Foodstuffs continues to make great progress across a range of environmental related areas from waste reduction through to packaging design.

  • Store design

    Store design

    The best way to reduce a store’s environmental impact throughout its life is to get the design right at the beginning.

  • Energy efficiency

    Energy efficiency

    To reduce our footprint and demand on the network, energy efficiency is a priority when designing new stores and refurbishing existing ones. 

  • Climate change and carbon emissions

    Climate change and carbon emissions

    We’ve installed natural refrigeration systems in all new stores and major refurbishments. These new systems use CO² rather than synthetic gases, reducing refrigeration related greenhouse gas emissions by 99%.  This has resulted in a huge 45% reduction in our overall carbon footprint. 

  • Water conservation

    Water conservation

    All new stores are designed to minimise water use and wastage in accordance with the NZ Building Code and any applicable Council bylaws.

  • Waste Minimisation and Recycling

    Waste Minimisation and Recycling

    The Waste Minimisation Programme for supermarkets encourages stores to focus on recycling and reusing waste at back of store, with landfill being a last resort. 

  • Packaging - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Packaging - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Foodstuffs is a member of the Packaging Forum, and we play an active role in promoting the sustainable use of packaging.

    We also encourage our suppliers to accept responsibility in terms of the environmental effects of their products, and to comply with the Code of Practice for the Packaging of Consumer Goods.

  • Certification and Sourcing

    Certification and Sourcing

  • Genetically modified foods

    Genetically modified foods

    We operate by strict guidelines when it comes to any genetically modified foods offered for sale in Foodstuffs member stores.  

Our Brands

New World

New World

At New World we’re all about a fantastic shopping experience which meets the needs of the most discerning customers with the best possible range of groceries and fresh food, exceptional quality and variety, superb customer service and great value for money. Our shelves are stocked with the most popular brands, and we are constantly looking for new products to suit our customers' busy lifestyles. New World is the only supermarket where Fly Buys points can be collected and we’re also delighted to offer New World Clubcard – which offers instant savings in-store, Air New Zealand Airpoints and all sorts of other rewards.



Foodstuffs North Island looks to invest in Hutt Valley

Foodstuffs North Island has announced that it is marketing for sale its 4.0369ha site at 57 Kiln Street, Silverstream in Upper Hutt.

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