Foodstuffs

Environment

Foodstuffs continues to make great progress across a range of environmental related areas from waste reduction through to packaging design.

  • Foodstuffs Environmental Principles

    Foodstuffs Environmental Principles

    “Foodstuffs is working with our suppliers, customers and community organisations to help deliver practical solutions to the environmental challenges.” – Steve Anderson, Managing Director Foodstuffs New Zealand Ltd

  • Store design

    Store design

    The best way to reduce a store’s environmental impact throughout its life is to get the design right at the beginning.

  • Energy efficiency

    Energy efficiency

    To reduce our footprint and demand on the network, energy efficiency is a priority when designing new stores and refurbishing existing ones. 

  • Climate change and carbon emissions

    Climate change and carbon emissions

    Foodstuffs is actively exploring opportunities to decarbonise our operations where possible, in line with the New Zealand Government’s wider efforts to meet its international obligations and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Water conservation

    Water conservation

    All new stores are designed to minimise water use and wastage in accordance with the NZ Building Code and any applicable Council bylaws.

  • Waste Minimisation and Recycling

    Waste Minimisation and Recycling

    The Waste Minimisation Programme for supermarkets encourages stores to focus on recycling and reusing waste at back of store, with landfill being a last resort. 

  • Packaging - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Packaging - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Foodstuffs is a member of the Packaging Forum, and we play an active role in promoting the sustainable use of packaging.

    We also encourage our suppliers to accept responsibility in terms of the environmental effects of their products, and to comply with the Code of Practice for the Packaging of Consumer Goods.

  • Certification

    Certification

    Third party independent certification aims to give customers peace of mind when it comes to the sustainability of specific products; from seafood, eggs and meat to palm oil and paper products.

  • Genetically modified foods

    Genetically modified foods

    We operate by strict guidelines when it comes to any genetically modified foods offered for sale in Foodstuffs member stores.  

  • The first to be microbead free

    The first to be microbead free

    Foodstuffs supermarkets, which include New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square, have been microbead-free since 1st July 2017; a year ahead of the Government’s proposed date for banning microbeads from New Zealand stores. 

Our Brands

PAK'nSAVE

PAK'nSAVE

At PAK'nSAVE our policy is to provide New Zealand's lowest overall food prices. Proudly New Zealand owned and operated, our stores follow a food warehouse format unique to New Zealand supermarket shopping. We buy and stock a range of everyday products in bulk, and because we do this in such large volumes it means we can pass the savings on to you. We also work hard to reduce our in-store costs without reducing the quality of products we offer. This also means our stores have a practical and functional environment. With over 50 stores nationwide, you need only visit our fresh food departments to find great quality fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood, deli and bakery items – and all at competitively low prices.

News

12.12.2017

New Zealand shoppers welcome the start of summer stonefruit season

The summer stonefruit season is only 10 weeks long, from mid-December to March, but New Zealanders certainly make the most of it. 

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