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.
News and media releases
Countdown recalls baby food pouches as a precaution - mice likely cause of damaged packaging
Countdown has confirmed that following a comprehensive investigation, mice are the likely cause of damaged baby food packaging, and has issued a nationwide recall of impacted brands of baby food pouches sold in Countdown, SuperValue and Fresh Choice stores as a precaution.
COVID-19 Countdown media statements
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No more nasties! Countdown says goodbye to artificial colours and flavours in bakeries nationwide
From Monday, none of Countdown’s in-store baked goods will contain artificial colours or flavours after a three-year project to eradicate nasties.
More than 60 products have been changed in a move Countdown says was sparked by Kiwis’ growing demand for more natural products and a desire to know what’s in their food.
Gisborne set to get a brand new Countdown supermarket
Countdown has today announced plans for a new, updated store in Gisborne, which is expected to be open for locals to enjoy from mid-2021.
The new, 3,876 sqm store, which will replace the existing Countdown Gisborne, will have an in-store pharmacy, a dedicated online Pick up area and will provide a vibrant and updated Countdown supermarket for the local community.
Countdown announces new eStore in Wellington to service massive local demand for online shopping
Countdown has announced a new dedicated eStore for Grenada North, Wellington, to help service the significant and growing demand it is seeing for online shopping delivery in the region.
Countdown releases New Zealand’s first nationwide grocery shopping app
Countdown has this week launched grocery shopping directly from its myCountdown app across the country, the first time Kiwis nationwide can shop seamlessly from a mobile app, anytime and anywhere they like.
Countdown takes the pledge to stand up to racism
Countdown, Z Energy, The Warehouse Group, and Foodstuffs have signed the ‘NZ Retailers Against Racism Pledge’ to signal their ongoing commitment to proactively addressing racism and other forms of abuse their teams might experience in their place of work.
Countdown encourages customers to reduce, reuse and recycle this Plastic Free July
Countdown will soon have soft plastics recycling available in more of its North Island stores, and is encouraging customers to get back into the habit of bringing their own containers this Plastic Free July after a temporary hiatus over lockdown.
Countdown calls it what it is. Period.
Countdown is now calling products like pads, tampons and menstrual cups exactly what they are across its online shopping platform, re-naming the ‘personal care and sanitary products’ and ‘incontinence products’ categories to ‘Period and Continence Care’.