Foodstuffs news

30 October 2019
New Zealand's largest grocery retailer has signed a deal with data analytics company dunnhumby. Partnership restricted to North Island Foodstuffs is the first retailer in New Zealand to partner with dunnhumby, who launched thier business in the region by setting up in Australia in 2018. Foodstuffs business is split into two entities, Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island. The ...
14 February 2018
New Zealand-based retailer, Foodstuffs, is set to trial new AI technology in its flagship stores in the next few months - bringing the checkout to the trolley. How will it work? IMAGR, a local AI company, will launch its Smartcart technology at Foodstuff's Four Square store in Ellerslie, Auckland. Shoppers will need to first download an app and link a payment method to their account. When c...
11 October 2017
New World in New Zealand has announced that it will be phasing out the use of plastics bags. This matches Countdown's announcement last week and is a significant move to reduce the number of shopping bags in the system. Bag free by end of 2018 Following a trail which asked customers to either pay five cents per bag, 10 cents per bag or no charge at all, New World has announced that they w...
06 October 2017
Countdown in New Zealand has announced that it will be phasing out the use of plastics bags, with New World also testing a similar policy. Countdown leads ban on bags Countdown has announced that they will remove single-use plastic bags from its stores by the end of 2018. Their proposed policy is currently the strongest amongst the leading retailers in the country, and will mean 350 million...
11 September 2017
New Zealand retailer, Pak'nSave, owned by Foodstuffs, is opening its first mini supermarket on September 13th. Format remodels begin... The mini supermarket will open in the Write Price supermarket building on Levin's Queen. It will stock approx. 2500 products, just under three-times of its larger counterpart. Experimenting with this new concept store will help the retailer understand the i...
03 July 2017
The North Island branch of New Zealand's market leading supermarket co-operative is set to open a new Auckland-focused store concept in August this year. Targeting 10 new Fresh Collective stores The new stores will be called Fresh Collective by New World and will put a much stronger emphasis on fresh food and food-to-go solutions. Stores will feature a new central hub design, with butchers ...
02 August 2016
New Zealand's market leading grocery retailer Foodstuffs is to invest NZ$200m (US$144m) on new stores and refurbishments in the year ahead. Seven new stores across three formats The retailer will open seven new stores, costing NZ$120m, four in the North Island and three in the South Island. The openings will to be across various retail banners, including the retailer' New World supermarket...
11 April 2016
New Zealand's largest grocery retailer has announced plans to start rolling out an online grocery service later this year. Foodstuffs North Island to launch service first Foodstuffs North Island will launched the service first, with Foodstuffs South Island due to launch the service sometime in 2017 or 2018. The retailer has previously trialled an online service from its New World supermar...
02 July 2015
Foodstuffs North Island has announced that it is to close a number of its cash & carry stores. Five stores to close, seven to be improved The retailer has conducted a review of its wholesale operations and has decided to consolidate the business. Five store are set to close including; two Toops stores in Napier and New Plymouth and three Gilmours stores in Henderson, Panmure and Rot...