Woolworths store. From beautiful floral bouquets and gorgeous fragrances to delicious treats and cosy slippers, you’ll find loads of affordable, quality gifts to choose from at Woolworths.

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28 January 2010

WOOLWORTHS OPENS THE DOOR TO INDUSTRY FOR UNEMPLOYED AND UNDEREMPLOYED, DISADVANTAGED GRADUATES

Woolworths Growth Academy is a trailblazing 12-18 month career development programme aimed at both current employees as well as unemployed and underemployed previously disadvantaged graduates.

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28 January 2010

WOOLWORTHS OPENS THE DOOR TO UNEMPLOYED & UNDEREMPLOYED GRADUATES

Woolworths Growth Academy is a trailblazing 12-18 month career development programme aimed at both current employees as well as unemployed and underemployed previously disadvantaged graduates.

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22 January 2010

SWIPE TO SUPPORT THE SOUTH AFRICAN GUIDE-DOG ASSOCIATION

Most of us would agree that there’s nothing more rewarding than a little retail therapy.

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15 January 2010

WOOLWORTHS PRIVATE LABEL SKINCARE RANGE GETS A MAKEOVER

With the re-launch of its private label skincare range in exciting new packaging, Woolworths now makes it easier than ever for you to find a range of top quality, dermatologically tested, affordable products formulated to suit your skin type.

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15 January 2010

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE PUMA RANGES

You’ll soon be able to find one of the world’s favourite sportswear brands at Woolworths, as they’ve just announced that they are to introduce new ranges of Puma brand tops, pants, shoes and accessories at selected stores around the country.

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08 January 2010

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES WIDER FITTING FOOTWEAR

Woolworths makes a point of listening to its customers, and in response to requests from shoppers around the country, has just introduced a range of fashionable footwear in a wider fitting. The new range is available at selected Woolworths stores nationwide.

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08 January 2010

WOOLWORTHS PRIVATE LABEL SKINCARE RANGE GETS A MAKEOVER

With the re-launch of its private label skincare range in exciting new packaging, Woolworths now makes it easier than ever for you to find a range of top quality, dermatologically tested, affordable products formulated to suit your skin type.

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06 January 2010

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE PUMA RANGES

You’ll soon be able to find one of the world’s favourite sportswear brands at Woolworths, as they’ve just announced that they are to introduce new ranges of Puma brand tops, pants, shoes and accessories at selected stores around the country.

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06 January 2010

WOOLWORTHS WINES AWARDED HIGHEST ACCOLADES IN 2009

In 2009, a stream of high profile wine industry awards and venerated ratings confirmed Woolworths’ status as a purveyor of unique, South African wines of outstanding quality.

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04 January 2010

WOOLWORTHS PRIVATE LABEL SKINCARE RANGE GETS A MAKEOVER

With the re-launch of its private label skincare range in exciting new packaging, Woolworths now makes it easier than ever for you to find a range of top quality, dermatologically tested, affordable products formulated to suit your skin type.

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01 December 2009

WOOLWORTHS ADDS NEW RANGE TO SA DESIGNERS COLLECTION

Starting in winter 2010, there will be a new name in Woolworths South African Designers collection. Conceptualised by a talented team of in-house designers, Suga Suga is a fun, sassy, street-smart range that celebrates African heritage and current fashion trends.

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01 December 2009

WOOLWORTHS ADDS NEW RANGE TO SA DESIGNERS COLLECTION

Starting in winter 2010, there will be a new name in Woolworths South African Designers collection. Conceptualised by a talented team of in-house designers, Suga Suga is a fun, sassy, street-smart range that celebrates African heritage and current fashion trends.

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03 November 2009

WOOLWORTHS REIGNS SUPREME

Woolworths Food was the overall winner in the 2009 Ask Afrika Orange Index service excellence awards.

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03 November 2009

WOOLWORTHS CHANGES THE WAY IT FARMS FRESH PRODUCE

Always at the forefront of innovation, Woolworths has, together with its suppliers, pioneered a new method of farming fresh produce.

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01 November 2009

NEW INNOVATION IN REFRIGERATION

Woolworths is the first South African retailer to reduce its ecological footprint by piloting a refrigeration system driven by a natural gas

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20 October 2009

WOOLWORTHS AND ENGEN OFFER CONVENIENT RECYCLING FACILITIES AT ENGEN SERVICE STATIONS

Woolworths and Engen have installed recycling facilities for paper, cardboard, glass and plastic at selected Engen service stations in the Western Cape as part of their commitment to reducing landfill waste and protecting the environment.

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01 October 2009

SWIPE TO SUPPORT THE NSRI NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH: NOVEMBER 2009

Winter is finally losing its grip and we’re starting to feel the sun’s hot rays again. That could also signify a new sun hat, bikini or board shorts. While out buying your new summer apparel spare a thought for the volunteers who run the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) who are on standby day and night throughout the year.

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01 August 2009

WOOLWORTHS MAKES IT EASY TO LOOK FABULOUS THIS SUMMER

Woolworths is making shopping for your summer wardrobe easier than ever thanks to their new list of absolute essentials for summer, which they’re calling ‘the fabulist’. What’s more, Woolworths shows you how to mix and match these ‘fab fashion favourites’ to help you make the most out of your wardrobe.

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30 July 2009

EMPOWERED ENTREPRENEUR DRIVES WOOLWORTHS ONLINE DELIVERIES

Woolworths employs an innovative business model to deliver orders placed on its shopping portal (www.woolworths.co.za.

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01 July 2009

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE NEW RANGE OF VANITY BAGS

With the introduction of an innovative new range of vanity bags, Woolworths beauty department is fast becoming the perfect one-stop shop for all your beauty needs – both at home and on the go.

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01 June 2009

FOOD DEMOCRACY GETS A BOOST FROM WOOLWORTHS WITH THE REMOVAL OF ASPARTAME FROM WOOLWORTHS-BRAND FOODS

Food democracy, the growing trend whereby consumers are flexing their muscles and influencing decisions made by big food retailers and producers, is finding a foothold in South Africa.

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19 May 2009

SUSTAINABLE FOOD GARDENING IN SA – EDUCATORS CAN LEAD THE WAY

The Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme is calling on South African educators to become drivers of food security in their communities by entering the 2009 Woolworths Trust EduPlant competition, a national permaculture-gardening competition that recognises and rewards schools using sustainable permaculture techniques to produce good food for the benefit of children and the wider school community.

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08 May 2009

THE LIGHTS SHINE ON RURAL KZN SCHOOL

More than a thousand learners from Silethukukhanya Secondary School, in the Umkhanyakude District near St Lucia in northern KwaZulu-Natal, sang their school song in celebration of the official opening of the rural school’s new soccer pitch and lights, on Friday 8 May.

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07 May 2009

PARENTS GIVEN FOOD FIXES FOR FIT KIDS

Issues such as the rise of obesity in children and the negative physical affects of our 21st century lifestyles on children’s well-being are regularly making international headlines.

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07 May 2009

WOOLWORTHS ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ PROGRAMME PRESENTS PARENT TALKS FOR MYSCHOOL PARENTS

Issues such as the rise of obesity in children and the negative physical affects of our 21st century lifestyles on children’s well-being are regularly making international headlines.

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07 May 2009

PARENTS GIVEN FOOD FIXES FOR FIT KIDS

Issues such as the rise of obesity in children and the negative physical affects of our 21st century lifestyles on children’s well-being are regularly making international headlines. There is an increasing insistence that providing good nutrition and enabling active lifestyles for children are essential responsibilities in the realm of parenting.

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07 May 2009

WOOLWORTHS ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ PROGRAMME PRESENTS PARENT TALKS FOR MYSCHOOL PARENTS

Issues such as the rise of obesity in children and the negative physical affects of our 21st century lifestyles on children’s well-being are regularly making international headlines.

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01 May 2009

WOOLWORTHS KICKS OFF ‘ZWAKALA – BRING IT ON!’ DESIGN COMPETITION

“Design influences daily life in more ways than one might imagine. Not only does it develop and introduce new products that make life easier or more entertaining; it can also communicate social and awareness campaigns, help structure communities and improve a nation’s quality of life,” so says Pieter Twine, Woolworths General Manager: Making the Difference educational programmes.

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01 May 2009

PARENTS OFFERED OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ON HOW FOOD CAN AFFECT CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOUR

Issues such as the rise of obesity in children and the negative physical affects of our 21st century lifestyles on children’s well-being are regularly making international headlines.

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01 May 2009

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCES CLOTHES THAT HELP YOU LOSE CENTIMETRES INSTANTLY

Any woman who’s ever looked at herself in the mirror and wished she could look slimmer instantly is about to have her wish granted. Always at the forefront of innovation, Woolworths is now introducing a range of clothing and lingerie designed to take centimetres off those all-important areas of midriff, tummy, hips, bum and thighs – instantly.

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01 May 2009

KZN EDUCATORS ATTEND FREE WOOLWORTHS TRUST EDUPLANT WORKSHOPS

The Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme is calling on South African educators to become drivers of food security in their communities by entering the 2009 Woolworths Trust EduPlant competition, a national permaculture-gardening competition that recognises and rewards schools using sustainable permaculture techniques to produce good food for the benefit of children and the wider school community.

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20 April 2009

WOOLWORTHS SHORTLISTED ONCE AGAIN FOR INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBLE RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD.

Last year Woolworths was honoured to be named International Responsible Retailer of the Year at the World Retail Congress.

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02 April 2009

MILNERTON PRIMARY HAS A MOO-VING EXPERIENCE!

Western Cape/Cape Town: Recently Grade Four learners from Milnerton Primary, who are participating in Woolworths’ ‘Making The Difference Educational Programme Targeting Grade Four Learners’, visited the Fair Cape Dairy as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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01 April 2009

FREE GIFTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS GALORE AT WOOLWORTHS BEAUTY FESTIVAL 22 APRIL – 10 MAY 2009

Winter can take its toll on skin, but with Woolworths annual Winter Beauty Festival, making sure you’re prepared has never been easier or more rewarding. Taking place from 22 April to 10 May, the Woolworths Winter Beauty Festival promises to delight customers with up-to-the-minute colours, delicious fragrances, free skin consultations and makeovers, plus a wide array of gifts-with-purchase and fabulous special offers.

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26 March 2009

EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE STORE OPENS AT EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE MEETING PLACE

The quality, style and value that South Africa loves have arrived at Melrose Arch, Sandton, with the opening of Woolworths at Melrose Piazza on Thursday 26 March.

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26 March 2009

THE OPENING OF WOOLWORTHS WEST COAST MALL BRINGS QUALITY, FRESHNESS, AND A HELPING HAND TO THE COMMUNITY

Quality, style and value are now more convenient than ever for residents and holidaymakers along the West Coast with the opening of a new Woolworths store at West Coast Mall, the new regional centre in Vredenburg which will cater to the whole West Coast node.

