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Mr Apple Launches Innovative Online Retail Toolkit in China

May 12, 2016

Shanghai – Mr Apple New Zealand, one of New Zealand’s largest apple exporters and the company behind apple brands such as Diva™ and Little Darlings™, showcased their new marketing toolkit at the recent Taste of New Zealand launch in Shanghai. Developed in conjunction with China’s leading e-commerce retailers, Mr Apple’s brand toolkit helps online retailers tell the Mr Apple story to their consumers in an innovative and meaningful way.

“Online imported fruit sales have exploded in China and are experiencing significant year-on-year growth,” says Mr Apple’s retail sales manager Ben McLeod. “When fruit is sold online, there are opportunities to tell a more in-depth brand and company story, which is something our retail partners were keen to do. Our new Mr Apple brand toolkit provides a solution to their needs.”

Mr Apple’s brand toolkit was very much designed with both the online retailer and their shopper in mind. Says Lisa Cork, Mr Apple’s Special Projects manager, “This toolkit is an exciting compilation of nearly nine months of work. We started with consumer research in order to understand what was important to online fruit purchasers. We then built this knowledge into our Mr Apple brand story and marketing materials. We initially launched the toolkit in China, but our brand story materials will be leveraged to tell the Mr Apple story to customers globally.”

Mr Apple showcased their toolkit at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s (NZTE) Taste of New Zealand Promotion launch in Shanghai. NZTE’s Taste of New Zealand campaign is a promotion designed to raise the profile of New Zealand foods with online retailers and their consumers.

About Mr Apple New Zealand Ltd.

Mr Apple is New Zealand’s ‘apple experts’. As New Zealand’s largest, fully integrated apple business, Mr Apple controls their own orchards, packhouses, coolstores and logistics operations. Over the past several years, Mr Apple has invested millions in their apple production systems to deliver premium quality apples to China and the world. From new varieties to state of the art technology, Mr Apple’s investments have enabled them become New Zealand’s leading apple exporter. Mr Apple exports over 4.5 million cartons annually to 40+ countries around the world and one is every four apples exported from New Zealand is a Mr Apple apple.

For more information, contact:

-Ben McLeod, Retail Sales Manager, +64 27 551 7895 or Ben.McLeod@mrapple.com

-Lisa Cork, Special Projects Manager, +64 274 772 842 or Lisa@freshproducemarketing.com

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