Darren Jacobs, Specialist Manager – Fresh Foods, Foodstuffs North Island | Photo credit: Mark Tantrum

New World Hutt City owners Steve and Sarah Williams are installing a pop-up supermarket outside their store, which is temporarily closed due to the required demolition of the Queensgate car park building.

“It’s frustrating as our store is perfectly sound and packed to the rafters with awesome products our customers need. We just can’t let them in safely at the moment,” said Sarah Williams. “So, the clever team at Foodstuffs North Island put their thinking caps on and together we’ve come up with a ‘New World Hutt Pop-up’ which will be live for a week or so.”

The pop-up shop will be built in just 24 hours, and the Williams are eager to welcome their loyal customers tomorrow, Saturday 10 December. There will be around 750 popular items available for sale, including fresh fruit and veg, dairy, meats, deli and frozen products.

According to Chris Quin, CEO, Foodstuffs North Island, it’s been a real team effort to get this off the ground. “Our unique culture gives us the chance to think outside the square, and the close personal bonds we have with our owner-operators, and the connection they have in turn with their customers, push the whole team to do extraordinary things every day.”

The pop-up is likely to be in place until the Hutt City Council declares it’s safe to re-open the store. Meanwhile, the Williams wanted to thank all their customers and staff for their support.

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