The much anticipated Countdown Glenfield officially re-opened this morning after an extensive six month refurbishment. The $8 million refurbishment includes an expansive new produce department, a dedicated health food section, and the latest energy efficient fittings and equipment.

As part of the re-opening celebrations, students from Manuka Primary School performed a special kapa haka, and a $500 food donation was gifted to The Salvation Army as part of Countdown's Food Rescue programme.

The new store features some exciting new additions including a new look deli, in-store bakery, more checkouts including self-service checkouts, and a large dedicated health food section.

Countdown Glenfield is equipped with energy efficient fittings and equipment, including the next generation of energy and carbon refrigeration. Countdown's transcritical refrigeration system only uses naturally existing carbon dioxide which is a true natural refrigerant system that has zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Auckland Councillor Richard Hills, officially re-opened the store and congratulated the Countdown Glenfield team on their successful re-launch.

"The newly refurbished store looks fantastic, and I have no doubt that it will be very well received by Glenfield locals," said Hills. "It's great to see businesses such as Countdown investing in our community, reducing carbon emissions, becoming more energy efficient and improving the experience for their customers."

Countdown Glenfield store manager, Nicky Bartlett, said she and her team have been working tirelessly to get the store ready and are very excited to re-open the store.

"We're really pleased with how the store is looking, and I'm very proud of all the hard work that my team have put into getting this store ready," said Bartlett. "There's a lot to love in our new store and I am really looking forward to welcoming our customers back to the fresh new modern store."

Glenfield is part of Countdown's continued commitment to investing in its existing store network around New Zealand, with more work happening around the country to upgrade stores.