Foodstuffs moving Auckland HQ

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Foodstuffs North Island is moving its primary distribution centre (DC) and support office from Mount Roskill to a new complex at The Landing Business Park, Auckland Airport.

The new 65,000m2 distribution centre and 5 Greenstar rated office complex has been designed after the retailer said it’s rapidly outgrowing its 53 year old home at Roma Road in Mount Roskill.

The company – which services Pak’nSave, New World, Four Square, Gilmours, Liquorland and Fresh Collective – will start construction this year with completion scheduled for late 2020, forming the next stage of “Foodstuffs’ nearly 100-year commitment to New Zealand”.

“We’ve been an important part of New Zealanders’ lives and communities for nearly 100 years and we plan on being around for many years to come,” chief executive Chris Quin.

“We’re planning significant future growth across the business and our success depends on being nimble, efficient and continuing to attract the best talent, who work in an agile and collaborative way.”

Foodstuff has also proposed to consolidate three Foodstuffs facilities in Auckland into one best-in-class complex. The co-op will continue to operate two DCs and a Support Centre in Palmerston North and a Support Centre in Wellington.

“In making the decision to build the new DC, we have been looking at all the options possible to make the Upper North Island operations as efficient as possible and fit for purpose over the next 30 years,” said Quin.

“Long term, we believe that the best option is to support our Upper North Island stores with one purpose-built Ambient DC.

“We wanted to share our proposal to close the Rotorua DC with our teams early in the project. If the proposal does go ahead, we feel it would be the right thing to do to give the team lots of notice and time to plan for the change.”

Foodstuffs North Island has yet to decide the future of its Roma Road site and said it will be working  number of stakeholders, including local government, to determine the best use of the land.

“The Mt Roskill site is now considered almost inner-city – and we’re excited about unlocking this space,” said Quin.

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