Hawkes Bay economy gets major blast from new food facility
The power of angel investment. Enterprise Angel backed Rockit Apples creating jobs in the Hawkes Bay. And a cry for angels in that region too!
The global success of Rockit™ apples has led to a $17 million investment into land development and a state-of-the-art food packaging facility in Havelock North.
Minister for Economic Development, Hon. Steven Joyce officially opened the multi-million dollar food facility today (Wednesday).
Havelock North Fruit Company managing director Phil Alison said world-wide consumer demand, which is up 700 percent from 2013, has proved a fruit such as an apple can be marketed as “a premium snack food and compete against sugar-coated confectionary.”