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Supermarkets to stay open on Easter Sunday

Government loosens normal trading restrictions in light of lockdown.

NZ supermarkets lift wages during coronavirus outbreak

Countdown, Foodstuffs offer pay raise to those working through lockdown.

How Countdown will change in lockdown

Supermarket details the changes coming to stores amid lockdown.

Retailers see dramatic spike in spending pre-lockdown: Paymark

Spending at supermarkets rose 157 per cent on Monday.

Retailers react to online price gouging, panic buying

Trade Me enacts new emergency policy, and Countdown urges shoppers to be thoughtful.

A new decade of grocery retailing

How new technology is driving growth in the grocery sector.

Card spending erratic on virus fears

Overall spending rose, though spending through China-issued cards plummeted.

Countdown testing ten weeks without plastic produce bags

Three of the chain’s stores will see more than a tonne of plastic removed over the test period.

Countdown to ditch unnecessary plastic as part of trial

Three stores to phase out more than a tonne of plastic starting February 10.

Countdown to open second e-store in Christchurch

Supermarket chain building another dark store as online shopping grows.

The end of the checkout signals a dire future for those without the right skills

In the coming decade we might see radically larger numbers of jobs lost to automation.

Countdown selling $10 shopping baskets made of recycled plastic

Baskets made of off-cut plastic recycled in the manufacturing process.