In the mid-1970s in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, a group of like-minded people shared a vision of healthier food and a better life for their families. They formed a co-operative to buy organic and natural wholefoods. One of the families had a daughter named Chantal, so the name Chantal Organics is a permanent reminder that organic and natural whole foods care for our families, our environment and future generations.
Appetite for Success
With growing local support and an increasing appetite for whole food, this small business was about to grow big. Its first retail store in 1983 was also the first independent organic food store in Napier, with wholesale orders processed out the back of the shop. Within a year it outgrew its location and in 1999, Chantal wholesalers opened its first warehouse.
Now a national business making spreads and muesli, milling grains into flour and farming vegetables, our vision is to bring certified organic foods to people across the world. We want quality organic and whole foods to be affordable and believe they should fill every Kiwi pantry. Family run and proudly made in heartland New Zealand, we simply care about what you eat.