Lewis Road Creamery

Year in Review 2016, brought to you by Kiwibank

In the latest edition of our series asking some of Aotearoa's best-known businesspeople and visionaries to take a step back and offer their insights on how the past year has gone and how the future might unfold, we chat with Lewis Road Creamery's Peter Cullinane.

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Lewis Road Creamery is famous for its deliciously rich chocolate milk, quality butter and now a range of gourmet ice cream. And it all began when Peter Cullinane wondered why he was reaching for the Danish Lurpak butter at the supermarket. Like all good entrepreneurs, he saw a problem and he set out to fix it.


Lewis Road Creamery's Peter Cullinane says the premium dairy brand he founded in 2011 has re-energised the white milk sector and now has over 50 percent of the organic milk market in New Zealand. Now Goodman Fielder has taken the cow by the teats and released its own range of three premium organic milks under the Puhoi Valley brand. But Cullinane has come out swinging, saying it is "pathetic plagiarism" and shows a "staggering lack of imagination".