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Statement Re: Auckland Flooding Impact

Saturday, 28 January 2023, 2:10 pm | Countdown

Spencer Sonn, Countdown's Managing Director: Our thoughts are with those communities and families who have been impacted by the devastating flooding across the Auckland region - and the communities also impacted by torrential rain in Northland and Coromandel. ... More >>

Countdown Toasts A Challenging But Rewarding Year At 2022 Supplier Partnership Awards

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 12:00 pm | Countdown

24 November 2022: Countdown has announced the winners of its annual partnership awards which were held last week to recognise excellence and innovation across the food and grocery industry in Aotearoa. After what’s been a somewhat bumpy year ... More >>

Good Things Happen When We Give Together

Monday, 21 November 2022, 10:10 am | Countdown

Countdown launches its Food for Good Christmas Appeal with The Salvation Army Countdown and The Salvation Army are once again working together this festive season to help make sure all Kiwis can share a meal with their loved ones this Christmas. Over the ... More >>

Countdown Signs Off 19% Wage Increase Over Two Years For Supermarket Team In New Collective Agreement

Thursday, 17 November 2022, 11:53 am | Countdown

17 November 2022: Countdown and FIRST Union have formally signed a new collective employment agreement that will see Countdown’s supermarket team across Aotearoa receive average wage increases of 19% over the next two years. Under the new agreement, ... More >>

Food Waste No Loaf-ing Matter

Monday, 14 November 2022, 2:38 pm | Countdown

Upcycled baking mixes and breadcrumbs from Kiwi start-up Rescued hit supermarket shelves   One of the largest sources of food waste in Aotearoa is being given a second life thanks to Kiwi start-up, Rescued, and their new range of upcycled ... More >>

Unsung Kiwi Heroes Get Star Treatment With Countdown’s New Collectibles

Friday, 28 October 2022, 6:16 am | Countdown

Dame Valerie Adams was honoured as a Barbie, Karl Urban boasts an enviable range of action figures and Winston Peters became a beloved chew-toy for our furry friends. Now, Countdown has immortalised some true unsung heroes of Aotearoa in 100 per cent ... More >>

Christchurch’s Most Sustainable Supermarket Opens Its Doors With A Lighter Footprint On The Planet

Thursday, 8 September 2022, 2:06 pm | Countdown

The Garden City has added another green feather to its cap with the opening of the first supermarket designed and built to meet rigorous Green Star standards in Christchurch today. The new, 3,450sqm Countdown Belfast is a $25 million investment by Countdown ... More >>

Fork It: Survey Reveals NZ’s Bizarre Cutlery Confessions

Monday, 11 July 2022, 1:53 pm | Countdown

Kiwis are giving the middle finger to finger food in favour of using cutlery, a new national survey has found. The findings of the survey show that 4 in 10 Kiwis admitted to eating pizza with cutlery, half said they eat their French fries with ... More >>

Countdown’s Cutting-edge Auckland Fresh Distribution Centre Delivers Freshness, Farm To Fork

Thursday, 7 July 2022, 9:29 am | Countdown

Countdown’s dedication to delivering freshness, from the farm to fork, will know no bounds with the supermarket today announcing its new, $150 million Auckland Fresh Distribution Centre (AFDC) is now officially open for business. <img src="" ... More >>

Countdown Announces Plans For New $99m Christchurch Fresh Distribution Centre

Monday, 30 May 2022, 4:40 pm | Countdown

30 May 2022: Countdown has today announced plans for a new, $99m, state-of-the-art fresh distribution centre in Rolleston, Canterbury. The 11,000sqm development will service stores across the South Island and transform how Countdown moves fresh produce ... More >>

$50,000 Of Funding Up For Grabs For Students To Combat Climate Change

Monday, 16 May 2022, 5:03 pm | Countdown

Countdown is putting its annual call out for innovative, climate change focussed projects as it launches its fourth year of Growing for Good grants. The funding is centred on the biggest crises facing the planet, and this year applications are open ... More >>

Countdown Bucks Inflation With The Price Of More Than 500 Essentials Frozen For Winter

Friday, 6 May 2022, 10:16 am | Countdown

6 May 2022: From Monday, 9 May, Countdown is freezing the price of more than 500 essential products to help give New Zealanders more certainty on food prices as the country moves into winter. Countdown customers will find staples such as diced tomatoes, ... More >>

Countdown Welcomes Modern Slavery Legislation Proposals

Friday, 8 April 2022, 2:08 pm | Countdown

8 April 2022: Countdown has welcomed the start of a public consultation on potential legislation that could change the lives of people working in modern slavery and exploitative conditions both locally and around the world. The Modern Slavery and Worker Exploitation ... More >>

Countdown Support For Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Appeal

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 11:18 am | Countdown

From today, Countdown stores across Aotearoa will be accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Appeal to help provide essential supplies and assistance to the people of Tonga and affected surrounding islands. Customers can also show ... More >>

Recall Notice: Chelsea And Countdown Branded Raw And Brown Sugar Products

Friday, 26 November 2021, 7:59 pm | Countdown

Woolworths New Zealand is recalling Chelsea and Countdown branded raw sugar and brown sugar products bought on either Thursday, 25 November or Friday, 26 November from any Countdown, SuperValue or FreshChoice store in the South Island as well as ... More >>

A Very Kai-wi Christmas!

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 11:11 am | Countdown

Kiwis are showing their love this holiday season in the most Kiwi of ways, by sharing kai. More than two and a half tonnes of kumara and potatoes have already been donated towards Christmas roasts across Aotearoa this year, likely to be chased down with ... More >>

Small Businesses Can Dream Big With Kete Accelerator Programme

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 2:46 pm | Countdown

Upcycled food, a new range of nut and seed milk concentrates and poi are among the products that may soon be appearing on shelves with the support of Countdown’s brand-new business accelerator programme Kete. After a tough selection process, which ... More >>

Countdown Cracks On With Cage-free Egg Work, With Additional Five Stores To Sell Barn And Free Range Eggs Only

Monday, 8 November 2021, 11:58 am | Countdown

8 November 2021: Countdown is cracking on with its plan to go cage-free across the country, with Countdown’s Ferrymead, Ponsonby, Kilbirnie, Petone and Takapuna stores now stocking cage-free eggs only from today. Customers shopping at these, and eight ... More >>

Trash Turns To Treasure In Countdown’s New Collectibles

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 7:19 am | Countdown

Ever wondered where the bits and pieces around your house go when you’re done with them? Ordinary things like fridges, suitcases, and even your old swimming goggles? Well, soon they’ll be turning up at your local Countdown store as Countdown Bricks, ... More >>

Countdown Announces Proposal To Require All Team To Be Vaccinated

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 4:36 pm | Countdown

2 November 2021: In a move designed to further protect the health and safety of its team, Countdown has announced a proposal to require all roles across the business to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 10 January 2022. This proposal has come ... More >>





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