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Lewis Road launches premium butter at discounted rate for New Zealanders

Butter aficionados are in for a treat with Lewis Road Creamery’s premium butter finally available in New Zealand supermarkets.

The grass-fed, traditionally churned butter launched in supermarkets on Monday, two years after it became the first New Zealand dairy product to be stocked by US grocery chain Whole Foods Markets.

In New Zealand, the butter has a recommended retail price of $7.49 per 227-gram block. In the US, where it is often the most expensive butter on the shelf, it has a current retail price of more than NZ$10 a block.

Prem Maan​, executive chairman of Lewis Road Creamery and its parent company Southern Pastures, said the lower price for New Zealand consumers was to acknowledge the butter’s local provenance and the reduced transport costs of selling it at home.

The butter is made from Southern Pastures’ own cream which meets independently audited 10 Star Certified Values, which cover criteria including grass-fed, free-range, animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and climate change mitigation.

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