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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 >>

Countdown looks to fill 500 jobs nationwide

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 12:12 pm | Countdown

27 October 2015: Countdown is embarking on a major recruitment drive to fill approximately 100 jobs in Christchurch, hosting a bulk recruitment event at the Riccarton Park Function Centre today. More >>

Free Fruit for Kids launches in all Countdown stores

Monday, 19 October 2015, 2:15 pm | Countdown

19 October 2015: Countdown is rolling out Free Fruit for Kids to its 180 stores nationwide. From tomorrow, kids will be able to snack on fresh fruit in any Countdown while their parents shop. More >>

Countdown team winners for 2015

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 3:34 pm | Countdown

Store Manager, Fork Lift Driver, Truck Driver and Checkout Operator of the Year winners announced at awards ceremony Countdown last night recognised stand-out members of its 18,000 person team at the annual Countdown Supplier of the Year awards, held ... More >>

Countdown Hobsonville now open

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 1:43 pm | Countdown

17 September 2015: Countdown has today opened the doors to its newest store – Countdown Hobsonville. More >>

Countdown’s Champion Apprentice Butcher of the Year

Friday, 11 September 2015, 4:08 pm | Countdown

Friday, 11 September 2015: Countdown’s apprentice butcher, Hohepa Smith, has been named Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year at Auckland’s Shed 10. More >>

Chef to transform unloved ingredients into four-course feast

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 8:24 am | Countdown

20 August 2015: Kaibosh Food Rescue, the official charity partner of Visa Wellington On a Plate is to host the sold-out All Taste, No Waste event sponsored by Countdown on Sunday, 23 August. More >>