Johannesburg, South Africa
Shoppers walk into a Woolworths store at a shopping center in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg
Shoppers walk into a Woolworths store at a shopping center in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg August 28, 2013. South African retailer Woolworths reported a 27.3 percent rise in full-year profit on Thursday, reflecting the resilience of its upscale customer base as the rest of the consumer market struggles with high personal debt.
Woolworths, which sells luxury food products and clothing, said headline earnings per share (EPS) totalled 340.4 cents in the year to end-June compared with 267.3 a year earlier. Picture taken August 28. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: BUSINESS)