August Opening for Supermarket


The long-awaited much-larger Darfield Four Square supermarket and its surrounding infrastructure is nearing completion and is hoped to be operational in August.

The Four Square Darfield journey was begun by Buster and Hilda Miller in 1965.  When the couple opened the store it occupied only a small space in the current building. From here Ivan and Mildred Taege took on the Four Square in 1980 and with great community support the Store continued to grow. In 2004 Ivan and Mildred retired and their son Kelvin and his wife Delwyn Taege took over the running of the Darfield Four Square. During these years all three of their sons have worked alongside them. In the last couple of years Simon has returned to join the Four Square team with the dream of becoming a supermarket owner too.

“It soon became apparent that Darfield Four Square was quickly out-growing its current site,” commented Kelvin and Delwyn. “Discussions and planning started about what next for the Store, and with much backing from Foodstuffs South Island the journey toward the new store began. The new store foundation was poured in late December 2018 with Mcintosh Commercial Construction implementing the build over the last seven months with professionalism and pride.”

The modern 1100 square metre Store stands on the site behind the current shop, which will be removed when the new building opens. The new Darfield Four Square will offer an in-store bakery and some self-scan checkouts and provide a modern workplace for its staff.

“A customer recently told us that good things take time and this proves that is the case,” concluded Kelvin and Delwyn.