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25 March 2009

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES EARTH HOUR BY HELPING SOUTH AFRICANS SAFELY DISPOSE OF ENERGY SAVING LIGHT BULBS

Woolworths, as part of its pledge to support Earth Hour, is asking customers to safely dispose of used energy saving light bulbs in the specially designed bins in 41 of its national stores.

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18 March 2009

WOOLWORTHS, THE FIRST RETAILER TO SIGN WATER NEUTRAL PACT WITH WWF

Woolworths is the first retailer to join the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Water Neutral Scheme. The scheme, launched late last year in association with the government’s Working for Water programme seeks to encourage corporates to become ‘water neutr

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12 March 2009

THE OPENING OF WOOLWORTHS NOORDHEUWEL BRINGS QUALITY, FRESHNESS, AND A HELPING HAND TO THE COMMUNITY

Quality, style and convenience are now closer to home for the residents of Noordheuwel with the opening of a new Woolworths food market on the corner of Robert Broom and Lud Hersch Street.

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02 March 2009

EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE STORE OPENS AT EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE MEETING PLACE

The quality, style and value that South Africa loves have arrived at Melrose Arch, Sandton, with the opening of Woolworths at Melrose Piazza on Thursday 26 March.

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02 March 2009

PALMCROFT PRIMARY GRADE FOURS LEARN WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ‘A CUT ABOVE THE REST’

KwaZulu-Natal/Durban, Cato Ridge: Recently Grade Four learners from Palmcroft Primary, who are participating in Woolworths’ ‘Making The Difference Educational Programme Targeting Grade Four Learners’, visited Blue Chip Trading as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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01 March 2009

WOOLWORTHS BEGINS LABELLING ITS SEAFOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS SUSTAINABLE FISHING JOURNEY

Having signed the landmark WWF Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s Retail Charter in 2008, Woolworths is now set to become the first major SA retailer to label its fish in accordance with SASSI’s ‘green, orange, red’ system.

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01 March 2009

LIEZEL KAYSTER OF WOOLWORTHS IS WORKING WONDERS IN HER COMMUNITY

After a long day at work, most of us are happy to take it easy. Not so for Liezel Kayster, who works as an interactive controller at the Knysna Woolworths store.

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01 March 2009

WOOLWORTHS BEGINS LABELLING ITS SEAFOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS SUSTAINABLE FISHING JOURNEY

Having signed the landmark WWF Sustainable Seafood Initiative¡¦s Retail Charter in 2008, Woolworths is now set to become the first major SA retailer to label its fish in accordance with SASSI¡¦s ¡¥green, orange, red¡¦ system.

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01 March 2009

WOOLWORTHS BEGINS LABELLING ITS SEAFOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS SUSTAINABLE FISHING JOURNEY

Having signed the landmark WWF Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s Retail Charter in 2008, Woolworths is now set to become the first major SA retailer to label its fish in accordance with SASSI’s ‘green, orange, red’ system.

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01 March 2009

KIDICOL CAMPUS LEARNERS DISCOVER WHAT’S IN STORE

Pretoria: Recently Grade Four learners from Kidicol Campus, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference Educational Programme Targeting Grade Four Learners’, visited the Sammy Marks Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the programme.

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01 March 2009

ERASMIA PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS DISCOVER WHAT’S IN STORE

Pretoria: Recently Grade Four learners from Erasmia Primary School School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference Educational Programme Targeting Grade Four Learners’, visited the Menlyn Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the programme.

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01 March 2009

ERASMIA PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS DISCOVER WHAT’S IN STORE

Recently Grade Four learners from Erasmia Primary School School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference Educational Programme Targeting Grade Four Learners’, visited the Menlyn Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the programme.

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01 March 2009

KIDICOL CAMPUS LEARNERS DISCOVER WHAT’S IN STORE

Recently Grade Four learners from Kidicol Campus, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference Educational Programme Targeting Grade Four Learners’, visited the Sammy Marks Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the programme.

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01 March 2009

EMMERENTIA LOUBSER OF WOOLWORTHS IS WORKING WONDERS IN HER COMMUNITY

After a long day at work, most of us are happy to take it easy. Not so for Emmerentia Loubser, who works as a food Department Manager at the Jacaranda Woolworths store.

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19 February 2009

WOOLWORTHS GEARING UP FOR 2010 WITH ITS WINTER 2009 MARKETING CAMPAIGN

With about 15 months to go until the start of the 2010 soccer world cup, Woolworths has designed a marketing campaign for Winter 2009 aimed at reminding South Africans of all the reasons there are to believe in ourselves and to remember what we can accomplish when we put our minds to it.

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09 February 2009

WOOLWORTHS REDUCES THE PRICES OF 245 FOOD LINES.

Woolworths has reduced the prices of 245 food lines in line with its ongoing commitment to drive better value for customers. The price of some food items have been cut by as much as 29%. This means lower prices and improved quality.

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09 February 2009

WOOLWORTHS OFFERS ENHANCED VALUE

Woolworths has reduced the prices of 245 food lines in line with its ongoing commitment to drive better value for customers. The price of some food items have been cut by as much as 29%. This means lower prices and improved quality.

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06 February 2009

WOOLWORTHS TO LAUNCH ‘EVERYDAY LUXURY’ CLOTHING BRAND.

Woolworths customers can look forward to Trenery, an exclusive range of timeless clothing that will be available in selected stores from August this year.

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06 February 2009

WOOLWORTHS WILL LAUNCH ‘EVERYDAY LUXURY’ CLOTHING BRAND FOR THE CLASSIC CUSTOMER

Woolworths customers can look forward to Trenery, an exclusive range of timeless clothing that will be available in selected stores from August this year. Designed by iconic Australian retailer Country Road, the range aims to redefine premium fashion.

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01 February 2009

ISHAN NATALIE – 2009 SA BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIPS WINNER

Ishan Natalie’s passion for coffee started back in 2000 when he innocently asked to be trained as a barista at the newly launched Woolworths Café at Gateway Mall, KwaZulu-Natal.

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13 January 2009

WOOLWORTHS EMBRACES THE FUTURE OF I.T.

Woolworths is implementing a range of measures to minimise the impact that its information technology (IT) products and equipment have on the environment. Initiatives range from recycling e-waste such as computers, to using energy efficient equipment.

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08 January 2009

WOOLWORTHS WINES AWARDED HIGHEST ACCOLADES IN 2009

In 2009, a stream of high profile wine industry awards and venerated ratings confirmed Woolworths’ status as a purveyor of unique, South African wines of outstanding quality.

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03 January 2009

WOOLWORTHS TO OFFER A WORLD OF CHOICE FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday 10 May is Mother’s Day, and this year finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift for moms, grans and mothers-to-be is as easy as popping into your nearest Woolworths store. From beautiful floral bouquets and pretty jewellery to delicious treats and bath time indulgences, you’ll find a world of affordable, quality gifts to choose from at Woolworths.

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03 January 2009

WOOLWORTHS BEGINS LABELLING ITS SEAFOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS SUSTAINABLE FISHING JOURNEY

Having signed the landmark WWF Sustainable Seafood Initiative¡¦s Retail Charter in 2008, Woolworths is now set to become the first major SA retailer to label its fish in accordance with SASSI¡¦s ¡¥green, orange, red¡¦ system.

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02 January 2009

WOOLWORTHS IS USING ENERGY MORE EFFICIENTLY THAN THE COMPANY DID IN 2004

Woolworths relative electricity usage now stands at 268.9 kwh/m2/day for 2008. This is a 10% decrease from relative electricity usage in 2004 – our benchmark year.

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01 January 2009

ISHAN NATALIE – 2009 SA BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIPS WINNER

Ishan Natalie’s passion for coffee started back in 2000 when he innocently asked to be trained as a barista at the newly launched Woolworths Café at Gateway Mall, KwaZulu-Natal. This experience fuelled his dream of becoming a professional barista and cemented his passion for brewing that perfect cuppa java coffee. That same drive and determination recently won him first place at the South African Barista Championships (held in January) and a chance to represent South Africa at the World Barista Championships in Atlanta, USA in April.

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08 December 2008

WOOLWORTHS RE-LAUNCHES CLASSIC COLLECTION FOR WINTER 2009

For winter 2009, Woolworths has re-looked its ever-popular classic range and proudly introduces a brand-new Classic Collection of easy-to-wear, timeless styles in gorgeous fabrics that are as easy to care for as they are to wear. The new Classic Collection joins Woolworths range of exclusive brands including w collection, studio.w, Twist, re_, activ. and Country Road to offer South African women a wide range of styles and looks from classic to contemporary.

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02 December 2008

WOOLWORTHS ENERGY EFFICIENCY INCREASES

Woolworths is now using energy far more efficiently than it did in 2004. Woolworths relative electricity usage now stands at 268.9 kilowatt hours, per metre square of trading space, per day. This is a 10% decrease from relative electricity usage in 2004 –

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21 November 2008

WOOLWORTHS AND SACCAWU'S WIN-WIN AGREEMENT

Woolworths and the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) agreed to a verification process which was part of the strike settlement agreement.

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15 November 2008

LEARNERS SHOW HOW DESIGN CAN BRING DIVERSE CULTURES TOGETHER

Can design help us understand and appreciate our cultural diversity? This was the question posed by this year’s ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ competition, now in its third year and once again sponsored jointly by Sappi and Woolworths in conjuncti

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30 October 2008

EVERSDAL PRIMARY: PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING A DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Recently; Eversdal Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference educational programme targeting grade four learners, visited Fair Cape Dairy as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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29 October 2008

ROSEHILL PRIMARY: PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING A DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Recently; Rosehill Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference educational programme targeting grade four learners, visited Blue Chip Trading as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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29 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS

For the past 9 years, Woolworths has been the major retail partner in MySchool, an innovative social investment programme that involves consumers in raising much-needed funds for South African schools.

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29 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS RECOGNISES SUPPLIERS FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

Woolworths is pleased to announce that not one, but three, of its suppliers have just been named winners of Woolworths Eco-Efficiency Awards for 2008.

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29 October 2008

ROSEHILL PRIMARY: PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING A DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Recently; Rosehill Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference educational programme targeting grade four learners, visited Blue Chip Trading as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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23 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS REACHES ANOTHER MILESTONE WITH THE OPENING OF ITS 400th STORE

The opening of the new Woolworths Wonderboom Junction on 23 October marks another important milestone for South Africa’s leading quality retailer. The store, in Annlin Ext 43, Pretoria, is Woolworths 400th and opens just one week shy of 77 years after the first Woolworths store opened in Cape Town on 30 October 1931.

