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Countdown Archives

New competition law could target supermarket sector

PM to push new law to encourage competition within industries.

Countdown to phase out plastic bags on all its South Island stores next month

Supermarket giant to phase out single use plastic bags to about 85 per cent of its stores starting October 8.

Countdown owner Woolworths reacts to NZ$109m lawsuit

Supermarket giant says that potential $100m class action from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers will be “thoroughly defended”.

Countdown supports sustainability accelerator program

Supermarket giant says 'whole systems approach' required to combat waste issue.

Westfield Newmarket’s NZ$790m redevelopment on track

Scentre's latest project in New Zealand is its largest project to date.

Centre’s $115m refurb kicks off

Work begins on major shopping centre destination.

Countdown posts first quarter growth

Supermarket chain's customers 'respond to investment in service'.

Countdown nabs Woolies exec, plans $54m meat plant

Supermarket giant appoints new merchandise GM, looks to South Auckland for new facility.

New World becomes latest retailer to go bag free

Supermarket chain follows Countdown's commitment.

Countdown bans the bag

Supermarket giant's move welcomed by industry associations.

Countdown to go cage-free

Supermarket retailer becomes first major chain to commit to cage-free campaign.

Countdown names food fund recipients

Supermarket retailer divvies up program proceeds.

Woolworths outpoints Coles with HY profit boost

Conglomerate back in the black, mixed results for NZ operations.

BNZ launches Android Pay

Contactless payment solution arrives in New Zealand.

More retailers drop gift card expiry dates

Campaign to remove unfair expiry dates gets more retailers on board.

Countdown’s Q1 sales rise

Supermarkets sales rise driven by focus on low prices, says parent company.

Foodbank project’s social innovation award

Social initiative involving Countdown supermarkets recognised at awards event last week.

Wellington retailers’ join recycling initiative

Supermarket giants extend recycling programs to capital.

Pak ‘n Save named cheapest store

Consumer NZ’s supermarket survey shines light on “specials”.

Fly Buys beats others loyalty schemes

Nationwide survey runs the rule over countries best loyalty schemes.