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Woolworths’ first half succumbs to Delta’s strain

Sales growth in the half fell to 3 per cent throughout the half, compared to the 10.6 per cent seen this time last year.

Woolworths Group pushes through “challenging” quarter, eyes Christmas trade

According to group chief executive Brad Banducci, the business’ stores and supply chain were significantly impacted by p...

Countdown to give priority workers early access to supermarkets each day

With the increasing pressure on medical, MIQ and emergency workers due to the worsening Covid-19 outbreak, Auckland Coun...

Grocery retailing duopoly “not serving” New Zealanders

Rivals "unable to compete with the major grocery retailers on price and product range" says Commerce Commission.

Woolworths brings its eStore tech to New Zealand’s South Island

The business’ Moorhouse store will be fitted out with units which will deliver items to the team’s personal shoppers, al...

Countdown deploys micro-fulfilment tech to speed up online order packing

The unit sorts and moves products directly to its team of 200 personal shoppers in Countdown’s Penrose eStore in Aucklan...
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Countdown starts work on New Zealand’s first Green Star-rated supermarket

Green Star helps plan, design and build Richmond Countdown in a completely different way.
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Countdown opens Wellington eStore to fulfill online demand

Countdown in New Zealand has opened a purpose-built, permanent eStore in Wellington on Tuesday, to serve rising demand f...
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Countdown opens Wellington eStore to fulfill online demand

Countdown opened a purpose-built, permanent eStore in Wellington on Tuesday, to serve rising demand for online grocery s...

Woolworths takes in-app grocery shopping to New Zealand

Countdown launches MyCountdown shopping app.

Countdown to ditch unnecessary plastic as part of trial

Supermarket to remove plastic produce bags and excess packaging in bid to change the way New Zealanders shop.

Countdown to open second e-store in Christchurch

Supermarket chain building another dark store as online grocery shopping grows.

Countdown opens first Metro store in Auckland

The new Metro stands at about 600 square metres and is located in a busy part of the CBD.

This week in FMCG

Your recap of the biggest stories in FMCG this week.

Countdown calls on all businesses to offer domestic violence support

The supermarket chain has so far supported 28 team members impacted by family violence.

Countdown predicts surge in demand for fermented food and drinks

The supermarket has seen the percentage of vegan shoppers double in the last year.

Millennials driving focus on health at Countdown

Supermarket tailors its product range to suit younger tastes.

Countdown stores now plastic-bag free

NZ supermarket follows in the footsteps of its parent company.

NZ’s Countdown slashes price of women’s sanitary products

The price of tampons and pads has become a social issue.

Countdown to no plastic bags by 2018

Woolies-owned NZ grocery targets no plastic bags policy.