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Stay up to date with the latest announcements and innovations from the New World team. You will also find the latest local news, events and achievements from New World stores around the country.

Friday, 27 October 2023

New World Hokitika’s new owner operator trades the big smoke for rural paradise

Hokitika welcomed a fresh face this month, as Ben Morrison, the new operator of New World Hokitika, steps into the role of store owner for the very first time.

Wednesday, 4 October 2023

Yes chef! MasterChef cookware flies off shelves

Redeem quickly to avoid disappointment. We’re ten weeks into the exclusive promotion and our customers are loving being able to collect stickers just by doing their normal shop with us - and then redeeming them for this amazing MasterChef cookware. 

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

New operator of New World Cromwell feels fortunate to serve his new community in the best part of the country  

A week into the job, Matthew Dobson, a second generation grocer and the new operator of New World Cromwell, feels lucky to call one of the most picturesque parts of the country his new home.  

Monday, 21 August 2023

Kneading to rise: Jason’s journey with Foodstuffs South Island

From apprentice baker to small business owner and supplier, garlic bread guru Jason Scott has come full circle with Foodstuffs South Island, the co-op that gave rise to his success.

Thursday, 29 June 2023

Hooray the Hoki season is here and it’s the best time to buy it fresh says Foodstuffs fish expert

Brett Sellers is excited, the Hoki season is here and it’s one of his most favourite times of the year, says the Seafood Operations Manager for Foodstuffs North Island, who’s responsible for making sure his PAK’nSAVE and New World customers have the pick of fresh fish from New Zealand waters.

Tuesday, 6 June 2023

New World and cricketing greats bat for cricket in Christchurch schools

New Zealand cricket heavyweights Todd Astle (Black Caps) and Amy Satterthwaite (former NZ White Fern), dropped into New World Northwood to celebrate the recent launch of the store’s initiative to encourage more school kids to get into cricket.

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Third-generation owner operator delighted to continue family legacy and take the reins at New World Northwood

New owner operator of New World Northwood, Greg Boock, is a third-generation Foodstuffs South Island owner operator, a title he has proudly shared with his sisters.

Friday, 21 April 2023

New World Stanmore owner operators rapt about returning hometo Canterbury 

New World owner operators Kerry and Sally-Anne Tull areexcited to be returning home to Canterbury and their community as the newowners of New World Stanmore. 

Cyclone Gabrielle updates

All stores are open. Please follow Civil Defense advice for your local area and if it’s safe to travel, check your local store’s Facebook page, before setting out. Our thoughts continue to be with all with the families of the people who’ve lost their lives due to Cyclone Gabrielle, those who’ve lost their homes and property and who aren’t able to reach their families and loved ones.

Saturday, 28 January 2023

Auckland Weather Event

New World Metro on Alberton Road in Mt Albert and New World Newmarket are closed due to flooding. Customers with impacted online orders will be contacted via email. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Friday, 30 December 2022

 NZ Egg Supply. What’s Happening? 

You may notice when you shop for eggs right now - you may not be able to get the ones you usually buy, there’s shelf limits, or temporary out of stocks.   

Saturday, 3 December 2022

Recall (consumer level) - Pam Finest Decadent Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies 300g

Are you, or a member of your household, allergic to peanuts? Some packets of Pams Finest Decadent Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies may contain peanuts. 

Thursday, 17 November 2022

From food waste to New World shelves, the company tackling fruit loss, one sweet cheesecake at a time

Last year the newly launched business, LILO Desserts, won FoodStarter - a competition where food entrepreneurs win a support package to scale up production and get a place on the shelves of New World supermarkets around New Zealand. Read their story here.

Thursday, 17 November 2022

NZFS Investigation into Hepatitis A Continues: Frozen Berry Consumption

Advice for customers: New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) are currently investigating a potential link between cases of Hepatitis A in the community and the consumption of frozen berries. NZFS is advising consumers of frozen berries to exercise care and take extra precautions at home by heat treating frozen berries to kill the virus. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

New World opens in Mangawhai 

The country’s newest supermarket has opened today in Mangawhai, bringing the latest New World store design and a full grocery offering to an area where the nearest full-service supermarket was previously a 45-minute drive away. 

