Operates as an investment holding company with interest in providing retail and financial services
Woolworths Holdings Ltd. operates as an investment company, which focuses on providing retail and financial services to upper and middle income groups in South Africa; Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
It operates through the following segments: Woolworths Clothing and General Merchandise; Woolworths Food; Woolworths Logistics; Woolworths Financial Services; David Jones; Country Road Group; and Treasury.
The Woolworths Clothing and General Merchandise segment includes homeware, beauty, and other lifestyle products.
The Woolworths Food segment focuses on offering customers food products.
The Woolworths Financial Services segment provides financial product and services to customers, including a credit offering to assist them to purchase merchandise in its Woolworths stores.
The David Jones segment operates retail Internet departmental stores and also provides financial services.
The Country Road segment operates the retail chain of stores and concession retail outlets offering a range of clothing and home ware under its own brand.
The Treasury segment engages in cash management activities.
The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.