Residents on Auckland’s North Shore now have a brand new Countdown supermarket to enjoy with the latest store, Countdown Greville Road, now open.
The new 3,650sqm store is filled with everything customers expect from a modern grocery store including an in-store pharmacy, bakery, cellar, extensive fresh foods section, and ready-to-go area. There is also an undercover pick-up space for online customers to pick up their orders.
Countdown’s Director of Property, Matt Grainger, says he’s incredibly proud of the new supermarket and is looking forward to seeing customers enjoying their new store.
“We’re really excited about our future in this area of Auckland. Pinehill, Albany and the surrounding suburbs are a rapidly growing part of the region, so when the opportunity came up to deliver a new store here, we jumped at it.
“Not only is Countdown Greville Road a great place to shop with a really modern look and feel, it’s also a store that will have less of an impact on the planet with a number of sustainability features that will help reduce its emissions.”
The sustainability features include electronic shelf labels to reduce paper use, EV charging stations and bike racks for customers, a transcritical refrigeration system, and doors on fridges to help reduce energy use. The store will also be partnering with food rescue organisation, KiwiHarvest, to ensure that any food that can’t be sold, but is still good enough to eat, is rescued and redistributed to the most vulnerable people in our local communities.
“The whole team has worked really hard to deliver the store – putting in the final touches and filling the shelves ahead of the opening. They’re looking forward to settling in, getting to know their new customers and sharing this fantastic new store with the local community,” says Matt.
MP for East Coast Bays, Erica Stanford, opened the new supermarket this morning and says Countdown Greville Road is a great new addition to the local area.
“It’s wonderful to see the thoughtfulness that Countdown has put into developing this modern, sustainable space for our community. When you walk through the store, it really feels like it’s been designed to suit our local needs which is just fantastic ”
Next year, a micro-fulfillment centre will open at the Greville Road store. The centre will be made up of state-of-the-art automated storage units holding the most in-demand grocery products, allowing Countdown’s personal shoppers to easily access order items with increased speed and accuracy and will mean more same-day deliveries for North Shore customers.
Countdown Greville Road is located at 65 Greville Road, Pinehill, Auckland and is open 7am – 10pm, seven days a week.