Berkeley Vale, New South Wales
Australians are soon to be reunited with Marmite, Australia’s original yeast spread, which has returned to Australia and will be available on supermarket shelves from early October.
We’re excited to be reuniting Australians with their much-loved Marmite, and look forward to supplying this product to Australia for many years to come.
Marmite has not been available in Australia since March 2012, due to earthquake damage sustained at the Sanitarium factory in Christchurch, where Marmite is produced. This resulted in a Marmite shortage, as Marmite fans horded, rationed and scraped their way through the Marmite drought (dubbed by New Zealand media as ‘Marmageddon’). The Christchurch factory has since been repaired and strengthened, with Marmite returning to New Zealand in March, however production and distribution had to be stabilised in NZ before Marmite could be sent to Australia.
“It’s been great to see the interest in Marmite from Australian consumers, and we would like to thank everyone for their loyalty and patience,” said Julie Praestiin, Corporate Communications Manager, Sanitarium. “We’re excited to be reuniting Australians with their much-loved Marmite, and look forward to supplying this product to Australia for many years to come.”
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