Foodstuffs

Here for NZ

Here for NZ

Our first Foodstuffs company was founded in 1922. We have grown from these modest beginnings to become New Zealand’s biggest grocery retailer and one of the country’s largest organisations and employers with a team of more than 39,000.

We are 100% owned by New Zealanders and our local Owner-Operator in every store means they are embedded in their community and completely focused on the customers they serve. As New Zealanders, we take our responsibility to look after this wonderful place we call home very seriously.

To make the biggest impact we can, we’re focusing on what matters most, by delivering on our four social promises:

• We support every New Zealander to access healthy and affordable food.

• We create meaningful work for our people.

• We support our local communities to thrive.

• We are sustainability leaders in our operations and how we source our products.

For more information about what we’re doing to deliver on our social promises, you can find our latest CSR Report here.

 

Our strategic pillars


Healthy and affordable food

Healthy food makes healthy communities, and access to healthy and affordable food should not be a privilege. We are focused on influencing healthier food choices, reducing food poverty, and creating healthier and more affordable own brands – delivering through our private label Pams and Value brands, and our partnerships with Food For Thought, food banks and food rescue organisations.

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Meaningful work

A healthy and meaningful work environment is fundamental for a thriving New Zealand. We are focused on investing in our 39,000 team members, creating fair and inclusive work environments, and supporting the wellbeing of our people, their families, and wider communities. We are a training ground, not only for youth, but also for those looking to further develop their careers and are training and preparing our workforce for future disruption and change.

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Supporting our local communities

Being 100% New Zealand-owned and operated, we are embedded in the communities we serve, and continue to thrive because New Zealanders know and support our stores. Each of our local Store Owners knows their community best, can meet their unique needs, and are focused on increasing the impact and effectiveness of their contributions to our local communities.

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Sustainability leadership

We take our responsibility to look after this beautiful place we get to call home seriously, through committing to being sustainability leaders in our operations and how we source our products. We do this through focusing on reducing our carbon emissions, minimising our waste, improving our packaging sustainability, and responsible and ethical sourcing practices.

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Healthy and affordable food

Healthy food contributes to healthy communities. Food is what we do, and we have a responsibility to help fellow New Zealanders by providing nutritious and healthy food so they can enrich their own lives. We will continue breaking down the barriers that prevent this.

Meaningful work

A healthy and meaningful work environment is fundamental for a thriving New Zealand. We are focused on investing in our 39,000 team members, creating fair and inclusive work environments, and supporting the wellbeing of our people, their families, and wider communities.

Supporting our local communities

Being 100% New Zealand-owned and operated, we are embedded in the communities we serve, and we continue to thrive because New Zealanders know and support our stores. Nationally, our brands provide coordinated support to many organisations with a presence in local communities.

Sustainability leadership

New Zealand is our home, so we are committed to doing our part to ensure we operate and source in a way that does no harm to our environment. This means taking responsibility for the waste we create and moving towards carbon neutrality.

Alcohol Responsibility

Foodstuffs North and South Islands takes its roles as a retailer of alcohol very seriously.

Reporting

We’re proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated. We take our role to look after this place we all call home seriously. More than ever, we’ve seen how important it is that all New Zealanders have access to healthy and affordable food.