If you’re a fan of Costco, we don’t have to convince you about the beauty of buying bulk. But if you don’t live near a mega warehouse, the savings on bulk buys are a bit out of our reach. That is until now! Woolworths has announced that they have partnered with a wholesaler to deliver BIG savings directly to your door.
Most of the big supermarkets have dabbled in bulk buys. Coles have occasionally dedicated a shelf or two to bigger-sized value products – like their 950g froot loops or a 2 kilo bucket of cake mix.
Even Aldi upsized their staples – albeit a bit late – when they recently dumped gynormous bags of flour, sugar and toilet paper onto the special buys aisle. The discount retailer had obviously hoped to jump on the COVID-chaos panic….but unfortunately they missed the boat.
Big Bulk Better!
Woolworths has taken a giant step forward in the world of bulk supply and has partnered with Aussie food wholesaler PFD Food Services, who are now selling direct to the public via Woolies online.
The new Woolworths PFD shopping site has almost 100 products to choose from including popular pantry staples such as rice, pasta and flour, as well as meat, poultry, and frozen items. The product range is expected to grow over the coming weeks, as demand increases.
The Woolies/PFD partnership was initially available to Woolworths’ business-to-business (B2B) customers, which included day care centres, schools, disability services and nursing homes. However, Woolworths has now expanded the service to include households.
Bulk Products Delivered To Your Home
During the height of the pandemic, PFD made a leap into consumer land with their new ‘PFD 2 Home’ initiative. The major wholesale supplier for such brands as Mars, McCain’s, Masterfoods and Mainland cheese and many others, made their discounted food supplies available to home-shoppers via delivery or click-and-collect. However, there is a $200 minimum order value and the website states that delivery could take up to 2 days.
Now with the Woolworths bulk buys section, you can simply slip in a massive box of fish fingers into your regular weekly online order and save big.
Save BIG Bucks
Looking at the PFD section on Woolworths online, there are freezer items, fresh meat, as well as pantry and household items.
The biggest bulk savers for me is the 2kg tub of Lemnos feta cheese for $28.49. That’s $14.25 per kilo for the bulk buy, whereas a regular slab of feta cheese is $25 per kilo – massive saving. Planning a party? There’s a 5kg packs of Ingham’s Crumbed Chicken Drumsticks for $76.89 or 3 kilos of I & J Crispy Battered Flathead Fillets for $66.42.
There’s a mega 4 litre jug of tomato sauce for $10.27 – that’s 26cents per 100ml (the usual price is 50c per 100ml). There are also 5kg packs of pasta, 4 litre canister of olive oil and 12.5kilo bags of flour. There are also bulk bags of tea and a super-sized tin of Milo.
So make some room in your pantry, clear space in your attic ’cause it’s time to stock up and save.
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