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Foodstuffs to replace Clendon store with Pak ’n Save

Foodstuffs North Island Ltd has decided to replace its New World store in Clendon with a bigger Pak ’n Save supermarket.

It’s had a New World in the Clendon shopping centre since the South Auckland suburb was established in 1984, but Foodstuffs property development general manager Angela Bull said yesterday it was time, after 30 years, for a complete makeover: “We have had a good look at the store and seen there’s a great opportunity for Pak ’n Save to come to Clendon to best meet our customers’ needs.”

The conversion from the present store’s gross floor area of 2993m² to the proposed Pak ’n Save 4706m² will happen in stages and the store will stay open throughout the construction. The redevelopment has consent and Ms Bull expected construction of the first stage of the new supermarket to start in mid-2016.

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Supermarket installs wi-fi café

Published 8 November 2011

Foodstuffs NZ Ltd has incorporated a free public wi-fi café in the New World Northwood supermarket in Christchurch.   Supermarket owner Kathy Frampton said yesterday it was a pilot scheme for Foodstuffs’ network of 450 New World, Four Square & Pak ‘n’ Save stores: “We decided to offer this service in response to the changing needs of our customers. Embracing the digital world we now live in is important for all businesses wanting to enhance their customers’ experience. The expectation of free wi-fi is becoming the norm nowadays. People are time-poor and it’s about catching up.”   The major work on the supermarket’s $8 million upgrade is due for completion by Christmas.   Want to comment? Go to the forum.

 

Attribution: Company release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Consent granted for new Coopers Beach Four Square store

Published 27 April 2011

Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd said yesterday a new Four Square store at Coopers Beach had been granted resource consent and construction would start soon.

Property development general manager Angela Bull said the 630m² store would be just across from the existing one on Coopers Drive. It should open by the end of the year.

Current owner-operator Matthew Heap will run the new store, which will be twice the size of the old one.

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Attribution: Company release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Te Awamutu supermarket opens next week after long battle

Published 20 October 2010

Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd opens its Te Awamutu Pak n’ Save supermarket on Wednesday 27 October after a long battle with competitor Progressive Enterprises Ltd over its consent.

The Waipa District Council approved the plan change required for the supermarket in 2006. Progressive Enterprises subsidiary General Distributors Ltd appealed that in 2007, but the Environment Court dismissed the appeal and confirmed the plan change. The High Court dismissed the further appeal and confirmed the Environment Court’s decision just before Christmas 2008. In February 2009, the High Court dismissed General Distributors’ application for leave to appeal that decision to the Court of Appeal, and that application was turned down in May.

Foodstuffs (Auckland) property development general manager Angela Bull said yesterday: “Opening this store has been a long journey, and throughout this the people of Te Awamutu have been incredibly supportive. Our trade competitor endeavoured to stop us from opening this store for a number of years, so we are naturally thrilled that we can now bring Pak n’ Save’s policy of New Zealand’s lowest food prices to this part of the Waikato and give customers a choice about where they shop.”

The 5350m2 store has 372 parking spaces and a fuel facility with 8 filling points.

Earlier stories:

9 September 2009: Foodstuffs lodges consent application for Te Awamutu supermarket

20 March 2009: Progressive continues court battle against Foodstuffs’ Te Awamutu proposal

25 February 2009: Court refuses Progressive leave to appeal Te Awamutu supermarket consent

5 January 2009: High Court backs plan change for Te Awamutu supermarket

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Attribution: Company release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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New Lynn supermarket opens

Published 30 September 2009

Waitakere deputy mayor Penny Hulse officially opened the New World New Lynn supermarket yesterday. The 3210m² supermarket at 5-7 Clark St, on the corner of Crown Lynn Place opposite the old cinema complex, has 194 parking spaces.

 

Owner Lance Gerlach previously owned New World Green Bay, which has a new owner-operator, Todd Leathem. All Foodstuffs’s stores are locally owned & operated.

 

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Attribution: Company release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Foodstuffs lodges consent application for Te Awamutu supermarket

Published 9 September 2009

Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd lodged its resource consent application yesterday for the Pak N’ Save in Te Awamutu – a small but significant step in a battle with competitor Progressive Enterprises Ltd, which has steadfastly opposed the new store at every step.

 

Foodstuffs (Auckland) general manager for property strategy, Angela Bull, said after the application for the Cambridge Rd store was lodged: “All going well, we are aiming to start construction on the site by the end of this year.”

 

Progressive Enterprises subsidiary General Distributors Ltd went to the Court of Appeal to seek special leave to appeal the High Court decision which would have allowed the Pak N’ Save supermarket to proceed as part of a plan change for a retail development in Te Awamutu.

 

The Progressive application was turned down in May. Ms Bull said after Progressive indicated it would seek leave: “The High Court dismissed General Distributors’ application for leave to appeal, saying there were no relevant determinations to be appealed and no benefit to the public in having the trade competition threshold issue raised by General Distributors relitigated.”

