NEW ZEALAND: Foodstuffs North Island relocates its Wellington Gilmours store to Bouverie Street, Petone

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Work began on the fit-out of the 4750 sqm building in June and the store was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony today [October 17]. “Foodstuffs North Island has invested more than $1 million in the development of this leasehold property, which is located in […]

NEW ZEALAND: New World unveils new initiatives to reducing the impact of plastic waste in the environment

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — New World is committed to reducing the impact of plastic waste in our environment – and the BagVote campaign was just the start. When we launched the project the discussion was all about introducing a levy, so we wanted to ask our customers what they thought. […]

NEW ZEALAND: Foodstuffs commits to 100% cage free eggs within 10 years

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs announced today (21 September 2017) that following an extensive review of its egg sourcing and animal welfare policies the business has committed to a goal of being 100% cage free for eggs within 10 years. “We are committed to working with our suppliers toward our […]

NEW ZEALAND: New World announces new effort to help reduce pollution

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — New World supermarkets are giving customers the opportunity to vote on whether to keep plastic bags free or bring in a five or 10 cent charge for each plastic bag they use at the checkout – in a concerted effort to reduce pollution. If customers vote […]

Foodstuffs New Zealand launches new fleet of 100 percent electric vans

A new fleet of 100 percent electric vans is cruising around New Zealand, branded with New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square logos. Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs New Zealand officially launched the fleet at a ceremony attended by Foodstuffs New Zealand Managing Director, Steve Anderson and MP for Selwyn Amy […]

NEW ZEALAND: New World Wine Awards: number of Pinot Noir entries this year surpassed that of Sauvignon Blanc

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time since the New World Wine Awards competition began 15 years ago, the number of entries of Pinot Noir has surpassed that of Sauvignon Blanc. The number of entries in the Sauvignon Blanc class is consistent with previous years, but there has been […]

NEW ZEALAND: Fresh Collective by New World — A new small-format grocery brand

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new small-format grocery brand has entered the market with the launch of Fresh Collective by New World. The store at 10a Constellation Drive on Auckland’s North Shore is the first to showcase this new brand. The store joined the Foodstuffs North Island co-operative in May, and has been operating under a […]

NEW ZEALAND: Foodstuffs supermarkets to be microbead-free nationwide from 1 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — On World Oceans Day Foodstuffs has announced that its supermarkets, which include New World, PAK’nSAVE and  Four Square, will be microbead-free nationwide from 1 July 2017; a full year ahead of the Government’s proposed date for banning microbeads from New Zealand  stores.  New World, PAK’nSAVE and […]

NEW ZEALAND: Four Square opens at The Lakes, Tauranga’s newest residential development

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tauranga’s newest residential development, The Lakes, is billed as “the best address in town”, and soon it will have one of the best convenience stores too, when Four Square The Lakes opens there in mid-April. Located about 10 kilometres southwest of Tauranga’s CBD, The Lakes will […]

Foodstuffs North Island Ltd welcomes 20 Dutch companies on Trade Mission from the Netherlands to New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday the 8th of November, Foodstuffs North Island Ltd welcomes 20 innovative Dutch companies from horticultural and agricultural sectors, on a Trade Mission from the Netherlands to New Zealand. The trade delegation is headed by Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister Kamp. The trip is […]

New Zealand: Foodstuffs supports the Government in its fight against Childhood Obesity

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January this year the United Nations released the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) report stating that the world was facing a global epidemic in childhood obesity with the number of overweight children under the age of five predicted to jump to as high as […]

New Zealand: Foodstuffs’ supplier Coastal Spring Lamb named finalist in four categories of the 2016 NZ Food Awards

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meat-lovers have long known that the choicest cuts are served at New World and PAK’nSAVE – and now there’s proof their spring lamb is a cut above the rest. Coastal Spring Lamb, which is sold exclusively in supermarkets by Foodstuffs, has just been named a finalist in […]

New Zealand: PAK’nSAVE opens at the Tauranga Crossing retail development

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — New PAK’nSAVE brings 130 jobs and low supermarket prices to fast growing Tauranga suburb The booming Bay of Plenty is set to welcome its newest supermarket with PAK’nSAVE opening in the Tauranga Crossing retail development. The eagerly anticipated supermarket is located at 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, […]

Inditex strengthens its presence in the Southern Hemisphere with the opening of Zara’s first store in New Zealand

Inditex strengthens its presence in the Southern Hemisphere with the opening of Zara’s first store in New Zealand   Arteixo, Spain, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (06/10/2016), Zara opens the doors to its first store in New Zealand, extending Inditex’s reach in the Southern Hemisphere to nine markets with 102 stores, each receiving the […]

H&M opens its very first store in New Zealand at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre

H&M opens its very first store in New Zealand at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre   STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, October 1st 2016, more than 1,000 shoppers eagerly awaited the moment when H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) – one of the world’s largest fashion retailers – opened its […]

New Zealand: New World, Starship Foundation and renowned landscape gardener Xanthe White create petunia garden at the national children’s hospital

