Ian Moir
(CEO of Woolworths Holdings Limited)

Woolworths Holdings Limited is an investment company with two subsidiary brands, Woolworths (Pty) Ltd South Africa (on which this report focuses) which includes operations in Africa and the Middle East, and Country Road Limited in Australia and New Zealand.

Emphasising value through quality, Woolworths SA sells a wide range of food products, clothing, home-ware and financial services in over 400 stores nationwide and nearly 45 franchised outlets elsewhere in Africa and the Middle East (Bahrain and the UAE), although only the South African operation is covered in this profile. The Group is distinguished from other retailers in that most products fall under its own brand with only a limited selection of branded goods sold in store.

Max Sonnenberg founded Woolworths in Cape Town in 1931, believing South Africa offered outstanding retailing opportunities. His belief that success lay in providing customers with superior quality merchandise at reasonable prices has been instrumental in establishing Woolworths as one of South Africa’s leading retail chains... MORE

Woolworths stories in the

Woolworths  If we may…

Down in the blasted Antipodes, Woolies have mounted a successful takeover bid against the piratically-named David Jones, a struggling chain of departm...    MORE

Reuters 09/04/14

Woolworths  Look sharp

So it has come to this. The Australians, not content with the frequent humiliations they deal to us on the field of play, now presume to advise us on ...    MORE

BizCommunity 28/03/14

Woolworths  Measured footsteps

When the Dapper One embarked on its Good Business Journey these how many years ago, the back-row cynics at the CGCSA Conference may have dismissed it ...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 11/03/14

Woolworths  Oh, I say!

And then there’s the Dapper One, who with a click of the heels and a shoot of the cuff, turned in as natty a set of interims as you could wish for, ev...    MORE

Moneyweb 13/02/14

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Woolworths House
93 Longmarket Street
Cape Town

PO Box 680
Cape Town

TEL 021 407 9111
FAX 021 407 3939


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