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Countdown launches food foundation to help Kiwis stay fed

Food for Good foundation launched to combat rising food inequality.

“We see COVID-19 as a time to do good, rather than do well”: Domino’s

The QSR chain outlines the steps it has taken to serve customers and staff in the current climate.

Countdown opens store one month early to help meet online grocery demand

Not currently open to the public, the Rototuna store opened one month early to help meet demand.

Grocery enjoys record spending jump in March as the rest of retail closes

Retail spending saw the biggest fall in StatsNZ’s record in March

NZ supermarkets expand contactless payments for extra COVID-19 safety

A higher tap-and-go payment limit is just one of the safety initiatives supermarkets have rolled out.

NZ supermarkets lift wages during coronavirus outbreak

Countdown, Foodstuffs offer pay raise to those working through lockdown.

How Countdown will change in lockdown

Supermarket details the changes coming to stores amid lockdown.

Retailers see dramatic spike in spending pre-lockdown: Paymark

Spending at supermarkets rose 157 per cent on Monday.

Retailers react to online price gouging, panic buying

Trade Me enacts new emergency policy, and Countdown urges shoppers to be thoughtful.

Countdown testing ten weeks without plastic produce bags

Three of the chain’s stores will see more than a tonne of plastic removed over the test period.

Costco launches online in Australia ahead of first store opening in NZ

Retail giant offering wide of products, with plans to add fresh food at a later date.

The end of the checkout signals a dire future for those without the right skills

In the coming decade we might see radically larger numbers of jobs lost to automation.

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