Press releases

Countdown has today welcomed the Government’s announcement that single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out in New Zealand over the next year.

Countdown stores throughout New Zealand will once again be getting behind The Salvation Army’s annual Red Shield Appeal to help Kiwi families in need.

Countdown has been recognised as a Good Business Egg, winning the Health and Wellbeing category at last night’s Business and Community Shares’ (BACS) annual awards.

Countdown has today announced it will be going plastic shopping bag free on Waiheke Island from 23 May 2016.

Today Organics Aotearoa New Zealand released their Organics Market Report 2016, showing Kiwis are buying more organic product, a trend reflected by Countdown customers.

Countdown and Countdown customers have raised more than $38,000 for Oxfam’s Cyclone Winston Appeal.

Following the success of a trial in Auckland, ten Countdown stores in and around Hamilton are now participating in the industry-led Soft Plastics Recycling Programme.

Countdown is supporting the Health Promotion Agency's campaign to better inform customers about the Health Star Rating system.

The downward trend in food prices is continuing, with Countdown data showing a decrease of 2.7 per cent in the year to February 2016.