SHOPPERS TO VOTE THEIR FAVOURITE CHECKOUT OPERATORS

The difference between a top-notch shopping experience and an average one often lies in the quality of store staff. For the first time, Countdown has decided to acknowledge the efforts of its team by allowing shoppers to nominate their favourite checkout operators for the title of Checkout Operator of the Year.
The supermarket chain has just introduced its first-ever People’s Choice Award: until Sunday 17 July, customers can vote their chosen operator at www.facebook.com/countdown, with all nominations going into a draw. The People’s Choice winner will compete at Countdown Checkout Operator of the Year Award finals, scheduled on 3 August in Auckland, where finalists will be judged on product knowledge, packing skills, customer service and conversation while scanning 60 items and facing hidden challenges like damaged packs or unusual grocery items.