About William Aitken & Son


International brands

William Aitken & Co was set up to import and market food products from Europe, and in doing so began the popularisation of a new way of cooking for Kiwis who had largely been brought up on British fare.

Over the last 70 years, William Aitken & Co has grown to become one of the largest independent food importers into New Zealand.


Azalea Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil is appreciated throughout the Mediterranean for its versatility and nutritional value. Azalea Grapeseed Oil has been the market leader in New Zealand for many years and has recently been relaunched under the Carbonell brand.

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Barilla Pasta

Barilla’s authentic Italian Pasta is renowned across the world for its taste, texture and appearance, packaged in its distinctive “blue box”. Barilla Pasta is exported to 125 countries across the world, including New Zealand.

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Barilla Pasta Sauce & Pesti

The perfect partner to Barilla Pasta, the Barilla pasta sauce range combines Italian tomatoes with other fresh ingredients to create a genuine taste of Italy in every jar.

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Bliss Rice Bran Oil

Bliss Rice Bran Oil is very versatile in the kitchen with a high smoke point making it ideal for frying, wok or BBQ.

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Carbonell Cooking Oils

Carbonell is a trusted brand in the Mediterranean with a rich history in olive oil in particular. Carbonell’s range of cooking oils offers a healthy cooking solution for any kitchen.

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Crespo Les Olives du Marché

Crespo Les Olives du March̩ delivers the taste and texture of market-fresh olives in convenient resealable packs that can be stored in the pantry. Ready to eat straight from the pack, Crespo Olives have no liquid Рno mess!

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