Marmite is back on the store shelves today after half a
million jars were delivered around the country yesterday.
The breakfast spread has been missing from shops since early
last year after the February 2011 earthquake damaged
Sanitarium's Christchurch factory.
Stores have been able to sell Marmite since midnight.
Sanitarium general manager Pierre van Heerden said 500,000
jars had been made and he hoped that would meet demand.
He said it was difficult to predict where people would shop
so some areas might sell out.
"What we will be doing is encouraging our consumers to go
online to our Marmite Facebook page to ask people in their
areas [who] know the stock in their stores to let everyone
know and then we can hopefully spread the joy around."
New Zealanders buy about 850 tonnes of Marmite every year.