When the supermarket first opened in Christchurch in 1963 it was a novel concept. Now, they can be found in every suburb throughout the city. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection...
Aerial view of Barrington Mall, Barrington Park and surrounding houses. Barrington Street is to the left of the Mall with Simone Street on the right.
Kath Findlay of St Martin's New World with Campbell's new heat n' serve range of tinned products.
Checkout counters at Century SuperValue supermarket on Edgeware Road in St Albans.
Coupons for Sunsilk shampoo and conditioner at SuperValue supermarket.
M.A. Smith shopping at the New World supermarket on Stanmore Road.
Views of the construction site of a new supermarket and shopping centre on Memorial Avenue.
Interior of the Redcliffs New World supermarket.
Scenes of Dave Hurrell at the Barrington Park Supervalue supermarket with the items he collected after winning a grocery grab contest.
Scenes of Dave Hurrell filling a shopping trolley at the Barrington Park Supervalue supermarket during a grocery grab contest.
Views of a woman selecting items from a shelf in a supermarket.
Photographs of checkout operator Sheryl Cox standing at a till, with various items on the bench.
Photograph of checkout operator Sheryl Cox standing at a till, with various food items on the bench.
Exterior of Halswell Road New World supermarket partially covered in scaffolding during renovation work.
Views of the safe blown during a robbery from the New Brighton Super Value.
Hayden McKee with Tip Top products at Merivale Super Value.
A view of the new entrance to Garden City SuperValue supermarket in Merivale.
Unbranded line of products on display at Woolworths, Riccarton.
Maureen Woodham, winner of the South Island Checkout Operator of the Year at one of the tills at a Hornby supermarket.
Brian Keeley, manager for Northlands SuperValue supermarket, with Harvey Smith, supermarket operations manager for GUS in the produce section.
Bar code scanners at the checkouts at Northlands SuperValue supermarket.
View across displays and checkouts at a Woolworths supermarket.
Countdown Rotherham Street Riccarton manager, Colin Taylor with newly introduced coin operated trolleys. The store is the first in New Zealand to introduce the system.