Woolworths Holdings Limited

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is a South African-based retailer with operations across the Southern Hemisphere. It has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since 1997.

WHL's core business focus is the provision of retail goods and services to aspirational customers across its more than 1,400 stores.

The WHL Group consists of three main operating divisions: Woolworths South Africa based in South Africa and operating across 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa; David Jones based and trading in Australia and New Zealand;  and Country Road Group based in Australia and trading in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The WHL Group employs more than 43,000 employees across 14 countries.




  • Woolworths
  • David Jones
  • Country Road Group


David Jones

David Jones is Australia's leading premium retailer. The iconic department store first opened its doors in 1838 with the mission to sell 'the best and most exclusive goods' and celebrated its 178th anniversary in 2016. It is also the oldest continuously operating department store in the world still trading under its original name.

David Jones offers customers superior products and services across national and international brands in fashion, beauty, food and homewares.

David Jones currently has 42 stores as well as a popular online store. It opened its first international store in Wellington, New Zealand in July 2016 and its first small format store at Barangaroo, Sydney in November that year.