Pic Picot is the Founder of Pic’s Peanut Butter, that in nearly 13 years has become the best-selling peanut butter in New Zealand.
Pic, a legally blind peanut butter lover with no experience in the food industry, made his first peanut butter for him and his son’s enjoyment in 2007, roasting nuts in a concrete mixer in his garage and selling his first jars at the Nelson Saturday market.
Pic’s Peanut Butter World, his new factory, cafe and visitor experience, opened in February 2019, employing 50 people, and producing around 25,000 jars a day, with exports to Australia, China, the UK, the US, the Middle East and South-East Asia.
In 2018, Pic was made a member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to business.
Pic Picot will speak about how he went from barefoot hippy to peanut butter king. His entrepreneurial journey is an inspiration to anyone running and growing a business.