Fresh produce trial comes to Eastgate Warehouse

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jun 30, 2023 |

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The Warehouse store at Eastgate is now selling fresh fruit and vegetables.

It follows trials already underway at other South Island stores including Riccarton, Timaru, and Invercargill and there others in the North Island.

The discount retail chain already offers a limited range of grocery items.

Nick Grayston, CEO The Warehouse Group said “we’ve had a very strong response from customers since we launched fresh fruit and vegetables in our initial six stores.

“Items that are locally grown and great value are important to our customers right now, and this expansion doubles our fresh offer across The Warehouse.

“Grocery is an area we are working hard in, but the lack of access to wholesale supply at equitable cost prices remains our biggest barrier to doing more.

“The supermarket duopoly is very comfortable with the status quo. We’re not, and we’ll continue to push to make groceries more affordable for Kiwi families.

“We know every dollar counts so expanding our fresh fruit and vegetable offering into more stores is another important step for us.”

The range is reviewed weekly based on seasonal availability and currently The Warehouse is selling carrots, onions, potatoes, apples, bananas, lemons, golden kiwifruit, mandarins, avocadoes, and garlic.

Currently available is: • 1.5kg Carrots – $4.00 (2 for $7.00) • 1.5kg Onions – $4.00 (2 for $7.00) • 2.5kg Washed Potatoes – $8.00 • 1.5kg Apples – $4.50 • Banana full hand – $4.00 • 1kg Lemons – $4.00 • 650g Golden Kiwifruit – $3.00 • 1kg Mandarins – $5.00 • 3 Pack Avocadoes – $5.00 • 500g Whole Garlic – $3.00

A range of fresh fruit and vegetables are now available at The Warehouse Whangārei, Westgate, Manukau, Te Rapa, Fraser Cove, Lyall Bay, Eastgate, Riccarton, Timaru, Dunedin South, and Invercargill.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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