- Woolworths released its first quarter 2021 sales results, reporting a 12.3% rise in sales.
- The supermarket giant experienced a jump in food sales, boosted by consumers eating more at home, as well as the popularity of Ooshies.
- Woolworths’ ecommerce sales also shot up during the quarter.
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Woolworths’ sales have increased during the first quarter of the 2021 financial year.
The supermarket giant reported a 12.3% rise in group sales – compared to the same period last year – to $17.9 billion. Its ecommerce sales also shot up during the quarter, increasing 86.7% to $1.5 billion.
Food sales rose 12.9% to $12 billion, driven by shifting customer behaviour, demand for ecommerce services like online shopping and the popularity of Ooshies.
“Sales continued to benefit from COVID-driven higher in-home consumption as we well as the success of Disney+ Ooshies,” Woolies said in its report. “Sales growth in Victoria was approximately …