Countdown's rebrand to Woolworths is already giving us a trolley load to buzz about!
Let's be real, we've all been spending some serious time trying to balance the budget while we head to the supermarket for our weekly shop.
Well, Woolworths Supermarkets NZ have just revealed that might be a little easier from now on.
Fresh veggies, bread and dairy producs are all joining the 'Low Price' party, making it easier for us to make those healthy choices without breaking the bank. Can I get a 'Kale yeah'?!
We're looking at Essentials white or wheatmeal bread just $1.25, 500g of Countdown butter for $4.90, And a 1kg block of Countdown Everyday cheese that's only $10 - That's unheard of these days!
Eating healthy on a budget seems like an easier option with 4kg of pre-packed white potatoes for $10, broccoli for $2.50 each, and 1.5kg of pre-packed brown onions for just $3.80
Spencer Sonn, Managing Director of Woolworths said: "As Countdown changes to Woolworths we promise better, easier ways for our customers to find value when they shop with us. This is what our customers said they wanted, better prices on everyday items, and we have listened."
"We know the cost of living is tough for everyone out there and we're committed to do everything we can to help make sure you can save more money and find even better value when you shop with us in-store or online."
The announcement come after suppliers to Aotearoa’s biggest supermarket chains came out earlier this year and said consumers are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to grocery prices.
Foodstuffs (who own New World and Pak ‘N’ Save) and Countdown (Woolworths) are doubling the prices of some products they buy off their suppliers.
Forty-six different suppliers that deal with the companies say they have no power in negotiations and that every day consumers are “getting screwed”.
“It’s not even a negotiation,” one supplier told Newshub. “You’re either coming in at their terms, or you’re not coming in.”
However, Countdown said they are doing everything they can to keep their products cheap.
“Our absolute priority remains making sure the food on our shelves is as affordable as possible for our customers,” they told Newshub at the time.