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Supermarkets Archives

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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...

Auckland Pak’nSave store fined for price disparity

Pak’nSave Mangere has been fined $78,000 for discrepancies between the advertised price of goods on its shelves and thos...
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New World Papakura unveils ‘Zoom Trolley’ shopping

New World Papakura supermarket will trial connected 'Zoom Trolleys' at its stores until November so shoppers can test ou...
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Countdown opens Wellington eStore to fulfill online demand

Countdown has opened a purpose-built, permanent eStore in Wellington to serve rising demand for online grocery shopping ...
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Local Singaporean food retailers shine in the spotlight

Singaporeans may have traditionally had a great love affair with international brands, but since the pandemic, local foo...
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Countdown launches Scan&Go technology trial

New Zealand grocer Countdown has unveiled its contactless shopping Scan&Go technology which allows customers to scan, ba...

NZ supermarkets rethink the risks of paracetamol

Major retailers advised to limit the sale of paracetamol following the death of a Dunedin woman.

Karens and Covid: How shopfloor staff have changed

From dealing with angry customers refusing to wear face masks to managing toilet paper stockpiling, it’s time the indust...
A New World supermarket in Nelson will launch a trial sign language checkout aisle.

Nelson New World supermarket to trial sign language

A New World supermarket in Nelson will launch a trial sign language checkout aisle next week.

Countdown owner’s profit dips despite strong sales

Countdown's EBIT growth for the full-year was 10.7 per cent despite higher operating costs in H2.

Foodstuffs South Island taps into customer data

The supermarket and grocery cooperative has joined its North Island counterpart in using a new customer data science pla...
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Countdown launches in-app online grocery shopping

With times changing, Countdown looks to its app to drive online growth.
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Countdown wants to remove stigma around periods and incontinence

The supermarket has changed the way it describes products for periods and continence care.

Costs weigh on Countdown owner as underpayments, redundancies mount in Australia

Countdown owner Woolworths Group forecasts a drop in earnings for FY20.
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Countdown launches food foundation to help Kiwis stay fed

Food for Good foundation launched to combat rising food inequality.

Zero-waste grocers form new association

Sustain Aotearoa wants to increase the prevalence of zero-waste grocers in NZ.