Marlborough goes dotty for pizza

01:53, Jan 13 2014
Chris Donnelly
Sales boost: Domino’s Blenheim owner Chris Donnelly is rapt to see record pizza sales at his store over the busy summer holiday season

Marlburians' penchant for pizza has seen a Blenheim pizza store break a national sales record.

Domino's Pizza in Blenheim secured three consecutive weeks of record sales, with 6200 customers ordering more than 14,000 pizzas, setting a new national benchmark for Domino's NZ.

Domino's Blenheim owner Chris Donnelly said tourists, new vineyard workers and locals had helped push up demand.

This summer was turning out to be a bumper season compared with previous years, Mr Donnelly said.

"It's quite phenomenal," he said.

"We are seeing a lot more visitors, tourists and vineyard workers in the region.


"The vineyards are doing well, and it's exciting to see the high consumer confidence in them spilling over to benefit local businesses like ours."

On January 4, a Saturday night, Domino's Blenheim recorded the second highest sales in the country.

In December, the store processed a $960 pizza order from a Marlborough business, Mr Donnelly said.

December sales figures were up almost 21 per cent on last year's and January figures were already up 30 per cent.

The Marlborough Express