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21 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS SETTLES ORGANISATIONAL DISPUTE WITH SACCAWU

Woolworths and Saccawu have reached agreement to resolve the organisational dispute that resulted in a strike.

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20 October 2008

DESIGN LEARNERS BRING DIVERSE CULTURES TOGETHER IN ANNUAL MAKING THE DIFFERENCE THROUGH DESIGN COMPETITION

Grade 12 Fish Hoek design learner Meghan Lombard has walked away with the top national award in the ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ competition.

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17 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS, SACCAWU TALKS TO RESUME

Woolworths is pleased SACCAWU has agreed to meet Woolworths on Monday 20 October 2008.

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16 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS CONTINUES TO NEGOTIATE AN END TO THE STRIKE

Woolworths continues to negotiate with SACCAWU in good faith. In an effort to resolve the dispute Woolworths has tabled a solution to the current dispute, for SACCAWU to consider. The proposal encourages the union to show the representation it claims thro

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14 October 2008

DESIGN LEARNERS BRING DIVERSE CULTURES TOGETHER IN ANNUAL MAKING THE DIFFERENCE THROUGH DESIGN COMPETITION

Jasmin Brijlal, a Grade 11 learner at Durban Girls School took top provincial honours in the annual ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ competition. This is the first year that the competition has been run outside of the Western Cape.

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13 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS WAITING FOR SACCAWU TO COMPLY WITH INTERDICT

Today Woolworths has distributed a letter from SACCAWU instructing striking employees to observe the picket rules. This letter was produced in accordance with an interdict granted to Woolworths against SACCAWU on Friday 11 October 2008 by the Labour Court

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11 October 2008

LOCAL FASHION STUDENT TAKES PART IN TORONTO FASHION WEEK

Nadia Lemmer, a final year fashion design student at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is taking part in the L’Oreal Fashion Week in Toronto, Canada, thanks to the efforts of Woolworths and its Managing Director Retail, Andrew Jennings.

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11 October 2008

LEARNERS SHOW HOW DESIGN CAN BRING DIVERSE CULTURES TOGETHER

Can design help us understand and appreciate our cultural diversity? This was the question posed by this year’s ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ competition, now in its third year and once again sponsored jointly by Sappi and Woolworths in conjuncti

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10 October 2008

LABOUR COURT GRANTS WOOLWORTHS INTERDICT AGAINST SACCAWU

Woolworths was granted an interdict today by the Labour Court against SACCAWU, after the union was found to be in breach of the picketing rules that they agreed would govern industrial action launched against Woolworths. The union was also found to be in

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09 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS

For the past 9 years, Woolworths has been the major retail partner in MySchool, an innovative social investment programme that involves consumers in raising much-needed funds for South African schools.

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07 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS PROPOSES SOLUTION TO CURRENT DISPUTE WITH UNION

Woolworths has proposed a solution to the current dispute with Saccawu after two days of negotiations at the CCMA.

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03 October 2008

WINNING SCHOOLS REACH NEW HEIGHTS AT 2008 WOOLWORTHS TRUST EDUPLANT

This year, the annual Woolworths Trust EduPlant competition, held in Walkerville, Gauteng, showcased food gardening schools who are taking this long-standing programme to higher levels.

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03 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS REACHES ANOTHER MILESTONE ON ITS GOOD BUSINESS JOURNEY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD JOURNEY

Recognising the vital role retailers can play in the worldwide drive to conserve our precious seafood resources, Woolworths has formulated and is implementing a Sustainable Seafood policy.

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03 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS REACHES ANOTHER MILESTONE ON ITS GOOD BUSINESS JOURNEY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD JOURNEY

Recognising the vital role retailers can play in the worldwide drive to conserve our precious seafood resources, Woolworths has formulated and is implementing a Sustainable Seafood policy.

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03 October 2008

WINNING SCHOOLS REACH NEW HEIGHTS AT 2008 WOOLWORTHS TRUST EDUPLANT

This year, the annual Woolworths Trust EduPlant competition, held in Walkerville, Gauteng, showcased food gardening schools who are taking this long-standing programme to higher levels.

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02 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS AND ABSA LAUNCH FINANCIAL SERVICES JOINT VENTURE

Woolworths Holdings Limited and Absa Group Limited are pleased to announce the launch of a joint venture from yesterday, 1 October 2008 following fulfillment of all conditions precedent.

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02 October 2008

WOOLWORTHS REACHES ANOTHER MILESTONE ON ITS GOOD BUSINESS JOURNEY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITS SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD JOURNEY

Recognising the vital role retailers can play in the worldwide drive to conserve our precious seafood resources, Woolworths has formulated and is implementing a Sustainable Seafood policy.

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01 October 2008

EXCLUSIVE GISELE BUNDCHEN SANDALS AT WOOLWORTHS THIS SUMMER

This summer Woolworths has good news for women who are fashion and eco conscious. The popular Gisele Bundchen sandals are back – with even more colours to choose from.

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29 September 2008

WOOLWORTHS TRUST LAUNCHES GUIDELINES FOR PREDATOR-FRIENDLY FARMING

In the latest step in its campaign to introduce predator-friendly meat to the South African market, Woolworths has just released a comprehensive set of guidelines called “Predators on Livestock Farms: A Practical Manual for Non-Lethal, Holistic, Ecologica

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27 September 2008

INNOVATIVE WOOLWORTHS LAUNCH TWISTS FICTION WITH REALITY

What if a story you were following online ended with a radical twist that came to life on the streets of your city? That's exactly how South Africans were introduced to Twist, the new contemporary fashion brand from Woolworths.

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27 September 2008

WOOLWORTHS IS A RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYER

Woolworths employment proposition Woolworths employment proposition is good and highly competitive. Woolworths does not employ casual employees. All employees are permanently employed and receive company benefits. Due to the longer trading hours in ret

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26 September 2008

COUNTRY ROAD SUMMER 2008 COLLECTION

Country Road Summer 08 takes inspiration from the 70’s in both key silhouettes and the layering of soft feminine shapes with vintage styling an important trend.

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23 September 2008

ANOTHER FIRST FOR WOOLWORTHS PACKAGING

In another milestone in its Good business journey, Woolworths is switching from plastic to cardboard packaging for its ‘to go’ range of sandwiches. The cardboard used in the new pack is certified as coming from a sustainable and well-managed forest. And w

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23 September 2008

WOOLWORTHS TAKES ACTION TO ENFORCE PICKETING RULES

Woolworths had no alternative but to obtain an interdict yesterday against the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union (Saccawu) for deliberately breaking the picketing rules agreed at the CCMA.

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23 September 2008

CHRISTEL PRIMARY PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING THE DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Recently Grade 4 learners from Christel Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference programme, visited the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Montague Gardens, Cape Town. This visit formed part of the experiential componen

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18 September 2008

BUSINESS AS USUAL AT WOOLWORTHS

It’s business as usual at Woolworths. There have been minimal disruptions and trading is normal.

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15 September 2008

SACCAWU ACTION AT WOOLWORTHS

Woolworths has been notified that the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union (Saccawu) intends to encourage Woolworths employees to embark on a protected national strike from 17 to 21 September 2008.

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11 September 2008

ANOTHER FIRST FOR WOOLWORTHS: A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HOUSEHOLD CLEANING AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

From the end of September, South Africans looking for household cleaning and personal care products that are kind to their families as they are to the environment will have to look no further than Woolworths extensive new Earth Friendly range. The introduction of more than 60 different environmentally friendly products is another first for South Africa’s most innovative retailer and marks another milestone in Woolworths Good business journey.

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05 September 2008

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE NEW FORMAL AND CASUAL WEAR BRAND FOR SUMMER

Starting this summer, women and men in search of quality clothing that is affordable, easy to wear and on trend will have to look no further than Woolworths new Studio.w range, which will make its debut in stores on 20 August as part of Woolworths summer

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03 September 2008

WOOLWORTHS DONATES OVER 4000 TREES TO A LOW INCOME HOUSING PROJECT AND SCHOOLS, TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL ARBOUR WEEK.

Woolworths is celebrating Arbour Week by donating 4309 indigenous trees to a low income housing project in the Western Cape and schools in Limpopo and the Western Cape.

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27 August 2008

WOOLWORTHS POSITION ON SACCAWU’S PLANS FOR A PROTEST MARCH IN DURBAN

Woolworths has been notified that the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union intends to march to Woolworths store in Durban’s West Street on Friday August 29, 2008.

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20 August 2008

WOOLWORTHS POSITION ON SACCAWU’S PLANS FOR A PROTEST MARCH IN JOHANNESBURG

Woolworths priority is the safety of staff and customers. As the union embarks upon industrial action, this will be our key priority,” said Zyda Rylands, Chief operating officer, Support services.

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16 August 2008

NGO AND EMERGING CAPE ENTREPRENEUR PRODUCING OVER A MILLION GREEN BAGS A YEAR FOR WOOLIES

The introduction of reusable bags in 2004 was an opportunity for Woolworths to preserve the environment as well as support enterprise development.

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15 August 2008

WOOLWORTHS FRIDGES TO USE 30% LESS ELECTRICITY PER STORE

Indications are that the energy saving refrigeration, currently being trialled by Woolworths, will cut the amount of electricity used by store refrigeration by at least 30%.

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15 August 2008

WOOLWORTHS NAMED RESPONSIBLE RETAILER OF THE YEAR AT THE WORLD RETAIL AWARDS.

Woolworths has received international recognition in the retail sector by being named Responsible Retailer of the Year at the World Retail Awards – held during the annual World Retail Congress. Six companies from across the globe had been shortlisted for the prestigious award.

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09 August 2008

ATHLONE PRIMARY PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING A DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Durban: Recently Grade 4 learners from Athlone Primary School who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference programme, visited Blue Chip Trading as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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09 August 2008

DR HAVINGA PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING THE DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Recently Grade 4 learners from Laerskool Dr Havinga, who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference programme, visited the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Midrand, Gauteng. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the progr

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09 August 2008

HARTLEY ROAD PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING A DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Durban: Recently Grade 4 learners from Hartley Road Primary School who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference programme, visited Blue Chip Trading as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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09 August 2008

MUIZENBERG PRIMARY PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING THE DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Recently Grade 4 learners from Muizenberg Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference programme, visited the Blue Route Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the programme.

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07 August 2008

WOOLWORTHS POSITION ON SACCAWU TALKS

“Woolworths priority is the safety of staff and customers. As the union embarks upon industrial action, this will be our key priority,” said Zyda Rylands, Chief operating officer, Support services.

