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Supermarkets

Supermarkets Archives

Countdown opens NZ’s first 24-hour e-store

Supermarket giant launches New Zealand’s first purpose-built online store in Auckland.

Grocery enjoys record spending jump in March as the rest of retail closes

Retail spending saw the biggest fall in StatsNZ's record in March

NZ supermarkets expand contactless payments for extra COVID-19 safety

A higher tap-and-go payment limit is just one of the safety initiatives supermarkets have rolled out.

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.

Woolworths revises underpayments estimate to $315 million

Supermarket giant says it was “disappointed” to have let staff down in relation to underpayments.

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.

Costco launches online in Australia ahead of first store opening in NZ

Retail giant offering wide of products, with plans to add fresh food at a later date.

Foodstuffs to install country’s largest solar panel farm

Solar panels to power new DC that is being built.

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.

Pak’nSave Mangere accused of misrepresenting prices

Mystery shoppers were charged different prices than what was advertised.

Woolworths shareholders vote in favour of Endeavour Group restructure

Company will now seek approval for the split from the Federal Court.