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Soft Plastic Recycling reaches Countdown Queenstown

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:10 pm | Countdown

17 March 2017: As part of the Soft Plastic Recycling Programme, customers can now recycle soft plastics at Countdown Queenstown. More >>

Countdown awards $100,000 Food Rescue Fund

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:42 am | Countdown

15 March 2017: Countdown has today announced the seven recipients of its $100,000 Countdown Food Rescue Partners Contestable Fund, plus a special donation of a further $25,000 to Kaibosh in Wellington due to the impact of the November earthquakes. More >>

New Zealand’s summer shopping habits revealed

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 10:44 am | Countdown

4 January 2017: As the heat begins to soar around the country, New Zealanders begin stocking up on the summer essentials; sunscreen, insect repellent, ice cream, and sausages. Countdown stores have been getting ready for months to prepare for the ... More >>

A healthier way to shop at

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 11:41 am | Countdown

14 December 2016: Countdown continues to make healthy eating more accessible with the launch of nutritional information on almost 10,000 products on their online shopping website. The new nutritional information is aimed at helping Kiwis’ make informed ... More >>

New look Countdown opens in Mt Eden

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 1:57 pm | Countdown

Refurbished supermarket boasts bigger store, more car parks, and special trolleys designed for coffee with your shopping More >>

Countdown releases Corporate Responsibility Report

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:38 pm | Countdown

Corporate Responsibility Report Announces move to new recyclable meat trays and $100,000 contestable fund for food rescue charities More >>

Countdown Food Rescue receives two awards

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:40 pm | Countdown

21 October 2016:The Foodbank Project, New Zealand’s first online foodbank, has won Highly Commended for Excellence in Social Innovation at last night’s New Zealand Innovation Awards. More >>

Grocery collection points at key transport facilities

Monday, 26 September 2016, 11:23 am | Countdown

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

Small change gives kids hospital wards big hope

Monday, 1 August 2016, 1:36 pm | Countdown

Kiwis encouraged to dig deep as Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal aims to raise $10 million in 10 years More >>

Countdown’s June grocery prices drop by 1.2%

Monday, 11 July 2016, 12:10 pm | Countdown

11 July 2016: Newly released data shows Countdown prices were 1.2 per cent lower in June versus the same time last year. More >>

Countdown’s first premium store opens in Ponsonby

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 11:27 am | Countdown

2 June 2016: Countdown’s newest supermarket was officially opened today by Hon Nikki Kaye, with 2,200 new products on offer in the company’s first premium store. More >>

Countdown signs-up to online product discovery platform

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:44 am | Countdown

27 May 2016: Countdown has recently signed up as the first big retailer in New Zealand to use RangeMe, a new online platform that makes it easier for suppliers to get their products discovered. More >>

Countdown recognised as Good Business Egg

Friday, 22 April 2016, 12:48 pm | Countdown

22 April 2016: Countdown has been recognised as a Good Business Egg, winning the Health and Wellbeing category at last night’s Business and Community Shares’ (BACS) annual awards. More >>

Countdown’s own brand evolution

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 12:54 pm | Countdown

7 April 2016: Countdown is refreshing its own brand range to make it easier for Kiwi shoppers to choose quality products they can trust at low prices every day. More >>

Waikato stores now recycling plastic bags

Monday, 21 March 2016, 3:48 pm | Countdown

Waikato stores now recycling plastic bags 21 March 2016: Following the success of a trial in Auckland, ten Countdown stores in and around Hamilton are now participating in the industry-led Soft Plastics Recycling Programme. The Soft Plastics Recycling ... More >>

Health Star Rating roll out supported by Countdown

Monday, 14 March 2016, 1:38 pm | Countdown

Health Star Rating roll out supported by Countdown 14 March 2016: Countdown is supporting the Health Promotion Agency's campaign to better inform customers about the Health Star Rating system. The Health Star Rating campaign, which kicked off today, teaches ... More >>

Donate to Oxfam’s Cyclone Winston Appeal at Countdown

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 3:21 pm | Countdown

25 February 2016: From today, Thursday 25 February, Countdown customers can donate to the Oxfam New Zealand Cyclone Winston Appeal for Fiji and Tonga at any Countdown store across the country. More >>

Countdown welcomes 2016 Graduate intake

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 11:17 am | Countdown

Countdown welcomes 2016 Graduate intake 16 February 2016: Eleven of New Zealand’s next generation of retail leaders have taken their first few steps into the retail world, with Countdown’s Graduate programme. The graduates, who have degrees in ... More >>

More than 750 trolleys of food donated to those in need

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:08 am | Countdown

Countdown customers donated more than 750 trolleys full of food to help families in need over the Christmas period, through Countdown’s annual Food Rescue Appeal. More >>

Countdown releases first Corporate Responsibility Report

Monday, 11 January 2016, 1:03 pm | Countdown

11 January 2016: Countdown has today released its inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report, detailing its progress with charitable and environmental commitments over the past financial year. More >>