Thomas Dux Grocer
Thomas Dux was an Australian chain of gourmet grocery stores operated by Woolworths from 2008 to 2017. It sold a range of local and imported fresh foods and grocery items. Products included 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 specialised in organic, gluten-free, preservative-free and free-range foods. Local boutique suppliers included Saskia Beer, Maggie Beer, Simmone Logue, Herbies, Ornella, Phillippa's, Rowie's, Brasserie Bread, Phillippa's and Geoff Jansz. Fruit and vegetables were sourced directly from the wholesale markets in Sydney and Melbourne on a daily basis.
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. The first of the rebadged stores opened in August 2009.
In September 2014, Woolworths closed the Thomas Dux store in Surry Hills, NSW. They sold the lease on the store to About Life Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based gourmet grocer. The Surry Hills store was the first of 4 leases Woolworths would ultimately sell to About Life by 2016.
In May 2015 Thomas Dux's Richmond store was sold to Little Group Projects, which then demolished it and built a 13-story apartment building on the land dubbed "Dux Richmond Hill".
In January 2016 the chains Glen Waverley store was closed, and throughout the remainder of 2016 Thomas Dux's Hornsby store in NSW was closed, while its Lane Cove, Crows Nest (NSW) and Port Melbourne (VIC) outlets were taken over by About Life.
In 2017 the 4 remaining Thomas Dux stores were closed. The 2 remaining Melbourne locations, Black Rock  and Armadale, as well as the Paddington store in NSW  were rebranded as Woolworths Metro stores. The Mona Vale store in NSW was taken over by Flannerys.
As of December 2017, Thomas Dux has ceased trading altogether.
|Suburb||Street location||Original usage||Current usage||Date opened||Date closed|
|Surry Hills, NSW||285A Crown Street||Small Woolworths Supermarket||About Life Wholefoods Store, Office space||19 April 2008||September 2014|
|Lane Cove, NSW||62 Burns Bay Road||Food For Less supermarket, Franklins No Frills supermarket||About Life Wholefoods Store, Flannerys Organic Grocer||19 April 2008||29 February 2016|
|Glen Waverley, Vic||Shop 2.200 The Glen||Macro Wholefoods store||Unknown||29 August 2009||31 January 2016|
|Crows Nest, NSW||13-19 Willoughby Road||Macro Wholefoods store||About Life Wholefoods Store, Flannerys Organic Grocer||10 October 2009||26 April 2016|
|Richmond, Vic||153 Bridge Road||Macro Wholefoods store||Residential Apartment Tower||6 November 2009||31 May 2015|
|Port Melbourne, Vic||120 Bay Street||Development site||About Life Wholefoods Store, Independent supermarket||7 January 2010||29 February 2016|
|Hornsby NSW||Shop 2009 Westfield Hornsby||Macro Wholefoods Store||Toys R Us, Uniqlo||26 September 2009||April 2016|
|Armadale, Vic||1068 High Street||Macro Wholefoods store||Woolworths Metro Supermarket||19 September 2009||4 July 2017|
|Paddington, NSW||220 Glenmore Road||Small Woolworths supermarket||Woolworths Metro Supermarket||13 August 2008||October 2017|
|Mona Vale, NSW||12-14 Park Street||Macro Wholefoods store||Flannerys Organic Grocer||5 September 2009||December 2017|
|Black Rock, Vic||40 Bluff Road||Macro Wholefoods store||Woolworths Metro Supermarket||3 October 2009||4 July 2017|
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- "Woolworths farewells Thomas Dux - Retail World Magazine". www.retailworldmagazine.com.au. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
- Thomas Dux Glen Waverley Launch
- Thomas Dux Crows Nest Launch
- Thomas Dux Hornsby Launch
- Thomas Dux Mona Vale Launch
- Thomas Dux Black Rock Launch