Woolworths has announced plans to open its first standalone liquor store – WCellar. The first store will act as a standalone concept adjoining the food market of the Woolworths Nicolway branch in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The aim is to open another WCellar store in the Gauteng region, with a view to rolling out to a national footprint in the future. The initial store, which opens on 27 May, will offer a selection of wines, beers, craft beers, ciders and spirits. The move will see Woolworths competing with a number of other retailers which currently offer standalone liquor stores – including Spar’s TOPS brand and Pick n Pay Liquor.