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Welcome To Molesworth Fruit

Molesworth Fruit Supply started out in the circa 1900’s as a small business in a tin shed located in Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington (hence the name). Since then, the business has diversified into delivering fresh produce to offices and local food service businesses. From 2000 to 2007, the business grew into importing and exporting food products and servicing customers nationwide. The business was sold in 2007.

Revitalised and ready to go, Richard and the team is back again, rebranded, doing what they know best. Servicing local customers with quality food products.
Focusing on local businesses, A new business was formed.

Molesworth Fruit decided to grow a much needed market, Fruit Box and Milk deliveries. The concept was an immediate hit among businesses in Wellington and outer regions. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from our customers, who confirmed our hunch that such a seemingly small and low-cost initiative like fruit boxes could have such a positive impact on office dynamics.

The business has since enjoyed a rapid growth period thanks to our long list of highly satisfied customers. Molesworth Fruit has built up an impressive client list of over 2,000 New Zealand’s leading businesses. With Peter and John coming on board to oversee warehouse operations in Auckland and Hamilton, and Richard in Wellington, we are delivering over 100,000 pieces of fruit per week to offices around the country.

Located in the South Island? not to worry, we hope to see you there soon.

Our business has been built around clever buying, excellent quality control standards, and smart systems and technology.

However, the most important ingredient to our success is our determination to ensure that our customers are 100% satisfied.

Who Is Moleworth Fruit ?

To be the preferred fresh fruit and food supplier to NZ businesses and Homes.

  • Offer consistent quality from the best growers in NZ.
  • Continuously improve systems to increase efficiency and maintain competitive advantage.
  • Set industry benchmarks and adopt best practices.
  • Support local communities and charitable groups.
  • To meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • To remain a long-term viable partner.

We are New Zealand’s most trusted fruit delivery service.

Our premium fruit boxes and products are well-liked by office staff and families as proven with over 2000 active orders per week.

Customers can rest assured that our security screened drivers do their utmost best to serve you. On time.

We have a large delivery network that can currently serve most main centres and surrounding satellite cities on a daily basis.

Why us?

Passion for Food 100%
Consistent Quality 100%
Customer Focus 100%
NZ Owned and Operated 100%

Meet Our Team

Richard YoungManager – Wellington
Originally from the Horowhenua. Brought up on family farm (vegetables and cattle). Studied at Massey University. Early days was in I.T. Worked in various technical and consultancy roles within government and corporate. Studied Law and Accounting. Like most people, did my O.E. in Oz, Hong Kong, U.S and Canada. Studied MBA in UK. Worked mainly in corporate law, small cap mergers and acquisitions in the late 90’s.
2000 acquired a produce wholesale business in Wellington (Molesworth Fruit, sold it in 2007).
Acquired and operated a fruit market in Sydney. Mate made a bet that, “I couldn’t cook to save myself…”, so I opened a seafood and roast eatery in Sydney!!! One way to learn to cook real fast…
2012 back in Wellington, doing what I’m passionate about, food and people.
Peter ClelandManager – Auckland
Peter Cleland M.B.A., B.Tech (Bio) is the Manager of the Molesworth Fruit company based in Auckland New Zealand. As a former academic of Massey University’s College of Business, Peter has published in areas of strategy, governance and the New Zealand national innovation systems. Peter has also held a senior management position in the Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand. Prior to establishing Molesworth Fruit Akl. Ltd. with Richard, Peter owned a Junior Golf company (Straight Shot Ltd. (Australasia) and an Irish Food company, Maggie Martins Irish Foods.
He is currently involved as a chair or director for a range of social service, property and men’s’ health organisations’ including the Mangere East Family Serices, Mangere Men’s Shed and Aoteroa Menz Sheds (NZ National body).
John ReddittManager – Hamilton

Some of Our Happy Customers