Countdown will continue to support small businesses throughout alert level 3, with rent relief for tenants like cafes, travel agencies, hairdressers, takeaway outlets and real estate agencies with shops on Countdown’s sites in Auckland.
Countdown’s General Manager Format Development and Property, Jason Stockill said many small businesses are finding things very tough at the moment and Countdown wants to be able to help where they can. Providing rent relief to its tenants during this second Auckland lockdown hopefully reduces some pressure.
“The outlook continues to look uncertain for many of our retail partners and small businesses, and we want to do what we can to help our tenants bounce back from this,” said Stockill.
“In the first lockdown our tenants were able to allocate savings from rent relief to focus on other expenses. We hope that this second rent relief package will help ease some of the pressure small businesses are facing at this uncertain time.”
Countdown has also confirmed that all stores around the country have now returned to their normal opening and closing hours, including Auckland.