 

The Waipa District Council approved the plan change required for the supermarket in 2006. General Distributors appealed that in 2007, but the Environment Court dismissed the appeal and confirmed the plan change. The High Court dismissed the further appeal and confirmed the Environment Court’s decision just before Christmas. In February, the High Court then dismissed General Distributors’ application for leave to appeal that decision to the Court of Appeal.

 

Earlier stories:

20 March 2009: Progressive continues court battle against Foodstuffs’ Te Awamutu proposal

25 February 2009: Court refuses Progressive leave to appeal Te Awamutu supermarket consent

5 January 2009: High Court backs plan change for Te Awamutu supermarket

 

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Attribution: Foodstuffs release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Foodstuffs building at Beachlands

Published 9 August 2009

Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd has started work on a purpose-built 650m² 4 Square store at Beachlands.

 

Property strategy general manager Angela Bull said the new store should open in late November, with Peter Carroll as owner-operator.

 

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Attribution: Company release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Progressive continues court battle against Foodstuffs’ Te Awamutu proposal

Published 20 March 2009

Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd said yesterday it was frustrated that its competitor, Progressive Enterprises Ltd subsidiary General Distributors Ltd, had gone to the Court of Appeal to seek special leave to appeal the High Court decision which would have allowed a Pak n’ Save supermarket to proceed as part of a plan change for a retail development in Te Awamutu.

 

Foodstuffs (Auckland) property strategy general manager Angela Bull said: “The High Court dismissed General Distributors’ application for leave to appeal, saying there were no relevant determinations to be appealed and no benefit to the public in having the trade competition threshold issue raised by General Distributors relitigated.

 

“We had hoped that after this decision from the High Court, this would be the end of the court proceedings and we could get on with opening the Pak n’ Save. The only supermarkets in Te Awamutu are either owned or supplied by Australian-owned Progressive Enterprises, and the people of Te Awamutu are entitled to a choice of supermarket & competition.”

 

The Waipa District Council approved the plan change required for the supermarket in 2006. General Distributors appealed that in 2007, but the Environment Court dismissed the appeal and confirmed the plan change. The High Court dismissed the further appeal and confirmed the Environment Court’s decision just before Christmas. In February, the High Court then dismissed General Distributors’ application for leave to appeal that decision to the Court of Appeal.

 

Earlier stories:

25 February 2009: Court refuses Progressive leave to appeal Te Awamutu supermarket consent

5 January 2009: High Court backs plan change for Te Awamutu supermarket

 

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Attribution: Foodstuffs release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Court refuses Progressive leave to appeal Te Awamutu supermarket consent

Published 25 February 2009

The High Court this week dismissed an application by Progressive Enterprises Ltd subsidiary General Distributors Ltd for leave to appeal a December decision allowing supermarket competitor Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd to build a large-format retail development in Te Awamutu, including a Pak ‘N Save.

 

The decision came on top of another High Court ruling, today, in favour of Foodstuffs over Progressive on the Pak ‘N Save supermarket on Wairau Rd, in the Wairau Valley on the North Shore.

 

General Distributors had contested a Waipa District Council plan change allowing for the large-format retail development on Cambridge Rd, including the supermarket. The High Court upheld the Environment Court decision in December.

 

Foodstuffs (Auckland) general manager for property strategy, Angela Bull, said the council approved the development in 2006 and Foodstuffs had won at every legal step since then.

 

Earlier stories:

25 February 2009: High Court delivers Progs a resounding defeat on Wairau Rd

5 January 2009: High Court backs plan change for Te Awamutu supermarket

 

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Attribution: Foodstuffs release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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High Court backs plan change for Te Awamutu supermarket

Published 5 January 2009

Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd apply for building consent for its Te Awamutu Pak ‘N Save supermarket as soon as possible after fighting off a High Court appeal by Progressive Enterprises Ltd subsidiary General Distributors Ltd.

 

General Distributors had contested a Waipa District Council plan change allowing for a large-format retail development, including a Pak ‘N Save. The High Court released its decision on 19 December upholding the Environment Court decision.

 

The plan change will result in a zoning change to allow for a retail development on Cambridge Rd, Te Awamutu.

 

The district council approved the plan change in 2006.

 

Foodstuffs (Auckland)’s property strategy general manager, Angela Bull, said many Te Awamutu residents travelled as far afield as Hamilton in search of Pak ‘N Save’s policy of having New Zealand’s lowest food prices.

 

Ms Bull said: “We will lodge consent applications with the Waipa District Council as soon as possible and, once these have been granted, we plan to commence construction.”

 

The planned supermarket & fuel outlet will be complemented by a range of other retail outlets.

 

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Attribution: Company release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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