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About the company: Woolworths Holdings Ltd [JSE:WHL]

by , 11 June 2015

Founded in 1931, Woolworths Holdings has a long South African history. The popular retailer is one of the top 40 companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…

Full name: Woolworths Holdings Limited
Short name: Woolies
Ticker: WHL
Sector: Retail – general retailers

Five top facts about Woolworths Holdings

Fact #1:
Most South Africans will be familiar with Woolworths Holdings through its Woolworths stores across the country. But the company also has other interests including property and other retail ventures.

Fact #2:
Woolworths Holdings has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under ticker WHL. The company listed in 1997.

Fact #3:
Woolworths Holdings’ history stems back to 1931 when Max Sonnenberg opened the first store in Cape Town. Woolworths stores are not only just in South Africa. They are throughout Africa and the Middle East. There are now over 400 Woolworths stores.

Fact #4:
Woolworths Holdings’ holds the majority of Country Road in Australia. It has a listing on the Australian Securities Exchange under ticker ASX:CTY. Country Road operates in Australia and New Zealand offering apparel and home ware. It employs over 2,000 people. It also owns David Jones, another retailer in Australia.

Fact #5:
At the end of its financial year in 2014, Woolworths Holdings employed 31,200 people. And it had 1,162 stores.

Chart of Woolworths Holdings’ share price

Chart of Woolworths Holdings' share price

Financial information

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About the company: Woolworths Holdings Ltd [JSE:WHL]
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