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Anyone for Yoghurt?

I've been super busy preparing my entries for three imminent art shows which explains my absence from the boards for the past two weeks.

So just letting you know that I haven't fallen off the perch just yet - here's a bargain I picked up at Woolworths yesterday for $3.50 (2.10)


500g (I bought two)
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Re: Anyone for Yoghurt?

Woolworths! That's a blast from the past.
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Re: Anyone for Yoghurt?

Yeah wish we still had Woolworths. Thought they had died out completely.
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Yeah wish we still had Woolworths. Thought they had died out completely.
Woolworths in Aus is a completely different shop to what Woolworths was here...
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Re: Anyone for Yoghurt?

Yep , "Woolies" in Oz is the nation's largest supermarket chain.

"Woolworths has tapped long-standing Tesco executive Claire Peters to lead its supermarkets in the fight for customers with Coles and Aldi. Mrs Peters has more than 20 years experience in retail, most recently as chief operating officer of UK supermarket giant Tesco's operations in Thailand."
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Yep , "Woolies" in Oz is the nation's largest supermarket chain now headed up by former Tesco UK's CEO.
Terry Lehey has nothing to do with Woolies... he's still over here making a little known chain a lot bigger! (B&M)
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Terry Lehey has nothing to do with Woolies... he's still over here making a little known chain a lot bigger! (B&M)
I didn't know about Terry Leahy's link with B&M link before, so thank you for that Walti.

What a fascinating background Terry Leahy has. We hear lots of talk about lack of opportunities for children from poorer backgrounds, but we never seem to be told about those who are successful; other than footballers of course.

With regard to Woolies in the UK, I believe they still operate a mail order business which now goes by the name of 'Very'. It was the bricks and mortar operation in the UK that collapsed.
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Re: Anyone for Yoghurt?

Walti - thanks for the correction. Claire Peters was Tesco's COO (Chief Operating Officer) now at Woolworths AU as CMO (Chief Marketing Officer)
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Re: Anyone for Yoghurt?

Woolworths as a brand exists in many countries. In South Africa it's basically a clone of M&S. Nothing at all like the Woolies in the UK - which in its latter years was a dire place to be.
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Re: Anyone for Yoghurt?

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I didn't know about Terry Leahy's link with B&M link before, so thank you for that Walti.

What a fascinating background Terry Leahy has. We hear lots of talk about lack of opportunities for children from poorer backgrounds, but we never seem to be told about those who are successful; other than footballers of course.

With regard to Woolies in the UK, I believe they still operate a mail order business which now goes by the name of 'Very'. It was the bricks and mortar operation in the UK that collapsed.
Unless i'm mistaken, Littlewoods Direct changed it's brand name to "Very" in 2009. Whether Littlewoods Direct was owned by Woolies may be another matter.

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Unless i'm mistaken, Littlewoods Direct changed it's brand name to "Very" in 2009. Whether Littlewoods Direct was owned by Woolies may be another matter.

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Looks like Very (the trading name of Shop Direct Ltd) has bought the online Woolworths business along with a couple of others such as Isme....
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Looks like Very (the trading name of Shop Direct Ltd) has bought the online Woolworths business along with a couple of others such as Isme....
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Woolworths Group plc entered administration on 27 January 2009,[6] and it was officially dissolved on 13 October 2015.[7]
In February 2009, Shop Direct Group purchased the Woolworths trademark and internet address, which continued as a retail website until its closure in June 2015
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Re: Anyone for Yoghurt?

From a consumer's POV we are fortunate to have the three big supermarket chains competing; Woolworths, Coles and Aldi, thus we get pretty low prices to encourage gluttony!

Afterthought: Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we downunder may all be toast if Donald and Kim hit their buttons!
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Re: Anyone for Yoghurt?

Woolworths are still alive and well in Southern Africa. There was one in Harare.
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Re: Anyone for Yoghurt?

I used to be a frequent visitor to the local Woolies but only for a rather large bag of their "Pick N Mix" toffees

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