* Full-year HEPS down 65.1%
* Sales dip on store closures
* Food and online only star performers
* Reviewing S. African fashion business (Adds CEO presentation on strategy review, DJ cost cut initiatives)
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Woolworths Holdings is reviewing its South African clothing business and the food division of Australian unit David Jones to respond to fashion trends and stem losses amid a slump in earnings, its chief executive said on Thursday.
Roy Bagattini, who took over as CEO of the fashion and food retailer in February, is on a mission to improve the performance of the David Jones department store chain. His predecessor Ian Moir paid a premium to bulk up in Australia and turn the company into a leading southern hemisphere retailer.
“Although some progress has been made, our David Jones business has simply not transitioned fast enough,” Bagattini told analysts on Thursday during