Woolworths has been around since back in 1924. It first opened its doors on Friday, 5 December of that year in Sydney’s Imperial Arcade. At the time it was named ‘Woolworths Stupendous Bargain Basement’. They sold all sorts of goods such as homewares. It was not a grocery store but a store that was a ‘handy place where good things are cheap’ according to the founding CEO, Percy Christmas. They have since simplified the name to just ‘Woolworths’ and have changed their offerings to suit today’s customers. Nowadays, they specialise mainly in grocery products with a few homewares thrown in.
Interested in visiting a Woolworths Store? Don’t worry, there is sure to be one near you with nearly 1000 stores across the country! You can find them in numerous locations across Australia, including Melbourne, Toowoomba, Dandenong, Dubbo, Craigieburn and Armidale. They also offer a comprehensive online store that you can visit here: woolworths.com.au. Via the online platform, you can order all of your groceries and have them delivered to your home. Doing the weekly grocery shop has never been more convenient!
If you’re looking for something specific that Woolworths doesn’t stock, you could check out other Groceries stores such as Aldi, Cellarbrations, Coles, Costco, First Choice, IGA, BWS, Liquorland, Foodland and Dan Murphy's.
Woolworths partner with many charities to feed the hungry across Australia. This is a wonderful initiative that provides millions of meals each year to Australians in need. To do this, Woolworths partner with Foodbank, FareShare, OzHarvest, and local charities.