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Woolworths Group Limited is a major Australian company with extensive retail interest throughout Australia and New Zealand. Despite similar names, Woolworths Group has no affiliation with the F. Woolworth Company in the United States, the now-defunct Woolworths Group in the UK or the South African chain of retail stores, Woolworths Holdings Limited. 2 billion in write-downs of the failed Masters business and losses in the Big W business. For a company listing, see List of Woolworths Limited companies. Woolworths opened its first store, the Woolworths Stupendous Bargain Basement, in the old Imperial Arcade Pitt Street, Sydney, where Westfield Sydney now stands, on 5 December 1924.
Christmas set up a New Zealand general merchandise operation in Wellington in 1929. Woolworths New Zealand opened its first food store in Auckland in 1956, and supermarkets in 1971. During the late 1920s, the company grew, with a second store in Sydney and stores in Brisbane and Perth. It grew further in the 1930s, despite the depression, until by the end of 1933 it had 23 stores. In 1933 the first store in Melbourne was opened.
World War II slowed the growth of Woolworths and the Australian and United States military used Woolworths‘ warehouses in Sydney for storage. In the 1970s, the company started to open Big W discount department stores and the slow removal of many variety products from the supermarket and variety stores began. Family Centres“ were split into separate Big W and Woolworths supermarket stores. In 1985, the acquisition of the 126 Safeway stores in eastern Australia made Woolworths the largest food retailer in Australia. Safeway stores were in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and included Food Barns in Queensland and northern New South Wales. The stores were acquired following an agreement whereby Safeway acquired a 19. Around this time, the supermarket chain had run eight small supermarket chains including the Queensland-based Food For Less and the Sydney-based Flemings, both of which survive.
In 1996, Woolworths entered the petrol market, initially with wholly owned „Plus Petrol“ outlets located in shopping centre parking lots. In 2003, as part of a loyalty program aimed at attracting customers to supermarkets through the lure of four cent a litre discounts, Woolworths entered into an agreement with Caltex to co-brand some Caltex outlets as Caltex Woolworths. In 1999, Woolworths began a joint venture with the Commonwealth Bank called Woolworths Ezy Banking, but was scaled back by 2006. In 2005, the company reached an agreement with the ANZ Banking Group to install ATMs at Woolworths, Big W and Caltex Woolworths locations.
Additionally, by 2008, it had invested in financial services infrastructure and expertise, building a team of 50 staff for this purpose. Woolworths started to expand into liquor businesses with the acquisition of Dan Murphy’s in 1998. By 2001, the BWS chain had been established. The Warehouse Group in New Zealand. In 2006, Woolworths rolled out new Retalix point of sale systems running on IBM POS hardware with LCD touchscreens throughout all its stores. In August 2007, Woolworths announced that it was planning to launch a general purpose credit card in 2008. It is expected to offer credit cardholders reward vouchers redeemable through its store network.