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Auckland Central embraces new $7.5m supermarket, with the opening of New World Newmarket

Located at 42 Nuffield Street, New World Newmarket will cater to the urban Auckland community and will be proudly locally owned and operated by Matthew Hayward.

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

NZFS Investigation into Hepatitis A Continues: Frozen Berry Consumption

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) are currently investigating a potential link between several cases of Hepatitis A in the community and the consumption of frozen berries. While a definitive source has not yet been identified and NZFS’s investigations continue, NZFS is advising consumers of frozen berries to exercise care and take extra precautions at home by heat treating frozen berries to kill the virus.

Monday, 22 August 2022

New World introduces Everyday Low Price to bring more certainty for customers at checkout

Following the success of Price Rollback, which has saved Kiwis $13.8 million since it was launched in May, the 100% locally owned and operated cooperatives have announced a new low and stable pricing initiative to ensure New World customers can have even more certainty on the price of their groceries at the checkout.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

New World’s Family2Family Foodbank Appeal is back with customer donation bag match

New World’s Family2Family Foodbank Appeal is back for 2022 as part of their ongoing promise to ensure New Zealanders have access to food, whatever their circumstances.

Monday, 17 January 2022

Pams extends plant-based range at New World to meet growing demand for meat-free options

Those participating in Veganuary, or who plan to eat more plant-based in 2022, now have even more food choices as Pams launches an extension to their plant-based range, which is available at New World.

Thursday, 2 December 2021

New World is baking up a storm for Christmas Kindness this festive season

The spirit of the festive season is in full swing at New World with the return of the team’s Christmas Kindness initiative which will see more than $150,000 worth of groceries being given to deserving customers and a new partnership with charitable organisation, Good Bitches Baking.  

28 October 2021

FoodStarter winner launches in New World stores nationwide

New World shoppers across Aotearoa are now able to enjoy one of New Zealand’s most innovative new products from FoodStarter winner Kaitahi As One, whose award-winning range is launching into stores nationwide this week.

13 September 2021

New World partners with SIX60 to support Maori Language Week

To celebrate Māori Language Week (13-19 September 2021), we’ve teamed up with Aotearoa’s biggest band, SIX60, to support their first original bilingual track Pepeha. Available now exclusively at New World.

27 August 2021

New World pledges to provide food support to vulnerable New Zealanders in lockdown

New World continues to build on its promise to be #HereforNZ by supporting organisations working at the front line of food insecurity during Level 4 lockdown.  

7 May 2021

Technical Issue Affecting Specials In 23 New World Stores

Due to a technology issue affecting 23 New World Stores on Monday 17 May - while the prices on the shelf in the stores were correct - up to a quarter of this week’s new special prices failed to flow through to the checkout, leaving the previous week’s special prices in place.  

3rd May 2021

Foodstuffs and Griffin’s create social impact biscuit benefiting Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Foodstuffs and Griffin’s have partnered to deliver a limited-edition social impact biscuit benefiting Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand (BCF NZ). For the month of May, the biscuit is available exclusively at New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square stores nationwide while stocks last. 

16th April 2021

New Zealand entrepreneurs shine on the FoodStarter stage

The search for New Zealand’s most innovative food and beverage products culminated with ten finalists pitching their exciting products to a judging panel of industry experts. The judges got the chance to taste, hear and ask questions of each of the finalists about why their products should be chosen for the once in a lifetime opportunity.

17th March 2021

Wellington City Mission and New World introduce innovative new Social Supermarket

Wellington City Mission, supported by New World, have come together to introduce an innovative new Social Supermarket, improving food security for Wellingtonians in need. 

