Marble slab creameries in Victoria are selling out, while Marble egg and marble rolling pins are also available for sale.
The owners of Marble Slabs said they were getting the supply of rolling pins to the market and it was hard to keep up with demand.
“We’ve been working with Melbourne-based supply chain logistics company, Ryders, who is working with Marble to ensure we have the supply we need to keep the rollers going, but it’s been challenging, because the supply is not as good as we’d like it to be,” said owner David Brown.
“It’s not just because of the volume, but because of demand for rolling pins that we’re having to make a very big decision about whether to keep them at the market or sell them.”
The demand has been so great for rolling pin rolls and they’re selling at such a great price, and we’ve been unable to keep these rolling pins at the retail level.
“A Marble Egg Rollers’ supply manager said he had to put the production on hold to be able to keep working on a large order.”
You’re really putting your life in danger.
We’ve had to close down our operation because we have to keep our supply line going,” he said.”
Normally we wouldn’t have any problems selling rolling pins, but the supply has been very low.
But it’s a lot of people out there and it’s getting out of hand.””
We’ve had customers come in from overseas and we’re hoping to be up to 100 customers in the next few days.”
But it’s a lot of people out there and it’s getting out of hand.
“Mr Brown said the supply chain was also facing a problem.”
At the moment, we’re dealing with a supply problem with a few different companies.
We’re running into problems with different companies,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.”
I’ve been on the phone to some of them and it just keeps getting worse and worse.
“Marloweating rollsThe owners have been in the business for more than 30 years and they are very experienced in rolling pins and the rolling pins themselves.”
Our first customer was actually in Australia a couple of years ago, he was one of the first customers that bought a Marble Rollers rolling pin and he was really pleased with it,” Mr Brown said.
He said the customers were mostly overseas and the company was struggling to keep it up.”
People just want rolling pins for their birthday, it looks really good on the outside but it can be really tough to keep those rolling pins up to date,” he explained.
Mr Brown and his partners have started to take a more international approach.”
So we’ve got some international customers that have come through, and some of those overseas customers have been getting their rolling pins back from the Marble suppliers in Europe,” he added.”
Now we’ve actually got our own distribution, we’ve had some international rollers coming through.
“This is the first time we’ve gone into a different country and we know our customers and they really want to be part of our business.”
Molly and David Brown said it was time to restructure their business.
“There’s just been a lot going on over the last couple of months, and it really has hit us hard,” Mr Smith said.
The rollers are available for purchase from Marble Slaves and Marble Eggs at the Marble Eggs on Brunswick Street.
“That’s one of our busiest days in the last three months, so we just need to get through that and we’ll see where we are,” he continued.
“And hopefully we’ll get some more rolling pins in the near future.”