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Commonsense announces the launch of their second Auckland store


It’s been a momentous year for the Commonsense team, who just last week celebrated their 30th Birthday! An incredible milestone with tribute to the dedicated efforts of founders Jim Kebbell and Marion Wood, who earlier this year were jointly awarded the NZ Order of Merit for Services to Sustainable Business.

In spite of the uncertain climate of the pandemic, Commonsense has continued to thrive, catering to their large, valued Kiwi community.

With five well-established stores across Wellington and Mt Eden Auckland, their sixth store is set to open Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 137 Kitchener Road in Milford. 

Located in the heart of Milford’s busy shopping precinct, local residents will be treated to a wide range of fresh organic produce, organic and fair trade groceries, health, beauty, home and cleaning products and more, all beautifully presented along the aisles of the new fresh, light-filled premises.

With access directly from the main road and plenty of on-street parking, it’s a welcomed addition to the North Shore community. 

Covid-19 restrictions have made for some logistical challenges, with delays on deliveries, construction and the senior team based in Wellington who are unable to attend the official opening.

Donna Evan

In spite of the challenges, the dedicated team will see the store open in early December with a slightly softer launch.

From Thursday, 2nd December customers will be warmly welcomed in to peruse the store with health and safety measures in place, just in time to stock up on their summer and festive season essentials! 

Speaking on the Milford store opening, Commonsense Head of Communications Lucy Kebbell says, “It’s been touch and go, with lockdown throwing us a major curve ball in the set up phase, but we’re back on track and couldn’t be more excited about opening our second Auckland store in Milford on the North Shore! As a family business it can be tricky opening store locations away from our Wellington home but there has been a real demand from our customers for us to have more of a presence in Auckland and it’s our mission to bring ethical shopping to as many people as we can.” 

Leading the Milford team is store manager Donna Evan, who has spent the last two years at the helm of the Mt Eden store after an earlier three year stint at the Kilbirnie store in Wellington.

In celebration of the new North Shore location and approaching summer season, Commonsense will be offering in store specials and a heartfelt welcoming vibe. 

“As a values based business, embracing our local community has always been an important part of the way we operate and we just can’t wait to be part of the vibrant Milford community. We know you’re going to fall in love with Donna and her wonderful new team!” Says Kebbell.

Commonsense Organics Milford Store Official Opening – 2nd December 2021 137 Kitchener Road in Milford, Auckland. 

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