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Supermarkets Archives

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...

Woolworths’ ballooning underpayments muddy a strong half

The supermarket giant revealed a relatively strong half yesterday, but an ever-worsening underpayments scandal has left...

Woolworths makes sales strides, but profit drops during Omicron challenges

Group sales rose 8 per cent to $31.8 billion with earnings before tax and interest falling 11 per cent to $1.38 billion....

New World fined after selling contaminated mince

The batch was recalled but non of the customers returned their purchases.

Countdown offers customers digital receipts to cut paper waste

To opt out of paper, customers must choose a setting on the MyCountdown app.

How Geezy Foods is building dark kitchens around the world

Restaurants eager to capitalise on the high demand for home-delivered food are now expanding their portfolios and experi...

Meat-free demand prompts New World to extend Pams plant-based range

According to a customer survey by Pams last year, approximately two-thirds of shoppers in New Zealand limited their meat...

Japan’s Ito-Yokado supermarket takes on pricing trial in bid to cut waste

In the trial, Ito-Yokado will gradually discount prices on 16 goods at one Tokyo store to give shoppers more incentive t...
Countdown supermarkets

New Zealand Food Safety investigating series of recalls across supermarkets

Lead contaminated sugar has been recalled four times in the last two months across both Countdown and Foodstuffs South I...

Foodstuffs CEO pours cold water over forced separation plans

Chris Quin says profits at grocery giant are in line with those in overseas markets, questions need for change.

Metcash benefits from customer’s local shift throughout first half

Group CEO Jeff Adams said the businesses food, liquor and hardware pillars had all benefitted from Metcash’s position in...

Foodstuffs launches trial of grocery deliveries with Uber Eats

Twenty-two North Island New World and Four Square stores have partnered with Uber Eats in a trial of grocery-delivery se...