Woolworths has committed to investing $AUD 20 million into the local store network and distribution centre over the next 18 months in Townsville, Australia. Following the widespread flood damage, Woolworths aims to reopen the store in Fairfield so that local shoppers and team members can utilise the facility as soon as possible.
Brad Banducci, Woolworths Group CEO said, “We know it’s been a deeply distressing time for many in Townsville, and our hearts go out to all those affected by the floods in the community. We’re extremely grateful to our customers for their patience and understanding over the past week. Out teams have worked round the clock to replenish our stores with fresh food and essentials in challenging circumstances, and I thank them for their resilience and dedication to serving the community.”
Woolworths is making significant efforts to ensure that there is fresh produce available throughout affected areas as soon as possible.