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  Staking its claim

And in other Woolies’ news, the Dapper One announced that it has concluded terms to purchase the remaining 49% shareholding in its Zambian business. W...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 14/08/14

Woolworths  A change is as good as a holiday

… Or so the saying goes. But there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned take over to really shake things up, now is there? So here’s a look-see at w...    MORE

Business Day 12/08/14

Woolworths  Well tie me kangaroo down

Down south, Woolies is inching – millimetering, even – towards the conclusion of its David Jones deal, holding all of the ordinary shares through its ...    MORE

The Australian 02/08/14

Woolworths  News from Command Centre Alpha

The Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has ruled that Woolies may proceed with its takeover of Country Road if it so desires. Which it ...    MORE

Business Africa 25/07/14

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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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