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Ginger Nuts Missing From Shelves

Griffin's ginger nuts have been missing from supermarket shelves lately.

Griffin's closed its Lower Hutt factory and moved to Auckland at the end of last year.

Supermarket owners told Radio New Zealand that shelves have been without some of New Zealand's favourite biscuits since the move.

Foodstuffs, which operates New World and Pak'n Save supermarkets, said there were large gaps on the shelves and it was "pretty irritated" because customers were being inconvenienced.

Petone Pak'n Save owner Leo O'Sullivan said it was not just the lack of biscuits on the shelves that had upset customers, but also that some believed the recipe for the iconic ginger nut had changed.

Some thought it did not taste the same since the move.

Mr O'Sullivan said problems began after the company moved production to Auckland.

Griffin's could not fulfil its export market as well as the New Zealand market, he said.

It would be another few months before his supply was completely back to normal.

A Griffin's spokesperson said it had experienced some "minor teething issues" at the Auckland factory, which had resulted in some short term supply challenges.

"We are working hard to ensure that any supply issues are resolved as swiftly as possible."

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