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New Countdown to open in Silverdale

Countdown will unveil its latest store at Silverdale on Thursday, bringing a new Countdown shopping experience to a growing community.

The 3,600sqm Countdown store is located at 61 Silverdale St, Silverdale, and is part of a new Silverdale retail development. It will be officially opened on Thursday 18 October at 7:45am by Olympic boardsailing champion and Hibiscus Coast local Barbara Kendall, and will then be opened to the public at 8:30am.

Countdown Silverdale Store Manager Jon Devonshire said the supermarket would feature Countdown’s 2015 design and technology innovations, offering Silverdale residents an improved shopping experience. “The Silverdale community is growing, and Countdown is supporting that growth with a commitment to providing a fantastic new supermarket offering,” Mr Devonshire said. “We think shoppers are going to be impressed with what they see.”

Countdown Silverdale will include a large in-store bakery baking fresh goods daily, as well as a butchery department, expansive produce section, service seafood counter and a service deli. The store is also introducing a larger range of bulk food items, offering added convenience for busy families and people travelling through Silverdale on holiday.

The store will also feature a walk-in beer chiller, a Lotto outlet situated in the foyer and 150 covered car parks, in addition to easy access to more than 250 additional parks at the Silverdale retail complex.  Countdown Silverdale will feature 18 checkouts in total, including four express checkouts and six self-serve checkouts so customers can scan and pay for their shopping themselves.

Countdown Silverdale will also offer online shopping, building upon Rodney District’s successful service in other Countdown stores, and will also offer twice weekly deliveries into Helensville township. Mr Devonshire said it would be a great addition to Countdown Silverdale’s service. “We’ll have dedicated personal shoppers to pick the items customers have ordered, ensuring each delivery is full of the freshest products at the best value, so customers can enjoy our fantastic shopping experience without even leaving the house,” he said.

“Alternatively, customers can opt to order online and collect the items themselves from the customer service desk in-store using the new Click and Collect offering.”

Countdown Silverdale will employ approximately 110 full and part-time staff members. The store has been carefully designed and constructed to reduce its impact on the environment. It features energy efficient CO2 refrigeration plant systems, night blinds on refrigerated cabinets, sliding covers on freezers, heat reclaim off the refrigeration coils and energy efficient lighting to help minimise the store’s carbon footprint.

Mr Devonshire said Countdown Silverdale would be a flagship store for the area. “It looks fantastic, and shoppers are going to really enjoy the convenience of being able to shop at the new retail complex and then pick up groceries on the way home, or as they’re travelling north for the long weekend,” he said.

Countdown’s online shopping service will be offering Silverdale shoppers free delivery for orders over $150 before 10 November – just enter the code SILVERDALE into the gift coupon box at the online checkout. Countdown online and information about Silverdale deliveries is at www.countdown.co.nz. The store will be open Monday through to Sunday from 7:00am to 10:00pm.