2nd March 2021

Student Volunteer Army and New World re-mobilise grocery delivery service in Auckland

As Auckland shifts back to Level 3, the Student Volunteer Army and partners New World are mobilising their  ‘SVA Grocery Delivery Service’ to ensure Aucklanders who are vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 have access to contactless deliveries.

13 January 2021

2021 see’s New World Blenheim’s store-wide refurb now complete

Blenheim residents are in for a treat this summer with the completion of New World Blenheim’s store-wide refurbishment. Over the past 14 months, the store has transformed to expand what’s on offer in a slick, new modern retail environment. 

12 January 2021

New World’s SMEG Knife promotion in its penultimate week

New World customers nationwide have redeemed hundreds and thousands of SMEG Knives since the promotion began on 2 November, making it one of the most successful promotional giveaways in the brand’s history. 

18th November 2020

New World Hobsonville now open and ready to celebrate

The thriving community of Hobsonville are getting an early Christmas present, their very own New World!  The brand-new store, which is conveniently located on Hobsonville Road opened on schedule on Tuesday, 17th November. 

12 November 2020

Ecostore refills at supermarkets - a hit with shoppers 

Ecostore and New World have continued their partnership to offer more sustainable options to shoppers by expanding their refill offering to eight additional stores in the South Island – and the first ecostore refill station in a supermarket in the North Island, at New World New Lynn, Auckland.  

2nd November 2020

Discover your inner chef with New World’s launch of the premium SMEG Knives Giveaway for Christmas

It’s time to bring out, or refine, your inner chef skills and nail this Christmas, New Zealand! Introducing the SMEG Knives giveaway exclusively at New World.

27th October 2020

Here for NZ

New World and Foodstuffs co-operatives launch ‘Here for New Zealand’ CSR commitment – reinforcing commitment to supporting New Zealanders.

23rd October 2020

New World Waitara celebrates 50-year milestone

Celebrating 50 years of New World Waitara, and 75 years of family grocer history, the Williams family are coming together with their community to celebrate their time as grocers.

23rd October 2020

New World Papakura “Zooming” forward with next evolution of omnichannel shopping experience 

New World Papakura are set to revolutionise supermarket technology with the trial of Zoom Trolleys in-store. Frictionless and new technologies are forever changing within the FMCG industry and Zoom Trolleys have been introduced to further enhance customers’ shopping experience. 

28 September 2020

Worms, the latest in sustainability for New World Orewa

Wiggling towards a more sustainable future, New World Orewa has recently installed New Zealand’s first supermarket worm farm.

7 September 2020

We're back. Let's grow!

New World’s Little Garden is back in time for New Zealand’s spring planting season. With 24 different vegetable, herb and flower seedling kits to collect from 7 September for six weeks, New World customers will be delighted to get growing with the return of this Kiwi favourite after a three-year hiatus.

Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Looking after our patch

More than ever, we’ve seen how important it is that all New Zealanders have access to healthy and affordable food. We recognise we have an important role to play to make that happen and ensuring we operate in a way that delivers our social promises playing our part in every community.

11 August 2020

New World Pukekohe celebrates community diversity with new Additional Needs programme

For four days a week from Monday-Thursday 2.30pm-5.30pm, the store will dedicate this time to soften the in-store environment so all shoppers, regardless of their abilities, feel welcome and safe. 

3 August 2020

Introducing New Zealand’s first supermarket eatery at New World Brookfield

Tacos, freshly-squeezed juices and poke bowls are now on the menu at New World Brookfield, which is soon to be the home of New Zealand’s first supermarket eatery when it opens this September. 

Local news - 27 July 2020

An abundance of donations for New World Melody’s Foodbank Appeal

New World Melody’s in Palmerston North supported the Methodist Social Services Foodbank as part of their Foodbank Appeal efforts. The generosity the store has seen from their customers since the Appeal started on 22 June has been so inspiring, that the store had to re-set their donation goal!

Local news - 27 July 2020

Lockdown wine gets the taste test at New World Wine Awards

This year’s grape harvest proved extra challenging for winemakers, but it's now getting its first taste test at a national competition.

