Woolworths unveils ‘store renewal model’ at Sydney’s Warringah Mall
Woolworths reopened its Warringah Mall store on 10 November 2016, in a first-time display of its new supermarket format.
Woolworths Format Development Director, Mr Rob McCartney, said that the redesign was the culmination of an exhaustive quest to understand what local shoppers were seeking.
“The store puts health at the heart of the shopping experience, encouraging customers to make healthier choices for themselves and their families,” said to Mr McCartney.
The reopened Warringah Mall store offers a more modern and convenient shopping experience and one of the country’s largest supermarket health offering.
Customers can select their own loose organic fruit and vegetables from Woolworths largest organics range with 26 bays in one aisle solely dedicated to healthy eating options including on-trend health foods and self-serve bulk foods and nuts. Other store features are:
- Fresh, made-in-store sushi bar
- Dedicated butcher cutting meat to customers’ specifications and offering spicing and seasoning
- In-store bakery for fresh stone baked and flat breads
- Cake shop offering customised cakes for all occasions
- Cheese room offering more than 100 locally sourced Australian cheeses
- Fruit and vegetable section with a marketplace feel
Warringah municipality stretches from Sydney’s northern beaches through French’s Forest to Kuring Gai Chase. The population is more than 90 per cent of Anglo-Celtic ancestry at a density of just 10.49 persons per hectare.
The area boasts middle to high household incomes with 30 per cent of households reporting a weekly income of AUD $2500 or more. A further 33 per cent of households report weekly income from AUD $1000 to $2499.
More than 60 per cent of the population is under 50 years old and a further 21 per cent is aged between 50 and 70.
The new store renewal format of Woolworths is part of the grand plan for the renewal and expansion strategies outlined by Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci in a previous Australian Food News report.
- Woolworths to close more stores, 500 HQ jobs to go now, new 3-5 year turnaround plan
- Why did Thomas Dux really fail
- Where now for the two big supermarket retailers?
Business models are being disrupted all over the place, but ironically the new business model is a c...
Ronni Kahn, CEO and Founder of OzHarvest speaks out about the new National Food Waste Strategy.
Last Friday April 27 2018 in Melbourne. A meeting of the state and federal environment minsters (MEM...
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has released its Australia Day lamb advertisement for 2017 with t...
Kaufland is continuing to prepare itself for an Australian launch, advertising a number of new local...
WOOLWORTHS is putting its money where our mouths are, investing $30 million to drive supply chain in...
Such is the demand for barramundi in Australia that most of the fish described in Australia as ‘barr...
A LINE of food industry players is forming at the door of Melbourne man Crag Carrick, inventor of Au...