Number of locations
|600+ (400+ under the FoodWorks brand)|
|Rick Wight, CEO|
Kym Coventry, COO
|Products||Groceries & General Products.|
|Parent||Australian United Retailers Limited (AURL)|
FoodWorks is the brand the Australian independent retail supermarket group Australian United Retailers Limited (AURL) trade under. The AURL was created in November 2004 from the Merger of the FoodWorks Supermarket Group Ltd (FSG) and Australian United Retailers (AUR). Its main competitors are Woolworths, Coles, IGA and Aldi. It is Australia's second largest leading independent supermarket retailing group, supporting in excess of $1.35 billion in annual sales at the retail level.
Retail groups that were part of the merger include AUR, Foodstore, FoodWorks, Buy Rite, Cut Price, 727, Rite-Way, Banana Joe's, Food-Rite, Tuckerbag and Food-Way.
FoodWorks has some similarities to IGA, the brand's closest competitor. They have similar ancestry, both being created from independent retail stores merging to create supermarket groups. Also, both comprise multiple individual retailers originally trading under some of the same independent chains.
In addition, IGA's main "home brand" is Black and Gold, a generic food brand which also sells in FoodWorks stores across the country. Items are easily distinguished because of the gold/yellow packaging with the black writing on the item.
Farmer Jacks FoodWorks
Farmer Jacks FoodWorks operates FoodWorks stores in Western Australia. Farmer Jacks FoodWorks uses 4 trading names, currently some stores are named Farmer Jacks, FoodWorks and Farmer Jacks FoodWorks. One store in Claremont trades as Jack's wholefoods and Groceries.
Previous FoodWorks store trading names
- Australian United Retailers Ltd.
- Buy Rite
- Cut Price
- 727 (Foodworks)|727
- QE Foods
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- "FoodWorks chooses CEVA over Metcash". Transport & Logistics News. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
Media related to FoodWorks at Wikimedia Commons