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19 June 2014 @ 08:25 pm
Woolworths the Fat Food People  
Woolies is running a competition to win a home entertainment package, and to enter all you have to do is buy any three eligible products from participating brands in a single transaction. Looking through their catalogue to find the eligbile products, I found icecreams, Skittles, kid-size packets of chips, adult-size packets of chips, popcorn, potato chip multi-packs, Coke, Doritos, Smiths Chips, Mother, lemonade, marshmallows, chocolate, Cherry Ripes and Turkish delight, soft drink mixers, Lindt chocolate, Tim Tams, Loacker chocolate biscuits.... I think you're getting the picture. Also Moccona coffee, home brand soup, tacos and pot noodles.
And they call themselves the fresh food supermarket! No wonder Australia is ranked third in the world in obesity stakes.
Current Mood: fullfull
mrua7mrua7 on June 19th, 2014 01:18 pm (UTC)
At least the popcorn isn't too bad....me, I'd be scrambling for the tukish delight myself. It seems strange to me to hear the Woolworths name as I grew up going to them with my family but one by one the decrepit stores that were left finally closed. What was left were bought out by a bigger corporation. So I haven't really seen the name since I was a kid. It never occured to me that Woolworths were operating in another country.

I wonder if your Woolworths is owed by the Wal-Mart company, who bought it out here. The goods they're selling and their promo sounds very much like Wal-Mart here.

Hmmm small world....
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on June 21st, 2014 08:09 am (UTC)
The name Woolworths can be found in a few countries; in South Africa it's a huge company that mainly owns up-market department stores. Here in Australia it's also a huge company but with a focus on supermarkets and liquor stores, plus the Big W discount dept store. No connection with Wal Mart though.
moonlightmead on June 19th, 2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
Ugh, wow. I think we are ahead of you in the obesity stakes, but looking at that list, I have to wonder how!

Seriously, my experience of Australia was that it was a lot more sporty and active than Britain. Has that changed in recent years?
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on June 21st, 2014 08:10 am (UTC)
We get a lot more sunshine and good weather, so people are outdoors more, but I don't know how we compare on the sporty/ active scale.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on June 19th, 2014 05:25 pm (UTC)

I don't think Woolworths in the US ever billed itself as "the fresh food supermarket" and I don't think any of the ones in the UK ever sold groceries.
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on June 21st, 2014 08:11 am (UTC)
Here Woolworths is one of the two major players in the grocery stakes, the other being Coles. Between them they dominate supermarket shopping.