Why shop at PAK'nSAVE?
At PAK'nSAVE, we are all about low prices. We never stop looking for ways we can keep costs down, so we can pass those savings to you. Everything we do, we do to save you money - from no frills stores, buying in bulk, no fancy advertising and no bag packers. It’s all purposely designed to keep your grocery bill low.
And that is why we have Stickman. He has been our spokesperson since 2008 and we use him in our advertising not because he is handsome or tall, or because he’s related to any bigwigs in the company. We use him because he’s cheap! Plus, he’s a fan of low prices and is great with Dad jokes.
Next time you’re in store take a look around. Look to your left, you’ll notice our frill-free displays and shelving. Look up, and you’ll spot our basic lighting. A marvel in money-saving architectural design! And if you look down, you’ll see our low-cost flooring. It’s nice to know savings are right there under your feet.
Saving since the '80s
We opened our first store in Kaitāia in 1985. Now, we have stores in communities throughout New Zealand, all proudly locally owned and operated.
PAK’nSAVE is part of the Foodstuffs family, a co-operative made up of New World, PAK'nSAVE and Four Square. Foodstuffs was founded in 1922 by members of the Auckland Master Grocers Association, who formed a co-operative buying group. Originally all the stores used the name Four Square, until New World was established in 1963 and PAK'nSAVE in 1985.
Together the Foodstuffs companies have become New Zealand's fourth largest business. Two co-operative companies now exist, Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island Ltd , and each operates independently from the other, but communicate and co-operate nationally on some issues. They are New Zealand's largest food retailers.
Each store within the group is proudly individually owned and operated.