GLASS BROTHERS HAS BECOME A BYWORD FOR HONEY AND THE PRESERVE OF CHOICE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF NEW ZEALAND’S SOUTH ISLAND

Back in 1944, Norman and John Glass realised their fellow Southlanders’ growing demand for locally produced honey highlighted a genuine gap in the marketplace

It wasn’t long before Glass Brothers became a byword for honey throughout the region, and the preserve of choice across the southern half of New Zealand’s South Island

Jill and Tony Clissold grew up with Glass Brothers honey and knew well that the product not only brought a legacy of trust and confidence, but also had enormous potential for expansion into broader markets They bought the business in 1974 and set about marshalling a steady growth based on the same high standards the company was founded on

In keeping with those traditions, Glass Brothers is still a family-run business with son Carne Clissold and his wife Jane at the helm between Waikaka and the Northern Southland division in Mossburn, and Tony still bringing his experience to the formula to this day in his capacity of director

By 2007 Glass Brothers products had developed such a strong customer loyalty that it was time to make a strategic move to compete on a larger scale

The Southland Reserve Collection became the foundation brand for a product line harnessing its quality, tradition and reputation to earn household-name status across New Zealand and overseas