No New World planned here

Confirmation from Foodstuffs NZ.

Confirmation from Foodstuffs NZ.

Foodstuffs NZ have confirmed Mangapapa Four Square will not become a New World supermarket any time soon.

Persistent rumours about a new player among Gisborne supermarket options prompted The Herald to ask for official comment from Foodstuffs NZ — the parent company of New World, Four Square and Pak’n Save supermarkets around the country.

Foodstuffs NZ head of external relations Antoinette Laird said they were pretty happy with how things were tracking at the moment in Gisborne.

“But we will keep the community posted if anything changes.

“We regularly review the operations of every store in our network to ensure that we service the community to the best of our ability.

“Our Four Square supermarkets are always part of that review.”

Foodstuffs NZ have confirmed Mangapapa Four Square will not become a New World supermarket any time soon.

Persistent rumours about a new player among Gisborne supermarket options prompted The Herald to ask for official comment from Foodstuffs NZ — the parent company of New World, Four Square and Pak’n Save supermarkets around the country.

Foodstuffs NZ head of external relations Antoinette Laird said they were pretty happy with how things were tracking at the moment in Gisborne.

“But we will keep the community posted if anything changes.

“We regularly review the operations of every store in our network to ensure that we service the community to the best of our ability.

“Our Four Square supermarkets are always part of that review.”

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Thomas - 2 months ago
It is embarrassing not to have New World in Gisborne considering the size of the city and the pure way the existing markets are run with empty shelves and no variety - and if you complain to Foodstuffs they don't even respond to your concerns. How do you expect more people to move to Gisborne if you don't give them the same shopping opportunities like any other city in NZ?
We moved from Tauranga 18 months ago and find both Pak'n Save and Countdown could sell so much more if they started to fill their shelves, increase their range and tell their buyers to order the products the customer is asking for. W
Don't Foodstuffs NZ and Progressive want to earn money in Gisborne? When you ask people in Gisborne how they are dealing with this problem, they sometimes tell you to drive to Napier and do your shopping there. How embarrassing is that Foodstuffs and Progressive, having your customers drive two and a half hours to get the same shopping experience as any other Kiwi in NZ. Sometimes I tell myself that we live on an deserted island and we are waiting for the supply ship to arrive. At least we would get what we have ordered.

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