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Supermarkets

Supermarkets Archives

Countdown deploys micro-fulfilment tech to speed up online order packing

The unit sorts and moves products directly to its team of 200 personal shoppers in Countdown’s Penrose eStore in Aucklan...

Kiwi smart-trolley startup Imagr to expand offshore

Demand for its autonomous checkout system has soared since the Covid-19 pandemic started.
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Countdown opens at Wynyard Quarter

Spanning 650sqm on the ground floor of the building, the metro store is the chain’s second smallest store.
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Retail news around the globe

Ikea unveils planning studio in Singapore; BHG and Raffles City reveals lifestyle store concept; Carrefour, Alimentation...
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Countdown expands glass containers programme due to shipping delays

Copland said more glass containers are due to arrive in stores shortly.

International: Circle K parent drops bid to buy Carrefour, but companies will partner

Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard has dropped its US$19.6 billion bid to acquire European retailer Carrefour SA after th...
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Countdown defibrillator program delivers early success

Supermarket AEDS have helped saved at least four lives this year.
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Commerce Commission outlines scope and focus of supermarket probe

ComCom asks for feedback on initial targets and scope of investigation.
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Supermarkets, watch out. The gig economy is coming for your online shoppers

Southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab is taking on grocery retailers with the launch of a delivery-only supermarket....

A look inside Meidi-Ya’s largest flagship store in Singapore

The upmarket grocery store features delicacies flown in straight from Japan and a food hall with seating for 88 people.
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Commerce Commission to give initial ideas on supermarket probe next month

The study will analyse the structure of the grocery industry, the nature of its competition levels, pricing practices of...
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Countdown pledges zero food waste and emissions reduction by 2030

The New Zealand supermarket chain’s sustainability plan includes over 40 commitments in total.
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Supermarket duopoly faces competition probe

The average Kiwi household spends 17 per cent of weekly expenses, but does it have to?

Woolworths commits to use 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025

Woolworths is the latest business in Australia to commit to power all of its operations through renewable energy by 2025...
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Countdown posts solid growth as e-commerce surges

Woolworths' Countdown business saw sales grow 6.9 per cent during the quarter to $1.8 billion, while online sales rose 5...