News and media releases

Countdown has today launched Kete, a brand-new business accelerator programme that represents more than $1 million of investment into the future of small businesses in Aotearoa.

Countdown is recalling their Countdown branded Potato Egg and Bacon prepack Salad with a use by date of 13 JUL 21, due to the potential presence of listeria bacteria following routine testing.

Despite huge numbers of families struggling to make ends meet, communities across the country have taken action on food poverty in greater numbers than ever before with New Zealand's only online foodbank seeing a record breaking 500 percent increase in donations over the past year. But it’s still not enough.

Countdown’s greenest store yet, the brand new Countdown Richmond, is now open with future-focused and planet-friendly features that will be music to the ears of Richmond, Stoke and Nelson locals.

After nearly a year of construction, the first customers were welcomed into Countdown’s brand new Gisborne store this morning, officially opened by Mayor Rehette Stoltz and Countdown’s longest serving Gisborne team member, Dianne Harkess.

Countdown’s new Compass and Replenishment Reporting is now live, with a focus on providing even more meaningful, real-time sales data for supply partners.

Today five Countdown stores across Auckland and Wellington have opened their doors with only cage-free eggs on the shelf for customers.

Hundreds of Aotearoa’s youngest environmentalists, gardeners and conservation heroes will be kicking off sustainability projects this term thanks to $75,000 of Countdown Growing for Good grants, awarded to 71 schools and early childhood centres across the country.

Countdown has today announced that any team member who is affirming their gender will receive an additional two weeks paid leave to support them as they do this.

Please attribute to Kiri Hannifin, Countdown's General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability.

Our Dunedin Central store is now back open but will have shorter trading hours for the next few days (8am - 9pm) while our team settles back in. For safety and peace of mind, we will also continue to have security at the store over the next few weeks. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for our team in Dunedin and across the country. During a very tough week, this has been very deeply appreciated. We would ask that customers in our store continue to treat each other with kindness and respect as we all start to get things back to normal.