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Supermarkets Archives

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...

Countdown to build Metro supermarket in repurposed Wanaka service station

Countdown says the store – the first Metro to be built in the South Island – will stock a “curated grocery range” and su...
Countdown supermarkets

Countdown launches small business accelerator program

Applications for the program are now open for all small-medium sized New Zealand businesses and will close on August 15.

Aldi Australia launches Corner Store in convenience push

Discount supermarket Aldi is this week opening a smaller, convenience store offer in North Sydney.

Countdown parent’s supplier guide ranks packaging materials

Woolworths has published a list of good and bad packaging materials for its suppliers to refer to as it works to adopt e...

‘It makes us really scared’: Retail workers reveal customer abuse

Four frontline workers share their experiences dealing with aggressive and abusive customers at supermarkets and departm...

Foodstuffs South Island launches online shopping – town by town

Both the supermarket chains also offer ‘Click & Collect’ where customers can choose a store to collect their orders.

How to spot the ‘red flags’ in retail supply chains

Aldi has become the first Australian member of Slave-Free Alliance but the retail industry, as a whole, has a long way t...

Have supermarkets learned how to handle panic buying?

Supermarkets have been under continued pressure to serve communities, particularly in times of lockdown.

Foodstuffs to remove single-use produce bags

Customers will see a range of trial products hitting the shop floor as part of the move including multi-use bags, nylon ...

Are members-only supermarkets the future of grocery?

Alibaba is expanding its membership-driven hypermarket chain as it seeks to capitalise on China’s burgeoning middle clas...

Walmart CEO: Why retailers need to pay it forward by investing in people

While the pandemic saw many companies let go of team members and cut staffing costs, Walmart committed to investing in t...