Supermarket news: Supie in awards running, Foodstuffs rolling out a social store and more

by | Oct 5, 2022 | News

The small but perfectly formed Supie is a popular pic for upcoming People’s Choice award, meanwhile Foodstuffs is to open a new social supermarket in Otumoetai and elsewhere the country two regular Foodstuff’s supermarkets are also being rolled out.

Supie in awards running

Supie has made it to the finals of the Westpac Business Awards People’s Choice and are finalists in the South and East region for Best in Marketing and Best Emerging Business.

If you’re a Supie fan, head here to add your vote to the People’s Choice awards. 


The team behind Otumoetai’s Social Supermarket – Linkt Community Trust and Foodstuffs North Island / Suppied

Linkt Community Trust and Foodstuffs North Island partner to open a social supermarket in Otumoetai  

Linkt Community Trust Founders John and Jackie Paine are looking forward to the prospect of a new social supermarket set to open next month, in partnership with the Foodstuffs North Island. 

This will be the co-operative’s fifth social supermarket location, following the Wellington City Mission Social Supermarket’s opening in March 2021, Te Hiku Pātaka in Kaitaia which opened in June 2022– in partnership with Te Kahu Oranga Whānau, the Tokoroa Social Supermarket which opened in August– in partnership with BBM and Whare Kai which opened in September in partnership with Whare Āwhina. 

The Linkt Trust founders have spent the last 14 months surveying and collecting data from dozens of local community organisations throughout Otumoetai and surrounding suburbs. “We believe everyone has something to bring to the table, so that we all have the ability to get through the times of hardship together,” said Jackie Paine. 

New store for Newmarket

New World Newmarket officially opened its doors this week, with a different look and feel different from other New World stores. The store is in an old building that was once used to build Morris Minor cars and the fit out has been given with an industrial-looking fit.

Store owners Matt and Amy Hayward say it’s great to finally welcome the community into the new store. “After working with Foodstuffs for many years, it’s a privilege to now have my own store”, says Matt.

Foodstuffs North Island has invested $7.5 million into the new store, which is located at 42 Nuffield Street and is the co-op’s newest store, following the opening of two new Four Squares for Cambridge and St Heliers in August, and a $17m New World supermarket for the Wairoa community in July.

The co-op also opened a new $10m custom-built cross dock and transport centre in Whangarei in September.

Foodstuffs North Island is a cooperative of 350 grocers who own and operate their local New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square stores in communities around the North Island.


Meanwhile Foodstuffs South Island has recently obtained resource consent to build a brand new PAK’nSAVE in Rolleston.

PAK’nSAVE Rolleston will be located at 157 Levi Road and will have an 8108 sqm footprint, employing more than 260 staff. Customers will coming from the Rolleston community and greater Selwyn District. 

Foodstuffs South Island is a cooperative of 230 local grocers who individually own and operate New World, PAK’nSAVE, Four Square, Raeward Fresh and On the Spot stores in communities around the South Island, employing over 15,000 staff. 


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