News and media releases

Please attribute to Kiri Hannifin, Countdown's General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability:  As we’ve done with all of our stores that have been locations of interest, we’re following our usual health and safety procedures, including deep cleaning any stores that require it. This is in addition to the thorough cleaning that is undertaken durin ...

Please attribute to Kiri Hannifin, Countdown's General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability.  Countdown has today opened its new Palmerston North Distribution Centre three weeks ahead of schedule, to help manage the increased demand across our supermarket network during lockdown, with stock being sent to stores from the new facility from today. The $100 mi ...

Countdown has today opened its new Palmerston North Distribution Centre three weeks ahead of schedule, to help manage the increased demand across its supermarket network with stock being sent to stores from the new facility from today.

Please attribute to Kiri Hannifin, Countdown's General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability Since Alert Level 4 began, we’ve seen more than 2000 of our team unable to come into work and over 1000 are still out of action on any given day due to their store being a location of interest, having a household member at a location of interest, not having childca ...

Please attribute to Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability. Today we have over 2100 of our team members isolating across New Zealand. There are several reasons for this, including they don’t have childcare available or are vulnerable to COVID-19. In Auckland and Wellington, team are isolating due to their store being ...

Please attribute to Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability. As of 10am today we have more than 1900 of our team members isolating across Auckland and Wellington because their store is a location of interest, because they have a family member who has been impacted by a location of interest, or because they don’t have ...

Please attribute to Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability. As of today we have over 1400 of our team members isolating across Auckland and Wellington because their store is a location of interest, because they have a family member who has been impacted by a location of interest, or because they don’t have childcare ...

Please attribute to Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability. As of today we have just over 1000 of our team members isolating across Auckland and Wellington because their store is a location of interest, because they have a family member who has been impacted by a location of interest, or because they don’t have child ...

As of today, a total of 13 of our stores have been visited by someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Stores identified today are: Countdown Manukau - visited on Thursday 19 August between 4.53 pm - 5.30 pm Countdown Mangere East - visited on Friday 20 August between 10.50 am - 10.55 am Countdown Greenlane - visited on Tuesday 17 August between 8:27 pm - 8:50 pm Co ...

As of today, eight of our stores have been visited by someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. These stores are: Countdown Lincoln Road - visited on Wednesday, 11 August at 2.56pm - 3.30pmCountdown Glenfield - visited on Saturday, 14 August at 5pm - 5.15pm and Sunday, 15 August 2021.Countdown Lynfield - visited on Wednesday, 4 August at 2.45pm - 3.05pm and Sunday, 15 Augu ...