Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


New Countdown To Open In Mt Roskill


New Countdown To Open In Mt Roskill

Introducing Auckland’s first Countdown Pharmacy

4 February 2013: Countdown will unveil its newest Auckland store this week, located on Stoddard Road in Mt Roskill, a rapidly developing area for both retailers and residents.

The 3,600sqm supermarket is located at 112 Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill, and will be officially opened at 8am on Thursday, 7 February by local MP, Phil Goff. The store will then be opened to the public at 9am.

The Stoddard Road supermarket is the first in Auckland to feature the new Countdown Pharmacy offering, with a pharmacy conveniently located within the health and beauty aisles of the supermarket. Customers will be able to purchase prescription and pharmacy-only products from a qualified pharmacist, and take advantage of convenient supermarket trading hours and competitive pricing.

Countdown Stoddard Road Store Manager, Mike Uri, believes the supermarket will be a welcome addition to the Mt Roskill community.

“Mt Roskill is really growing and developing, so both residents and workers can look forward to having a fantastic new supermarket featuring Countdown’s range of fresh food and great value, as well as a unique and convenient pharmacy – it will truly be a one-stop-shop,” said Mike.

The store will employ 160 people, including qualified pharmacist Tim Neale, and includes a large full-service bakery baking fresh goods daily, as well as an expansive produce section, butchery department, service deli and seafood department. It will also feature a walk-in beer chiller, a Lotto outlet and a large car park with 144 covered and 86 uncovered spaces. In addition to eight checkouts and four express checkouts, the store will also include six self-serve checkouts so customers can scan and pay for their shopping themselves.

Store Manager Mike Uri says the new pharmacy offering has had a fantastic response in Newtown and Palmerston North to date, and the Mt Roskill team is excited to be opening Auckland’s first Countdown Pharmacy.

“We all have busy lives and Countdown Pharmacy provides our customers with even more convenience within the safe environment of a supermarket,” said Mike.

Countdown Mt Roskill incorporates many of the fantastic design elements of Countdown’s new generation stores, and has been carefully designed and constructed to reduce its impact on the environment. It features energy efficient CO2 refrigeration plant systems, night blinds on refrigerated cabinets, sliding covers on freezers, heat reclaim off the refrigeration coils and energy efficient lighting to help minimise the store’s carbon footprint.

From its opening date of 7 February, the store will also offer online shopping. Mike adds, “We’ll have dedicated personal shoppers to pick the items customers have ordered, ensuring each delivery is full of the freshest products and personally delivered to their door. Alternatively, customers can opt to order online and collect the items themselves from the customer service desk in-store using the new Click and Collect service.”

Tech-savvy customers can also take advantage of the free Countdown grocery shopping app1, which combines a digital shopping list with barcode scanning capability, prices, recipes and an online shopping function.

1 The Countdown App for iPhone is free to download. There may be charges related to the download of data. Please check with your service provider. The scanning feature of the App will work with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S and selected Android phones

Mike, a born and bred Mt Roskill local, said he had met with many members of the community ahead of the opening.

“The response from locals has been great. In the lead up to opening day we’ve had many people approach our team members to say how pleased they are to be getting a Countdown store in the area.”

Countdown online, including Click and Collect, is available at www.countdown.co.nz. The store’s regular trading hours will be Monday through to Sunday, 7am to 10pm, and the pharmacy hours are 9am to 8pm.

– ENDS –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Prices Up, Volume Down: March NZ House Sales Drop 10% As Loan Curbs Bite

New Zealand house sales dropped 10 percent in March from a year earlier as the Reserve Bank’s restrictions on low-equity mortgages continue to weigh on sales of cheaper property. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Chorus To Appeal Copper Pricing Judgment

Chorus will appeal a High Court ruling upholding the Commerce Commission’s determination setting the regulated prices on the telecommunications network operator’s copper lines. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Cars: Precautionary Recalls Announced For Toyota Vehicles

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global recalls. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris stressed that the recalls are precautionary. More>>

ALSO:

'Gardening Club': Air Freight Cartel Nets Almost $12 Million In Penalties

The High Court in Auckland has today ordered Swiss company Kuehne + Nagel International AG to pay a penalty of $3.1 million plus costs for breaches of the Commerce Act. Kuehne + Nagel’s penalty brings the total penalties ordered in this case to $11.95 million ... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Revenue Below Projections

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news