Countdown sales strong after lockdown, but growth slowing

Countdown sales strong after lockdown, but growth slowing
Paul McBeth
Countdown supermarkets are looking at another quarter of double-digit sales growth, although things have slowed since the government-imposed lockdown was lifted and smaller rivals reopened. Australia’s Woolworths Group today said its New Zealand supermarket sales in the 10 weeks ended June 14 were up 15.1 percent from the same period last year. The NZ unit lifted sales 13.7 percent in the 13 weeks ended April 5, which captured some, but not all, of the five-week lockdown that left supermarkets among the few retailers deemed to be an essen...

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