Resource consent has been granted for Countdown’s latest Metro store in Herne Bay, Auckland.
Nestled in the heart of Herne Bay on the corner of Kelmarna Ave and Jervois Rd, the new 1600m2 Metro store will provide an exciting new shopping experience for the local Herne Bay community.
Matt Grainger, Countdown’s Acting GM Property said Countdown is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a unique, smaller size supermarket to Herne Bay.
“The area has seen good growth over the last few years, with an increasing number of new apartment buildings and commercial development. We’ve also seen a shift in how our customers are shopping, with many in urban areas moving towards smaller, more frequent shops, and easy-eating/ quick to prepare meal options.”
“These changes to the Herne Bay area, and the way customers are now shopping, have been a key influence on the design and range we will be offering with this new Metro store,” said Matt Grainger.
While the smaller format store will still have plenty of pantry staples available, there will be a focus on easy eating options including a premium range of products like barista-made coffee, ready-to-go meals, fresh-made sandwiches, salads, health-focussed snack options and take-home dinners.
The store will create 80 new jobs and feature a lower emission refrigeration system, LED lighting, and bike parks. There will also be convenient undercover parking off Kelmarna Ave available for customers.
Construction is scheduled to start soon, with the store planned to open in 2022, so customers will be able to see the store come to life throughout the year.