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01 August 2008

A COMMUNITY ON A MOUNTAIN

If you were to travel north on the N7 about 125 km from Cape Town you’d reach the town of Piketberg, which nestles at the base of a mountain that rises sharply in stark contrast to the rolling wheat fields of the Swartland. A drive up the Versfeld pass to the top reveals not only amazing views of the surrounding countryside and far-off Table Mountain, but a beautiful plateau which is home to orchards, colourful flowers, proteas, and a hamlet called Piket-bo-berg, which is home to Intaba Mountain Fruit Processing.

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01 August 2008

A COMMUNITY EMPOWERED BY BEADS AND PAPER

This is the second year that Woolworths has offered beautiful beaded rings which have been handcrafted by the women of Iziko Lo Lwazi, a non-profit organisation in Hout Bay dedicated to empowering women through training and employment.

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01 August 2008

WORKING FROM HOME TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES

The beautiful baskets which we’re using for our some of our Christmas food gift assortments have been hand-crafted by Swazi women who are turning local mountain grass into works of art as part of the Gone Rural project. Gone Rural is committed to empowering rural Swazi women, alleviating poverty and supporting HIV/AIDS orphans by helping these women earn a regular income by using traditional skills to produce unique, beautiful products that are made in their homes from locally available and sustainable natural materials.

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01 August 2008

MADE FROM “RECYCLED” WOOD

Our olive wood mortar and pestle sets are hand-crafted for us in Tunisia.

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31 July 2008

WOOLWORTHS BAGS ARE MORE THAN JUST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

The introduction of reusable bags in 2004 was an opportunity for Woolworths to preserve the environment as well as support enterprise development.

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23 July 2008

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES ITS GROWING ORGANIC RANGES

Having begun its organic journey almost a decade ago, Woolworths now offers South African consumers the widest range of certified organic products from pasta and peanut butter to t-shirts and towels.

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18 July 2008

WOOLWORTHS REWARDS ECO-EFFICIENT SUPPLIERS

Woolworths is the first South African retailer to recognise its suppliers for becoming more environmentally responsible. The award, launched in 2006, seeks to recognise suppliers who establish best practice in environmental management.

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16 July 2008

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES PRIVATE LABEL MEN’S SKIN CARE RANGE

Woolworths has just introduced a comprehensive range of technologically advanced men’s skin care products. Benchmarked against world-leading brands, this latest addition to Woolworths private label range will give South African men the chance to enjoy the

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16 July 2008

BLOUBERG RIDGE PRIMARY: PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ JOURNEY

Recently Grade 4 learners from Blouberg Ridge Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference Through Nutrition’ programme, visited the Bayside Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the pr

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16 July 2008

BATHOKWA: PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ JOURNEY

Recently Grade 4 learners from Bathokwa Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference through Nutrition’ programme, visited the Samymarks Woolworths store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the progra

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16 July 2008

NOW LESS SUGAR IN WOOLWORTHS JUICES

In the most recent step in its Good Food Journey, Woolworths has announced that it has reduced the amount of sugar in its chilled 100% fruit juices and nectars. This follows the reduction in sugar across their entire yoghurt range earlier this year and is in line with World Health Organisation directives1 as well as Woolworths own commitment to offering better food choices.

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16 July 2008

FORESTVIEW: PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING THE DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Durban: Recently Grade 4 learners from Forestview Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference through Nutrition programme, visited the Hillcrest Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the programme.

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16 July 2008

KING DAVID: PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ JOURNEY

Recently Grade 4 learners from King David Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference through Nutrition’ programme, visited the Sandton Woolworths store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the programme.

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16 July 2008

WOOLWORTHS EXPANDS THE CHOICE OF MYSCHOOL MYVILLAGE MY PLANET BENEFICIARIES YOU CAN SUPPORT

Woolworths contributes in excess of R18 million every year to schools, charities and environmental organisations around South Africa through the MySchool My Village MyPlanet programme. Now even more charities and environmental groups stand to benefit from this successful programme.

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16 July 2008

RAHMANIYEH PRIMARY: PARTICIPATING IN THE “MAKING THE DIFFERENCE” JOURNEY

Recently Grade 4 learners from Rahmaniyeh Primary, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference’ programme, visited Monviso Fashion and Knitwear Manufacturers as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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11 July 2008

WOOLWORTHS OPENS WINE & TAPAS BAR AT V&A WATERFRONT

Next time you need a break from shopping at the V&A Waterfront, why not spoil yourself with a visit to Woolworths brand-new winebar? Situated on the upper level with stunning views over the harbour, this chic, European-style wine and tapas bar is the perf

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01 July 2008

WOOLWORTHS REWARDS ECO-EFFICIENT SUPPLIERS

Woolworths is the first South African retailer to recognise its suppliers for becoming more environmentally responsible. The award, launched in 2006, seeks to recognise suppliers who establish best practice in environmental management.

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06 June 2008

WOOLWORTHS FINANCIAL SERVICES LAUNCHES PODCAST

Woolworths Financial Services has launched a podcast designed to help customers manage their money better. Called Making Friends With Money, it is presented by financial behaviour change expert Dr Harry Dugmore and provides valuable hints and tips for sav

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06 June 2008

WOOLWORTHS IS SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP GREEN COMPANY

Woolworths was announced the winner in the Mail and Guardian’s Greening the Future Award last night in the category: “Companies and organisations with innovative environmental strategies that improve business performance”.

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01 June 2008

CORROVOCA: PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING A DIFFERENCE JOURNEY

Durban: Recently Grade 4 learners from Corrovoca Primary School who are participating in the Woolworths Making The Difference programme, visited Blue Chip Trading as part of the experiential component of the programme.

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01 June 2008

WOOLWORTHS ADDS NEW ENVIRONMENTAL MODULES TO ITS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Woolworths Making the Difference educational programme has been helping Grade 4 learners in some 1500 schools around the country learn about nutrition and healthy living since 2003. Starting this year, it will also help them learn more about sustainable living and permaculture gardening.

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01 June 2008

WOOLWORTHS KICKS OFF ‘ZWAKALA – BRING IT ON!’ DESIGN COMPETITION

“Design influences daily life in more ways than one might imagine. Not only does it develop and introduce new products that make life easier or more entertaining; it can also communicate social and awareness campaigns, help structure communities and improve a nation’s quality of life,” so says Pieter Twine, Woolworths General Manager: Making the Difference educational programmes.

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26 May 2008

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE NEW AFFORDABLE CONTEMPORARY WOMENSWEAR BRAND FOR SUMMER

It’s cool, it’s trendy, it’s sexy, it’s fun … and it’s arriving exclusively at Woolworths for Summer ’08.

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22 May 2008

WOOLWORTHS TAKES SELECTED YOGHURT PRODUCT OFF THE SHELVES

Woolworths entire yoghurt range is perfectly safe to eat. Woolworths has, however, taken selected yoghurt product off its shelves due to a supplier including gelatine in an ingredient.

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22 May 2008

WOOLWORTHS PARTNERS WITH EMERGING LOCAL TEA PRODUCER

When you think of world class tea production, KwaZulu-Natal does not immediately spring to mind. However, Nkandla in the rural heartland of the province is home to a world renowned tea producer that is changing the lives of a community.

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09 May 2008

WOOLWORTHS ADDS TO ITS IMPRESSIVE OFFERING OF TOP QUALITY RESERVE WINES

Selected and blended exclusively for Woolworths by Cape Wine Master Allan Mullins, Woolworths reserve wines have, over the past 8 years, gained an enviable reputation for quality.

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09 May 2008

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCES LOW ALCOHOL WINES

In keeping with its promise of offering choices that help South Africans lead a healthy lifestyle, Woolworths has just introduced a range of three easy-drinking wines containing less than 10% alcohol.

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08 May 2008

DAWNSRIDGE PRIMARY: PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ JOURNEY

KwaZulu-Natal: Recently Grade 4 learners from Dawnsridge Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference through Nutrition’ programme, visited the Chatsworth Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential compo

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08 May 2008

ASR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE: PARTICIPATING IN THE “MAKING THE DIFFERENCE” JOURNEY

Recently Grade 4 learners from ASR Educational Institute, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference’ programme, visited the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Midrand, Gauteng. This visit formed part of the experiential component of th

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06 May 2008

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

World Environment Day is a UN initiative which aims to focus worldwide attention on the environment. The slogan for World Environment Day 2008 is “Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy.” The United Nations (UN) recognises that climate change is becoming the defining issue of our era and has asked countries, companies and communities to focus on greenhouse gas emissions and how to reduce them.

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30 April 2008

THE OPENING OF WOOLWORTHS MOOIRIVER MALL BRINGS QUALITY, FRESHNESS, AND A HELPING HAND TO THE COMMUNITY

Quality, style and convenience are now closer to home for the residents of Potchefstroom with the opening of a new Woolworths store in Mooiriver Mall.

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28 April 2008

THE OPENING OF WOOLWORTHS WOODMEAD BRINGS QUALITY, FRESHNESS, AND A HELPING HAND TO THE COMMUNITY

Quality, style and convenience are now closer to home for the residents of Woodmead with the opening of a new Woolworths store in Woodmead Retail Park.

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24 April 2008

WOOLWORTHS GLOBAL CUISINE MAKES IT EASY TO ENJOY AUTHENTIC FLAVOURS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

From all the ingredients you need to prepare a genuine Thai curry to real imported Grana Padano cheese to grate over your pasta or an Indian feast you can heat and serve in minutes, you’ll find it all in one convenient place: your nearby Woolworths food m

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24 April 2008

THE OPENING OF WOOLWORTHS ZEVENWACHT BRINGS QUALITY, FRESHNESS, AND A HELPING HAND TO THE COMMUNITY

Quality, style and convenience are now closer to home for the residents of Kuilsriver with the opening of a new Woolworths store in Zevenwacht Mall.

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24 April 2008

THE OPENING OF WOOLWORTHS SUNRIDGE BRINGS QUALITY, FRESHNESS, AND A HELPING HAND TO THE COMMUNITY

Quality, style and convenience are now closer to home for the residents of Sunridge Park with the opening of a new Woolworths food market in Sunridge Village Shopping Centre.

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24 April 2008

THE OPENING OF WOOLWORTHS DU LUZ BRINGS QUALITY, FRESHNESS, AND A HELPING HAND TO THE COMMUNITY

Quality, style and convenience are now closer to home for the residents of Sea Point with the opening of a new Woolworths food market in Piazza de Luz.

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22 April 2008

WOOLWORTHS DIRECTOR APPOINTED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Woolworths director Zyda Rylands has been appointed Chief Operating Officer: Support Services.

