Market Gardeners officially registered.
Open for business, the first sale at the Te Aro site.
Christchurch branch opens.
100 flower growers supported the opening of a separate flower market in Christchurch.
Joint Venture to cater to increased export demand.
Including Blenheim, Nelson, Westport, Greymouth and Palmerston North branches.
Separation from Wellington Market to a close site in Wellington.
Market Gardeners Ltd commences trading as MG Marketing along with a new logo.
Dunedin and Brisbane.
MG Commences own imports (away from Fruit Distributors Ltd).
The first shipment of Dole Bananas and Pineapples arrives in Wellington.
MG took over management of Chiquita and formed and Joint Venture with Dole to operate all banana ripening room facilities.
TIMMS system to meet expanding needs.
Exclusive NZ agency agreement with Sunkist and boost brand’s market share by 200%.
100% acquisition of Australian Wholesaler and Farmer.
New joint venture with Auckland-based United Flower Auctions Ltd, trading as United Flower Growers Limited.
Peter Hendry replaces Tom Treacy who was MG’s longest-serving CEO, having headed the company for 23 years.
MG’s joint venture with Te Mata Exports offering encouraging prospects.
The launch of new company communication plan.
The launch of Grower workshops, Director Internship and Graduate programmes.
The merger of MG’s Australian-based the subsidiary, LaManna Group, with Premier Fruits Group resulted in the formation of one of Australia’s leading fresh produce supply chain companies.
MGs purchase a suite of marketing rights and trademarks from Fresh New Zealand for a range of fruit varieties.
UFG purchases the FloraMax flower auction business from Turners and Growers Fresh Limited.
MG opens in Tauranga.
Brian Gargiulo retires, he served on the Board for 36 years (1981-2017) - 25 as a Chairman.
MG acquired a 30% shareholding in First Fresh NZ Ltd.
MG acquires JS Ewers Ltd in Nelson.
25-year anniversary of MG Dole relationship.
MG’s joint venture with Kaipaki Berryfruits Ltd - creating efficiencies and category growth.
Launch of a refreshed logo and identity.
MG win 2022 Horticulture NZ Environmental Award
Officially opened by the team at MG and Dole Asia President Makoto Sawanoi.
100% acquisition of Warkworth-based operation.