Woolworths Metro

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Woolworths Metro
Woolworths Supermarkets
Subsidiary
IndustryRetail
Founded1997; 25 years ago (1997)
Headquarters
Bella Vista, New South Wales
,
Australia
Number of locations
50
Key people
  • Brad Banducci (CEO), Woolworths Group
  • Claire Peters (Managing Director), Woolworths Supermarkets[1]
RevenueA$56.726 billion (2018)[1]
OwnerWoolworths Limited
ParentWoolworths Group
Websitewww.woolworths.com.au

Woolworths Metro is an Australian chain of convenience stores owned by Woolworths Limited. The chain has 50 stores in Queensland, New South Wales, ACT and Victoria mostly in urban areas.

History

Woolworths Metro first opened in 1997 in Sydney, Australia. Known for its rainbow branding with the slogan "Fine food without the fuss", subsequent stores were opened in Coogee, Newtown, Waterloo, Boronia Park, West Pennant Hills and its flagship Town Hall store in Ascot and Sydney.

In 2013 Woolworths focused on its small format store and opened up its first 900sqm store in Woolloomooloo in Sydney on 28th June 2013.[2]

In 2017 Woolworths began to transfer three sites operating under the now defunct Thomas Dux Grocer brand into the Woolworths Metro network. The two remaining Victorian stores, at Armadale[3] and Black Rock[4] were re-opened as Woolworths Metro in July 2017 and the former Thomas Dux outlet at Paddington[5] in New South Wales was reopened as a Woolworths Metro later on in the year.[6]

In June 2018 Woolworths Metro opened its flagship store in Pitt Street Mall in Sydney CBD. The decor of the store was inspired from retailers on the choked streets of Hong Kong. The store is designed as a grab and go concept and to attract customers to come back to the store more than three times a week than once or twice a week.[7][8]

Some Flemings (supermarkets) stores in NSW were transferred to Woolworths Metro stores. The last Flemings store in Australia, in Jannali in New South Wales, was closed in May 2020 and transferred to a Woolworths Metro store.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Woolworths Group (1 August 2018). "2018 Annual Report" (PDF).
  2. Hibbit, Claire (2015-12-17). "Woolworths opens Metro store". Convenience & Impulse Retailing. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  3. https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/storelocator/vic-armadale-3819
  4. https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/storelocator/vic-black-rock-3820
  5. https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/storelocator/nsw-paddington-1329
  6. https://retailworldmagazine.com.au/woolworths-farewells-thomas-dux/
  7. "New 'curated' store Woolies wants you to shop at three times a day". NewsComAu. 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  8. "Total overhaul: Woolies unveils radically different new store". www.oversixty.com.au. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  9. https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6749802/farewell-flemings-jannali-grocery-store-last-to-close/

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