News and media releases

The latest news and media releases.

For the next two weeks (Monday 20 March until Sunday 5 April) Countdown is offering a range of cheaper sanitary products at $4 each, and encouraging customers to donate a pack to The Salvation Army, either in-store or online via The Foodbank Project foodbank.org.nz.

Based on media reports, we have serious concerns that Palace Poultry may have sold us some cage eggs on the basis they were free range. We are working hard to quickly verify whether these allegations are true. While we investigate, we have withdrawn Palace Poultry products from our shelves.

Countdown and NetSafe are advising consumers to be vigilant as New Zealanders are being targeted by scam emails.

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.

14 March 2017: Food quality and the integrity of the products on our shelves is paramount to us. We are concerned about media reports alleging that cage eggs may have been sold as free range eggs by Palace Poultry. Given the severity of what has been alleged, we removed all Palace Poultry products from our shelves on Monday morning. We are aware of today’s media reports ...

We are extremely concerned to read the story in the media this morning. Food quality and the integrity of the products on our shelves is paramount to us.

A precautionary recall has been initiated by LeaderBrand following routine testing which returned positive for Listeria monocytogenes in one of their salad products.

Today Countdown announced it agreed to purchase the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre last week.

Countdown has today announced its commitment to sell only free range and barn eggs across all its own brand eggs by the end of 2022.

Countdown’s much anticipated replacement Mosgiel store has been officially opened today by Mayor Dave Cull, bringing with it 26 new jobs for the local community.