Launch of Amazon leads Woolies to open more 'Dark Stores'
Farzana Haroon27 Nov 2017
Woolworths is ramping up its defence strategy with the release of up to four new “dark stores” which will be closed to customers, purely set up for online orders used to pack and ship items as the supermarket prepares to battle it out with Amazon Australia. Amazon soft-launched into the Australian market last Thursday and aimed to debut its full-service in time for Black Friday, US biggest sale day. “Dark stores” are designed for Woolworths employees to pack and ship online orders directly from the warehouse. Woolies currently has one dark store and will be opening a further two in Melbourne and Sydney early next year.