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20 April 2008

ECO-FRIENDLY SHOPPING BAGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT WOOLWORTHS

‘Woolworths customers will have noticed that we have retired our white food shopping bags in favour of ‘green carriers’. The change is not merely cosmetic. The new food bags are made from 45% recycled material, a move inspired by our commitment to sustainability – our Good business journey to help people and planet. The recycled plastic is harvested from post industrial waste.

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16 April 2008

WOOLWORTHS AND ABSA ESTABLISH FINANCIAL SERVICES JOINT VENTURE

Woolworths (Proprietary) Limited and Absa Group Limited announced today that Woolworths has sold 50% + 1 share of Woolworths Financial Services Proprietary Limited to Absa for R875 million. This creates a joint venture that will manage the ongoing expansion of this growing part of Woolworths’ business and will further enhance Absa’s participation in the consumer finance market.

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15 April 2008

WOOLWORTHS NAMED RESPONSIBLE RETAILER OF THE YEAR AT THE WORLD RETAIL AWARDS.

Woolworths has received international recognition in the retail sector by being named Responsible Retailer of the Year at the World Retail Awards – held during the annual World Retail Congress. Six companies from across the globe had been shortlisted for

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12 April 2008

ROSEBANK PRIMARY: PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ JOURNEY

Gauteng : Recently Grade 4 learners from Rosebank Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference through Nutrition’ programme, visited the Rosebank Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of

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08 April 2008

DANZA COLLEGE: PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ JOURNEY

Gauteng: Recently Grade 4 learners from Danza College, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference through Nutrition’ programme, visited the Sunnyside Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the program

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08 April 2008

SPEARMAN PRIMARY: PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ JOURNEY

KwaZulu-Natal: Recently Grade 4 learners from Spearman Road Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference through Nutrition’ programme, visited the Musgrave Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential comp

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08 April 2008

WOOLWORTHS TRUST TO BUILD SOCCER PITCH AT RURAL KZN SCHOOL

For the learners at Silethukukhanya Secondary School, the simple act of drinking from a tap marked the completion of the first step in a new project that will see the development of a soccer pitch at this rural school in the Umkhanyakude District near St

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08 April 2008

ECO-FRIENDLY SHOPPING BAGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT WOOLWORTHS

Woolworths customers will have noticed that we have retired our 24 litre white food shopping bags in favour of ‘green carriers’. The change is not merely cosmetic. The new food bags are made from 45% recycled material, a move inspired by our commitment to sustainability – our Good business journey to help people and planet. The recycled plastic is harvested from post industrial waste.

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08 April 2008

(LOAD)SHEDDING A LITTLE LIGHT

Let's face it. These days, having to light candles is inevitable ¡V but at least you can do it in style with this candle made by Kapula Candles, a small local company founded in the Bredasdorp kitchen of local artist Ilse Appelgryn in 1994.

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08 April 2008

WOOLWORTHS ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ FOR MYSCHOOL PARENTS

Issues such as the rise of obesity in children and the negative physical affects of our 21st century lifestyles on children’s well-being are regularly making international headlines.

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08 April 2008

WOOLWORTHS TRUST TO BUILD SOCCER PITCH AT RURAL KZN SCHOOL

For the learners at Silethukukhanya Secondary School, the simple act of drinking from a tap marked the completion of the first step in a new project that will see the development of a soccer pitch at this rural school in the Umkhanyakude District near St Lucia in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

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08 April 2008

SPEARMAN PRIMARY: PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ JOURNEY

KwaZulu-Natal: Recently Grade 4 learners from Spearman Road Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference through Nutrition’ programme, visited the Musgrave Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of the programme.

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07 April 2008

NORRIDGE PARK: PARTICIPATING IN THE ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ JOURNEY

Gauteng: Recently Grade 4 learners from Norridge Park Primary School, who are participating in the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference through Nutrition’ programme, visited the Gezina Woolworths Store. This visit formed part of the experiential component of

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03 April 2008

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCING ICONIC AUSTRALIAN FASHION BRAND COUNTRY ROAD TO SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET

From 3 April 2008, South African women will have an opportunity to experience one of Australia’s best-loved fashion brands, as Woolworths launches Country Road into four of its flagship stores in the Western Cape and Gauteng.

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31 March 2008

WOOLWORTHS ORGANIC ITALIAN GROCERIES

From the delicate kiss of extra-virgin olive oil to the sun-ripened blush of flavourful tomatoes, Italian cuisine celebrates the bounty of goodness harvested from the earth.

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28 March 2008

WOOLWORTHS TO HELP CUSTOMERS DISPOSE OF ENERGY SAVING LIGHT BULBS SAFELY

Woolworths, in association with Nova Lighting, has concluded an agreement whereby Nova will offer an in-store collection facility for the safe disposal of redundant CFL (energy saving) light bulbs.

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13 March 2008

WOOLWORTHS AIMS TO PLANT 17 000 TREES BY 2012 – ONE FOR EACH EMPLOYEE.

In line with the Good business journey, we are committed to supporting ‘greening projects’ as they contribute to offsetting our carbon footprint. Woolworths aims to reduce the business’ relative carbon footprint by 30% by 2012. Trees provide many benefits for the environment, one fo the key benefits is that they play an important role in producing oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as well as moderating ground temperatures. Woolworths has committed to planting 17 000 trees by 2012, one for each employee.

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12 March 2008

WOOLWORTHS AIMS TO PLANT 17 000 TREES BY 2012 – ONE FOR EACH EMPLOYEE.

In line with the Good business journey, we are committed to supporting ‘greening projects’ as they contribute to offsetting our carbon footprint.

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11 March 2008

WOOLWORTHS ORGANIC ITALIAN GROCERIES

From the delicate kiss of extra-virgin olive oil to the sun-ripened blush of flavourful tomatoes, Italian cuisine celebrates the bounty of goodness harvested from the earth. We can’t think of a better way to honour that celebration than with our new range of organic Italian groceries – just part of our new offering of over 100 new organic grocery lines.

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03 March 2008

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES ITS BEAUTY FESTIVAL

When Woolworths launched its Beauty World in 2006, it introduced the South African market to a completely new range of colour cosmetics, skin care, and bath-and-body under its own label – now endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty - as well as some of the wor

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01 March 2008

WOOLWORTHS ROLLS OUT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SIGNAGE AND DISPLAYS

Woolworths began using recyclable board for store signage and displays in 2006, in line with our commitment to sustainability – our Good business journey to help people and planet. Currently, over 30% of Woolworths in store signage is made from renewable

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01 March 2008

WOOLWORTHS ROLLS OUT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SIGNAGE AND DISPLAYS

Woolworths began using recyclable board for store signage and displays in 2006, in line with our commitment to sustainability – our Good business journey to help people and planet. Currently, over 30% of Woolworths in store signage is made from renewable raw materials and contains recycled fibres from post industrial and post consumer waste.

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01 March 2008

WOOLWORTHS 'GREEN’ SHOPPING TROLLEY FLEET

Three years of development of an innovative new Woolworths trolley has proved successful as the business recycles old trolleys into new modern alternatives that have a reduced impact on the environment.

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27 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS YOGHURTS NOW MADE WITH ONLY NATURAL FLAVOURS

Always in the forefront of innovation and committed to offering food options that are better for you, Woolworths has completely reformulated its entire yoghurt range and has become the first in South Africa to offer yoghurts made with only natural flavours and colours and containing no added preservatives and no artificial sweeteners. In addition, all Woolworths yoghurts are made with rBST- hormone free milk and there is an average of 15 percent less sugar across the range.

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27 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS PRIVATE LABEL COSMETICS GAIN BEAUTY WITHOUT CRUELTY ENDORSEMENT

Woolworths is pleased to announce that its entire private label range of toiletries and cosmetics has now been approved by Beauty Without Cruelty. Woolworths is now included on BWC’s “White List” of companies which comply with their humane criteria.

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25 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS INVITES DESIGN LEARNERS TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF DESIGN AT DESIGN INDABA EXPO

The possibilities of where a career in design could take them were brought home to some 300 learners from high schools around the Western Cape, when they took part in a special event organised just for them at the Design Indaba 11 Expo as part of Woolworths’ ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ educational programme.

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11 February 2008

COUNTRY ROAD LAUNCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Woolworths stores will soon feature a select range of clothing from leading Australian retailer and sister company, Country Road. This is an exciting opportunity to expand the Woolworths product range with great modern merchandise.

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08 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS DRIVES RESPONSIBLE WATER QUALITY AND CONSUMPTION

Woolworths is one of the country’s largest retailers of fresh produce, currently supplying about a third of the fresh produce consumed through South African retailers.

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04 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCING ICONIC AUSTRALIAN FASHION BRAND COUNTRY ROAD TO SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET

From 3 April 2008, South African women will have an opportunity to experience one of Australia’s best-loved fashion brands, as Woolworths launches Country Road into four of its flagship stores in the Western Cape and Gauteng.

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04 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS ROLLS OUT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SIGNAGE AND DISPLAYS

Woolworths began using recyclable board for store signage and displays in 2006, in line with our commitment to sustainability – our Good business journey to help people and planet. Currently, over 30% of Woolworths in store signage is made from renewable raw materials and contains recycled fibres from post industrial and post consumer waste.

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03 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS – THE ORGANIC DESTINATION

Organic shopping is receiving an exceptional boost from Woolworths with the launch of their comprehensive grocery offering, encompassing more than one hundred new certified organic product lines. South African consumers will have never before had this much organic choice in one store.

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01 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS IS SA’S LEADING ORGANIC DESTINATION

With the launch of over 100 new organic grocery lines, Woolworths has taken a major step along its Good business Journey towards its goal of achieving organic food sales of some R1 billion per year by 2012.

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01 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS PRIVATE LABEL COSMETICS GAIN BEAUTY WITHOUT CRUELTY ENDORSEMENT

Woolworths is pleased to announce that its entire private label range of toiletries and cosmetics has now been approved by Beauty Without Cruelty. Woolworths is now included on BWC’s “White List” of companies which comply with their humane criteria.

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01 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS – THE ORGANIC DESTINATION

Organic shopping is receiving an exceptional boost from Woolworths with the launch of their comprehensive grocery offering, encompassing more than one hundred new certified organic product lines. South African consumers will have never before had this much organic choice in one store.

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01 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS ROLLS OUT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SIGNAGE AND DISPLAYS

Woolworths began using recyclable board for store signage and displays in 2006, in line with our commitment to sustainability – our Good business journey to help people and planet. Currently, over 30% of Woolworths in store signage is made from renewable raw materials and contains recycled fibres from post industrial and post consumer waste.

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01 February 2008

WOOLWORTHS IS SA’S LEADING ORGANIC DESTINATION

Already well-established as the country’s leading retailer when it comes to organics, Woolworths is now ensuring that shoppers can lead a comprehensive organic lifestyle. In line with Woolworths organic policy, all the new grocery products are certified by independent organic certifiers who conduct stringent audits to ensure the authenticity of both organic ingredients and organic production processes.

