Foodstuffs responds to the Government’s announcement to move to Alert Level 2 of the National Pandemic Plan

Foodstuffs is in complete support of the Government’s move to increase physical distancing as New Zealand tackles the COVID-19 pandemic. These are extraordinary times and if we are to protect our people then extreme measures do need to be taken. 

Our New World, PAK'nSAVE, Four Square, Gilmours and Trents stores remain 100% committed to ensuring New Zealanders have their grocery needs met and we are doing everything we can to make this happen.

Supermarkets are one of the essential services Government has identified and will remain open and able to meet the needs of New Zealanders. Our store staff, suppliers, truck drivers, warehouses, customer service and support personnel are critical to helping New Zealand unite against COVID-19. We are extremely grateful to the fact our teams are continuing to work tirelessly to meet New Zealand’s needs at this time, without their ongoing dedication we simply couldn’t make it happen for you, they are the mainstay of what we do.

But please be assured, we will continue serving New Zealand and meeting Kiwi’s everyday grocery needs. We are a business where every store is locally owned, and each store is making the best decisions every day for their community as this situation unfolds.

But we do want to ask our communities to support us as we work hard to achieve this. Please remain patient and considerate to each other and our staff during this time – our people are placing feeding New Zealand ahead of their own personal needs and we are incredibly grateful for their selfless commitment. Please #shopnormal and we will do all we can to support you.

Kia kaha New Zealand.