Countdown Supermarkets - Christchurch Earthquake Update #2
22 February 2011
- Christchurch Earthquake Update
The majority of
Countdown stores in the Christchurch area will remain closed
overnight. Countdown Rangiora is currently open with
Most of the stores have experienced
damage to stock, fittings and fixtures. Some stores have
experienced structural damage.
Stores will not be
re-opened until it is deemed safe to do so. Online shopping
services remain suspended until further notice.
Logistics & Stock
There has minimal impact on
distribution centres. Additional supplies of essential items
are being organised for stores in the affected area.
The next update on Countdown’s operations will be made
on Wednesday morning. Details are also available on www.countdown.co.nz.
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