Warwick Hope is the Category Manager responsible for bananas for Woolworths Supermarkets, Australia’s largest supermarket chain.
Warwick is responsible for all strategic and day to day activities for the category. Warwick and the Fresh Produce team at Woolworths are passionate about achieving their strategy ‘Inspiring Australians to eat more fresh, healthy fruit and vegetables’.
Warwick has 17 years retail experience in Woolworths both in operations and commercial as well as a bachelors degree in business and a postgraduate certificate in management.. Warwick’s retail beginnings were at his local Woolies merchandising and then managing Fresh Produce, which is where his fresh produce passion began. After 5 years in the operations environment, he moved to join the Woolies Fresh Produce Buying Team. Warwick has worked in and lead teams in the NSW, QLD & National Buying Offices before landing his dream role as the Woolworths Banana Category Manager.