NEW ZEALAND, 2015-9-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PAK‘nSAVE is now open. The new store was opened by Waimakariri District Mayor, David Ayers, who had been a strong supporter of PAK’nSAVE coming to Rangiora.
Foodstuffs South Island Ltd saw an opportunity to expand in the Waimakariri district which is one of the fastest growing districts in the country.
PAK’nSAVE Rangiora owner-operators James and Catherine Flanagan are excited to return to their North Canterbury roots after seven years managing supermarkets in Dunedin. The husband-wife team is already an active part of the Rangiora community and James Flanagan emphasises their long term commitment to the area.
“We have a long history in supermarkets and love the business; we plan to make this store and Rangiora our home for a long time to come,” James says.
Foodstuffs South Island Ltd are proud of the latest addition to their ‘new look’ stores. The Rangiora store features all the modern fixtures and fittings similar to the Wainoni PAK’nSAVE, which opened this week. The addition of a grab-and-go style Sticky Café, with coffee and a selection of tasty treats is another pull for the community.
Roger Davidson, General Manager Property and Retail Development, Foodstuffs South Island Ltd, is proud of the end result and how smoothly development has gone.
“We have had great assistance from the council on this project. We have worked with them to ensure that road works and construction have caused minimal disruption to the community,” says Davidson.
The large new supermarket sits at 6854sqm, just shy of a rugby field, and is comparative in size to the recently opened Wainoni and Blenheim stores. The new PAK’nSAVE is set to be one of the largest employers in the town with around 200 people, mostly locals, making up the team.
“Our focus is on fresh foods, good quality and range. I’m excited that Rangiora locals will have a PAK’nSAVE closer to home to get their groceries at New Zealand’s lowest prices,” adds James Flanagan.