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Comvita Secures First Export Order From China

Comvita Secures First Export Order From China

Natural health products company Comvita Limited has secured its first export order from China. The order contributed to a record $3 million sales month in June.

Comvita staff celebrated the record month with a mystery "big day out" to the Whale Rider show at the Auckland Civic Theatre this week.

The June sales order was included in the company's recent half year net profit announcement says Scott Coulter, Comvita Sales and Marketing Manager.

"The contract is a major achievement for Comvita. China Duty Free Group is the leading company within China's duty free industry, responsible for over 200 duty free outlets and ranking among the world's top 20 duty free operators."

Comvita is one of around 30 world brand suppliers selected to attend the annual China Duty Free Group Trade Fare in Dalian next month. Graeme Boyd, Comvita CEO and Scott Coulter will launch the Comvita product range at the event.

The six figure order included Bee Propolis products, prized by many of Comvita's Asian customers for its high antioxidant levels and to help as an immune builder. Manuka honey which is fast gaining a worldwide reputation for its powerful unique antibacterial qualities also features highly together with a selection of natural health products from the Comvita range.

China Duty Free Group has developed an impressive reputation by providing customers with quality, world-class goods and services, says Coulter.

"The Duty Free stores enable superb brand positioning for Comvita as we enter this vast market for the first time. They provide a fitting retail outlet for premium branded high quality goods."

This is confirmed by Comvita Asia's regional manager, Sam Tsoi, who is responsible for sales growth and distribution in Asia.

"China holds great potential for Comvita with new openings in the market due to rapid growth in the country's middle class. China Duty Free Group also taps into the wider Asian and global market by serving international tourists."

Exporting product to China continues Comvita's expansion into Asia. The company has offices in Japan and Hong Kong; and has recently opened a branch office in Taiwan. Comvita has won numerous export and business awards, including the 2003 New Zealand Trade & Industry Consumer products Exporter of the Year Award.

Only last year Comvita staff enjoyed a day out in Crazy Catz Adventure Park, Taupo when the company achieved a $2 million sales month.


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