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the New World team, under the close supervision of Xanthe White, got their gardening gloves on and worked with the team at Starship to bring a petunia garden to life at the national children’s hospital.  Designed by top New Zealand landscape gardener, Xanthe White and […]

NEW ZEALAND: New World opens new supermarket at Woolston, Christchurch

NEW ZEALAND: New World opens new supermarket at Woolston, Christchurch   Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Sep-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Christchurch’s newest supermarket opened its doors today (09 September 2016), bringing a new look for Woolston, a better shopping experience for east Christchurch, and dozens of new jobs. New World Ferry Road has been built beside […]

New Zealand: PAK’nSAVE’s superhero-themed promotion winner Sade Murray became real-life superhero following domestic violence incident intervention

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sade Murray only went to her local PAK’nSAVE Kaitaia dressed as Spiderwoman in order to enter a competition – but when she got there she became a real-life superhero, intervening in a serious domestic violence incident. Sade, a 27-year-old teacher, won PAK’nSAVE’s superhero-themed birthday promotion – and […]

New Zealand: 120 checkout operators from Bay of Plenty New World and PAK’nSAVE stores competed for Foodstuffs North Island Checker of Year title

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last night, more than 120 checkout operators from Bay of Plenty New World and PAK’nSAVE stores tested their skills against each other onstage at the Baycourt Centre with the hope of ultimately taking out the title of Foodstuffs North Island Checker of Year. The checkers were judged […]

New Zealand: Pams wins Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Supermarket Home Brand for the fourth consecutive time

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — This is the fourth consecutive win for Pams in the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Supermarket Home Brand. The independent survey asked more than 1200 New Zealander’s what brands they trusted across a range of categories; including supermarkets and supermarket own brands. Rod Gibson, General Manager, Foodstuffs Own […]

New Zealand: Foodstuffs supermarkets invests more than $200 million on new stores and store refurbishments nationwide

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — A stocktake of property developments currently underway by Foodstuffs supermarkets shows more than $200 million is being invested nationwide on new stores and store refurbishments. Work includes the construction of seven new stores, worth around $120 million in total – four in the North Island and three […]

New Zealand: Checkout operators from Waikato New World and PAK’nSAVE stores competed against each other for Foodstuffs North Island Checker of Year title

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last night, more than 50 checkout operators from Waikato New World and PAK’nSAVE stores tested their skills against each other onstage at the Clarence St Theatre with the hope of ultimately taking out the title of Foodstuffs North Island Checker of Year. The checkers were judged by […]

New World launches soft plastics recycling programme in the South Island

Recycling plastic bags just got easier for Cantabrians, with today’s South Island launch at New World Ilam of a recycling scheme that’s already netting more than a tonne of soft plastics every week. South Island, New Zealand, 2016-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Soft Plastics Recycling Programme will let people dispose of soft plastics, like […]

New Zealand: 2016 New World Beer & Cider Awards now accept entries

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2015-12-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Entries are now open for the 2016 New World Beer & Cider Awards.  Breweries, large and small, are encouraged to enter and compete in this unique celebration of great beer and cider from New Zealand and around the world. The number of beer and cider products […]

New Zealand: FSL FOODS LTD recalls Fruzio frozen berry products sold across Foodstuffs stores

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-12-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — In addition to the Fruzio Mixed Berry 1kg and 500g products with Expiry or Use By dates up to and including 7 October 2018 that were recalled earlier today, FSL FOODS LTD has now decided to extend the recall to the following Fruzio frozen berry products […]

New Zealand: new soft plastic packaging recycling initiative launched at Mount Roskill’s New World supermarket

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2015-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Environment Minister, Hon Dr Nick Smith, today formally launched the new soft plastic packaging recycling initiative at Mount Roskill’s New World supermarket. For the first time in New Zealand, shoppers will be able to bring back to store and deposit, in the special bins, all soft […]

New Zealand: Foodstuffs South Island Ltd won 3 awards at the annual Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Foodstuffs South Island Ltd has taken home three prestigious awards at the annual Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) awards dinner held on 21st October 2015. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Simon Olsen, Inventory Manager Hornby Distribution Centre, was awarded Young Achiever of the Year; and Foodstuffs South Island Ltd […]

New Zealand: Foodstuffs North Island Limited to upgrade New World Pahiatua

Foodstuffs North Island Limited is excited to announce that they will soon be starting work to upgrade New World Pahiatua. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — “The planned upgrade of New World Pahiatua includes seismic strengthening work to the building to achieve an A grade earthquake rating and also a facelift to […]

New Zealand: Foodstuffs North Island Limited to upgrade New World Pioneer

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island Limited is excited to announce that they will soon be starting work to upgrade New World Pioneer, located on 179-197 Main Street, Takaro, Palmerston North. “The planned upgrade of New World Pioneer will see improvements to both the inside and outside of the […]

New Zealand: New World, PAK’nSAVE, Stroke Foundation to conduct the biggest ever simultaneous health check

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ —  New World and PAK’nSAVE stores across the country are partnering with the Stroke Foundation in an attempt to  conduct the biggest ever simultaneous health check. Identifying people with high blood pressure (BP) is the aim of the Big New Zealand Blood Pressure Check which takes place […]