Wholegrain Organics Enters into Voluntary Insolvency

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A New Zealand wholefoods shop and education centre is facing an uncertain future. An email sent to customers from Wholegrain Organics on May 13 said the business was entering voluntary insolvency, and it would “review the business to see if there are possibilities to restructure,” Stuff.NZ reported. The email said that any orders in process or refunds due at the time of the notice would still be completed. The non-profit business has a shop, bread mill, distribution centre, cafe and a children’s workshop at its premises on the north side of The Square. It also owns a small produce farm and since 2015 both sites had hosted programmes for children and teenagers allowing them to get hands-on experience growing fresh produce and preparing organic food. Its educational programmes had young people harvesting plants, cooking them in Wholegrain Organics' production kitchen, and serving them to customers in store. The programmes had seen students from a wide range of schools, including Queen Elizabeth College, Freyberg High School and Manukura School. The programmes proved so popular that in 2021 the company asked the public for help through PledgeMe to bring in more money to cope with demand. Read more.