It's hard to fathom, given the combination of premium pricing and willing customers how Woolies can have failed to turned a profit from their Thomas Dux store here. But with money haemorrhaging from their DIY chain, they controversially closed our store a couple of months back.
good financial sense in the short term, but in the process they've allowed Sydney based up-start About Life to slide in to the, now established, market. Initial impressions are that "Nature's Providore" are more willing to go the whole hog with the whole gourmet grocer concept and capitalise on demand, particularly amongst high disposable incomer earners, for organic and holistic products. And they've somehow managed to find space too for a café and array of bain-maries offering tempting looking ready-cooked dishes, and salads to rival the Foxes Den across the road.
Unease in the village
6 days ago