|Headquarters||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Products||Griffins, Eta, Nice & Natural|
|Parent||Pacific Equity Partners|
Griffin's Foods Limited is an Australasian owned biscuit, snack food and confectionery manufacturer operating in New Zealand. The company has sales of approximately $NZ300 million. Earnings are not disclosed as the company is privately owned by Pacific Equity Partners, an Australasian private equity fund.
The company was founded by John Griffin in Nelson, New Zealand in 1864  as a flour and cocoa miller. In 1890 he expanded to incorporate using the flour and cocoa to produce biscuits and sweets. Note this is incorrect. Newspaper records show biscuits were in production by the 1880s and the confectionery arm of the business launched in 1886. By the 1890s Griffins were producing a range of candied peels and by the late 1900s drinking cocoa.
The company went public (as Griffin & Sons) to fund expansion and the replacement of a factory destroyed by fire. It expanded, making army ration biscuits during World War II  until in 1962 it was purchased by Nabisco. In 1989 Griffin's acquired biscuit company Hudsons, taking on the copyright for the famous Hudson's icon Cookie Bear. When Nabisco was effectively broken up, Griffin's was acquired by Danone  in 1990. In 2006 Danone divested Griffin's to Pacific Equity Partners.
The Company today
Griffin's has two factories in Auckland. A Lower Hutt plant closed in 2008 with the loss of 200 jobs  with all production transferred to the Auckland sites. In 2009 Griffin's moved the production of its cream filled biscuits, which account for 2.5% of production, to Fiji. The company currently employs approximately 800 people.
The company's food range comprises:
- Biscuits mainly under the "Griffin's" and "Huntley and Palmers" brands
- Salty snacks (mainly potato chips and peanuts) under the Eta brand
- Wrapped snacks under the Nice & Natural brand.
- "Big players call tune". The New Zealand Herald. 9 January 1999. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Pacific Equity buys Griffin's Foods". The Age (Melbourne). 1 April 2006.
- "200 jobs set to go as cookie factory crumbles". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- Ward, Stephen (3 March 2007). "Griffins tipped to gobble up more". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 October 2011.