Woolworths Supermarkets (colloquially known as “Woolies”) is a supermarket/grocery store chain in Australia owned by Woolworths Limited. Along with Coles, Woolworths form a near duopoly of Australian supermarkets, together accounting for about 80% of the Australian market.
Woolworths mostly specialises in selling groceries (vegetables, fruit, meat, packaged foods, etc.), but they also sell magazines, DVDs and stationery items. Woolworths currently operates 980 stores across Australia, as well as a further 16 convenience stores carrying the same logo, without the Woolworths name. Some Woolworths supermarkets trade as ‘Safeway’ stores in Victoria, including three stores in Melbourne’s suburbs and surrounding areas, and four in rural Victoria, as well as one in southern New South Wales.