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Supermarkets Archives

Woolworths backs next-gen plan to replace virgin plastics

Starting with packaging like the containers used for mini tomatoes, Samsara packaging is expected to hit Woolworths shel...

Foodstuffs South Island names its new CEO

Foodstuffs South Island has named Mary Devine as its new CEO, who will succeed 20-year veteran Steve Anderson.

Revealed: The science behind Aldi’s Special Buys strategy

The incredible popularity of these promotions is no accident. They tap into powerful desires that can make a simple purc...
Countdown supermarkets

​​Countdown waives rent for retail tenants caught in Covid shutdowns

The supermarket chain said it will also continue rent relief for non-essential tenants as needed in Alert Level 3.
Foodstuffs South Island

Foodstuffs South Island boosts Foodbank support

Charity group Christchurch City Mission, who supports nearly 50,000 people, was among those who received an emergency de...

Countdown sales dip to $7.1 billion, e-commerce grows

Countdown's customer scores were also impacted by stock availability issues.

Can online grocery start-ups pull sales from the big guys?

A flurry of online grocery start-ups are shaking up the market and putting pressure on bigger supermarkets.

‘Go anywhere, get anything’: Uber reveals plans for marketplace

Uber’s partnership with Woolworths is just the beginning of the company’s ambition to be a major marketplace for all on-...

Supermarkets short on staff as lockdown extended

Countdown reports more than 1000 staff impacted by response to latest Covid outbreak, and it expects that number to rise...

Coles pockets $1 billion profit as Smarter Selling pays off

While Covid-19 lockdowns and a trend towards local shopping continues to challenge Coles, boss Steven Cain is optimistic...

Auckland’s first Green Star supermarket to open by Christmas

As a Green Star development, the supermarket has been designed, built and will operate in an environmentally conscious w...

How online supermarket Send can fulfil bold promise of 15-minute delivery

Online supermarket Send is rolling out across metro Sydney and Melbourne this month.
Grocery shopping

Online grocer welcomes ‘duopoly’ finding, calls for Government support

According to the Commission’s report, New Zealand’s fringe supermarkets are unable to compete with Countdown and Foodstu...
Countdown supermarkets

Grocery retailing duopoly “not serving” New Zealanders

Rivals "unable to compete with the major grocery retailers on price and product range" says Commerce Commission.

Forget Amazon Go, experts reveal the supermarket of the future

A22 turns the traditional supermarket on its head, stripping back aisles and utilising space for education and entertain...