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Going old-school: Why Woolies is shifting its focus to neighbourhoods

With Australia’s CBDs slow to recover from the mass exodus of office workers this year, retailers are turning their attention to the neighbourhood shopping experience in a bid to best serve consumers through their local store while many continue working from home. Earlier this month, Woolworths unveiled a new flagship Woolworths Metro in Sydney’s inner west, debuting a premium neighbourhood grocery concept – a new direction for the Metro arm, which has traditionally focused on deliveri