Jun 29, 2017Rockit apple wins supreme export award
Miniature apple grower and exporter Rockit Global has been crowned ExportNZ, Hawke’s Bay ASB Exporter of the Year.
Rockit Global has the international license for the Rockit Apple variety. The product positioning in the snack market and away from commodity apples saw Rockit Global also win the Napier Port Industry Trail Blazer Award.
Austin Mortimer, Chief Executive, Rockit Global Limited said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to receive this recognition from Export NZ. The Rockit team have worked extraordinarily hard to build a world leading innovative apple snack brand.”
“We are now growing Rockit apples in 9 countries and selling in 29, but have big plans to expand into even more markets within the next 12 months. We are very proud of the success to date and look forward to building on it over the coming years.”
Austin is currently in New York promoting Rockit at North America’s largest Food Fair. “We are working closely with NZTE to position Rockit in the North American market. The response to our product is always amazing.”
Rockit aims to fill the demand for 100 percent natural snacks with no additives or preservatives.
“We‘re keen for consumers to put down unhealthy, artificial snacks and to give themselves a treat with our natural and delicious apples that have been washed and packaged so they’re ready to eat, whenever, wherever.”
Source: Rockit Global