News and media releases
The latest news and media releases.
Countdown invites Kiwis to Go for Gold with swipe-and-win promotion: Four trips for two to the Rio Olympic Games up for grabs plus $10,000 in gold to be won every day from 8 February – 6 March - Friday, 5 February 2016
Countdown, proud sponsor of the New Zealand 2016 Olympic Team, today announced it is giving away $10,000 worth of gold every day from Monday 8 February.
Salvation Army calls for school lunch donations - Wednesday, 3 February 2016
As parents send their kids back to school this week, Countdown and The Salvation Army are encouraging Kiwis to donate lunchbox bundles for those in need via New Zealand’s very first online food bank.
More than 750 trolleys of food donated to those in need - Monday, 25 January 2016
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.
Managing Director confirmed for Progressive Enterprises - Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Woolworths Food Group today announced that Dave Chambers will return to the role of Managing Director of Progressive Enterprises.
Food Price Index shows lower grocery prices for Kiwi consumers - Friday, 15 January 2016
Today, Statistics New Zealand announced that the Food Price Index is at its lowest levels since July 2012, dropping by 1.3 percent in the year to December 2015, led by grocery food prices, which decreased 3 percent over the year.
Countdown releases first Corporate Responsibility Report: Report shows 26% reduction in carbon emissions and 43% reduction in waste since 2006 - Monday, 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. The Countdown Corporate Responsibility Report for 30 June 2014 – 28 June 2015, illustrates the business’ support for local communities as well as its dedication to improving the environmental impact of its business.
NZ’s first online foodbank available nationwide - Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Countdown has teamed up with The Salvation Army and web developer – Lucid to create and launch New Zealand’s first online foodbank.
Food Price Index shows lower grocery prices for Kiwi consumers - Friday, 11 December 2015
Today, Statistics New Zealand announced that the Food Price Index has dropped once again. Since October 2013, Countdown has dropped the everyday price of 3,000 products.
Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raises $1.1 million for children’s hospital wards: Fundraising effort sees much-needed medical equipment donated to 13 children’s hospital wards - Friday, 11 December 2015
Months of fundraising efforts by Countdown stores, customers and District Health Board staff have paid off, with this year’s Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raising more than $1.1 million for children’s hospital wards around the country.
Doors open at Countdown Claudelands - Thursday, 10 December 2015
Countdown’s brand new Claudelands store has been officially opened today by Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker.