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Brand-new Four Square Mount Maunganui opens just in time for summer

19 October 2023

Four Square Britomart

Owner operators Sasa and Tania Overend cut the cake at the opening of the brand new Four Square Mount Maunganui

 

Four Square Mount Maunganui by the numbers

  • One very excited local grocer family
  • Approximately 15 new roles created for locals
  • Three operator checkouts 
  • Five self-checkouts
  • 474 sqm of retail space
  • 4,000 products
  • Five aisles
  • 37 shared carparks behind the store
  • Will not sell tobacco products
  • Open from 7am to 8pm, seven days a week

 

A brand new Four Square for Mount Maunganui opens today, adding a convenient new grocery shopping experience in the main street of Mount Maunganui for visitors and residents, just in time for summer.

Located on the corner of Maunganui Road and Banks Ave, the brand that’s 99 years old is brought to life in a storethat’s been designed using the new contemporary Four Square layout being rolled out around the country. 

It showcases premium local brands, barista made coffee, self-service checkouts, and fresh food-to-go options.  The new store will be open from 7am until 8pm, seven days a week.

New owner operators Sasa and Tania Overend, who have four children, recently moved from Wellington and love the area. Sasa says they have always wanted to live and work in a location with beautiful beaches and a great climate.

We’re really pumped to be bringing the new look Four Square to the community.  The Mount is so much more than a holiday destination, it’s home to a really welcoming local community and we’re looking forward to being a part of it.”

Four Square Mount Maunganui will also serve Gravity barista-made coffee, Deadwood Deli sandwiches, ice creams and other Kiwi favourites such as meat pies, hot chicken and chips, as well as grab-and-go meal option.

 

The 474 sqm store is one of the larger format Four Square stores and will stock over 4,000 products spread across five aisles.  It also has five self-checkouts and three team member operated checkouts, with 37 shared car parks located behind the store, creating 15 new jobs for the community.

Sasa says they’ve already spoken with a lot of the local community and other business owners who are looking forward to a supermarket opening within walking distance.  

“We’ve been looking forward to open day for the last few weeks and have family and friends who have come to visit, so it’s a really exciting time for us and we’re looking forward to meeting more of the community and encourage them to come in and say hello,” he says. 

Foodstuffs North Island is a 100% New Zealand owned co-operative of local grocery retailers. Each grocer owns and operates a New World, PAK’nSAVE or Four Square store in their community. 

Four Square Mount Maunganui is the 11thnew site opening for the co-operative this year,with the most recent new store being Four Square Waverley which opened in late September. 

Foodstuffs North Island worked alongside NgāiTe Rangi Iwi and other local business leaders to bring the new look Four Square to Mt Maunganui.