Parent Company: Woolworths Holdings Limited
Brand Value: $959 million
Headquarter City: Cape Town
Year on Year Change: -15%
Year Formed: 1931
Woolworths is a food, home and fashion retailer. The brand’s first store opened its doors in 1931, and it has since grown into one of the strongest retailers in sub-Saharan Africa. While the Woolworths name has adorned numerous retail chains throughout the English-speaking world, its South African version is singular in its carefully curated selection of both everyday and high-end goods. Like many retailers, “Woolies”, as it is locally known, has struggled in recent years but remains one of South Africa’s iconic brands.