For more than 50 years, George Weston Foods has been a proud part of the New Zealand and Australian marketplace.
Our story began in the early 1950’s. George Weston Foods purchased Stormont’s Bakery in Kingsland Auckland, and launched the Tip Top Bread brand into New Zealand.
Within New Zealand, Tip Top is an icon. But, what many people may not realise is that Tip Top bread and Tip Top ice-cream are not made by the same company. The Tip Top Bread Company is owned by Allied Foods, who are a subsidiary of George Weston Foods in Australia. (GWF also market Tip Top Bread in Australia).
GWF then purchased Taylor’s Bakery in Northcote, and later Denhards in Wellington. In the mid-eighties, North’s Bakeries in Christchurch and Dunedin were also added to the group.
Sadly, in 1997 the Stormont’s Bakery burnt down but was soon replaced by a state-of-the art bakery in Otahuhu.
Today, the business employs more than 500 people in five manufacturing sites. All together each site produces more than 1.2M loaves of bread, buns, rolls, muffins and crumpets per week. Our brands include Tip Top white bread, Burgen, Ploughmans, Big Ben, Golden, Bazaar and Spicy Fruit.
We are extremely proud of our heritage, and are very excited about our future within New Zealand.