Exporters’ Stories

DIY distribution key to success for Olivado

DIY distribution key to success for Olivado

Catherine BeardSupply and distribution are two of the biggest issues Kiwi exporters are faced with, especially when it comes to food and beverage products.I caught up with Jason Vokes who runs the New Zealand operations of Olivado from Kerikeri, to learn how this...

DIY distribution key to success for Olivado

Barking Mad

Catherine BeardWho would have thought that a natural product used centuries ago by indigenous people is now being used as a powerful ingredient in ‘functional food’, to combat the stresses, strains and ailments of our modern world?Customers around the...

DIY distribution key to success for Olivado

Going for Gold

Catherine BeardTaking a black-listed company and turning it around to win international contracts is no small feat, but it’s something rowing skiff manufacturer Laszlo Boats NZ has achieved and has its sights set even higher with the help of an Olympian golden...

DIY distribution key to success for Olivado

Amazon success story

Catherine BeardMany Kiwi companies are realising the huge benefits to be gained by e-commerce, especially given our geographical distance from markets. However not everyone is maximising the potential to sell online globally, as Sophie Howard found out when she...

DIY distribution key to success for Olivado

Bearing fruit

Catherine Beard As the world continues to experience a huge uplift in demand for organic fruit, I picked the brains of Oob CEO Robert Auton to find out how you overcome the challenges of international growth in the organic fruit market. “It was always our...

DIY distribution key to success for Olivado

Very Able Bagels

Catherine BeardABE’S Bagel Bakery GM Wade Gillooly says international success is all about going deep into markets, rather than simply exporting to them.“I don’t like using the word ‘export’ – it implies you’re just putting a...