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Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHLJ.J)

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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Woolworths says new regional structure for Australasian units
Friday, 24 Mar 2017 01:05am EDT 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd - : Announce a new regional structure for its Australasian businesses, David Jones and Country Road Group .New regional structure will have no impact on combined headcount of David Jones and Country Road Group businesses.  Full Article

Woolworths says group sales for first 26-week of FY17 up 6.7 pct
Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 12:05am EST 

Woolworths Holdings Limited : Group sales for first 26 weeks of 2017 financial year increased by 6.7 pct compared to prior year. . Woolworths financial services debtors' book reflected year-on-year growth of 2.3 pct at end of december 2016 . Woolworths clothing and general merchandise sales increased by 3.5 pct. . For 26 weeks to dec. 25, sales in comparable stores grew by 1.2 pct and retail space grew by a net 2.9 pct. . Sees heps for 26 week to dec 26 down between 2.5 pct to 7.5 pct to 234.5-247.2 cents per share .Sees adjusted heps for 26 weeks to dec 25 down between 0 pct to 5.0 pct, to 238.3-250.8 cents per share.  Full Article

Woolworths 19-week group sales rise 8.9 pct
Friday, 11 Nov 2016 12:05am EST 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd : Trading update: 19 weeks ended Nov. 6, 2016 . Group sales for first 19 weeks of 2017 financial year increased by 8.9 pct . Woolworths clothing and general merchandise sales increased by 2.0 pct. Price movement was 7.0 pct . Sales in comparable Woolworths clothing and general merchandise stores were 0.8 pct lower and retail space grew by a net 2.9 pct . Woolworths food sales increased by 9.1 pct, with price movement of 9.2 pct. Sales in comparable stores grew by 4.9 pct and retail space grew by a net 8.3 pct . David Jones sales increased by 2.2 pct in Australian Dollar terms. Sales in comparable storesgrew by 0.6 pct and retail space grew by a net 3.4 pct .As summer arrives, we are seeing sales improve, albeit in challenging conditions in both markets.  Full Article

Woolworths Holdings to buy Australia Politix
Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016 01:05am EDT 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd :Entered deal to buy Politix; proposed acquisition to be funded through internal resources, is expected to EPS accretive.  Full Article

S.Africa's Woolworths appoints Scott Fyfe as CEO of Country Road
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016 01:05am EDT 

Woolworths Holdings Limited : Appointment of Scott Fyfe as chief executive officer of its australian subsidiary CRG .Fyfe replaces Matt Keogh, who is resigning from business to pursue new career opportunities.  Full Article

Woolworths says group sales for 52 weeks to June 26 up 16.4 pct
Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 01:06am EDT 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd : Preliminary audited group results for the 52 weeks ended 26 June 2016 and cash dividend declaration . Fy group sales (including concession sales) up 16.4pct . 52 weeks headline earnings per share up 23.2pct . 52 weeks total dividend per share up 26.7pct . 52 weeks to June 26 adjusted profit before tax up 14.7pct . Group sales increased by 16.4pct to r72.1 billion, in challenging trading environments both in South Africa and Australia . Trading for first eight weeks of new financial year has seen an improvement in South African clothing after a disappointing winter season .In Australia, David Jones is trading in line with its comparative market set despite now anniversarising strong growth in prior year.  Full Article

Woolworths Holdings sells Market Street property in Sydney
Monday, 8 Aug 2016 02:16am EDT 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd : Sale of Market Street property in Sydney and relocation of David Jones head office . Up to A$200 million (R2.1 billion) of sale proceeds will be used to develop adjacent Elizabeth Street building to create a 39,000 sq. metre department store on 11 levels . Company expects co-location to deliver synergies and productivity benefits of at least A$10 million per annum from 2019 . Board announces A$360 million (R3.8 billion) sale of its Market Street property in Sydney to Australia's Scentre Group .Has also worked closely with Victorian Government to structure a range of incentives to offset cost of re-location.  Full Article

Woolworths FY sales up 16.4 pct
Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 03:00am EDT 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd : Sales for 52 weeks ended June 2016 increased by 16.4 pct (12 pct excluding David Jones, acquired in August 2014) . Apparel sales in second half were impacted by late start to winter and unseasonably warm weather experienced across southern hemisphere . Woolworths clothing and general merchandise sales increased by 8.2 pct, with a price movement of 6.2 pct. Sales in comparable stores grew by 4.4 pct. Net retail space grew by 4.9 pct . Food sales, including food service concessions, increased by 11.9 pct, with a price movement of 6.7 pct. Sales in comparable stores grew by 5.7 pct. Net retail space grew by 9.3 pct .On a 52-week basis, David Jones sales, including concession sales, increased by 8.4 pct in Australian dollar terms.  Full Article

Woolworths Holdings Ltd - BDS South Africa says a Woolworths distribution centre shuts down amidst strike - Reuters
Sunday, 18 Oct 2015 08:00pm EDT 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd:Woolworths distribution centre shuts down amidst strike - Reuters.Over 700 workers at Woolworths distribution centre are currently engaged in a legal and protected labour strike since Oct. 12 - Reuters.  Full Article

Woolworths Holdings Ltd says strike won't affect operations - Reuters
Sunday, 18 Oct 2015 08:00pm EDT 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd:Workers at a distribution centre for South African retailer Woolworths are on strike over pay, the company said on Monday but the high-end grocery and clothing seller said the strike would not affect operations - RTRS."We can confirm that the National Union of Food Beverage Wine Spirits and Allied Workers at our Midrand Distribution Centre have embarked on protected strike action," the firm said - RTRS."Business continuity plans are in place for continued operations and our customers should not experience any disruption in the supply of goods to stores." - RTRS.The union was demanding wage increases of 110-130 percent for its members, Woolworths said - RTRS.  Full Article

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