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A milestone year has arrived for Coupland’s Bakeries. 2021 is the year we turn 50 years old!
That’s 50 years of baking fresh, great tasting, quality goods for our loyal customers. 50 years partnering with local growers and producers to ensure only the finest and freshest ingredients are used and 50 years as a New Zealand owned and operated business.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years since our founder, Ray Coupland, started baking pies at the back of his dairy selling them over the counter and catering them to nearby businesses in Timaru. Realising the potential of baking pies and catering, Ray expanded the business and built a bakery in Timaru wholesaling to Mid and South Canterbury. The business continued to expand, and the opportunity arose in 1979 to purchase a hot bread shop in Christchurch. From there, Ray purchased Christchurch Pie Manufacturer, Stevenson’s Pies and then the main Hornby factory and store opened in 1995.
50 years on and Coupland’s is no small family affair. We have 25 stores nationwide, sell millions of cookies, pies and loaves of bread each year, and employ over 450 staff. We have a proud history of providing great tasting food at our everyday value prices making it easier for you to get more for less.
We couldn’t have made it to today without our loyal customers and their families who have supported us from the start – you have been an essential part and ultimately part of our team. That is why we want to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with all of you. Keep a look out for our celebratory events to come!
What memories do you have of Coupland’s Bakeries? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Congratulations to you coupland’s on your 50th anniversary. Your baking is just wonderful.
Always enjoy the many delights at Couplands
I travel to Gate Pa from Papamoa just to buy your beautiful Tan Slice and Chocolate caramel slice
ALLWAYS LOVE YOUR BEARD AND I CAN DO LOTTO THERE NOW
always great service
I remember your central Christchurch shop – where we used to shop for functions at the WEA from the mid-late 1980’s? It would be great to have a Coupland’s shop in the Linwood Village area now…
I would like to thank you for making the triangle code number nice and large and easy to read. It makes it so easy to put in the correct recycling bin.
I remember driving in to Grant’s Rd on a Tuesday night to get a Turf Digest and some great food You would tip me the odd winner Well done Ray still a very regular customer
Great servious. Friendly tea m that got my issues sorted
It’s the only place I know where I can get a napoleon creme…even better a pack of 4!
Compulsory stop when we travel as you are yet to get to wellington….please come
Love the savouries especially the mince and chicken ones, the Apricot and yoghurt biscuits.
Great family know for sometime.
We have lived in timaru for over 61yrs. My husband and I remember when couplands first started to operate. Even now I still have Coupland:s Meat pies, Honey and grain Bread and Fruit Loaf in the freezes.
Thank you Couplands for being our favourite independant Baker
My husband and I have lived in Timaru for 61yrs. We both remember Couplands in those early days.
Couplands pies were the best. both for eating and price. Even now in our middle 80’s there is always Couplands pies, Honey and grain Bread and fruit loaf in the freezer.
Taking the kids into wonderland in CHCH when on holiday and getting amazing lunches
The best hot cross buns in NZ! Always take the opportunity to get some when in Hamilton or if see them for sale at the distributors where we live in Matamata
A great credit to Ray starting from a shop in Humphreys corner . Corner of Grant’s road and Evan’s street.
We supplied Coupland’s with their meat when they were in the south end of Stafford St. The first butcher that Ray dealt with
Best chocolate chippies in the country. Congrats on 50 years. Long may it continue.😁😁
Thrilled when u opened the factory in Hamilton. Only place we go to for bread and pies etc. well done, awesome products
I was a food distributor in Timaru when Ray started up in Grey Road. I sold his products throughout South Canterbury. We are still customers all these years later, now in a retirement village in Spreydon “our” Couplands store is not far away in Barrington !
We had a grocery shop in Timaru in the 70’s and Ray used to deliver his pies to us or sometimes we called in to the rear of the downtown dairy to collect them. Couplands pies were great then and still are today
YOUR STORE IN ANDY BAY ROAD IN DUNEDIN IS REALLY COOL AND STAFF ARE REALLY FRIENDLY .I USED TO GO THERE WITH MY GRANDDAUGHTER ONCE A WEEK AND SHE LOVED ALL THE LOVELY THINKS YOU GUYS SELL. WOULD BE GOOD IF YOU COULD OPEN A SHOP IN MOSGIEL.HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY.
Love your specials love the food.Good location.Lovely staff.Couldnt ask for more
Love all your specials love the food great location @ lovely staff couldn’t ask for more
Great food Great location Great staff what more could we want. Well done.
Congratulations! It’s fantastic to see a New Zealand firm with such a history. Keep up the great work.
Love your products & the locations of your outlets- keep up the great work
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