Countdown has thanked the public following the stabbing in Dunedin, which left two employees seriously injured.
Two staff members of Countdown Dunedin Central are recovering well at the hospital, and two members of the public came to the rescue during Monday afternoon’s ordeal.
The store is now reopened, but will operate under shorter trading hours for the next few days and will be on guard for several weeks.
Giri Hannifin, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability, said in a statement: “For security and peace of mind, we will continue to provide store security over the next few weeks.
“We have grown a lot by supporting our team in Dunedin and across the country. During a very difficult week, it was deeply appreciated.
“We ask the customers in our store to please each other and treat each other with respect.
Short trading hours are 8am to 9pm.
A 42-year-old man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder following a stabbing.