Baking up a storm: how New Zealanders rediscovered their love of baking during COVID-19

Baking aisles in supermarkets across New Zealand have gone from a Sunset category to a Rockstar category overnight as COVID-19 created an army of new bakers around the country.

  • 22.06.2017

    Paul Blackwell receives 2017 Blake Leader Award

    Inspirational leader Paul Blackwell and owner of PAK’nSAVE Albany has received the 2017 Blake Leader Award in recognition of outstanding contribution.

  • 22.06.2017

    Rock star supermarket checkers named

    Over the last two weeks more than 200 New World and PAK’nSAVE checkout operators across the lower North Island have taken to the tills to compete for the chance to be named Checker of Year in Foodstuffs North Island’s annual competition.

  • 07.06.2017

    Foodstuffs announces early ban on plastic microbeads for World Oceans Day

    On World Oceans Day Foodstuffs has announced that its supermarkets, which include New World, PAK'nSAVE and  Four Square, will be microbead-free nationwide from 1 July 2017; a full year ahead of the Government's proposed date for banning microbeads from New Zealand  stores.

  • 02.06.2017

    Foodstuffs puts the call out to lolly makers – help us save Jaffas and Pineapple Lumps!

    Like most New Zealanders, we are gutted at the prospect that the days are numbered for our iconic Jaffas, Pineapple Lumps, Buzz Bars, and Pinky Bars. Foodstuffs, the owner of PAK'nSAVE, New World, and Four Square, is a proud New Zealand company, and like the rest of the country we grew up with these Kiwi favourites. Reading today's news that time is fast running out to save these favourite treats gave us a brilliant idea.

  • 22.05.2017

    Foodstuffs North Island sells Silverstream site

    Foodstuffs North Island has sold its 4.0369ha site at 57 Kiln Street, Silverstream for an undisclosed sum. The supermarket company put the site on the market in March and tenders closed on April 12.

  • 17.05.2017

    New World meal kits offer inspiration for tonight’s dinner

    “We know there are many customers out there who are short on time and inspiration, who also need a bit of a nudge in the kitchen,” says Steve Bayliss, Group General Manager Marketing, Foodstuffs (NZ) Ltd. “We have the answer with delicious easy-to-cook meal kits, which are being trialled at a handful of New World stores in Auckland and Wellington, which you can pick up when shopping for all your other household essentials.”

  • 16.05.2017

    New World opens new store at Constellation Drive

    Foodstuffs has opened a fresh New World store on Auckland’s North Shore. 
    Customers of the former Nosh store in Constellation Drive will soon see a New World logo on the building. With this change comes New World’s excellent standard of service, and an expanded range of products at great prices.

  • 05.04.2017

    NZ brews win big in New World Beer & Cider Awards

    Kiwi breweries and India Pale Ales (IPA) were the big winners at this year’s New World Beer & Cider Awards. New Zealand breweries won 10 out of the 12 classes while IPA took home nearly 20 per cent of the awards’ Gold medals.

  • 03.04.2017

    Four Square sets up shop at Tauranga’s “best address”

    Tauranga’s newest residential development, The Lakes, is billed as “the best address in town”, and soon it will have one of the best convenience stores too, when Four Square The Lakes opens there in mid-April.

  • 31.03.2017

    Foodstuffs partners with Oritain to offer scientific proof of free range eggs

    A Dunedin company offering scientific traceability of food products will soon give shoppers greater clarity over where their free range eggs have come from. 

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