In addition, Mr Fothergill's seeds are being listed by 20 independent garden centres in New Zealand, including the Palmers and Oderings chains. This side of the business is being developed by Michael Zambo.
"Some accounts in New Zealand are already reporting seed sales increases of 40 per cent after switching to our brand", says the company's John Fothergill, "which is a fantastic start to our new partnerships".
Mr Fothergill's has also employed Lincoln Brokerage, with whom it works in Australia, to oversee its merchandising operation in New Zealand.
John Fothergill also reports Mr Fothergill's seeds are on sale to gardeners in more than 30 countries round the world, and that the family-owned company has been exporting since the mid 1980s.