New Zealand household favourite, Vegemite, will be distributed by Hutchinsons from the beginning of July.

"We are delighted to be appointed the New Zealand representative for Vegemite and other brands recently acquired by Bega Cheese Limited in Australia, said Hutchinsons general manager, Ron Curteis. "Vegemite will remain the same great tasting spread and Hutchinsons looks forward to continuing its success in the New Zealand market place."

Hutchinsons has a long and proud tradition as supermarket brand custodians and is honoured to welcome these iconic brands which also includes Kraft The Good Nut Peanut Butter, Kraft Easy Mac and Dairylea Cream Cheese Spreads, further strengthening Hutchinsons brand portfolio across supermarket aisles.

"At Hutchinsons we are focussed on bringing products and brands to market so that New Zealanders can regularly enjoy some of the world's finest food brands," said Curteis. "We are trusted partners for brands from all around the world including Castello cheeses, McVities, The Laughing Cow, Lurpak Butter, Tilda Rice, Paul Newman's Dressings and OXO, just to name a few."