Through its many brands, Foodstuffs supports New Zealand with community partnerships including the Starship Foundation, Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand and the Stroke Foundation. Additionally, Foodstuffs has sponsored the Food for Thought initiative for many years – a free nutrition education programme that helps Year 5 and 6 primary school students make healthier food and lifestyle choices. Locally, our owner-operators support a range of community groups including charities, schools and sports clubs.

  • The Starship Foundation

    New World has been a Five Star Sponsor of Starship Children’s Hospital since 2014. As a proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated business, we are committed to being a positive part of the communities in which we operate, and we are pleased our sponsorship is making a real difference to so many families around the country. 

    New World’s sponsorship is funding a number of programmes at the hospital, like New Zealand’s first Feeding Clinic, which helps children of all ages with feeding difficulties to eat and enjoy food, and the refurbishment of the Level 5 General Medicine ward, including new family kitchens. 

    New World also delivers fruit boxes to every ward of the hospital each week, to help give family members access to free, healthy food options while they are supporting their loved ones. 

    And, thanks to our generous customers, through initiatives like Little Garden we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Foundation.

    Find out more about the Starship Foundation

  • The Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand

    PAK’nSAVE is proud to support the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand’s annual Pink Ribbon Appeal. With the generous help of PAK’nSAVE customers, we’ve raised more than $280,000 so far, supporting life-saving awareness and education programmes, research into new targeted treatments and support for women going through breast cancer in New Zealand. 

    Steve Anderson, Managing Director, Foodstuffs New Zealand Ltd, says PAK’nSAVE is dedicated to supporting community groups around the country. “Any one of the women (or men) in our lives could be affected by breast cancer,” he says. 

    “As a Kiwi owned and operated company, PAK’nSAVE is proud to help spread the message of early detection and support the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation with their appeal.” 

    Find out more about the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.

  • Stroke Foundation

    Each year, New World and PAK’nSAVE stores nationwide partner with the Stroke Foundation to conduct the biggest ever simultaneous health check. 

    More than 20,000 Kiwis across New Zealand have their blood pressure checked, which if identified as high and then treated, could prevent them from having a stoke in the future. 
    According to the Stroke Foundation, every year the programme helps alert thousands of New Zealanders to the possibility that they may have high blood pressure. 

    Its research suggests that if everyone in the country had healthy blood pressure, the number of strokes could be drastically reduced from approximately 9,000 people each year, or one every hour. 

    Steve Anderson Managing Director, Foodstuffs New Zealand Ltd says, “High blood pressure is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’. Many people don’t know they have it. We’re proud to support the Stroke Foundation in this extremely important and effective community health initiative.”

  • Food For Thought

    Food for Thought is a free nutrition education programme sponsored by New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square, to help Year 5 and 6 primary school students (9 and 10-year-olds) make healthier food and lifestyle choices. It is a community-based initiative, designed and developed by nutritionists and teachers working within the New Zealand Health and Physical Education curriculum. Part of the learning experience includes a supermarket visit to a PAK'nSAVE, New World, Write Price, Four Square or Shoprite supermarket, where children apply classroom learning to an interactive setting. Children learn how to read nutrition labels, compare the nutritional benefits of products, and learn about allergy awareness. 

    For further information, contact the Foodstuffs head office in your region or visit the Food for Thought website.

  • Community Groups Sponsorship

    As our stores are locally owned and operated, there is a true commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate. Many of our owner operators play key community roles, from being among their towns’ biggest employers, to donating both time and money to local organisations. Each year, our owners donate thousands of dollars in groceries to local schools, sporting groups, community and church groups, and other not-for-profit organisations. 

    Sponsorship enquiries: All requests from community groups need to be made in writing directly to the operator of the local store.

Our Brands



At PAK'nSAVE our policy is to provide New Zealand's lowest overall food prices. Proudly New Zealand owned and operated, our stores follow a food warehouse format unique to New Zealand supermarket shopping. We buy and stock a range of everyday products in bulk, and because we do this in such large volumes it means we can pass the savings on to you. We also work hard to reduce our in-store costs without reducing the quality of products we offer. This also means our stores have a practical and functional environment. With over 50 stores nationwide, you need only visit our fresh food departments to find great quality fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood, deli and bakery items – and all at competitively low prices.



Synlait partners with Foodstuffs South Island to supply fresh milk and cream

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