Photo: Mayor Julie Hardaker and store manager David Wynne

With the opening of Countdown Claudelands, Hamilton has a brand new store.
“We all know how fast Hamilton’s population is growing and the opening of Countdown Claudelands is an indication of that,” said Mayor Julie Hardaker. “The new store is looking great and is in a very busy area. The surrounding community has been looking forward to seeing it open and just in time for Christmas.”
The state-of-the-art supermarket, which created 66 new job, features wider aisles, a bigger fresh produce department and energy efficient fittings. In spite of a 37 percent increase in selling space, Countdown looks to reduce its carbon emissions to 2006 levels.
“We think our customers will love our new store, which has all of the features you would expect to see, plus added extras like our pharmacy, sushi bar and in-store cafe,” said David Wynne, Claudelands store manager.