News - 29 June 2020

A Simple Swap: New World & Prolife Foods rolling out recycled paper bags nationwide

After a successful trial, New World and Prolife Foods announce the nationwide rollout of recycled paper bags at Alison’s Pantry departments on the eve of Plastic Free July. 

News - 26 June 2020

Foodstuffs and EECA partner up to build NZ’s first 100% electric refrigerated logistics truck

Foodstuffs and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have partnered up to build New Zealand’s 1st electric powered refrigerated truck. From the tailgate to the engine and the fridge-freezer unit that sits on top, everything in and on the vehicle is powered by one of the cleanest fuels on the planet.

News - 29 May 2020

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.

News - 20 May 2020

Sustainable ‘Bake In Tray Pizza’ Proving A Big Hit With Customers

Freshly topped in-store gourmet pizzas are flying off the shelves at participating Foodstuffs North Island stores thanks to a new sustainable packaging solution that enables customers to heat their delicious pizza in its home compostable, no mess bake in tray.

News - 30 April 2020

Upgrading and upcycling New World Albany’s shopping trolleys

New World Albany customers will now be able to add a bit more sustainability to their weekly shop thanks to the store’s new fleet of hybrid shopping trolleys. The trolleys comprise a steel frame that is married to a plastic basket made using recycled plastic milk bottles.

20 April 2020

New World Essential Boxes

We've launched New World Essential Boxes pilot powered by Gilmours. Foodstuffs North Island is piloting New World Essential Boxes to give New Zealanders an express shopping option to get their grocery essentials quicker and more conveniently during the Alert Level restrictions. The pilot features three essential boxes and will be trialled in central and outer central Auckland suburbs.

News - 14 April 2020

We're committing to more than $1 million to support New Zealanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Like you, the New World team care passionately for New Zealand's future - our people and planet. We're here to support you and all New Zealanders - especially those who are most vulnerable - so you have access to healthy and affordable food. 

News - COVID-19

Updates from the New World team about COVID-19

Our focus is very much on ensuring New Zealanders have the essential products they require and we are working with our suppliers to make this happen every day.

News - 26 February 2020

New World and Profile Foods launch national paper bag trial

The recycled paper bags are on trial at a total of 18 New World stores around the country until the end of March. This option will be available alongside the existing Alison’s Pantry resealable LDPE (type 4) bags.

News - 15 January 2020

Foodstuffs joins the Climate Leaders Coalition

Company to join other businesses on the mission to achieve the country’s zero carbon ambitions.

News - 17 December 2019

Introducing New World Waka Kai - from store to shore 

New World Whitianga launches a world-first with New World Waka Kai, delivering hassle-free groceries to Coromandel beaches via boat. Because if 500,000 people were coming ‘round to yours, what would you do?

News - 10 December 2019

Finding meaningful work at New World

Meet Jayde Cunliffe, store manager of New World Browns Bay below, and read how she rose to the occasion time and time again to find herself on the path to store ownership. 

News - 5 December 2019

Successful launch sees the expansion of ecostore Refill Stations at South Island stores

New World and ecostore have teamed up again to expand the offering to five additional stores in the South Island.  

News - 3 December 2019

Introducing New World Zoom Trolleys

The frictionless future of supermarket shopping is here – New World will be the first supermarket in the country to offer customers a frictionless and integrated digital experience in stores.

News - 23 October 2019

NZ Beer Awards Sustainability Award Winner

Sawmill Brewery has won the inaugural Brewing Sustainability Award at the 2019 New Zealand Beer Awards run by the Brewers Guild of New Zealand.

News - 3 July 2019

Foodstuffs announces Leigh Fisheries acquisition

This partnership will ensure all New World stores, in addition to other Foodstuffs stores, have a ready supply of premium, New Zealand caught fish. 


World Oceans Day - LittaTraps

Saturday 8 June, World Oceans Day, will see some New World stores launch a new pilot programme to stop waste flowing to the sea.