Woolworths New Zealand is recalling Chelsea and Countdown branded raw sugar and brown sugar products bought on either Thursday, 25 November or Friday, 26 November from any Countdown, SuperValue or FreshChoice store in the South Island as well as Countdown Petone, Countdown Lower Hutt or Countdown Upper Hutt in Wellington.
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A very Kai-wi Christmas!
Kiwis are showing their love this holiday season in the most Kiwi of ways, by sharing kai.
Small businesses ready to dream big with Kete accelerator programme
Upcycled food, a new range of nut and seed milk concentrates and poi are among the products that may soon be appearing on shelves with the support of Countdown’s brand-new business accelerator programme Kete.
Countdown project lands new fish name in Maori Dictionary
What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot if you’re a Deep Sea Cod that has spent centuries unnamed in te reo Māori, only to be thrust into the linguistic spotlight in 2021. Nau mai haere mai to the mighty Moramora!
Countdown cracks on with cage-free egg work, with additional five stores to sell barn and free range eggs only
Countdown is cracking on with its plan to go cage-free across the country, with Countdown’s Ferrymead, Ponsonby, Kilbirnie, Petone and Takapuna stores now stocking cage-free eggs only from today.
Recall notice: Chelsea and Countdown branded raw and brown sugar products
Countdown is recalling Chelsea and Countdown branded raw sugar and brown sugar products brought in October 2021 up until 4 November 2021 because of low level lead contamination.
Trash turns to treasure in Countdown’s new collectibles
Ever wondered where the bits and pieces around your house go when you’re done with them? Ordinary things like fridges, suitcases, and even your old swimming goggles? Well soon they’ll be turning up at your local Countdown store as Countdown Bricks, available in-store and online from tomorrow, 5th November.
Countdown announces proposal to require all team to be vaccinated
In a move designed to further protect the health and safety of its team, Countdown has announced a proposal to require all roles across the business to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 10 January 2022.
Out with the old, in with the new! Long-awaited, new Countdown Hastings store opens its doors
After nearly a year of construction, Hastings locals have taken their long-awaited, first steps into the newest Countdown store, with the doors officially opened today by Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst and longest-serving team member, Jenny Miller.
Strength of 20,000 set to raise funds and awareness for mental health
Countdown’s 20,000-strong team are getting behind the Mental Health Foundation and other local charities to help raise funds for mental health services across Aotearoa.