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Supermarkets

Countdown to remove single-use plastic produce bags from 19 stores

Countdown to remove single-use plastic produce bags from 19 stores

Countdown will remove single-use plastic produce bags from 19 supermarkets late this month after a successful trial in the chain’s Herne Bay store which opened in June.  The pilot, which begins on July 25, ...
Social supermarket concept to open in Tokoroa
Foodstuffs says it kept grocery price increases below the inflation rate
Aldi dashes hopes of imminent New Zealand launch
Countdown to build $99 million South Island DC

Supermarkets Archives

How Aussie supermarket Coles is supporting LGBTQIA+ staff

Since Coles started offering paid gender affirmation leave, hundreds of staff members have felt comfortable to identify ...

Grocery duopoly accused of milking excess profits from consumers

Petition argues a lack of competition in the wholesale market is stopping prospective rival retailers from setting up sh...

“Something special”: Harris Farm makes Canberra comeback

A new 4,500sqm Majura Park store will reintroduce Canberrans to the Harris Farm Markets store, and will create the oppor...

Quick commerce: Here’s what you need to know

On-demand grocery delivery is growing at a rapid pace around the world and in Australia, but how sustainable is the gro...

Cost-of-living pressures mount as Countdown owner backs wage increase

As Australia’s supermarkets continue to hold the line on food prices, Woolies’ CEO Brad Banducci noted that a “balanced”...
Countdown supermarkets

Profit shock for Woolworths NZ business

Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said the impact of Omicron, which was felt later in the quarter, led to supply-chain ...

From the source: Tristan Harris, Harris Farm Markets

Late last year, Harris Farm launched back into Queensland, both physically and digitally. And the business has eyes on V...

Costco makes its New Zealand debut

The US company has opened its first petrol station, in Auckland, as it counts down to the opening of its first warehouse...

Opinion: Should we turn supermarkets into public utilities

New regulations would need to ensure supermarkets do not engage in wholesale or manufacturing activity.

Kmart denies rumours of switch to self service only

Kmart has since confirmed that it “will always have” the option of manned checkouts available for customers who want the...

Countdown says 2000 staff are off due to Covid, but it’s managing

Supermarket chain Countdown says about 2000 of its staff may be sick or isolating this week due to the rise of Omicron c...
Countdown supermarkets

Why there’s no magic way to make NZ supermarkets more competitive

A review of the big players was certainly due. New Zealand has one of the most concentrated grocery retailing sectors in...

Te Kauwhata New World supersedes town’s old Four Square

The brand-new store features a 1000sqm retail space with a full-scale grocery offering, including a bulk foods section f...

Kiwis ‘not served well’ by grocery duopoly, but report reactions mixed

“The commission makes it clear the market is not working. There is muted competition between the two main companies, whi...
Countdown supermarkets

Reckoning day nears for grocery retail duopoly

The final report by the Commerce Commission on its market study into New Zealand’s grocery sector will be published next...