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Darling Group

Established by Andrew Darling, Darling Group is a family-run, New Zealand-based ‘land to consumer’ grower and supplier of fresh produce to both the domestic and international markets.

Darling Group comprises of several integrated business units:

  • Just Avocados, New Zealand’s third largest avocado exporter
  • JH Leavy & Co., a significant produce wholesaling, conditioning, and logistics company in Brisbane
  • Zeafruit, a marketer of avocados and citrus to New Zealand retail
  • Avoworks, an avocado, kiwifruit and blueberry orchard development and services company

As well as working with third party-growers in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Mexico, Chile and Peru, Darling Group also procures from a range of owned or managed orchards, providing an end-to-end service from orchard development and management through harvest, packing, cool storage and logistics through to distribution to end retail.

Their global supply network ensures consistency of quality and volume to the marketplace for 12 months of the year.

With a focus on supplying New Zealand’s major supermarket chains with avocado and citrus all year round, chances are you’ll be eating fresh produce either grown or sourced and supplied by the Darling Group.

Tahi’s investment will enable Darling Group to invest in further supply chain infrastructure and capability and continue their pathway of a fully integrated business in the international horticulture industry.

Tahi and Darling Group became partners in July 2021.