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Opening day, Foodtown Takanini

Opening day, Foodtown Takanini

The second supermarket in New Zealand opened at Takanini, South Auckland, in 1961. The first supermarket had opened three years earlier – also a Foodtown, it was located on Great South Road in Ōtāhuhu.

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Self-service grocers and supermarkets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016