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Countdown Archives

Countdown rolls out new grocery collection service

Countdown teams up with Auckland Transport to trial grocery collection points at key transport facilities.

Major retailers rethink gift card expiries

Major retailers drop 12-month expiry dates on gift cards in response to Consumer NZ campaign.

Food prices’ biggest increase in 3 years

Seasonally higher produce costs drives spike in monthly prices.

Queenstown retail centre’s first stage complete

Redevelopment at gateway to Queenstown opens to public.

Countdown’s food prices decrease

Supermarket giant's prices for 100 most commonly purchased items continue to slide.

Countdown extends recycling campaign

Supermarket giant extends its soft plastic recycling program to all of its Auckland stores.

Countdown joins Foodbank’s new project

Supermarket chain joins project to provide female sanitary products for poorer students across NZ.

Countdown Waiheke opens redeveloped store

Supermarket chain officially opens redeveloped store in Waiheke.

Woolworths reconsiders NZ operations

Supermarket giant closing NZ supermarkets and selling New Zealand-based multichannel retailer.

Countdown partners with Samsung for ‘online fridge shop’

Supermarket chain teams up with Samsung to 'bring Kiwis the future of online shopping.'

Z Energy, BP launching new loyalty schemes

Major fuel retailers driving new initiatives to capture customer's loyalty.

Northwest Shopping Centre’s new look unveiled

Westgate's Northwest Shopping Centre unveils its newly completed NZ$155 million centre redevelopment.

Countdown’s ‘customer-facing’ recruitment drive

Supermarket chain looking to personalise in-store service with bumper staff injection.

Countdown, NZ Post expanding collection service

Parcel collection service being rolled out at more locations after successful trial.

Countdown’s prices drop

Supermarket's food prices down, despite higher produce costs.

Countdown opens first premium store in Ponsonby

Supermarket giant opens newest store in Auckland.

Countdown recognised at Green Ribbon Awards

Supermarket giant wins Resilience to Climate Change category.

Countdown to use online product discovery platform

Supermarket chain signs up to new online platform, RangeMe.

Investors snap up Cider offer

Investors snap up interests in Oyster Group’s Cider Building syndication.

Countdown Waiheke now plastic bag free

Supermarket ditches plastic bags in support of Waiheke's goal to be plastic bag free.