Top Aussie grocery retailer Woolworths said it would be keen to buy the non food chains of rival Coles Myer should the latter decide to break up its operations due to its trading difficulties. Chief executive Roger Corbett said: "If Coles were broken up we would certainly look at our options there." Woolworths, which wants to overtake market leader Coles within two years, posted double digit growth for 2000/2001. Woolworths is better positioned to weather global economic slowdown than other retailers given its focus on food and its lack of exposure to goods bought with disposable cash, added Corbett. He was confident Woolworths could combat the threat of discounters Pick'n Pay and Aldi by remaining competitive on price. "We are going to be sure they can't do anything Woolworths won't do better." {{NEWS }}