23 Jul 2012

Woolworths eyes bigger market share for Countdown

8:55 pm on 23 July 2012

Australian-owned supermarket chain Woolworths says it's gained market share in this country despite flat demand.

In the Countdown chain run by its Progressive Enterprises unit, sales at stores which have been open for more than 12 months rose 3.3% in the year to the end of June.

Woolworth's chief executive Grant O'Brien says sales for the past quarter grew by just 0.6%, and overall Woolworths annual sales rose 4.7 percent to $A56.7 billion.