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Woolworths extends range with 56 South Asian products for Diwali; sale on from now to 17 Nov. 2020

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By Neeraj Nanda

MELBOURNE, 28 October 2020: In a bid to capture the Indian/South Asian market during the festival season (Diwali), Woolworths is vending about 56 products across Australia from now until Tuesday 17th November 2020.

Selected Woolworths stores across Australia have started selling special South Asian/Indian products for the ensuing Diwali festival – the biggest festival of Hindus and others across the world. The festival falls on 14 November 2020 and festivities seem to be catching up in Australia also despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diwali occupies an unparalleled place in the hearts of people, and on this auspicious occasion, Woolworths has embraced the importance of the role food plays during Diwali by offering tailored products for the South Asian community, available in over 200 stores nationally and also online.

The range of products includes snacks, spices, rice, atta flour, and other cooking ingredients to help create flavourful special dishes during the festive period. These specially sourced products not only offer popular food items but also provide great convenience to the South Asian community in Australia to help them prepare for the Diwali celebrations.

Popular snacks such as Parle G biscuits and Parle rusk, as well as much loved Chings Noodles, are also available, providing the opportunity to easily enjoy these little treats for Diwali.  Accompanied by popular beverages such as Red Label tea, Bru coffee, Kushi juices, and MTR Badam drink cans, Woolworths has customers’ meal, snack, and gifting needs covered this Diwali, says a Woolworths media release.

Woolworths is offering special prices on key household ingredients such as Daawat Basmati rice, Aashirvaad Whole Wheat Atta Flour, Amul Ghee, Katoomba Ginger & Garlic and Dhara Sunflower Oil, used in everyday cooking.

Woolworths General Manager for Grocery Food Ewan Shearer said; “We understand Diwali is an important time for a family gathering, celebration, and feasting. Our teams have been working hard to expand our South Asian product range and ensure customers have all the ingredients and products they need to celebrate.

“For Diwali, we have the right variety of local and international products offering great value to help our customers during their busy preparations leading into the Diwali festivities.

“On behalf of Woolworths, I would like to wish the entire community a very happy Diwali.”

The Woolworths media release reveals the Diwali product range varies from store to store and the Diwali Sale is available from now until Tuesday 17th November 2020, unless sold out earlier.

The Woolworth stores that stock the Diwali range in Victoria number 73 in Victoria, 60 in NSW, 45 in Qld, 24 in WA, and 14 in SA/NT. The addresses can be accessed at :

Woolworths Basics Box: Woolworths ramps up online delivery for elderly & vulnerable in self-isolation

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 30 March 2020: Woolworths will continue to scale its online delivery capacity over the next week to
help meet the essential food and grocery needs of the growing number of customers in self-isolation because
of COVID-19.

The retailer has partnered with Australia Post and DHL Supply Chain to launch the ‘Woolworths Basics Box’
across ACT, New South Wales and Victoria for customers unable to leave their home. Other states are
expected to follow in the coming weeks.

Available for $80, the ‘Woolworths Basics Box’ will contain meals, snacks and a few essential items. The price
also includes contactless doorstep delivery by Australia Post within an estimated time of two to five business
days of order. Woolworths will not be profiting from providing this service.

Customers can’t choose, switch or select specific products with the ‘Woolworths Basics Box’. By streamlining
the picking process and partnering with Australia Post for the delivery and DHL for the packing, Woolworths
will be able to get more essential items to many more vulnerable customers faster. Customers not confident
shopping online will have the option to be supported through their order over the phone.

Once an order has been placed, customers will receive updates on the delivery from Australia Post via text
message and email.

Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said: “We understand many of our older or more vulnerable customers
will be anxious about their food and grocery needs in the weeks ahead.

“Going to the supermarket is a key part of everyday life for many of them, and some will have never even
considered ordering groceries online before.

“We’re working at pace to reshape our business and thanks to the support of the likes of Australia Post and
DHL, we will be able to better serve those in self-isolation.

“Following successful trials across 41 Supermarkets last week, Woolworths plans to transform another 100
Supermarkets into Priority Delivery Hubs to get more home deliveries to ‘Priority Assistance’ customers.
New Priority Delivery Hubs will launch throughout the week, with the specific stores and adjusted trading hours
for in-store customers to be announced at woolworths.com.au/updates, ” says a Woolworths media release today.

Woolworths is also working closely with last-mile delivery partners, Sherpa and Drive Yello to expand their
driver base to support more rapid deliveries out of stores to those in need.