New Zealand Natural
|Key people||Rael Polivnick (founder), Diane Foreman (Owner & director)|
|Products||Ice Cream, Smoothies, Juice, Sorbet, Chillos, Shakes|
New Zealand Natural Premium Ice Cream is a global franchise network based in Auckland, New Zealand. It operates as an international franchisor of ice cream, frozen yoghurt, smoothie and juice parlours and mini-parlours, which can be found in shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand and other countries. The Ice cream is also available at supermarkets throughout New Zealand and Australia.
New Zealand Natural began as a small ice creamery in Christchurch New Zealand in 1984 that specialized in ice cream with no artificial colours or flavours. By chance, Rael Polivnick, who founded the company, met the owner on a flight crossing the Tasman Sea. Polivnick, seeing the potential, purchased the rights to open a New Zealand Natural store at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach in 1985.
Purchased from Polivnick in July 2005, today the company is 100% owned by New Zealand-based Emerald Foods, run by entrepreneur Diane Foreman. The Auckland factory produces almost all of the ice cream for the company's franchised network of over 700 branded outlets in 27 countries.
New Zealand Natural has won the Export Award at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards and the SIAL D'Or Award in France.
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