The first Foodtown opened on 18 June 1958 in Otahuhu, New Zealand.

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In 2008, Progressive Enterprises announced their intention to phase out the Foodtown name with existing Foodtown locations to be rebranded Countdown over a 5-year period.

On 14 November 2011, the last remaining Foodtown at Browns Boy was rebranded Countdown.

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