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31 January 2008

WOOLWORTHS REITERATES THE BUSINESS’ COMMITMENT TO REDUCE ENERGY USAGE BY 30%

In support of the efforts to address the nation’s energy crisis, Woolworths continues to focus on reducing energy usage in all aspects of the business.

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30 January 2008

WOOLWORTHS TRADES THROUGH LOAD SHEDDING

More than 99% of Woolworths corporate stores (more than 200 in South Africa) have standby generator power supplies, enabling them to continue to trade despite Eskom’s capacity and maintenance issues. The store’s emergency back up generator keeps equipment

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30 January 2008

ENERGY USAGE

Woolworths reiterates the business’ commitment to reduce energy usage by 30%

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23 January 2008

WOOLWORTHS SNARES TOP INTERNATIONAL FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER FOR WINTER 2008 CAMPAIGN

In a first for South African clothing retailers, Woolworths brought acclaimed international fashion photographer Koto Bolofo home to South Africa to shoot its Winter 2008 “real people” print advertising campaign.

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21 January 2008

WOOLWORTHS IS SHORTLISTED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST RESPONSIBLE RETAILER

Woolworths has received international recognition in the retail sector by being shortlisted for the Responsible Retailer of the Year.

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15 January 2008

WOOLWORTHS ‘GREEN’ SHOPPING TROLLEY FLEET

Three years of development of an innovative new Woolworths trolley has proved successful as the business recycles old trolleys into new modern alternatives that have a reduced impact on the environment.

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06 January 2008

WOOLWORTHS SPEARHEADING SOUTH AFRICA’S OWN ORGANIC COTTON INDUSTRY

Since introducing South Africa’s first clothing made from 100% organic cotton in 2004, Woolworths has been spearheading initiatives to establish a local pipeline for organic cotton. Their efforts have now borne fruit, as this summer sees the planting of South Africa’s first commercial scale trial crop of organic cotton.

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03 January 2008

WOOLWORTHS SPEARHEADING SOUTH AFRICA’S OWN ORGANIC COTTON INDUSTRY

Since introducing South Africa’s first clothing made from 100% organic cotton in 2004, Woolworths has been spearheading initiatives to establish a local pipeline for organic cotton. Their efforts have now borne fruit, as this summer sees the planting of South Africa’s first commercial scale trial crop of organic cotton.

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02 January 2008

LOCAL FASHION STUDENT TAKES PART IN TORONTO FASHION WEEK

Nadia Lemmer, a final year fashion design student at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is taking part in the L’Oreal Fashion Week in Toronto, Canada, thanks to the efforts of Woolworths and its Managing Director Retail, Andrew Jennings.

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04 December 2007

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES ITS OWN FRENCH CHAMPAGNE

With the launch of Woolworths own-label imported bubbly – a first for South African retailers – lovers of the finer things in life will now be able to enjoy a real French champagne for less than R200 per bottle.

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30 November 2007

VISA CARD HOLDERS WIN WITH WOOLWORTHS AND PEUGEOT

They may not play rugby, but three Woolworths customers and one lucky staff member walked away big winners in the Woolworths/Visa/Peugeot Rugby World Cup car giveaway.

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28 November 2007

WOOLWORTHS REMOVES OVER 30 TONS OF SALT FROM ITS RECIPES

'In the latest step along its Good Food Journey, Woolworths has announced that it has reformulated many of its recipes to gradually reduce the salt content used in making over 100 of its own-brand products which has resulted in a dramatic reduction of 35.2 tons of salt.

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28 November 2007

WOOLWORTHS REMOVES SOME 35.2 TONS OF SALT FROM ITS RECIPES

In the latest step along its Good Food Journey, Woolworths has announced that it has reformulated many of its recipes to gradually reduce the salt content used in making over 100 of its own-brand products which has resulted in a dramatic reduction of 35.2 tons of salt. These include breads, cereals and deli meats, as well as biltong, cheese, boerewors, fish, party snacks and some of its frozen foods. This follows the retailer’s recent announcement that it has removed trans fat from hydrogenated vegetable oils from many of its products.

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23 November 2007

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES INTENSIVE INTERACTIVE BEAUTY TREATMENTS

In their quest to offer South African women the very best in beauty, Woolworths has introduced its new Dermo Recovery range of highly effective, interactive beauty treatments.

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20 November 2007

EXCITING WORLD LEADING BEAUTY BRANDS NOW AT WOOLWORTHS AT THE V&A WATERFRONT

Four additional leading names in the world of beauty – Benefit, Sisley, Fekkai and Stella McCartney – are among some of the world’s most wanted, most exciting beauty, hair care and fragrance brands available at Woolworths new beauty department at the V&A Waterfront.

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19 November 2007

WOOLWORTHS IS THE WORLD’S THIRD LARGEST CONSUMER OF ORGANIC COTTON

Woolworths has taken the lead in the introduction of organically grown cotton to the South African market and is currently the third largest consumer of certified organic cotton globally.

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14 November 2007

WOOLWORTHS ADDS MORE TOP BRANDS TO THE PRODUCT CATALOGUE

Woolworths has added more of South Africa’s favourite brands to the product catalogue, giving customers more variety and additional convenience. This allows customers to complete even more of their shopping at Woolworths.

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07 November 2007

GIVE SOMEONE SPECIAL THE GIFT OF CHOICE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Not quite sure just what that someone special might want for Valentine’s Day? Wondering what size or colour to buy? Don’t worry – with a Woolworths special Valentine’s Day gift card, giving the perfect gift to the one you love is now easier than ever.

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30 October 2007

WOOLWORTHS TO BECOME FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN RETAILER TO REMOVE HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILS FROM ITS FOODS

In response to the growing concern about the health risks associated with the Trans Fatty Acids due to the use of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (HVOs) Woolworths has announced that they are aiming to be the first South African food retailer to remove HVOs f

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30 October 2007

NOW FIND THE PERFECT ACCESSORIES FOR ANY OUTFIT AT A WOOLWORTHS NEAR YOU

From the 18th of October you¡¦ll be able to choose from a wide range of fashionable accessories to match any outfit at selected Woolworths stores countrywide.

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25 October 2007

COUNTRY ROAD CONTINUES STRONG SALES GROWTH

A pleasing response by customers to new Spring and Summer ranges and the replacement of wholesale supply arrangements with retail outlets in the department stores has delivered a strong sales performance in the first 13 weeks of trading for the 2007-2008

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22 October 2007

WOOLWORTHS BROADENS THE SCOPE OF MYSCHOOL TO INCLUDE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES

Over the past four years, Woolworths has made contributions in excess of R48 million on behalf of its customers to schools throughout South Africa through MySchool. Now the South African retailer has announced that the reach of this successful programme has now been widened to include selected charities and environmental organisations with the launch of MyVillage and MyPlanet.

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15 October 2007

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES LONG-LIFE CERTIFIED ORGANIC ‘REALLY GOOD FOOD FOR BABIES’

Woolworths is expanding its award-winning ‘really good food for babies’ offering with the launch of a new range of long-life certified organic baby food products.

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10 October 2007

WOOLWORTHS CUSTOMERS HELP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO EMTHONJENI CHILDREN

The Woolworths Trust has contributed funds to support Heartbeat’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Children project in the impoverished community of Emthonjeni in Mpumalanga.

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27 September 2007

WOOLWORTHS OPENS AT MAPONYA MALL, SOWETO

Less than 12 months after the successful launch of Woolworths inaugural store in Soweto, South Africa’s premier retailer is set to open an even larger, full-line store in Soweto’s newest shopping centre, the 65000m2 Maponya Mall.

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20 September 2007

INNOVATIVE BABY SENSE™ INFANT RANGE NOW AT WOOLWORTHS

Always on the lookout for innovative new products that make their customers’ lives easier, top South African retailer Woolworths has teamed up with Baby Sense™, a South African company whose pioneering infant care products have been taking the country by storm, to launch an exciting new range aimed at making the first few months of baby’s life easier and more rewarding for parents and their infants.

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18 September 2007

SA’S TOP FOOD-GARDENING SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2007 WOOLWORTHS TRUST FINALS

The annual Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme has announced the sixty-three top schools in the 2007 competition. Throughout the year, these schools have created and tended permaculture food gardens at their schools transforming their grounds into green, food-rich environments.

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04 September 2007

THE WOOLWORTHS TRUST SUPPORTS ‘PREDATOR-FRIENDLY’ FARMING

The Woolworths Trust has made a R100 000 donation to the Landmark Foundation in support of its Leopard and Predator Conservation Project. The funds will specifically be used in the development of an enabling environment for the production of ‘Predator-Friendly’ livestock farming.

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03 September 2007

WORLD OF DIFFERENCE WINNER SHARES PRIZE WITH VREDELUST PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr Francois Voges from Parow recently became the 23rd winner of the monthly Woolworths “World of Difference” R10 000-00 prize. Every month one “World of Difference” cardholder stands the chance to win R10 000-00 for themselves and another R10 000-00 for a school of their choice.

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01 September 2007

WORLD OF DIFFERENCE WINNER SHARES PRIZE WITH VREDELUST PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr Francois Voges from Parow recently became the 23rd winner of the monthly Woolworths “World of Difference” R10 000-00 prize. Every month one “World of Difference” cardholder stands the chance to win R10 000-00 for themselves and another R10 000-00 for a school of their choice.

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01 September 2007

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCES THE WORLD’S FINEST MOHAIR FABRIC

The launch of Woolworths menswear collection for Summer 2007 will see the introduction of a suit made from what has been called the world’s finest wool and mohair blend fabric.

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30 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Moriting Primary School in Soweto, Gauteng. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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30 August 2007

THE WOOLWORTHS TRUST SUPPORTS ‘PREDATOR-FRIENDLY’ FARMING

The Woolworths Trust has made a R100 000 donation to the Landmark Foundation in support of its Leopard and Predator Conservation Project. The funds will specifically be used in the development of an enabling environment for the production of ‘Predator-Friendly’ livestock farming.

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27 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Lindani Primary School in Sabie, Mpumalanga. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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25 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Jurie Hayes Primary School in Vredenburg, Western Cape. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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20 August 2007

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES FIRST IN-STORE PHARMACY

Always looking for ways to make customers’ lives easier, Woolworths this month opened its first in-store pharmacy, which will provide customers with the convenience of a one-stop shop that includes a full-service pharmacy alongside their favourite food store.

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09 August 2007

WOOLWORTHS CUSTOMERS HELP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO EMTHONJENI CHILDREN

The Woolworths Trust has contributed funds to support Heartbeat’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Children project in the impoverished community of Emthonjeni in Mpumalanga.

