News and media releases

The latest news and media releases.

From Wednesday 23 October, Countdown stores across New Zealand* will offer customers a low-sensory Quiet Hour every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

The nation can breathe a sigh of relief at the return of one of New Zealand’s most iconic biscuits.  From Monday 7 October, Original Guide biscuits will be available at Countdown, SuperValue and FreshChoice stores nationwide for a limited time.

Love cheeseburgers? Love spring rolls? What could be better than your two favourite foods combined?

Yes, you heard that right.  Cheeseburger spring rolls are here…  the taste sensation you never knew you wanted.  Crispy spring roll pastry filled with beef mince, cheese, pickles, ketchup and finished off with a tangy mustard sauce.

Countdown will no longer sell fireworks due to a change in customer sentiment, with 66 per cent of customers indicating in a recent survey that they rarely or never buy fireworks for private use.

Countdown is marking Climate Week by announcing it is the first supermarket brand to join Gen Less, an initiative encouraging Kiwis from all walks of life to reduce their emissions.

Gen Less, which was launched over the weekend, encourages individuals, organisations, businesses and government to live and work in more climate friendly ways and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy use. 

Countdown has last night recognised and celebrated its outstanding team members at the company’s annual Trade Show.

At a special awards dinner held in Rotorua, each of the winners were congratulated for their passion and dedication to both their team and customers.

Disney Words has launched today at Countdown supermarkets nationwide, a word play partnership with Disney Pixar designed to make literacy and spelling fun.

In a long-awaited return to collectables, Countdown customers can collect Disney Word tiles from today until 28 October, with the ever-popular swap days already booked in for 12 October 2019 and 26 October 2019.

From today, customers will need to be 16 years or older to buy energy drinks at Countdown’s 180 stores across the country as the company’s new age-restriction kicks in. After announcing the move in late July, over the last month Countdown has been actively talking to customers about the upcoming change, and signage has now gone into stores to let younger customers ...

Countdown has announced its target to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2030 vs its 2015 levels, published in the company’s 2019 Sustainability Report released today. In the last three years, Countdown has reduced carbon emissions by 21 per cent through reductions in refrigerant gas leakage, the introduction of more energy efficient LED lighting and its food resc ...

Kiwis have embraced ugly, with sales of Countdown’s The Odd Bunch fruit and vegetables increasing by more than 145 per cent in the last year.

The Odd Bunch launched in 2017 to help reduce food waste, sourcing more produce from growers, and make fruit and veges more affordable for Kiwi shoppers.