Ange and Nathan Imlach are celebrating their fifteenth anniversary spearheading Queenstown’s well-known specialist supermarket, Raeward Fresh.
“Nathan and I were lucky enough to develop the Mediterranean Market in 2003 which was derived from the original family wholesale business. We renamed four years ago to Raeward Fresh and still own 100% of the business after joining Foodstuffs which allows us to take advantage of specialised IT support and product price point.”
The couple relish selling the freshest produce, meat, vegetables, pantry staples, bread, cheese and wine and the store is run by a talented group of chefs, butchers, grocers and food creatives.
“Our team is wonderful and key to the whole operation, providing expertise and authenticity for customers.This is where locals shop and visitors come while staying in the resort and we work hard to develop trust and a great rapport with them,” says Ange. “Paddock to plate is our food philosophy – we like to buy from the source and provide the freshest food for people to shop for.”