People who shop at The Warehouse can now add fresh produce to their shopping lists, with six stores nationwide now offering it for sale.
From Wednesday, The Warehouse is trialling a variety of fresh produce with plans to expand the range and extend the availability of produce to more locations.
"We are focused on offering great value groceries and household essentials to Kiwi families, and we're excited to be testing fresh fruit and vegetables with our customers," said The Warehouse's chief product officer Tania Benyon.
"We already stock a good selection of what Kiwis want and need for their weekly shop – pantry basics, bread, milk, eggs, cereal, toothpaste, toilet paper, pet food as well as laundry and cleaning products, so offering Kiwi families fresh produce at The Warehouse is an exciting next step for us."
She said they are big supporters of locally produced fruit and vegetables.
"We're proud to be working with local suppliers where practical, to stock our shelves with carrots, onions, potatoes, avocado, apples, bananas, sweetcorn and tomatoes," she said.
On Wednesday, February 15, a shop containing a basket of bread, milk, butter, Marmite, Weetbix, coffee, apples, tomatoes, laundry powder and Purina cat food cost only $48.55 at The Warehouse.
Benyon said they are pleased to offer Kiwi families a growing range of essentials when they're doing their grocery shop.
"We've been encouraged by the positive response we've had so far and this is another exciting step," she said.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are now available at:
- The Warehouse Whangārei
- The Warehouse Westgate
- The Warehouse Lyall Bay
- The Warehouse Riccarton
- The Warehouse Timaru
- The Warehouse Invercargill
Cost of Fresh produce includes:
- 1.5kg carrots $5
- 1.5kg onions $5
- 2.5kg potatoes $8
- 3 avocados $5
- 1.5kg apples $5
- Banana bunch $2
- 650g tomatoes $5
- 3pk sweetcorn $4
Benyon said fruit and vegetables will be available in those selected stores across New Zealand to see if it is what their customers want from them.
"We'll be guided by them as to whether we extend it," she said.