Foodstuffs opens new Fresh Collective by New World store in Mount Albert, central Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island has opened its second Fresh Collective by New World store in the central Auckland suburb of Mount Albert. The store at 1 Alberton Ave was formerly a Four Square. It closed on June 20 so that refurbishment work could begin.

“We’re very excited to be able to reveal the new store to Mount Albert residents,” Foodstuffs North Island Chief Executive Chris Quin says. “They’ve waited patiently for it to reopen and we think they’re going to love their new local.”

The Mount Albert store not only has a new frontage with Fresh Collective by New World branding, but a completely new internal layout, new product offerings and special features not seen in Foodstuffs stores before.

As well as picking up a great cup of coffee from the in-house barista, customers can now order fresh smoothies; grab some sushi; pick up a pizza fresh from the pizza oven; or choose a chicken, basted to order from the rotisserie. There is also a bakery, a butcher and a fresh seafood counter where you can see delicious meat and kai moana you’ve selected being prepared.

Steve McClean, owner operator for Fresh Collective Alberton Ave says, “The store also has an exciting new feature; the Enomatic wine tasting machine, which allows customers to taste a select variety of wine before purchase. We’ve long been known for our wine selection here at Alberton Ave but now customers will be able to try before they buy, giving them an added level of comfort they are making a choice that best suits them.

“We are really excited about giving our customers a smaller grocery store that answers that question of ‘what will we eat tonight’. There’s plenty of fresh, take-home meal solutions including Just Cook It kits which come complete with pre-measured fresh ingredients, a recipe and instructions for either two or a four people.”

The Fresh Collective has fresh food at its heart, with an extensive deli counter, a full specialty cheese range and an extensive range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Chris Quin, CEO Foodstuffs North Island says, “Fresh Collective by New World also has your everyday grocery needs, so that you can top up with the basics at the same time.

“The business has been researching how customers use stores in different areas. In urban environments people pop in several times a week for different reasons; sometimes they’re just looking for a coffee or lunch plus a couple of grocery items. At other times they’re after a handy meal solution for tonight’s dinner. Whatever their reason for shopping, they want the experience to be warm, inviting and full of the delightful sights and smells you get in a beautiful fresh food market.

“We intend to keep refining the concept as we go, to suit each community. We’ll be looking at other urban areas in the North Island where Fresh Collective by New World will suit our customers.”

Contact:
Tel: +64 4 472 6435
Fax:+64 4 472 6412

Source: Foodstuffs NZ

Foodstuffs opens New World store on Auckland’s North Shore

Foodstuffs has opened a fresh New World store on Auckland’s North Shore.

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers of the former Nosh store in Constellation Drive will soon see a New World logo on the building. With this change comes New World’s excellent standard of service, and an expanded range of products at great prices.

But the changes this week are just the beginning, Foodstuffs North Island’s General Manager Retail Doug Cochrane says.
“We have exciting plans for this site which will pilot an innovative New World brand experience. Customers can expect to see changes and improvements over the next few months as we keep refining and adding to this offer.

“So, we’ve started what will be an exciting journey at Constellation Drive, and I think our customers will enjoy what is to come.”

Foodstuffs North Island was keen to retain the expertise of Phil Mead, who was the owner of the former Nosh store.

“Phil has the same entrepreneurial spirit as all our owner-operators and we’re pleased to have him as part of the co-operative. He enjoys all aspects of the business, both behind the scenes and out on the shop floor helping his customers. He’s proven this through the two successful Auckland businesses he owned before buying this store, which were highly regarded and nominated for several awards during his tenure.”

Mead says he’s looking forward to what lies ahead.

“Being part of the Foodstuffs co-operative is great for my business and I’m excited to be part of this new concept that New World is developing.

“I’m really keen to become part of the local community as more of the locals get to know me and my team,” Mead says.

Contact:

Tel: +64 4 472 6435
Fax: +64 4 472 6412

Source: Foodstuff NZ