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Countdown’s new DC will tackle food waste in the supply chain

The new 11,000sqm DC will feature a refrigerated inbound tunnel, varied temperature-controlled zones, and ‘ripening room...

Woolworths sales soar 10 per cent despite challenges of last quarter

"High levels of Covid-related team absenteeism and the disruption to our broader supply chain resulted in inconsistent c...

Kiwis ‘not served well’ by grocery duopoly, but report reactions mixed

“The commission makes it clear the market is not working. There is muted competition between the two main companies, whi...

Woolworths’ first half succumbs to Delta’s strain

Sales growth in the half fell to 3 per cent throughout the half, compared to the 10.6 per cent seen this time last year.

Woolworths Group pushes through “challenging” quarter, eyes Christmas trade

According to group chief executive Brad Banducci, the business’ stores and supply chain were significantly impacted by p...
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Woolworths’ Countdown stores failing Kiwi consumers, says local watchdog

New Zealand's two major chains are stifling innovation and making persistently high profits in the absence of serious co...

Accelerate and innovate: How Woolies, Decathlon were pushed by the pandemic to invest in tech

From scan-and-go to e-stores and warehouse robots, here are some of the cool initiatives that major retailers have launc...

Woolworths reconsiders NZ operations

Supermarket giant closing NZ supermarkets and selling New Zealand-based multichannel retailer.

Countdown sales fall flat

NZ supermarket chain reports flat comparable sales for quarter.

Countdown earnings rise

Australian-owned New Zealand supermarket chain lifts annual earnings.

Countdown on the up

Australian-owned New Zealand supermarket chain boosts earnings as it plans for more stores this year.

Countdown suffers backlash over NZ goods

Woolworths owned supermarket chain faces social media backlash in New Zealand.