News and media releases

Countdown is today opening Wellington’s first purpose-built and permanent eStore in Grenada North, which will help service the significant and growing demand it is seeing for online shopping delivery in the region.


Countdown has today become the first food retailer in New Zealand to have its emission reduction goals endorsed by the independent, UN-backed body, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Countdown is testing out a contactless Scan&Go service where hi-tech scales know what you’re buying and customers can skip the regular checkout for an easy in-store shopping experience.

Countdown's Food for Good Appeal for KidsCan kicks off today with the hope of raising $500,000 to help feed thousands of kids supported through KidsCan’s school and early childhood centre food programmes.

Customers may have noticed more te reo Māori during their supermarket shop this week but can rest assured it won’t be disappearing on Rātapu.

From today, Countdown stores nationwide are limiting the sale of paracetamol and items containing paracetamol to one pack per customer, following a recent report by coroner David Robinson which recommended a limit be introduced to help reduce the risk of overdose.

Countdown is pleased to announce that work on the brand new Countdown supermarket on Pioneer Highway in Awapuni is about to get underway.

Countdown is launching a new stand-alone retail media business in February next year called Cartology New Zealand.  Cartology will lead and oversee all Countdown’s media space in its current channels, while also exploring new opportunities to help local suppliers better communicate and connect with customers.

Countdown has today announced that Managing Director Natalie Davis will leave the New Zealand business at the end of September, taking up a new role as Managing Director of Woolworths Supermarkets in Australia in October. Her new role will lead Woolworths 995 Australian supermarkets and 115,000 store team members.

Next time you visit your local Countdown supermarket, don’t be surprised to see a giant wētā named Āwhina popping out to say “kia ora” as part of Countdown’s new Super Insects programme.