News and media releases

The latest news and media releases.

Bakers will soon be working around the clock to bake more than 60,000 packets of lamingtons for the annual Alzheimer’s Appeal.

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Newly released data shows food prices from Countdown’s Basket of 100 continue to drop, with a 0.9 per cent decrease in May 2016 versus the same time last year.

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As part of the Soft Plastic Recycling Programme, Cantabrians can now recycle soft plastics at 18 Countdown stores around the Christchurch region, extending north to Rangiora and south to Ashburton.

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Countdown won the Resilience to Climate Change category at tonight’s Green Ribbon Awards for the supermarket’s work in increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

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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.

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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. 

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Countdown removed all plastic shopping bags from its Waiheke store in support of the island's goal to be plastic bag free from yesterday.

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Countdown anticipates a boost in online grocery shopping following the national roll-out of its Click & Collect service today.

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For the second year in a row Countdown’s Angus beef has been declared the Supreme Brand Champion at the 2016 Steak of Origin awards.

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There is just one week to go until Countdown goes plastic shopping bag free on Waiheke Island.


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