Aroma New Zealand, one of our biggest health food companies, has brough out Moffatt’s Flowers, which has been growing roses and other flowers in their Christchurch glasshouses since 1949.
Aroma NZ is a family owned business run by directors Ben S Winters, his father Ben G Winters and brother-in-law John Gallagher. Winters, the director, says they have been looking to diversify into different industry sectors.
“We’re commercialising a new botanical extract derived from flowers so with extra land at Moffatt’s we’re very excited to have this new product opportunity. Having a mix of aquaculture and horticulture products extends our portfolio. It’s a great fit.
“Steve Moffatt has established a great flower company with passionate staff which has created a well-known brand of high-quality flowers and more recently, house plants supplied to supermarkets and florists. Moffatt’s is a national supplier with an exceptionally good brand reputation.
“We’re now looking at commercialising a botanical extract which will be grown on the surplus land at Moffatt’s so it won’t affect the supply of flowers at all. We’re looking at planting in November with the first harvest from late January to May next year. Moffatt’s will also continue to expand its fresh cut flowers and house plant varieties.