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Dairy shop business insurance

Dairy store insurance NZ

Dairy shop insurance is a specialized type of business insurance tailored for dairy stores in New Zealand. It provides coverage against a variety of risks that these businesses might encounter, from property damage to legal liabilities.

Why is dairy insurance important? 

The unforeseen happens. Whether it’s an unexpected break-in, a slip-and-fall accident, or even damage from natural disasters, the expenses could run high. Dairy insurance helps to protect the financial health of your business, ensuring that when things go sideways, you’re not left paying out of pocket.

In New Zealand, the average cost of dairy shop insurance typically ranges between $150 – $300 per month. 

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It’s crucial to have dairy shop coverage if your business:

  • Holds valuable inventory.
  • Welcomes daily customers.
  • Operates in theft-prone areas.
  • Faces natural disaster threats.

What covers are typically included in dairy insurance? 

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Public Liability

This policy covers common dairy store business risks including bodily injuries, customer property damage, and advertising injuries. It’s required for most commercial leases.

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  • Business Accident Coverage
  • Third-party Damages
  • Legal Cost Protection
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Statutory Liability

This cover is a type of protection that helps dairys cover costs if they accidentally break certain laws or regulations.

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  • Unintentional breaches protection
  • Legal costs
  • Fines and penalties
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Business Contents Insurance

Business contents insurance in NZ is for protecting all the important stuff inside a dairy. If there’s a problem, accident or break-in, the insurance can help with the expenses.

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  • Accidents 
  • Burglaries
  • Fires
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Stock Insurance

Stock insurance in NZ is a type of coverage that helps protect dairy’s from the loss or damage to the items they sell. This can include cigarettes and vapes. 

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  • Burglaries
  • Natural Disasters
  • Fires
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Building Insurance

Building insurance in NZ is a type of coverage that helps pay for repairs or rebuilding if your building or commercial property gets damaged. 

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  • Accidents 
  • Natural disasters
  • Fires
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Business Interruption Insurance

Helps protect dairy store businesses when they face unexpected events, like natural disasters or fires, which lead to temporary shutdowns or disruptions in their operations. It covers loss of income and additional expenses incurred during the interruption period.

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  • Income loss 
  • Extra expenses
  • Temporary shutdown 

How much does dairy shop insurance cost?

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Dairy shop insurance premiums are calculated on several different factors including:

  • Types of cover
  • Turnover
  • Location 
  • Claims History 

Dairy store insurance in NZ typically costs between $150 to $300 per month

Who needs dairy insurance?

Every dairy store owner in NZ should consider dairy insurance. Whether you own a single store or a chain, are situated in the urban hustle or a peaceful suburb, the potential risks remain and can sometimes be monumental.

Yes, most dairy insurance policies cover theft and vandalism. It’s essential to protect your store, especially given that dairies can be cash-rich and sell valuable items.

Absolutely. Most comprehensive dairy insurance policies include coverage for employee-related accidents, ensuring both the safety of your staff and protection against potential liability claims.

How do I get proof of dairy insurance

You can usually get proof of dairy insurance same day when you purchase insurance through Gerrards.

Acquiring a dairy insurance certificate from traditional insurance brokers may require a few weeks, a delay that could create problems for policyholders who need instant insurance proof for an imminent contract or lease.

To obtain insurance coverage promptly, contact one of our dairy shop insurance brokers. We may require you to provide some fundamental details about your business, such as:

  • The name of your business
  • The total number of employees
  • Predicted annual income
  • Years of experience in the industry

What does dairy insurance not cover?

Intentional Damage

Insurance won’t cover costs if you or an employee purposely harm your property.

Employee Dishonesty

Losses due to theft or fraudulent activities by employees might not be covered unless you have a specific fidelity coverage.

Standard Wear and Tear

The normal aging and wearing out of items aren’t covered.

Other common questions about dairy store business insurance

Definitely! As your business evolves, it’s advisable to reassess and adjust your coverage. Gerrards can help guide these changes to ensure you’re always adequately protected.

With Gerrards, the claim process is streamlined. Contact us immediately after an incident, provide all necessary documentation, and our team will guide you through each step.

For owners with multiple locations, there are tailored multi-location policies that can offer comprehensive coverage while also providing potential cost savings.

Many policies can be extended to include coverage for off-premise operations. It’s crucial to clarify this with your broker if you offer delivery services.

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