Here are our top five products to stock in the trending Local NZ category. For more information and insights see our latest issue of Supermarket News Magazine.

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Nut Brothers are passionate about sourcing the finest ingredients from across the world to make the best nut butters they can, right here in New Zealand. And to make the best tasting nut butters, you need to freshly roast the nuts right here in New Zealand. They have a team of experts who are committed to making sure every small batch is roasted, milled and packed to perfection.

Most people are unaware that some manufacturers just churn out peanut butter from peanuts that were roasted overseas, several months prior. So, it’s really not as “made in New Zealand” as it could be and definitely not as fresh as it could be.

Nut Brothers have just launched a new 500g Super Crunch and 500g Super Smooth as their customers have pleaded for a bigger jar; they wanted more crunch, more smoothness and more to spread around.

Their current 300g range consists of:

Peanut Butter Crunchy

Peanut Butter Smooth

Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate

Peanut Butter Smokin’ Chipotle

Natural Almond Butter Smooth

Almond Butter with Sunflower Seeds & Chia Fibre

Almond Butter & Sticky Dates


To get Nut Brothers on your shelves email info@nutbrothers.co.nz.

There’s a new buzz on the Beekist® tomato vine and it’s all about packaging.

In a bid to tackle plastic pollution, T&G are saying goodbye to plastic punnets – and hello to cardboard punnets. The move will take 5.5 million plastic punnets off supermarket shelves and 100 tonnes less plastic that Kiwis will take home.

Flavour packed Beekist® tomatoes are pollinated by bumblebees, picked by hand, packed in cardboard, and delivered fresh to stores – because the team at T&G believe the less tinkering you do to Mother Nature, the better.

The Beekist® range is available now at all supermarkets.

For more information please visit www.tandg.global or email info@tandg.global

Described as a little spritzy, like summer, with a hint of ginger, lime, elderberry and lemon; Happy Belly Ferments Ginger Beer Flavoured Water Kefir is chock full of beneficial probiotic bacteria. These cocktails of good bacteria interact together in a unique way to produce a deliciously refreshing and healthy beverage.

Appreciated by those wanting a cooling, refreshing summer drink, an alternative to alcohol, by kids as a treat, as a winter health tonic and for those wishing to give their gut a boost of probiotic goodness. Here at Happy Belly Ferments we take pride in producing a delicious, healthy product for everyone to enjoy.

The water kefir is fermented with water kefir grains (which is a description of the grains only as they are grain free). A secondary fermentation is carried out with a combination of fresh juices to produce the delicious flavour. When fermentation is complete the water kefir contains a beneficial level of probiotic bacteria and yeasts.

Happy Belly Ferments Ginger Beer Flavoured Water Kefir is a raw, natural and active brew.

For more information please visit  www.happybellyferments.com or contact Jo Kempton on 021 151 0914.

Made in Nelson by husband and wife duo, Pete and Marleen, Pete’s Natural is passionate about making lemonades the traditional way. They fill a niche market, as they are the only New Zealand company to be using freshly squeezed fruit from New Zealand growers, instead of concentrates from overseas. Three years ago, the company set up their own facility allowing them to control the entire process – including bottling.

They embrace what they call ‘fair trade at home’ which means when customers are drinking Pete’s Natural Lemonades, they’re supporting other New Zealand businesses too. Traditionally brewed, the old-fashioned lemonade is lightly fermented and contains hops, and in some flavours lavender for health benefits.

Pete and Marleen’s passion has meant they have taken their company from strength to strength – growing the brand to nine flavours since 2009. The entire range includes Kola, Lemon Chilli, Lemonade, Ginger Beer, Feijoa, Orange Berry, Currant Crush, Lime-o-nade and most recently, Raspberry Kola in collaboration with Ling & Zing from The Block NZ.

The lemonades are a healthy, nutritious, and delicious alternative to traditional sodas. They are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly, with about 50 percent less sugar than most other sparkling beverages.

For more information contact Marleen on peteslemonade@xtra.co.nz or visit www.peteslemonade.co.nz.

Born from the love of baking, preparing and devouring delicious treats. Molly Woppy baked up a plan to create New Zealand’s best tasting gingerbread recipe. What is now an iconic product, adored by countless kiwi’s for their perfect blend of spice and texture of crisp fresh gingerbread. The team thought it was fitting to introduce ‘the new kid on the block’ to the Artisan range, Handmade Gingerbread Kids.

Using the best quality ingredients including free range eggs and New Zealand butter, Molly Woppy's gingerbread is handmade, weighed, mixed and rolled as if they were made at home.

But what makes this product really unique is that the buttons are made from 100 percent natural colours and flavours.

Molly Woppy Handmade Gingerbread Kids are now available nationwide offering a premium children’s product.

For more information, contact Molly Woppy on 09 828 6095 or at or sales@mollywoppy.co.nz.