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01 August 2007

WOOLWORTHS CUSTOMERS HELP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO EMTHONJENI CHILDREN

The Woolworths Trust has contributed funds to support Heartbeat’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Children project in the impoverished community of Emthonjeni in Mpumalanga.

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01 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank Caravelle Primary School in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Gobhela Primary School in Hibberdene, KZN. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Mailakgang Primary School in Mafikeng, North West. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Mavambe Primary School in Malamulele, Limpopo. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to ML Sultan Primary School in Escourt, KZN. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Mmantutule Senior School in Mokopane, Limpopo. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Mokgosi Primary School in Vryburg, North West. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank Sukumani Primary School in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 August 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Thuthuka Primary School in Tembisa, Gauteng. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 August 2007

THE WOOLWORTHS TRUST SUPPORTS ‘PREDATOR-FRIENDLY’ FARMING

In the age of responsible consumerism and sustainable living, there is a sharper and sharper focus on what actually goes on behind the scenes in the production of our food, clothing and other goods.

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27 July 2007

WOOLWORTHS SUPPORTS DISASTER RELIEF IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Woolworths is donating R50 000 as well as clothing and food to support disaster relief in the Western Cape through HDI Support, a non-governmental organization that has been working in disaster relief for many years.

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25 July 2007

WOOLWORTHS PHARMACY

Q. What is the Woolworths Pharmacy initiative? A. At Woolworths we’re always looking for ways to make our customers’ lives easier. Offering them the convenience of a “one-stop” shop that includes a full service pharmacy is one of the ways we’re doing that.

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23 July 2007

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES FIRST BEAUTY & FOOD FESTIVAL

When Woolworths launched its new Beauty offering in 2006, it introduced the South African market to a brand-new recipe for beauty, with the freshest colours, the most delicious textures and the finest ingredients. Now the leading South African retailer really brings this to life in an innovative in-store extravaganza combining Beauty and Food.

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20 July 2007

WOOLWORTHS CURRENT POSITION ON CHINESE FOOD IMPORTS

Woolworths priority in food sourcing is to establish long term relationships with local, South African suppliers wherever possible.

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07 June 2007

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCES ‘OUR GREEN LABEL’ FOR SUSTAINABLE FIBRES

South Africans will soon be seeing a new label on a wide range of clothing at Woolworths, as the retailer today launched its “green label”, which will be used to help customers identify textile items from babywear to homeware made with fibres from sustainable sources.

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06 June 2007

WORLD OF DIFFERENCE WINNER SHARES PRIZE WITH LAERSKOOL BOSKOP PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ms Ansa Gouws from Constantia Kloof recently became the 20th winner of the monthly Woolworths “World of Difference” R10 000-00 prize. Every month one “World of Difference” cardholder stands the chance to win R10 000-00 for themselves and another R10 000-00 for a school of their choice.

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01 June 2007

WORLD OF DIFFERENCE WINNER SHARES PRIZEWITH LAERSKOOL BOSKOP PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ms Ansa Gouws from Constantia Kloof recently became the 20th winner of the monthly Woolworths “World of Difference” R10 000-00 prize. Every month one “World of Difference” cardholder stands the chance to win R10 000-00 for themselves and another R10 000-00 for a school of their choice.

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01 June 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Assisi Primary School in Ladybrand, Orange Free State. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 June 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Nompumelelo Primary School in East London, Eastern Cape. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 June 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Nqgayizivele Primary School in Durban, KZN. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 June 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Sophakama High School in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 June 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Zingisa Primary School in Kimberly, Northern Cape. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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30 May 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Bula Tsela Primary School in Sebokeng, Gauteng. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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21 May 2007

WOOLWORTHS ANNOUNCES STAFF BEE SHARE OWNERSHIP SCHEME

Woolworths today announced details of a BEE employee share ownership scheme in which nearly 17,000 Woolworths employees, of whom 90% are black and 85% women, will participate.

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10 May 2007

WORLD OF DIFFERENCE WINNER SHARES PRIZE WITH ASSUMPTION CONVENT

Mrs DJ Baptista from Bedfordview recently became the 19th winner of the monthly Woolworths “World of Difference” R10 000-00 prize. Every month one “World of Difference” cardholder stands the chance to win R10 000-00 for themselves and another R10 000-00 for a school of their choice.

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01 May 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Carter Primary School in Alexandra, Gauteng. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 May 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Ikaneng Primary School in Soweto, Gauteng. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 May 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Masimini Primary School in Kwa Tema, Gauteng. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 May 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Moyisela Primary School in Orange Farm, Gauteng. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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01 May 2007

SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOOLWORTHS’ 75th BIRTHDAY BY HARVESTING RAIN

Recently, the Woolworths Trust, in celebration of Woolworths’ 75th Birthday, handed over a water tank to Reagile Primary School in Olifantsfontein, Gauteng. This is one of 75 such water tanks that will be given to schools that are part of the Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme, across all nine South African provinces, over the next two months.

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25 April 2007

WOOLWORTHS’ NEW EVEN COMPLEXION RANGE HELPS FIGHT THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF THE SUN

Woolworths launches an Even Complexion skin care range that has been specifically designed to reduce and control an uneven complexion and tone. Even Complexion’s SPF 25 and active ingredients protect skin and help prevent new dark marks or patches from forming. Skin is brightened and luminous, condition is optimised and dark marks are visibly controlled.

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19 April 2007

WOOLWORTHS ANNOUNCES THE ‘GOOD BUSINESS JOURNEY’

Simon Susman, CEO of Woolworths said: “It is becoming increasingly obvious that sustainable growth can only be achieved through paying greater attention to the world around us than has been the case in the past. The links between economic growth, transformation, poverty alleviation, the environment and climate change can either form a vicious or a virtuous circle. For the past 75 years, these issues have been deep at the heart of Woolworths values but the launch of the Woolworths ‘Good business journey’ marks a step change in the way we will operate going forward, ensuring that we drive that virtuous circle that will benefit all of our stakeholders.”

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20 March 2007

WOOLWORTHS GREEN DISTRIBUTION CENTRE GOES LIVE

Woolworths Holdings moved the first goods through its brand new R500m environmentally friendly Midrand Gauteng distribution centre (DC). Richard Inskip, Executive Director of Operations at Woolworths says, “The DC is green from top to bottom.”

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13 March 2007

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES IN-STORE BAKERIES AT SELECTED STORES

Your daily bread could reach new heights from March, when the air in selected Woolworths stores in the Cape Town area will be filled with the unmistakeable, mouth-watering aroma of baking bread.

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08 March 2007

WOOLWORTHS TO TRIAL PHARMACY

Pending the approval of the current licensing submission, Woolworths will trial a pharmacy offering in two existing Woolworths stores.

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01 March 2007

WOOLWORTHS WALKMATES BECOME THE FIRST CHILDREN’S SHOES APPROVED BY THE SA PODIATRY ASSOCIATION

Woolworths is proud to announce that its exclusive Walkmates are the first children’s shoes in South Africa to receive the seal of approval of the South African Podiatry Association (SAPA).

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01 March 2007

WOOLWORTHS GREEN DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IS LIVE

Woolworths Holdings is moving goods through its brand new R500m environmentally friendly Midrand Gauteng distribution centre (DC). Richard Inskip, Executive Director of Operations at Woolworths says, “The DC is green from top to bottom.”

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05 February 2007

WOOLWORTHS DESIGN LEARNERS EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF DESIGN AT DESIGN INDABA EXPO

The realities of where a career in design could take them were brought home to some 250 learners from 17 Cape high schools when they took part in a special event organised just for them at the Design Indaba 10 Expo as part of Woolworths’ ‘Making the Difference Through Design’ educational programme.

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09 January 2007

SUMMER SENSATIONS – WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES NEW EXCITING ICE CREAM RANGES

Cool down this Summer with new and delicious ranges of melt-in-the mouth Woolworths ice creams and frozen yoghurt desserts. These ranges have been revamped, redesigned and expanded to feature new looks, new flavours and some all new products.

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29 December 2006

NEW RANGES OF EXCLUSIVE WOOLWORTHS BREADS HELP YOUR BODY TO HELP ITSELF

As a snack, a lunchbox treat or a meal in itself, the sandwich plays an important role in the modern family diet. In January 2007, Woolworths will add an entirely new dimension to the sandwich with the launch of two unique ranges of bread – offering a li

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08 December 2006

STATEMENT FROM COUNTRY ROAD

Country Road Limited (CTY) today announced the appointment of Mr Glenn Gilzean as a Director of Country Road.

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28 November 2006

ENHANCE YOUR SENSE OF WELLBEING WITH WOOLWORTHS’ NEW BOTANICALLY INSPIRED RANGE

Woolworths has just launched the latest addition to its new beauty offering. Formulated with 100 percent natural essential oils, the new botanically inspired bath and body range is designed to uplift, soothe, calm, invigorate, refresh and generally enhanc

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30 October 2006

WOOLWORTHS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS

On Tuesday, October 31st, Woolworths will celebrate 75 years of trading in the South African retail market. “This is a major milestone for us,” said Simon Susman, CEO of Woolworths.

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26 October 2006

TREAT YOURSELF TO A PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY TREATMENT AT WOOLWORTHS

Always on the lookout for new ways to care for and pamper customers, leading South African retailer Woolworths is to introduce in-store beauty treatments in eight of its flagship stores nationwide.

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26 October 2006

WORLD LEADING BEAUTY BRANDS NOW AT WOOLWORTHS

In keeping with their promise to bring the local market the best the world has to offer, Woolworths is to expand its new beauty offering by introducing some of the world’s most wanted, best-known, most exciting beauty and hair care brands, a number of whi

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25 October 2006

WOOLWORTHS CONCERNED ABOUT QUOTA PROCESS AND OUTCOME

"We don't believe that quotas can do anything to alleviate the difficulties experienced by an inefficient and heavily protected industry except disrupt the market and drive prices upward." said Simon Susman, CEO of Woolworths, commenting on the dti’s rece

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14 September 2006

WOOLWORTHS WELCOMES THE DTI'S DECISION TO DELAY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROPOSED QUOTAS

Woolworths welcomes the DTI's decision to delay the implementation as well as to address some of the unintended consequences of the proposed quotas on the import of Chinese clothing and textiles, says Simon Susman, CE of Woolworths.

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02 September 2006

WOOLWORTHS EXPRESSES DEEP CONCERN OVER EFFECTS OF DTI QUOTA ON CHINESE CLOTHING IMPORTS

Woolworths was officially notified by the DTI on Friday 1 September, of its intention to impose quotas on textile and clothing imports from China for a period of two years.

