<strong>Countdown Timaru North opens its doors</strong>

Countdown Timaru North opens its doors

Residents of Timaru can now enjoy their grocery shop at a brand-new, state-of-the-art store, outfitted with the newest technology following the launch of the much anticipated Countdown Timaru North on 9 March. The $25million, 3,900sqm brand-new store has brought over 90 new jobs to the region.

Countdown’s Director of Property, Matt Grainger, says Countdown is delighted to open the doors on Countdown’s newest store. “Our brand new Countdown Timaru North store offers a modern, fresh shopping experience that was created with our local customers in mind. From our stunning produce section to our food-to-go sections, our new store gives customers the best shopping environment possible – from start to finish”

“The opening of our Timaru North store is an exciting new chapter for us with our Timaru customers, and we’re proud of our ongoing commitment to the region,” says Matt.

Sustainability has been kept top of mind in the store design with features including electronic shelf labels to reduce paper use, bike racks for customers, a transcritical refrigeration system, and doors on milk and dairy fridges to help reduce energy use.

Countdown Timaru North is also partnering with local community organisations to rescue food that’s not good enough to sell but still good enough to eat, and then redeploying it within the local community.

Mayor of Timaru, Nigel Bowen, says “We appreciate the commitment from Countdown to Timaru and the wider region, investments like these are important for our local economy to keep growing. I am sure the modern grocery shopping experience it offers will be enjoyed by our community.”

Countdown’s nearby Church Street store is now closed. All of the Church Street team members have been offered ongoing employment opportunities with the business, including at the new Timaru North store.

Countdown Timaru North is located at 233 Evans Street, and will be open 7am – 9pm, seven days a week.

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