Long-awaited Countdown for Alexandra

Long-awaited Countdown for Alexandra

Alexandra residents now have a greater choice in their supermarket shop with the opening of the long-awaited Countdown Alexandra. The $22million, 3000 sqm brand-new store has brought more than 50 jobs to the region and is the first Countdown for the town.

Countdown’s Director of Property, Matt Grainger, says Countdown is thrilled to be the newest member of the Alexandra community and to be providing new opportunities for the wider central Otago region.

“Our state-of-the-art Countdown Alexandra store offers a fresh, modern shopping experience that’s been purpose built for our local customers. From our stunning bakery to our fresh produce section and dedicated food-to-go areas, our new store offers customers the best of a Countdown experience in a beautiful shopping environment.”

“We are committed to offering our lower South Island customers the best possible grocery shopping experience, and in the past year alone we’ve opened new stores in Wānaka and Balclutha as well as refreshed our Invercargill store. We’re proud of our investment in this growing part of Aotearoa and the opening of our Alexandra store today is another important chapter in our journey” says Matt.

The store also has a number of sustainability features including electronic shelf labels to reduce paper use, EV chargers for customers, a transcritical refrigeration system, and doors on milk and dairy fridges to help reduce energy use. To help reduce food waste, Countdown Alexandra is partnering with The Salvation Army and KiwiHarvest to divert food that can’t be sold but is still good enough to eat to Kiwis in need.

Hon Joseph Mooney, MP for Southland, says: “We welcome the addition of Countdown to our Alexandra community and appreciate the benefit this further investment by Countdown offers our region. Investments such as these are important for local job creation and prosperous communities. The store provides a great modern grocery shopping experience and one I’m sure our local community will enjoy.”

Countdown Alexandra is located at 106 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra and will be open 7:00am- 9:00pm, seven days a week.

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