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  I can’t get no…

The Dapper One has taken creditable third place in the inaugural (and execrably-named) ‘Online Retail SITEisfaction in SA Survey’; conducted by online...    MORE

Businesstech 17/07/14

Woolworths  Good-oh!

And in other news pertaining the inexplicable appetite of great South African businesses for naff and underperforming Antipodean retailers, the Federa...    MORE

Business Day 17/07/14

Woolworths  All plain sailing from here….

96.8% of David Jones shareholders (including, presumably, the previously recalcitrant Solomon Lew) have approved the bid of Woolworths to take over th...    MORE

Business Day 14/07/14

Woolworths  Big Brother is watching you

So right after Woolies made their “best and final offer” of $213million and $17 per share to buy out Country Road, the Australian Securities and Inves...    MORE

Reuters 02/07/14

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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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