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23 August 2006

AUDITED GROUP RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2006

Revenue up 16.6% Operating profit up 21.0% HEPS up 17.4% HEPS prior to non-comparable STC up 22.9% Dividend per share up

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18 August 2006

WOOLWORTHS INTRODUCES THE FIRST FRESH BABY FOOD RANGE TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET

In another first for South Africa, Woolworths has introduced a range of freshly made baby food which have been carefully prepared from only the freshest, specially selected ingredients. Designed to meet baby’s needs during weaning, Woolworths ‘really good food for babies’ contains no added sugar, starch or salt and is free from colourants, flavourants, and added preservatives as well as known allergens including dairy, egg, soya, wheat and gluten. Many of the vegetables and fruits – like carrots, butternut, sweet potato and bananas – have been organically grown.

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03 August 2006

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE INGREDIENTS IN WOOLWORTHS EXCITING NEW COLOUR AND SKIN CARE RANGES

The South African beauty scene will take on a whole new complexion this Spring when Woolworths introduces completely new, comprehensive ranges of colour cosmetics and skin care products which feature some of the latest technologies available in the world.

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26 July 2006

TRADING UPDATE FOR THE 52 WEEKS TO JUNE 2006

Woolworths Holdings increased sales for the 52 weeks to June 2006 by 16.3% compared to the same period last year. Comparable store sales growth was 9.9%.

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12 July 2006

WOOLWORTHS RELAUNCHES ITS BEAUTY BUSINESS AS IT EMBARKS ON A ‘GOOD BEAUTY’ JOURNEY

South African women will have an exciting new world of more natural, top quality options available to them starting this August and September when Woolworths relaunches its beauty business with the first of its innovative new ranges of specially formulate

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29 May 2006

APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR TO THE WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS BOARD

Dr Judy Dlamini, a Gauteng based business woman, will be appointed to the board of Woolworths Holdings on 1 July 2007. We are delighted to make this appointment as Judy’s wealth of business experience on other listed company boards, as well as her expertise, will be a valuable asset to our board.

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18 May 2006

WOOLWORTHS ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF VIRTUAL MARKET PLACE AND MYSCHOOL PROGRAMME

Woolworths is pleased to announce the purchase of Virtual Market Place (VMP) - the originator and operator of the highly successful MySchool programme. VMP will continue to operate as an independent entity within the Woolworths business, providing import

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03 May 2006

WOOLWORTHS IS A TOP PERFORMER IN THE JSE'S SRI INDEX

Woolworths is delighted to have not only have been included in the JSE’s SRI Index for the third year in succession, but this year to have also been judged the top performer in the Medium environmental impact classification.

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30 March 2006

MAJOR NEW INITIATIVE FROM BUSINESS/RETAILERS TO UPGRADE THE CLOTHING AND TEXTILE SECTOR

The Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster, a private-public partnership between the Western Cape Provincial Government and 16 regional clothing and textile manufacturers employing approximately 9,500 people, is pleased to announce that South Africa’s four maj

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30 March 2006

WOOLWORTHS WELCOMES THE CAPE CLOTHING & TEXTILE CLUSTER INITIATIVE

“Woolworths welcomes the alliance between the textile and clothing industries and retail,” comments Simon Susman, CEO of Woolworths.

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16 March 2006

NEW DESIGNER JOINS SA DESIGNER COLLECTIONS AT WOOLWORTHS

Fashion guru Dion Chang has hailed his designs as “subtle and discreet”, he has worked with iconic South African Designer Marianne Fassler and he was tipped as “the next designer to watch” when he wowed them at SA Fashion Week 2005.

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01 March 2006

ALL WOOLWORTHS FRESH MILK & YOGHURT IS NOW rBST-HORMONE FREE

Woolworths is the first and only South African retailer to take the step to stock only fresh milk and yoghurts that are guaranteed rBST-hormone free. From 1 March 2006, consumers have the peace of mind that whatever fresh milk and yoghurts they choose of

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28 February 2006

WOOLWORTHS REDUCES POWER CONSUMPTION IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Woolworths strives to meet customer needs despite effects of power cuts in the Western Cape

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28 February 2006

I’SENTIALS CONCEPT TRIAL CONCLUDED

Woolworths has been testing a mid-market format, I’sentials, in the Western Cape.

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16 February 2006

UNAUDITED GROUP RESULTS 2006

Given the current trading environment we expect to deliver another year of solid growth in headline earnings per share, after adjusting for the non-comparable STC payments.

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11 January 2006

TRADING UPDATE FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO DECEMBER 2005

Woolworths Holdings sales growth increased for the six months from July to December 2005 by 16.3% compared to the same period last year.

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27 December 2005

CASH DISTRIBUTION AND STC CHARGE

Shareholders are reminded of the non-comparability of the effective tax rate in the forthcoming interim results, due to the STC incurred on the September 2005 dividend payment.

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30 November 2005

WOOLWORTHS OPENS NEW FLAGSHIP

Leading South African retailer Woolworths has opened its 2nd flagship home & food store in Johannesburg offering not only just about everything South Africans need in terms of home décor and food under one roof, but also an exciting, inn

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22 November 2005

WOOLWORTHS MAKES A DIFFERENCE AT SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS

As part of its triple-bottom line reporting, Woolworths has announced the results of its participation in the nationwide MySchool programme. This initiative, which involves a number of retail partners, has raised and distributed R23 million to schools to

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05 November 2005

MEET STONED CHERRIE, MAYA PRASS, CRAIG NATIVE & CHI CHI LETSWALO AT WOOLWORTHS SANDTON

On Saturday, 13th November, Woolworths Sandton will be hosting a star-studded SA Designer fashion show celebrating South African creativity in store.

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06 October 2005

WOOLWORTHS MAKES A DIFFERENCE AT SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS

As part of its triple-bottom line reporting, Woolworths has announced the results of its participation in the nationwide MySchool programme.

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05 October 2005

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES ORGANIC COTTON FOR MEN

This Summer, South African men can enjoy all the benefits of certified organic cotton close to their skins. Building on the success of its organic cotton womens’ and babywear ranges, Woolworths has now launched 100% certified organic men’s underwear range

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21 September 2005

cook! WOOLWORTHS LATEST CONVENIENCE INNOVATION

Woolworths is now offering a brand-new range of more than 20 delicious meals that can be ‘cooked!’ with little more effort than it takes to turn on the stove.

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13 September 2005

WOOLWORTHS LAUNCHES ‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ IN DURBAN

Durban, South Africa: Woolworths announced today that they are extending their ‘Making The Difference’ programme to include 100 schools from the Durban area, once again putting their full support behind uplifting education in South Africa.

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13 September 2005

DESIGN IS THE KEY TO A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

Have you ever wondered why a soup tin is the shape it is? Or why there’s so much seemingly empty space inside a cereal box?

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13 September 2005

‘MAKING THE DIFFERENCE’ SCHOOLS create THEIR OWN HEALTHY-LIFESTYLE WORLDS

This year the Woolworths ‘Making The Difference’ programme’s competition was aimed at getting Grade 4 learners thinking creatively and expressing their ideas about healthy living.

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08 September 2005

WOOLWORTHS TRUST EDUPLANT ANNOUNCES THE 2005 FINALIST SCHOOLS

The Woolworths Trust EduPlant programme has announced the finalist schools for the 2005 competition.

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01 September 2005

ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FIRST IN THE BASKET FOR WOOLWORTHS

Woolworths is once more leading the way when it comes to environmental friendliness in the retail industry with the introduction of baskets and shopping trolleys made of recycled plastic. This is not the first time that Woolworths has broken new ground in

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01 September 2005

WOOLWORTHS AIMS TO GET OUR CHILDREN MOVING

Woolworths, in association with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, have joined forces with Virgin Active in an initiative to promote and enhance physical activity for South African children, through the Woolworths MySchool / ‘Making The Differe

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01 August 2005

WOOLWORTHS EXTENDS DESIGN FOCUS TO EDUCATION

Cape Town,“Economies that have a strong design culture and use their human resources and creativity to develop and sell products using indigenous technology are the most successful.

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04 July 2005

CAKE FLOWN IN FOR FAIRYTALE WEDDING

For the royal wedding of King Goodwill Zwelithini’s daughter, Princess Nombuso to Dr. Seshi Chonco on Saturday, 2nd July 2000 guests descended upon the International Convention Centre in Durban to partake in this joyous occasion.

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14 June 2005

ENTER WOOLWORTHS TRUST EDUPLANT 2005 NOW!

South African schools that have developed food gardens are invited to enter Woolworths Trust EduPlant 2005 now!

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19 May 2005

WOOLWORTHS ACHIEVES TOP 3 RANKING IN JSE’S SUSTAINABILITY INDE

“Woolworths is delighted to have been recognized as one of the top three performers in the medium impact category of the JSE’s SRI index,”

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18 March 2005

WATER WINS AT WESTERN CAPE SCHOOLS

Today, a unique collaboration of business, government and civil society gathered at Sakumlandela Primary School in Khayelitsha to contribute to the upliftment of education in the Western Cape by encouraging water conservation at our schools.

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01 February 2005

WOOLWORTHS TRUST EDUPLANT 2005 LAUNCHED

Educators throughout South Africa can now sign up to attend the annual Woolworths Trust EduPlant Permaculture workshops.

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21 January 2005

WOOLWORTHS LINKS UP WITH INTERNATIONAL BODY TO PROMOTE USE OF ORGANIC COTTON

Having taken the lead in the introduction of organically grown produce in South Africa a number of years ago, retailer Woolworths has now turned its attention to one of the world’s most important agricultural crops – cotton – and has announced its intenti

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11 November 2004

ORGANICS, NEW CONSUMER LIFESTYLE TREND

Eating organic food is steadily becoming a contemporary mainstream trend with growing numbers of consumers choosing the full flavour of food that is produced in harmony with nature. The use of all chemicals such as synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, herb

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11 September 2004

‘MAKING A DIFFERENCE’ ENCOURAGES INNOVATION & CREATIVITY

At a festive ceremony in Cape Town (Canal Walk) and Johannesburg (Hyde Park) Woolworths today announced the national winner of the ‘Out of this World’ model-building competition that they have been running through their ‘Making A Difference’ programme.

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11 August 2004

MAKING THE DIFFERENCE LAUNCHES IN PRETORIA

Pretoria, South Africa: Woolworths announced today that they are extending their “Making The Difference” programme to include 300 schools from the Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town areas, once again putting their full support behind uplifting education

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02 January 2004

ORGANIC GARDENING – CARING FOR YOUR OWN PIECE OF EARTH

In the face of looming, irreversible damage to the environment, many people worry, despair and say: But what can I do?

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