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Supermarkets

Countdown launches Scan&Go technology trial
Countdown’s Scan&Go technology in action.

Countdown launches Scan&Go technology trial

New Zealand grocer Countdown has unveiled its contactless shopping Scan&Go technology which allows customers to scan, bag and pay for their groceries - all from their smartphone. For loose items, like p...
Costco launches online in Australia ahead of first store opening in NZ
New owner for Nosh Food Market
NZ supermarkets rethink the risks of paracetamol
Karens and Covid: How shopfloor staff have changed

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Countdown opens Wellington eStore to fulfill online demand

Countdown has opened a purpose-built, permanent eStore in Wellington to serve rising demand for online grocery shopping ...
Woman with face mask standing in a grocery store.
Supermarkets

Local Singaporean food retailers shine in the spotlight

Singaporeans may have traditionally had a great love affair with international brands, but since the pandemic, local foo...
Countdown Scan&Go

Countdown launches Scan&Go technology trial

New Zealand grocer Countdown has unveiled its contactless shopping Scan&Go technology which allows customers to scan, ba...
Medicines
Supermarkets

NZ supermarkets rethink the risks of paracetamol

Major retailers advised to limit the sale of paracetamol following the death of a Dunedin woman.
Supermarkets

Karens and Covid: How shopfloor staff have changed

From dealing with angry customers refusing to wear face masks to managing toilet paper stockpiling, it’s time the indust...
A New World supermarket in Nelson will launch a trial sign language checkout aisle.

Nelson New World supermarket to trial sign language

A New World supermarket in Nelson will launch a trial sign language checkout aisle next week.

Countdown owner’s profit dips despite strong sales

Countdown's EBIT growth for the full-year was 10.7 per cent despite higher operating costs in H2.

Foodstuffs South Island taps into customer data

The supermarket and grocery cooperative has joined its North Island counterpart in using a new customer data science pla...
Countdown app

Countdown launches in-app online grocery shopping

With times changing, Countdown looks to its app to drive online growth.
Image of a person picking up a box of tampons off the shelf

Countdown wants to remove stigma around periods and incontinence

The supermarket has changed the way it describes products for periods and continence care.

Costs weigh on Countdown owner as underpayments, redundancies mount in Australia

Countdown owner Woolworths Group forecasts a drop in earnings for FY20.
Salvation Army Countdown

Countdown launches food foundation to help Kiwis stay fed

Food for Good foundation launched to combat rising food inequality.

Zero-waste grocers form new association

Sustain Aotearoa wants to increase the prevalence of zero-waste grocers in NZ.

Countdown employees given Woolworths Group shares

Over 14,000 Countdown workers will get a stake in the supermarket's parent company.

New World to highlight Buy NZ brands in June campaign

Supermarket expects support for local brands to be lasting effect of lockdown.
Image of Countdown's new Rototuna store

Countdown officially opens Rototuna store

Countdown officially opens Rototuna store to the public after initially opening last month as an online-only store.

Countdown owner lifts food sales in Q3

Supermarket chain benefits from pantry stocking during pandemic.

“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.

Countdown opens NZ’s first 24-hour e-store

Supermarket giant launches New Zealand’s first purpose-built online store in Auckland.