Posts tagged "Lewis Road Creamery"

Lewis Road, Westland launch top end butter in Texas, California markets

[3 November/The Country] Lewis Road Creamery, Westland Milk Products and Southern Pastures LP, New Zealand’s largest dairy farmland fund, are collaborating to introduce top shelf, grass fed milk butter to US markets. ‘Artisan’ is being produced by Westland in Hokitika and has been launched this month at premium stores in California and Texas. Southern Pastures...

Lewis Road releases ‘milk of milks’

[26 September/Dairy News] Lewis Road Creamery launched its new Gold Top Jersey milk which contained the a2 B-Casein protein. It was sourced from Jersey Girl Organics in Matamata which produced its milk under its own brand. Lewis Road Founder, Peter Cullinane, said they wanted to bring New Zealanders the best milk the country had to...

Minister in no rush to decide on palm oil labelling or ban PKE

[19 April/Stuff] Agriculture and Food Safety Minister, Damien O’Connor, suggested the farming industry might turn away from palm kernel expeller use without government intervention. He indicated he had not decided if mandatory palm oil labelling on food was warranted. Lewis Road Creamery Chief Executive, Peter Culliane, noted that he supported banning palm oil expeller from...

Lewis Road recalls breakfast drinks over sugar labelling

[8 February/Radio NZ] Boutique dairy company Lewis Road Creamery had understated the sugar content in its new breakfast drinks. They were labelled as having 3 grams of sugar, when in reality they had about 9 grams. The drinks’ founder, Peter Cullinane, apologised for the genuine mistake and said that Lewis Road had voluntarily removed the...

Lewis Road Creamery eyes new products and markets

[24 October/Stuff] Lewis Road Creamery said on Tuesday that new shareholder Southern Pastures had made a significant investment. This would allow Lewis Rd to develop new products and reach new export markets. The exact size of the investment is unknown. However, sources confirmed Southern Pastures bought a 25 percent stake. Lewis Rd founder Peter Cullinane...

Lewis Road Creamery proves New Zealand’s future lies beyond commodities

[8 June/ Stuff] Lewis Road Creamery Founder Peter Cullinane said New Zealand’s creative potential had not been fully realised, and the country should be focusing on being the best at making products no one else does instead of missing opportunities. Mr Cullinane said his company’s butter took two years to develop, and his keenness to...

Lewis Road’s latest craze – chocolate liqueur

 [8 February/ New Zealand Herald] Food group Lewis Road Creamery, previously successful with its Whittaker’s chocolate milk collaboration, has developed its latest product- a Chocolate Cream Liqueur. Launching on 10 February in partnership with beer brewer Moa, the 700ml product contains 17 percent alcohol liqueur, 54 percent Belgian chocolate and triple-distilled premium spirits. Lewis Road...

Fridge stoush looms between milk companies Fonterra and Lewis

[12 December/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Lewis Road Creamery Co-Founder, Peter Cullinane said Fonterra was trying to push smaller suppliers to the sidelines as it had almost exclusive supermarket shelf rights. Mr Cullinane explained that store owners had told him that Fonterra were in talks to take over about 97 percent of available shelf space...

Lewis Road vow to take on dairy giants Fonterra over ‘staggeringly similar’ milk marketing

 [4 December/ Business Day] Lewis Road Creamery Founder, Peter Cullinane said he planned on taking Fonterra to court for copying its distinctive packaging in an attempt to confuse customers. Lewis Road had been selling premium organic milk since 2013, while Fonterra released its first range under its Kapiti brand in early November. Mr Cullinane said...

PKE-free milk: new craze or passing promotion?

 [17 November/ Dairy News] Lewis Road Creamery founder, Peter Cullinane, told Rural News that he is talking to Landcorp about obtaining certified PKE-free milk to enable all the company’s products to be PKE-free. Landcorp CEO, Steven Carden, said in August that the company would cease feeding PKE to its 78,000 cows, noting that PKE is...

Lewis Road launches chocolate butter

[24 October/ Dairy Reporter] Lewis Road Creamery and Whittaker’s have created what is believed to be the world’s first chocolate butter. The chocolate spread combined Lewis Road Butter with Whittaker’s 72% Dark Ghana Chocolate. Lewis Road Creamery Founder, Peter Cullinane said he thought the butter would primarily be used as a spread on breads and...

Tourism needs a flavour of kiwi

 [30 May/ Farmers Weekly] Lewis Road Creamery Founder, Peter Cullinane said New Zealand dairy companies could work collectively to promote the New Zealand brand. Mr Cullinane added that some of the huge tourism promotional budget could be flavoured with New Zealand food and beverages along with the usual scenery and activities. Mr Cullinane noted that...

Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk faces off for global food title

[7 April/ Business Day] Lewis Road Creamery’s chocolate milk has been put forward by a panel of international judges to represent New Zealand in a global competition for innovative food products. The competition would assess 84 food products from around the world. Review Publishing Managing Director said the milk was chosen for the collaboration category...

Lewis Road Creamery eyes China as potential export market

[14 January/ NZ Herald] Lewis Road Creamery is to make a final decision this year on whether to export fresh organic milk to China, with Australia, the UK, and the US also being considered as possible destinations. Lewis Road Creamery Founder, Peter Cullinane believed that one of the advantages of being a small operator under...

Lewis Rd Creamery releases two new milk brews

[1 September/ Business Day] Lewis Road Creamery has released two new milk flavours, coffee and vanilla. Lewis Road Creamery Founder, Peter Cullinane believed the coffee flavour, which was developed in a partnership with Coffee Supreme, would be just as successful as the company’s chocolate milk flavour. The vanilla-flavoured milk was developed in partnership with Heilala...

New organic hub to supply Lewis Road Creamery [18 May/ Business Day: NZ Farmer]

Lewis Road Creamery has signed up to be supplied with milk by the newly launched Organic Dairy Hub Co-operative of New Zealand. Lewis Road Creamery Founder, Peter Cullinane said the company already markets organic milk, and the deal will give it greater security of supply. Mr Cullinane added that the milk would not be as...