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Countdown Archives


NZ supermarkets rethink the risks of paracetamol

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

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.
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Countdown launches in-app online grocery shopping

With times changing, Countdown looks to its app to drive online growth.

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.

Countdown employees given Woolworths Group shares

Over 14,000 Countdown workers will get a stake in the supermarket's parent company.
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Countdown officially opens Rototuna store

Countdown officially opens Rototuna store to the public after initially opening last month as an online-only store.

Countdown opens store one month early to help meet online grocery demand

Not currently open to the public, the Rototuna store opened one month early to help meet demand.

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

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

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 react to online price gouging, panic buying

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

Best of 2019: Sustainability

We recap some of our favourite stories on sustainability from the past year.

Woolworths shareholders vote in favour of Endeavour Group restructure

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

David Jones to open on November 21 at Westfield Newmarket

$790m redevelopment of Westfield Newmarket nearly complete.

Meadowlands Shopping Plaza listed for sale

Neighbourhood centre, anchored by a Countdown supermarket, listed for sale.

Countdown cuts off kids’ access to energy drinks

Supermarket takes aim at childhood obesity in New Zealand.

Countdown lifts sales 4.3 per cent in FY19

Sales recovered in the second half of FY19, after a challenging start to the year.

Pinterest opening local office to cater to ANZ brands

The social platform is seeking to better service local brands and users.

Countdown, Farmers, Warehouse staff strike for living wage

Workers gathered near Westfield's St Lukes shopping centre in Auckland.