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Woolworths, Big W to phase out reusable plastic shopping bags

Woolworths supermarkets and Big W stores will gradually phase out 15- and 45-cent reusable plastic shopping bags nationw...

Big W launches toy recycling program through its entire network

Around 26.8 million toys are discarded in Australia every year, the majority placed in normal rubbish as they are not ke...

Woolworths sales soar 10 per cent despite challenges of last quarter

"High levels of Covid-related team absenteeism and the disruption to our broader supply chain resulted in inconsistent c...

Woolworths to open Big W in Sydney’s CBD

Lord Mayor Clover Moore describes expansion as ‘real vote of confidence’ in helping the city's CBD rebound.

Woolworths’ first half succumbs to Delta’s strain

Sales growth in the half fell to 3 per cent throughout the half, compared to the 10.6 per cent seen this time last year.

Woolworths Group pushes through “challenging” quarter, eyes Christmas trade

According to group chief executive Brad Banducci, the business’ stores and supply chain were significantly impacted by p...

Woolworths Group launching vaccine hubs in closed Big W stores

Woolworths is working with the government to open vaccination hubs throughout the country.

‘It makes us really scared’: Retail workers reveal customer abuse

Four frontline workers share their experiences dealing with aggressive and abusive customers at supermarkets and departm...
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Why Melbourne’s Big W blackout wasn’t enough to stifle turnaround

Big W is winning back its lost shoppers, and some. But how long can it thrive off the needs of the Covid shopper?

Woolies’ holiday season starts strong with first-quarter sales up 12 per cent

Online sales were also up 86.7 per cent to $1.5 billion.

Woolworths Group appoints new MD at Big W

Pejman Okhovat has been appointed the new MD of Big W, replacing David Walker who Woolworths Group has made its new chie...
Claire Peters, Woolworths

Woolies shuffles leadership team as ecosystem evolution continues

Group announces big changes at Woolworths, Big W and Countdown.

Big W enterprise agreement clears FWC

Discount department store workers to be paid between $21-23 per hour.

Big retailers get on board with interactive catalogues

Big W brings its Toy Mania catalogue into the 21st century with Snapchat.

Discounters squeezed from both sides

Why Kmart, Big W and The Reject Shop are under pressure.

Woolworths bounces back after tepid first half

Supermarket sales are up, and Big W delivers strong comparable sales growth.

Discounters outpaced by new entrants

Retailers weakened by Costco face now face even larger threats.

The trouble with Big W: don’t blame online for killing discount department stores

Online shopping is certainly a factor, but it is not the primary reason for Big W’s troubles.

Why 30 store closures may be just the beginning

Analyst weighs in on Big W strategy.

Big W to shutter 30 stores over three years

Woolworths Group completes internal review of Big W chain.