A year has passed since construction began on New World Te Kuiti, and now the newly built supermarket has finally opened its doors to public.
“It would be fair to say this project has been all-consuming for the past year, but during that time the constant community feedback has been amazing,” said owner-operator Mark Brittenden.
The 2,448 sqm building features the latest design, plenty of natural light, energy-efficient refrigeration and eco-friendly LED lights with automatic dimmers that minimise the store’s power usage. Compared to the previous store, New World Te Kuiti has also created 15 additional jobs, bringing the total number of staff to 95.
The supermarket is the third of five new Foodstuffs outlets to open in the North Island this year, along with New World Milford (Auckland), Pak’nSave Tauriko (Tauranga), Pak’nSave Tamatea (Napier) and New World Papakura (Auckland).
“New World Te Kuiti delivers in terms of both produce and premises, and I’m confident it will not only draw in locals in their droves but also those in the wider King Country,” said Lindsay Rowles, general manager of property development, Foodstuffs North Island.