Woolworths acquires EziBuy
August 22nd, 2013

Woolworths acquires EziBuy

Woolworths Limited (Woolworths), parent company of New Zealand’s Progressive Enterprises, today announced that it will acquire EziBuy Holdings Limited (EziBuy) from founding shareholders Peter and Gerard Gillespie and Catalyst Investment Managers.

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Countdown recalls peanut butter
April 22nd, 2013

Countdown recalls peanut butter

Progressive Enterprises have initiated a recall of their Homebrand Crunchy Peanut Butter as product testing found aflatoxins at levels higher than the regulatory limits. The levels of aflatoxins found are not considered a safety risk.

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Progressive to sell Huntly Countdown with 20-year leaseback
November 24th, 2011

Progressive to sell Huntly Countdown with 20-year leaseback

Progressive Enterprises’ subsidiary General Distributors has entered into an agreement to sell its Huntly Countdown supermarket for $8.3 million for a property syndication being undertaken by Augusta Funds Management.

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Consumer Watchdog: Products from GM crops stay on supermarket shelves
October 18th, 2011

Consumer Watchdog: Products from GM crops stay on supermarket shelves

Fears are being voiced over two South African products on the shelves of Countdown and Woolworths after revelations that ProNutro cereal and Springbok maizemeal are made from genetically modified corn and soya, reports the NZ Herald.

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Supermarkets go head-to-head with small offerings
September 26th, 2011

Supermarkets go head-to-head with small offerings

Just weeks after Foodstuffs announced it will be opening a mini supermarket in the Auckland CBD, rival company, Progressive Enterprises has revealed similar plans.

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September 22nd, 2011

Progressive Enterprises on board with GS1net data synchronisation

The rollout of the GS1net service has taken a major step forward with Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) electronic messaging now implemented between supermarket operator Progressive Enterprises and its suppliers via GS1net.

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September 15th, 2011

Progressive pulls poisonous baby wipes

Progressive Enterprises has withdrawn three brands of wipes from sale after it was revealed they contained iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC), a synthetic chemical that is known to cause skin problems, and to be toxic when inhaled.

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July 1st, 2011

Progressive Enterprises purchases Soho Square

Progressive Enterprises has entered into an agreement to purchase the Soho Square development site in Ponsonby, Auckland.

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January 26th, 2011

Progressive get access to Central Auckland

Progressive Enterprises has secured a site in the Auckland CBD with the announcement that it will build a Countdown supermarket in the Finance Centre on Albert Street.

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January 11th, 2011

Progressive Enterprises raises $779,000 for children’s hospitals

The delight was evident at 10 children’s hospitals across New Zealand as Progressive Enterprises’ Fresh Future Appeal donated money to buy new equipment, just before Christmas 2010. Now in it’s fourth year, the Fresh Future Appeal has raised a total of $3.8 million for these children’s wards.

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December 16th, 2010

Prestigious international marketing award for Progressive Enterprises

The mySpecials email programme from Onecard, winner of a 2010 CAANZ Gold Effie and numerous NZ Marketing Association awards early in 2010, was this week awarded the Platinum Database Excellence Award in the 2010 US Direct Marketing Association’s National Center for Database Marketing awards.

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November 10th, 2010

Progressive plans another 4000 jobs over next five years

Peter Smith, general manager of Progressive Enterprises, operators of Countdown and Woolworths stores in New Zealand, says his company plans to add another 4000 jobs to its workforce over the next five years. The announcement was made to delegates at the NZFGC 2010 conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney last week.

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