Foodstuffs to launch Pak’nSave flagship in Highland Park

(Source: Foodstuffs)

Foodstuffs North Island is building a Pak’nSave flagship in East Auckland’s Highland Park set to open in March. 

The supermarket, built on a 15,000sqm property on Pakuranga Road, will span nearly 7000sqm and include six extra retail spaces for leasing. 

The site – on the corner of Pakuranga Road and Aviemore Drive – has housed a supermarket since 1978 when the predecessor to Woolworths Group, Progressive Enterprises, built a Foodtown there. Foodstuffs North Island bought the site in 2017 and waited until the lease to its rival expired last year before commencing demolition of the old building and construction of the new Pak’nSave Highland Park.

“Highland Park is a vibrant community and opening a new Pak’nSave demonstrates our commitment to investing in the local area,” said Foodstuffs North Island GM of retail & property, Lindsay Rowles. 

“With an expected 250 new jobs providing a range of employment opportunities, we’ll also be contributing to the local economy. The new supermarket also underscores our commitment as a 100 per cent New Zealand-owned co-op to keep investing in every region and providing a world-class grocery offering for all.”

The new Pak’nSave facility will offer items in categories including seafood servery, butchery, bakery, and deli. The new store will also have a drive-through lane for customers to collect online goods, as well as lockers for click-and-collect items. 

Earlier this month, Foodstuffs faced legal action over contentious land covenants. The firm was accused of preventing competitors from opening rival supermarkets at certain places and expanding existing ones throughout the lower North Island.  

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