Thomas Dux Grocer

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Thomas Dux is an Australian chain of gourmet grocery stores launched by Woolworths in 2008.[1] It sells a range of local and imported fresh foods and grocery items. Products include fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, artisan-style baked breads, oils and vinegars, pasta and sauces, condiments, prepared meals, chocolate products, fresh meat and fresh flowers. Thomas Dux specialises in organic, gluten-free, preservative-free and free-range foods. Local boutique suppliers include Saskia Beer, Maggie Beer, Simmone Logue, Herbies, Ornella, Phillippa's, Rowie's, Brasserie Bread, Phillippa's and Geoff Jansz. Fruit and vegetables are sourced directly from the wholesale markets in Sydney and Melbourne on a daily basis.

History[edit]

Woolworths launched Thomas Dux, an upmarket grocery store, in April 2008 and operated two stores in the Sydney suburbs of Paddington and Lane Cove.

In May 2009, Woolworths announced the acquisition of up to nine boutique grocery store leases from Macro Wholefoods, with the intention to rebadge the stores under the Thomas Dux brand.[2] The first of the rebadged stores opened in August 2009.

From 2015, Woolworths has started closing some stores, with speculation that the entire chain may be sold or closed.[3] [4]

Current stores[edit]

Suburb Street location Original usage Date opened
Paddington, NSW Glenmore Road Small Woolworths supermarket 13 August 2008
Mona Vale, NSW 12-14 Park Street Macro Wholefoods store 5 September 2009[5]
Armadale, Vic 1068 High Street Macro Wholefoods store 19 September 2009
Black Rock, Vic 40 Bluff Road Macro Wholefoods store 3 October 2009[6]

Former stores[edit]

Suburb Street location Original usage Date opened Date closed
Surry Hills, NSW 285A Crown Street Small Woolworths Supermarket 13 August 2008
Lane Cove, NSW Burns Bay Road Food For Less supermarket, Franklins No Frills supermarket 19 April 2008 February 2016
Glen Waverley, Vic Shop 2.200 The Glen Macro Wholefoods store 29 August 2009[7] 31 January 2016
Crows Nest, NSW 13-19 Willoughby Road Macro Wholefoods store 10 October 2009[8] April 2016
Richmond, Vic 153 Bridge Road Macro Wholefoods store 6 November 2009 June 2015
Port Melbourne, Vic 120 Bay Street Development site 7 January 2010 29 February 2016
Hornsby NSW Shop 2009 Westfield Hornsby Macro Wholefoods Store 26 September 2009[9]

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