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Countdown’s new DC will tackle food waste in the supply chain

After years of improving its Australian distribution centres and supermarkets, Woolworths has committed NZ$99 million to develop a new distribution centre (DC) in Rolleston, New Zealand for its local chain, Countdown. Set to deliver fresher fruit and vegetables across the South Island by early 2024, Countdown’s new 11,000sqm DC will feature a refrigerated inbound tunnel, varied temperature-controlled zones, and ‘ripening rooms’ made to ensure its produce is ready for sale, according to Cou