New $2.5m Four Square for Onehunga
Four Square Onehunga by the numbers:
- $2.5 million investment
- 12 new roles created, with team members all from the local area
- 300 sqm building
- 10 carparks
- 2 self-checkouts
- 3 operator checkouts
- 6 aisles
operated by local business-woman Alex Gage-Brown, the store is the latest “4.0” format of the brand that’s been around for 99 years.
showcase the new brand identity, a contemporarystore layout designed for convenience and ease, premium local partnerships, self-service checkouts, and food-to-go options. All new stores offer the same core items, with specific products tailored to the community they serve.
Customers can also find classic Kiwi favourites such as meat pies, hot chicken & chips, and quick meal options for those with busy schedules.
Brown says the latest Four Squareis perfect for Onehunga today, and the range of groceries reflects what they know locals will want to shop for.
plan to keep talking to the community about what they want us to stock.”
operates a New World, or store in their community.
seventhsite opening for the co-operative this year, following the opening of a new $46 million for in June.
Brown is no stranger to the Foodstuffs co-operative family, or the world of business. After an early career in start-ups, she went on to become the general manager of an FMCG company.
the grocery trade – with Gage-Brown spending a year in Four Square Russell, before helping open St Heliers and completing the Owner Operator training programme.
I'm excited to be opening my first store in Onehunga. It’s a community I feel a strong connection to, having grown up in One Tree Hill and attending primary school in the area.”
sjoined in store by husband Will, who has recently stepped aside as a teacher at Saint Kentigern College (finished in the July school holidays), and their two kids Cooper and Tilly – forming a family of grocers.
Foodstuffs North Island, David Gordon says the newly built Four Square in Onehunga is an example of how the co-operative and its members invest for the long-term in New Zealand communities.
financial year, we’ve already invested significantly,and we have many new stores and refurbishments in the pipeline.”
designated a priority location by Eke , Auckland Council’s development arm, with nearly $70 million earmarked for upgrading infrastructure and public spaces.
store openings for Foodstuffs North Island recently, including Four Square Te Kowhai in May, Four Square Eden Terrace in January, Four Square Remuera in December 2022, and Four Square Wainui Road in November 2022, with more planned to open in 2023.
that’s right up there with the best grocery stores in New Zealand and overseas. We’re pleased to welcome Alex and her family as the newest members of our co-operative,” says Gordon.