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.
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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’.
Kiwis encouraged to help meet demand for foodbanks this winter, and Countdown will match you
Countdown and The Salvation Army are putting a call out for Kiwis to donate much-needed food ahead of what is expected to be the busiest winter food banks have ever seen. The new Food for Good Winter Appeal, which started at Countdown stores nationwide this week, encourages people to donate what they can to their fellow Kiwis who might be doing it tough, and Countdown will match it.
Construction to start on Countdown’s brand new distribution centre - big boost to local jobs during construction and when open
Palmerston North will soon be home to a brand new, purpose-built distribution hub on Alderson Road, servicing Countdown’s stores from Gisborne to Wellington. Construction starts on the new state-of-the-art building over the next few weeks.
Countdown welcomes customers to Level 1: back to normal shopping, with some extra hygiene measures still in place
As the country celebrates the move to Level 1 today, Countdown will no longer be limiting the number of customers in its stores and will open all SCOs and service checkouts as required.
Countdown launches new Food for Good Foundation - kickstarts with $1.5 million for food charities in wake of Covid-19
Countdown has launched a brand new Food for Good Foundation, with an immediate $1 million donation to food welfare and food rescue charities around the country, and a further $500,000 in financial support for Countdown’s food rescue partners in the July-June financial year ahead. The Foundation also expects to raise a further $1 million this year for hunger relief together with Countdown customers, through its regular community fundraising and food appeals.
Countdown awards a $10 million share gift to 14,400 team members
Countdown has today announced that it is awarding Woolworths Group shares to its eligible team members, providing 14,400 Kiwis across its 183 stores and distribution centres with an ownership stake in the company.
Millennials all over the shop during Level 4 lockdown
Life under lockdown looked similar for most Kiwis, but the way we shopped at the supermarket divided the nation amongst old and young.
Countdown Rototuna store now open to the public with exciting NZ-first initiatives
Countdown’s brand new Rototuna supermarket has officially opened to the public today, after initially serving as an online-only store to keep up with the demand for online orders throughout the last few months.
Countdown fast-tracks Rototuna store opening to focus on massive online shopping demand – includes Drive Thru groceries
Countdown is today opening its brand new store in Rototuna one month earlier than planned, with the store initially solely focused on the significant demand for online shopping seen in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.