If you have bought strawberries in NSW, Queensland and Victoria, you should probably throw them out. Reports are coming in of sewing needles being found in strawberries sold by Woolworths, with one Queensland man ending up in hospital and two more people in Victoria reporting similar instances. Police believe the needles were intentionally placed to cause injury.
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For the last month, much of Australia has been gripped in an insane tempest of petulance and stupidity because single-use plastic bags aren't available in supermarkets any more. This is so first-world problems it's almost as embarrassing as our national energy policy, but for anyone who is still stressing about this, I'm here to tell you IKEA can save you.
Turns out Australians aren't quite ready to live a life without plastic bags just yet. In the wake of Woolworths removing single-use plastic bags entirely from its stores last week, the company has backflipped on that decision.
Woolies stores will be giving out 'reusable' plastic bags for free between now and Sunday July 8, as a means of easing the transition and getting customers into the habit of bringing their own bags.
From June 20, Woolworths, Big W, BWS, and a bunch of other stores will be self-banning plastic shopping bags in NSW. This includes online shopping, which will now carry additional fees. Here are the details.
First its Select range of products and now the humble plastic bag! It's political correctness gone mad I tells ya! Except, you know, it's not. Woolworths had decided to do what's best for the environment and by June 20, it'll have killed off single-use plastic bags in all of its stores.
Last year, one of the best Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-order deals came from an unlikely source: Woolworths Mobile. The company best known for cheap groceries and $2 milk managed to beat every Australian telco on price and data. Now it's looking to do it again with the Galaxy S9.
The hot cross bun. Once a decadent indulgence that appeared on store shelves only a few weeks before Easter. Now an almost half yearly sweet, yeasty snack available the day after Christmas. Yes, that's correct.
Hot cross buns are already available at Coles and Woolworths around Australia.
Self service checkouts are a great invention. Sure, they may have taken a few jobs away but gone are the days where you have to make idle chit-chat with a not so fresh-faced teen while they slipped groceries into a planet-destroying plastic bag. Now, you can do it all yourself! Scan, bag, pay and leave.
Which means the system is rife for exploitation.
Dear Lifehacker, I will be in Spain, France and Italy for five weeks starting May 1 with my iPad Air (iOS 9.3 ). My iPad has no sim installed but can take one. What do you recommend as to a sim to buy? I need to access email, and suss out local info maps, timetables etc as we go around. NO Skype or movie music downloads.
We've already looked at the best Samsung Galaxy S8 plans from each Australian telco. Now, Woolies has pulled a rabbit out of its hat with a new plan boasting 12GB of data for $92 a month. If you require more than 10GB of data, this is the best deal we've seen from any telco so far. Read on for the details.
Amazon's Australian rollout plans have just been laid out by a former executive of the company - and we finally have a launch date. From next year, Australians will reportedly be able to use the online shopping service to purchase a huge variety of products, including groceries, clothing, electronics and even takeaway food. Here are all the services Australia will be getting: from fresh food delivery to Amazon Prime Now.
Mince is a good source of iron, but you probably don't want to ingest additional metals with your spag bol. Woolworths has recalled its Australian pork, lamb and beef mince from one of its stores due to a packaging fault resulting in the presence of dangerous metal fragments that "may cause injury if consumed".
Who doesn't love to get something for nothing? That's the basic premise for retail rewards cards and supermarket giant Woolworths has stepped up the game in this department. It has unveiled a new rewards card program that gives out more points and more bonus goodies in a bid to compete with its biggest rival Coles. So which program gives you more? Here's a side-by-side comparison of the two supermarket rewards programs.
A few months ago, Woolworths decided to replace its entry-level Homebrand range with the similar "Woolworths Essentials" in a bid to address consumer perceptions of low quality. Now, it's giving the same treatment to the mid-tier Select label. The only reason to care about this is that Woolworths' private label products will soon be cheaper.
The history of the dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn and its farmer suppliers shows how a close relationship of trust has developed and been broken with the collapse of the farmgate milk price. Roots of the current crisis can be traced all the way back to the deregulation of the dairy industry at the start of the century.
It's every kid's dream come true and every arachnophobe's worst nightmare: Woolworths stores in NSW and Queensland are removing broccoli from sale following the discovery of redback spiders hidden inside the vegetables. In at least three separate incidents, customers spotted the venomous spiders nestled in florets, with one sharing the image on social media. In response, the grocery chain has ceased accepting produce from three suppliers.