Kiwi Importer Brings New Zealand's Flavors to U.S.: Tamarind Chutney Leads Charge in Sales
By: Kiwi Importer
Ayala is a native of New Zealand (aka Kiwi) who previously worked in the fruit and vegetable industry, exporting fresh produce from New Zealand and Australia to some of the world's largest supermarkets. At various career junctures, she bought, sold, exported, formed collaborative grower groups, worked on export protocols and managed large supermarket accounts. So, when her husband's job relocated to the U.S., she found herself living in a new country, missing both her home and her job. After earning her PhD in collaborative agribusiness chains at The University of Tasmania, she founded Kiwi Importer as a means of both staying connected to her homeland and introducing pure and natural products to Americans.
Since its founding in 2014, The Kiwi Importer has grown by leaps and bounds, now offering 12 product categories from 22 partners. Yet, no product launch has been as exciting as the uber- popular Jenny's Kitchen Tamarind Chutney, More recently Jenny's Tamarind Chutney was a Gold Medal Winner at the Outstanding NZ Food Awards 2018. From the judges: "A lovely product which is obviously made by a skilled producer. Everything marries perfectly."
"People who love chutney will track down Jenny's Kitchen Tamarind Chutney from all ends of the earth. No exaggeration. Ask any foodie. It was a big deal to partner with them and it's an even bigger deal to be the sole distributor of the product here in the U.S.," said Ayala.
"I was fortunate to spend my child hood in New Zealand where we have pure water, clean air, quality soil and lots of unspoilt land. Our healthy outdoor culture demands fresh healthy food,"added Ayala. "Now that I live in the U.S., I get great joy introducing their products to the American
public through The Kiwi Importer."
For more information about The Kiwi Importer, go to kiwiimporter
Since the middle of last year Tamarind has been trending part of the sour trend and pacific rim trend.