Masterton shopper wins dream family home after grocery purchase
May 30th, 2013

Masterton shopper wins dream family home after grocery purchase

Michelle Cooper, 38, has another pantry to fill after winning a Queenstown house and land package valued at $500,000. The Masterton local struck it lucky in her local Countdown supermarket when she stocked up on her favourite personal care products using her Onecard.

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Tamara’s Thoughts: Change is good
May 2nd, 2013

Tamara’s Thoughts: Change is good

Change is an inevitable constant in our fast-moving world.

The best kind of change happens when a community gets together to discuss their ideas for a better future and their collaborative suggestions result in actual, tangible improvements.

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Tamara’s Thoughts:   Straight answers from the horse’s mouth
April 18th, 2013

Tamara’s Thoughts: Straight answers from the horse’s mouth

Nothing is more vital in business than listening to your customers and meeting their needs effectively. However, when your clients are based all over the country, from Invercargill to Kaitaia, it’s not easy to get comprehensive feedback quickly.

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Customer satisfaction gong for Countdown
March 7th, 2013

Customer satisfaction gong for Countdown

Roy Morgan Research recently revealed the winners of its second annual Customer Satisfaction Awards at a gala dinner in Auckland. CEO Michele Levine presented the awards to 24 businesses who led their industries on Customer Satisfaction in 2012.

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Countdown announces pharmacy plans
September 26th, 2012

Countdown announces pharmacy plans

Countdown has revealed its intention to develop a pharmacy offering within its supermarkets.

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Nutrition plus vegetables set for New Zealand shelves in October
September 26th, 2012

Nutrition plus vegetables set for New Zealand shelves in October

A range of bagged vegetables developed by Plant & Food Research and the Victorian Department of Primary Industry in Melbourne is set for release through grocery retail across the country next month.

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September 7th, 2012

Countdown partners with GE Capital to launch Visa credit card

Countdown has announced that it has signed an alliance agreement with GE Capital to launch a credit card to New Zealand consumers.

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November 24th, 2011

The Palms Christmas gift of groceries for a year

With less than five weeks until Christmas, Kiwi families are busy preparing for the yuletide occasion and The Palms is thrilled to spread more festive cheer by offering shoppers a Christmas gift too big for Santa’s sack – a chance to win a year’s worth of groceries.

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Woolworths Australia gung ho about growth
November 7th, 2011

Woolworths Australia gung ho about growth

The new ceo of Woolworth’s Limited, the Australian retail operator that also owns Countdown supermarkets in New Zealand, has announced an aggressive approach to growing that company’s business.

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August 10th, 2011

Countdown honours senior New Zealanders

Countdown is sponsoring the Senior New Zealander of the Year Award, for the second time.

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Keith’s Take: A better class of shopping?
August 5th, 2011

Keith’s Take: A better class of shopping?

After years of building its business model on high turnover goods requiring minimal skill input from staff, perhaps it is a sign of ‘step change’ in the industry to see British supermarkets delving into similar areas of gourmet supply.

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May 23rd, 2011

Countdown drops community charity project

Support for providing breakfasts for children in low decile schools in New Zealand has been dropped by Australian supermarket operator Countdown.

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